The Book of Cold Cases

Penguin Random House Audio. Mar. 2022. 10:44 hrs. ISBN 9780593553695. $22.50. THRILLER
Shea Collins is certain she recognizes the woman in the waiting room at the medical office where Shea is a receptionist. Eventually she realizes—it’s rich, glamorous Beth Greer, who allegedly got away with murdering two men in cold blood in 1977. Shea follows Beth when she leaves and asks to interview her for her pet project, a true crime website called The Book of Cold Cases. Somewhat unexpectedly, Beth agrees and as Shea learns more about Beth’s history—and about the deaths of Beth’s parents—she is pulled into a complicated, terrifying situation. Assisted by the retired police officer who originally arrested Beth and the man who does the research for her site, Shea must overcome her own trauma and the very real threat of more violence to learn the truth. St. James (The Sun Down Motel) weaves an entertaining story, though listeners who like answers grounded in realism will be disappointed. Brittany Pressley, Kirsten Potter, and Robert Petkoff provide skillful narration.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of the author and those who enjoy supernatural thrillers.
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