I received a copy of this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
Series: Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries #1
Published by Tantor Audio on February 28, 2017
Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 6 hours and 16 minutes
A former secret service agent turned private detective, Mimi Capurro.
A disgraced NFL player turned homicide detective, Nick Christianson.
A snarky (who knows what his background really is) computer forensics specialist, Charles Parks, trying to keep them from killing each other.
And now they must find the killer of a New York Times best-selling author's assistant. Gotcha Detective Agency was hired to protect the author, when it was the assistant who really needed protection. And now it's a race to see who can find the killer. Mimi is determined to make up for puking all over Nick's crime scene by solving the murder before he does. Who will solve this case first?
I loved the mystery of Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott and I mean that in the most literal sense. Being a book lover myself I totally dug the murders playing out like how the author within the story wrote them (not speaking of Jamie Lee Scott, but the author character within the actual story, lol).
Mimi and Nick’s characters were so basic to me that they single handedly drug this story down. I don’t think that the narration could’ve done all that much to change my perception of them but I thoroughly enjoyed Gabra Zackman’s dramatization of Let Us Prey. Her narration really allowed you to look past the stoic and butt headed actions of Mimi and Nick, but not by much.
Let Us Prey on the mystery standpoint does a superb job of catching your attention and feeding you enough each chapter that you keep coming back for more. I will say that since Scott mixed in the romance between Nick and Mimi you might want to go the audiobook route because you might find yourself putting down Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott and forgetting where it was you laid it down at.
I hope that the other title I want to try by Scott does a better job of either balancing the romance and mystery, or simply making the romance as believable as the mystery.