Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Short Stories

Belle Mer by Luanne Rice @LuanneRice @JenniferJAraya @BrilliancePub

the setup…

Clea McAllister has returned to Belle Mer, her ancestral home in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the jewels of the town. However, she was denied her rightful inheritance by a conniving estate lawyer who took advantage of her grandmother in her final years. He’s renting the property out and that’s the only way Clea can now see her family’s home again as she booked it through her assistant.

the heart of the story…

Clea hasn’t given up her fight to reclaim Belle Mer and is further encouraged when she finds Mary and John still working there. Mary’s been the housekeeper for over thirty years along with her brother John the gardener and groundskeeper for just as long. There was a creepiness to just about everything and I felt unease as Clea tried to reach out to the lawyer and explored the home. It wasn’t anything I could put my finger on but…

the narration…

I’m sure it was the talent of the narrator that brewed that eeriness and unease! She was very, very good and it was powerfully subtle. I didn’t hear it coming.

the bottom line…

The beauty of a well written short story is that everything develops quickly but without you feeling things are moving too swiftly. I loved my visit to Belle Mer and the ending that made me smirk.

Book Info

  • Release Date: August 31, 2022
  • Series: Getaway #4
  • Narrator: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Audio Length: 1 hour, 21 minutes
  • Publisher: Amazon Original Stories


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(Thanks to Brilliance Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

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