Monday, 22 October 2018

Audio: Murder on Millionaire's Row -Erin Lindsey



Audio CD, 10 h 57 min
Published October 2nd 2018 by Macmillan Audio
Historical mystery /Paranormal
For review

My Thoughts
I did not expect it to take the turn it did. Which just shows that if you do not read the blurb then you do go in blind. Which can be a good thing.

Character thoughts:
Rose is a housemaid. Through her eyes we get the New York of the day. She is Irish, she is from 5 points (well nothing new there, I know how the Irish were treated.) Then one day her employer vanishes. Oh and wait, she has like the HUGEST crush on him. That poor girl, she is really smitten. And me being a hopeless romantic I hope that one day then can have a happily ever after. I mean if he too wants it.

Rose was resourceful, she had courage and she wanted more. I loved how she said it, a simple More. She wanted more from life then to work work work and then die. Never leaving New York.

And yes there are more people too, but I shall not spoil it all.

Story:
A historical mystery is always more fun. There is a lot of legwork, a lot of guessing and a lot of watching for clues. And to figure things out on my own is way too hard. Not that I am good at it anyway.

Then there was the ghostly aspect. I did not expect that and suddenly the story took a different turn. Suddenly there was more to the world and the whole universe expanded. I guess I felt like Rose did, all whaat? And then wanting to know more.

Conclusion.
An interesting start to a new series. It works as a stand alone too, but the end promises more. Or at least I hope so. If not then I am happy with this ending, but I do still want more since it is by no means over.

Narrator: Barrie Kreinik
She did a good job. Going from accent to accent to upper class to lower class. Yes there was a lot of jumping between classes and nationalities when you are investigation something.
She held a good pace and kept it light.

Blurb
Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she’s content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it’s not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all that changes on the day her boss, Mr. Thomas Wiltshire, disappears. Rose is certain Mr. Wiltshire is in trouble, but the police treat his disappearance as nothing more than the whims of a rich young man behaving badly. Meanwhile, the friend who reported him missing is suspiciously unhelpful. With nowhere left to turn, Rose takes it upon herself to find her handsome young employer.

The investigation takes her from the marble palaces of Fifth Avenue to the sordid streets of Five Points. When a ghostly apparition accosts her on the street, Rose begins to realize that the world around her isn’t at all as it seems―and her place in it is about to change forever. 

30 comments:

  1. I think I would enjoy this one, and I often go in blind. LOL

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  2. I love historical fiction but I can't say I've read much from this era. The ghost elements seem out of place, though, no?

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    1. And I just read another one! Huh, go figure

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  3. That's one I think I could enjoy

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  4. Now you have me curious about the ghost part.

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  5. Oh, this one sounds like my cup of tea! I love weird historical mysteries. I'll have to be on the look out. Thanks.

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  6. This sounds pretty neat, and I love the cover too! Hugs...RO

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  7. I never read a historical mystery. This looks like one I would enjoy.

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  8. This sounds really good. I think I would like the ghost part of the story.

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  9. Yay, I knew this would be your kind of book! I read this in print, but I imagine it would be awesome in audio. The narrator must be very talented, because yes there are lots of charactres from everywhere and all kinds of accents!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. SHe was great :) But I think I would have enjoyed it in print too. It feels like it is one of those that work both ways for me. Even if these days I say audio always wins

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  10. Yeah hopeless romantic here too! I like the sound of this one and the time it is set in.

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    1. I know it's not a romance, but I want them happy :D

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  11. I like historical romances, and like you I long for the HEA. Hopefully they get one! I'll look into this one. Fab review! :)

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  12. Oh yes, this does sound like its one I'd love. And a paranormal twist.. yes, that can be a bit of a surprise.

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  13. Love this cover, that whole retro vibe.

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