3 Days To Live

Hachette Audio. Feb. 2023. 8:46 hrs. ISBN 9781668616277. $24.99. M
Patterson (The House of Wolves) joins forces with narrators Anna Caputo, Corey Carthew, and Ellen Archer to deliver three exciting short thrillers. In “3 Days To Live,” narrated by Caputo, an ex-CIA agent on her honeymoon discovers that her new husband has been fatally poisoned. She jumps out a window to limit her exposure to the toxin, and with three days to live, she hunts down the killer. In “Women and Children First,” narrated by Carthew, a salesman shoots his wife and children to spare them the horrible death threatened by a brutal killer. The killer communicates with the salesman via a robotic voice, that the narrator executes flawlessly. The final story, “The Housekeepers,” follows Russian cousins Masha and Sophie, housekeepers in luxury homes. Masha steals from her clients to support her habit of wearing designer clothes and to pay off the Russian mafia, who has them in their sights. This story is performed by Archer, who perfectly captures Masha’s and Sophie’s Russian accents. Each of the narrators employs superb pacing and excellent characterizations, adding to the excitement of the stories.
VERDICT Share with Patterson’s many fans and patrons who enjoy thrilling mysteries chock-full of surprising twists and turns.
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