Genres: Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers
Tag: Audiobooks
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Originals
Publication Year: 2023
ISBN: 9781797157337

This audio original thriller was written with a listening audience in mind. It has a full cast, sound effects, and no narration (the story is told through dialog, which is a little awkward at times). Nonetheless, this is a pretty fun listen. Nadiya writes crime novels and mostly keeps to herself, but that changes when her long-lost half-brother comes to stay with her. Chase is an aspiring Tik Toker, and he sees his chance when there is a burglary in the apartment upstairs. Soon he’s live-streaming the action–including when it all goes south and they end up mixed up with organized crime.

This is a fast-paced, funny adventure for anyone looking for a short and easy listen. A few serious moments balance the goofiness, and this novel provides the setup for possible sequels, with an entertaining team of crime fighters. Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series or the Finlay Donovan series might enjoy this.

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Publisher’s Description

The first audio original from Jeneva Rose, the author of blockbuster bestseller The Perfect Marriage#CrimeTime is a full-cast mystery written with her husband, Drew Pyne, perfect for fans of Only Murders in the Building and Finley Donovan Is Killing It.

Going viral has never been so dangerous.

Nadiya loves her privacy: living alone and writing a popular series of crime novels under a pen name, she’s worked hard to build the quiet life she cherishes. But all that changes when her long-lost half-brother Chase comes to town, needing a place to stay until he can get back on his feet. Chase’s dream job is Nadiya’s worst nightmare: he’s an aspiring TikTok star, oversharing on the internet at every opportunity.

When a burglary occurs in the apartment upstairs, Chase decides to film and post all the action. Unbeknownst to him, this was not a random break-in, but a targeted operation run by dangerous criminals. Overnight, Chase’s videos go viral, garnering millions of views and amassing a huge following of loyal #Chasers. It’s everything he’s ever dreamt of, expect the attention has brought the wrong kind of heat. Chase and Nadiya are plunged into a world of organized crime, and together, they must uncover the truth and clear their names before they become the next victims.

Performed by a full cast and filled with both laugh-out-loud banter and shocking twists, #CrimeTime is a delightful romp through the murky, unpredictable realms of crime, family, and the TikTok algorithm.

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