Award winner in the 2017 FAPA President’s Awards for Adult Suspense and Thrillers.
A young man. Unconscious in a hospital bed. His life is in the balance from a drugs overdose.
Attempted suicide or attempted murder?
British lawyer Dominic Delingpole investigates, with the help of his larger than life partner Jonathan McFadden.
Compromising photographs of senior politicians and business chiefs are discovered.
Is the young man a blackmailer?
Dominic and Jonathan uncover a conspiracy reaches into the highest levels of government and powerful corporations.
Three people are murdered, and Dominic and Jonathan struggle for their very survival in this gripping thriller.
The Necessary Deaths
The Delingpole Mysteries Book #1
By: David C. Dawson
Narrated by: David C. Dawson
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 03-23-20
Publisher: Park Creek Publishing
Audible AVG: 4.2 🌟
I loved Dawson’s Narration!💗
The Necessary Deaths
MMy Thoughts and Review:
This is my second read by Dawson, and it took me by surprise in the most delightful way. The last book I read was a gentle romance inside a romance, and it glided along like a gentle brook over sand and warm pebbles. The Necessary Deaths was more like a white water rafting adventure that you knew was going to end in a free fall down a waterfall’s edge.
A Lawyer, Dominic is awoken in the night by a noise outside his door. When he goes to investigate, his neighbor, Samantha, is being roused from an unconscious state on the floor by a police officer. Another officer informs him she passed out after receiving news her son attempted suicide while away at college.
From there the story is like a swirling dervish of mystery and intrigue. Dominic finds himself turned amateur private-eye as he and his long-distance partner, Jonathon, try to unravel the mystery surrounding the young man in a coma in the hospital. His mother and his roommates do not believe he has attempted to kill himself. They feel something more sinister has happened, and as small pieces of the large puzzle start to come into Dominic’s possession, he begins to question things too. He feels he can’t trust anyone, but is that reality or is he slipping into paranoia…why are the coma patient’s (Simon) friends being followed by police and other unknown people.
So much is happening and Dominic is falling into this rabbit hole right along with Simon and his friends. Dominic and Jonathon are not prepared for this, so when people start being murdered, and people in high political places start playing a role, Dominic thinks this could be the end.
Let me just add, I am a HUGE fan of BBC and ACORN mystery and crime dramas and dramedies. So this story ticked every one of my happy boxes! I loved that David narrated the book himself. He did a smashing job! I loved every bit of the mystery and political intrigue. Even the “baddies” in their own bigoted and hypocritical way were good at being bad.
I thought Jonathan was the perfect (sometimes a little too perfect) balance to Dominic. Jonathan and Dominic have a poly/ open relationship. They love each other, but because of distance, they keep things open between them, Jonathan more so than Dominic. I loved the mother Samantha and her dedication to Si. She knew without a doubt her son was innocent, and she fought like a momma bear. As a momma bear myself, I could completely relate to her character.
I felt Dawson did an amazing job portraying the “humanness” in his characters. Dominic made mistake after mistake, because he was a lawyer, not a detective, even if his heart was in the right place. The roommates tried with all their might to do the right thing, but they were still kids battling experts who had years of experience in murder and deception. It came off as real, awkward interactions would. No superheroes, just everyday people fighting for justice. I loved that!
For anyone who loves a good mystery or crime drama filled with flawed characters working together to make right what should have never been labeled “wrong,” you will enjoy this audio-book.
The Story: 4.50🌟
The Narration: 4.50🌟
Sharonica Stars: 4.50🌟
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from GRR in exchange for a review.☔