Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman

I listened to the 4th Jamie Quinn mystery last week.  Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman.

Thanks to Barbara, this was my introduction to audible books!


"Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone? "

My thoughts:
While the Jamie Quinn series is a cozy, there is nothing cozy about the story.  Jamie receives threats to cease and desist with the divorce case. Why is the soon to be ex so hostile about it? Then there are Jamie's neighbors Mike and Sandy. Sandy's sister and brother in law were killed in a plane crash and have adopted their daughter, Katie. There are some unanswered questions about the plane crash.  Jamie's boyfriend Kip has left for Australia for work for two months, and now Grace, Jamie's best friend won't talk to her. Surrounding all of that, there is computer hacking, kidnapping, unsavory characters and possible money laundering. Whew.

The series takes place in Hollywood Florida. I lived in south west Florida for several years so it is fun for me to read about places I recognize. I had not listened to an "audible" book before. Years ago, I listened to a book on tape but I think the tape broke or something and never finished it. I resisted "audible" books as I did e books. I like the real thing. But then I received a Nook as a gift and I love it. Now I received an "audible" and guess what I discovered? I can enjoy more than one book at a time! I can listen to one book while I do things around the house or listen at work if I have some slow time. Most of you probably already know that. :) Yay for me! Thanks Barbara.

It's a really good book. Fast paced and unpredictable.

On to book 5!

I received a free book and voluntarily provided this review.


  1. Good for you, taking a chance on another audiobook! I love listening and I think, for most people, it just takes a little practice. And, by the way, the library has a lot of books that you can listen to (on your phone). If you need help with figuring that out, remind me at the next meeting or get one of the library staff to show you. I do probably half my reading by listening these days. The book you read here sounds great, by the way.

  2. I wasn't aware of the library having that option. I will have to look into that. Thanks Kay