Audiobook Review: 3.5/5 Sometimes the greatness of a beat cop narration is it’s instructive, systematic roll out of information. In this way, Ryan delivered; maybe too well. I found the narrative straight, somewhat dry in her hands. Yet, always clear, Ryan’s performance reflects Mickey’s stoic character well. She has the sarcasm inflection down pat, but there’s not much variation with the other characters. The accents are sometimes indistinguishable (Gee sounds a lot like Mrs. Mahon). Overall, still better than listening to yourself sing while walking. Well done; I would consider this audiobook good company.
Book Review: 4/5 Two sisters, one small town, and a world between them. Mickey is a straight-laced beat cop; Kacey, an opioid addict who sells herself on the streets that Mickey patrols. They manage to stay deliberately disconnected until Kacey goes missing. I love a good police procedural (#harrybosch is my hero!)- which are notorious for being straight, laced with a dry humor. Liz Moore has the straight part down. The informative structure is broken by heartfelt moments between Mickey and her son, and her dedication to Kacey. My only request would be some lightheartedness to break the straightforward descriptive text. I do like the alternating ‘then’ and ‘now’ storyline. Overall, Moore has strongly depicted a sad but riveting look into one of our country’s biggest issues right now- opioid addiction. With her well developed characters, I hope Moore gives us ‘more’ and that this is a first book in a long series for Mickey.
Food Review: 2/5 The struggle was real. Food was a fleeting addition to a conversation here or a memory there. All mentions refrained from description except for ‘canned’ or ‘burnt’. Throw me a (dry rubbed and grilled prime rib?) bone here!! I have to admit it was challenging- and I’m always up for a challenge! I hope you enjoy the next few recipes I’ve cooked up!
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Very chocolatey 😁
Oh my! Chocolatey 😋
Thank you!!! 😁
I love this!