Friday 5 November 2021


Death In The Dark by Emily Kimelman
Book 2 of The Sydney Rye Mysteries series
Narrated by Sonja Field
Genre: chick flick crime fiction
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About Death In The Dark:
When the fugitive, Joy Humbolt, accepts her new identity as the Private Detective, Sydney Rye, she must learn to control her emotions and her out of control dog, Blue. With the help of an expert trainer Sydney learns to fight with her mind as well as her body. However, when the daughter of her close friend is brutally murdered in the desert Rye turns away from her trainer to seek revenge. Sydney's quick temper and deadly intentions lead her into a trap that she will need all of her new skills to survive.
Source: Info in the About Death In The Dark was taken from GoodReads at on 03/03/2019.

My Thoughts:
In this book our protagonist got too stupid to live (TSTL)...WTF?!! Royally annoying! Brought the character development rating down to the boots. And the plot... the plot hinged on our heroine getting stupid so that she can show off and save the world. In the end I was cheering for the bad guys to get her! Like, let her get what she was jumping hurdles for to get. I thought that the first book was not the best in this series but still held promise. This book killed it!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3
Character development = 1.5
Story itself = 2.5
Writing Style = 2
Ending = 2
World building = 2
Cover art = 3
Pace = (2 hrs & 39 mins listening time)
Plot = 1
Narration = 4

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

Meet The Author

About Emily Kimelman:
Emily Kimelman not only writes adventure, she lives it every day. Embodying the true meaning of wanderlust, she's written her Sydney Rye mysteries from all over the world. From the jungles of Costa Rica to the mountains of Spain, she finds inspiration for her stories in her own life.

While living under communist rule in the former Soviet Union, the KGB sprinkled her with "spy dust", a radioactive concoction that made her glow and left a trail they could follow. She was two.

She was destined for amazing things after that, and she continues to find adventure to inspire characters like the badass Sydney Rye.

Download the first Sydney Rye Thriller, Unleashed, for FREE on all major ebook platforms and join the adventure!

Meet The Narrator

About Sonja Field:
Sonja is an American voice and accent coach based in London.

After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon, Sonja worked for several years as a professional actor in theaters across the U.S. She then obtained an MFA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

She has coached both students and teachers at Eton College, The National Opera Studio, the Royal College of Music, and professional theatre productions in London. She has worked with professionals across industries: from civil servants in Leeds, to founders of successful Silicon Valley start-ups, to Broadway performers.

Sonja has taught voice and accents at drama schools such as Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, ALRA, London College of Music, and E15.

In addition to coaching, Sonja is a professional voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.

FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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