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Wednesday 20 December 2023

SIMON SAYS... HIDE


The Book

Simon Says... Hide by Dale Mayer
Book 1 in the Kate Morgan series
Narrated by Kristi Alsip
Genre: psychic thriller
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


Newly promoted detective Kate Morgan stands up for the victims in the world, never backing down or giving up. From a family of victims, Kate will not tolerate those who take advantage of others. The worst ones prey on the hopes of desperate people to line their own pockets.

And when Kate finds a connection between more than a half-dozen cold cases to a recent case — where a child's life is in jeopardy — she'll make a deal with the devil himself to protect the child.

Having the gift of Sight, Simon St. Laurant knows that once he uses it, he can never walk away. But when nightmares of his own past are triggered, Simon can’t stand back and watch child after child being abused. Determined to help, Simon vows to save these children — even if it means dealing with the cranky and critical Detective Kate Morgan.
Source: Info in the "About Simon Says... Hide" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56546246-simon-says-hide on 20/08/2022.


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My Thoughts:
Wonderful start to a new-to-me series!

This is my first Dale Mayer read and I am glad that I stumbled into her! Slow start but picks up about three-quarters through. It is interesting to follow the journey of a psychic who didn't want to be one...

What's even better?!? There are a few more books in the series!!

Being book 1, the book is about introducing the readers into this world. It's not that the author did not spin a good tale, because she did. But the coming-of-age theme is salient in this book.

This is also my first Kristi Alsip listen and I like the way she reads. Fast becoming a fan! However, I have a whinge with the audiobook format... Chapter 2 comes after chapter 3... WTF! And the kindle ebook and audible audiobook is not whispersync! Darn it!! So, no! I am not happy with the audiobook!


Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4
Cover art = 4
Pace = (10 hrs and 25 mins listening time)
Plot = 4.5
Narration = 4


Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


Books In The Kate Morgan Series:
Book 1: SIMON SAYS... HIDE Book 2: SIMON SAYS... JUMP Book 3: SIMON SAYS... RIDE Book 4: SIMON SAYS... SCREAM Book 5: SIMON SAYS... RUN Book 6: SIMON SAYS... WALK Book 7: SIMON SAYS... FORGIVE Book 8: SIMON SAYS... SWIM Book 9: SIMON SAYS... DIE Book 10: (NO TITLE YET)


 
Meet The Author

About Dale Mayer:
Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It's a Dog's Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

She honors the stories that come to her — and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.


The Narrator

About Kristi Alsip:
From: Chicago, IL, USA

SAG-AFTRA
Voiced radio and TV spots, nationally and regionally
Narrated several audiobooks of various genres
20 years of acting experience in Chicago theatre
Lead vocalist in rock band Crawford's Daughter
Represented by Lori Lins Ltd, Chicago



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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