Note: This has been combined into a box set with other novellas from the series.
Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. April’s been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworker’s bed—drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun. As the campaign manager for the mayor, April’s job and life are on the line if she doesn’t figure out who’s trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer…before April winds up dead.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
Note: This has been combined into a box set (ebook & audio) with other novellas from the series – included: Wait Until Dark, Shadows at Dawn, & Before Nightfall.
This is a prequel (book .5) that I actually found this after reading book 1, The Conspiracy. The way it’s written, it doesn’t really matter and this can be enjoyed before or after that book.
At just over two hours this novella is a nice intro to Kat Martin’s writing and the Maximum Security series. While instalove isn’t my favorite, I really enjoyed all that Martin packed into such a short book. I appreciate her plot balance that includes as much mystery/suspense/thriller as romance. So far, all her heroines have been smart even if they aren’t operatives themselves.
Jonah is helping April discover the truth behind why she’s being framed for murder. It turns into a bit of a political-based mystery where they’re both running for their lives. The pressure brings them closer and both want more from an amazing night together. I enjoyed the way Martin wrapped things up and am looking forward to continuing the series.
This is my first audio by James Anderson Foster and I really like his style. He does a good job differentiating all the characters as well as bringing suspense to all the action scenes.
About the author:
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
You can connect with Kat Martin here:
About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).
Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.
My Favorite Quotes
I need to know what happened. I can’t get on with my life until I find out the truth. – Wait Until Dark by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #Novella #RomanticSuspenseTweet
He hadn’t expected his feelings could grow so strong so fast. – Wait Until Dark by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #Novella #RomanticSuspenseTweet
Instead of being afraid she was making the wrong decision, April had never felt so safe. – Wait Until Dark by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #Novella #RomanticSuspenseTweet