#Review / #AudioTour “Blood Lies, #5 in the “Lies” Mystery Series” by Andrew Cunningham

Author: Andrew Cunningham

Narrator: Greg Hernandez

Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

Series: Lies Mystery Thriller Series, Book 5

Publisher: Andrew Cunningham

Released: Mar. 17, 2020

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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Synopsis

Gunned down on a busy Boston street, bestselling mystery author Sabrina Spencer is left clinging to life. Media speculation suggests a deranged fan as the shooter. But was Sabrina really the intended target?

For Del Honeycutt, a chilling link emerges between Sabrina’s shooting and that of his father’s murder three years earlier. Discovering that his father was leading a secret life, he digs deeper, and the clues lead Del down a dangerous and deadly path.

I’m the author of novels in several genres, including, mystery, thriller, and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Under the name A.R. Cunningham, I’ve also written the Arthur MacArthur series of mysteries for children.

I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Black belt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, “Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?” I’m married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean.

​I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night.

In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That’s what it’s all about for me.

I hope you will try my books. Please feel free to email me with your comments.

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Narrator Bio

Author-preferred Narrator of Mysteries & Thrillers

Narrating audiobooks is highly gratifying. I immerse myself into an author’s story in order to bring it to life for the listener. I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew Cunningham for several years. His books are filled with rich characters, and the stories keep me turning the pages.

I also work as a background actor in movies and TV shows.

For more than 20 years, I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer. I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau. I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news.

For nearly 24 years, I worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Mint and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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5/5 Stars!

Another great installment for Del and Sabrina!

When Sabrina is shot on a busy street, police suspect a deranged fan. But it soon becomes clear the bullet was meant for Del. The guilt he feels is soon joined by anger then curiosity when it appears the shooting is connected to Del’s murdered father, whom he was estranged from for most of his life.

The pacing is quick but smooth as more attempts are made on Del’s life as he tries to figure out why. He’s being followed by shadowy Chinese men, his homes are bugged, one of his homes is blown up—nearly killing Sabrina and Mo—he has to return to Fairfield… several times and the name of the mysterious John Bruno keeps popping up the deeper Del digs, even connected to his mother.

Though she’s healing from the gunshot wound, Sabrina is plagued with migraines from her head hitting the ground. With Del still recovering from the alligator attack—and subsequent injuries from the continued attempts on his life—the two are not 100%, but it doesn’t stop them from giving their all and being there for each other.

Relationships and interactions are as important as the mystery in the Lies Series, and the author does a good job with each in the story, but for me, the best… and most humorous, is the “friendship” between Del and Jack, who even share a man hug!

Del learns more about his father’s true nature during the investigation than he ever knew—or wanted to know–before his death, and how his selfish motives cost not only his life but could cost Del and Sabrina theirs.

I own digital copies of the Lies Series, but I keep coming back to the audiobooks because of the great narration! The narrator continues to do a great job of characterization without sounding cartoonish or robotic. His delivery of humor, sarcasm, suspense, or backstory is on point and kept me in the story.

While you’re sheltering in place, get to know Del Honeycutt, Sabrina Spencer, and their family of friends. I highly recommend this book and the series.

Enjoy!

I volunteered to review this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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