"In No Place to Die, Jaden Skye creates a set of characters that are very well developed and makes you cheer for our heroine every moment. The environment and the overall description of scenes are superb, making you feel the suspense in the air the whole time. Jaden Skye is a natural storyteller and the plot is intelligent and intense, developing at a nice pace. The audiobook was well edited and is an easy read...I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second volume of this series….I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that enjoy a well-written suspense/romance.” (Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos))
No Place to Die is #1 in a new romantic suspense series by #1 bestselling author Jaden Skye!
Olivia and Todd, madly in love, fly down to Key West when Todd offers to take her on a surprise trip for a magical weekend. Though they have only been dating five months, Olivia can’t help but wonder if Todd is preparing to pop the big question along the beautiful shores.
Yet Olivia’s paradise quickly turns to hell when Todd dies right before her eyes, in a tragic accident.
Or was it?
Olivia sinks further into the abyss as the police wonder if she did it, and finds herself backed into a corner, having to prove her innocence while finding out if Todd was truly murdered. Yet as she searches, entering the underbelly of Key West, forced to deal with unsavory locals and with Todd’s difficult and grieving family, she discovers things about Todd that she wished she never knew—discoveries that make her realize that she never really knew the man she loved at all.
No Place to Die is book #1 in an explosive new romantic suspense series filled with love, tragedy, heartbreak, betrayal and suspense, one that you will keep you listening late into the night. Book #2 will be released soon.
Jaden is also author of the #1 Bestselling series Murder in the Caribbean, which begins with Death By Honeymoon (Book #1), download is available with over 200 five star reviews!
Key west investigation
In No Place To Die Olivia Wells and Todd Denton are enjoying a weekend trip in Key West when Todd gets sick and dies. After only knowing each for five months Olivia immediately meets Todd’s family. The reunion is met with suspicion. Even her own family has questions and concerns. She’s just a woman who needs to know what happened to the man she loved.
Neither family were very supportive. Neither seemed distraught about the death too focused on the Todd hiding his relationship with Olivia.
Olivia works for a publishing company in Manhattan where she met Todd.
They dated for five months before he took her to Key West for a surprise weekend getaway. No one knew about their relationship. When Todd died all anyone could say was how they never heard of her and that five months is too soon to be in love. Olivia was interrogated for her insta-love relationship with Todd and the secrecy behind it.
Ms. Skye was too overbearing in her representation of Todd’s family’s reaction to Todd’s death. I struggled with the dialogue. The way Todd’s family spoke to Olivia and the doctors was inappropriate for the situation. It was obvious Ms. Skye was going for dramatic effects, but I was rolling my eyes with these conversations. Every character was on the offensive and I couldn’t understand what was with using this form of dialogue.
The storyline was repetitive rehashing the same explanation over and over again. Very little progress happened in the story with the recurring opinions of the police and doctors spewing the same reason for Todd’s death.
There was an over abundance of characters which added unnecessary drama. Olivia’s character was underdeveloped especially with all the negative comments being addressed about her relationship with Todd. I was disappointed with the form of questioning being made towards Olivia’s five month relationship. This line of questioning was irrelevant.
I found so many issues about the writing style of this book. I conclude that Ms. Skye’s writing style doesn’t line up with what I deem an interesting storyline. When looking for a thriller I look for dialogue driven story’s with a fast pace. I had to stop and vent too many times while reading because of the ludicrous written dialogue and the form of questioning.
A lot can be said for research. It’s noticeable when an author takes the time to research topics and information to enhance the story. With that said I noticed Ms. Skye didn’t do her research regarding police procedures. Even the police officer stated he couldn’t have solve this case without the help of Olivia. She is not a police officer which shows how incompetent these officers are.
Olivia’s character was an amateur detective trying to unfold her lovers secrets. There was an abundance of jumping to conclusions. I had to wonder on more than one occasion why the police hadn’t conducted a proper investigation.
Sarah Pavelec was the solo performer in this unabridged audiobook. There were a few errors in this audiobook performance where lines were repeated. But it wasn’t enough to deter from the story. Sarah read the scenes word perfectly providing a great listening experience.
Narrator killed it for me
My rating is based entirely on the production of this audio book. I couldn’t get past the first chapter because of the weird narration. She almost sounds like a computer. The inflection isn’t how any human would speak.
Can’t get it to play?
Can’t get it to play 3/4 through book?