Suitcases and Shadows

Maybe solving this one once and for all would go a long way to restoring his faith in justice.

Amy Waeschle
Suitcases and Shadows


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Ten years after a terrifying kidnapping ended in murder, can rookie FBI Agent Thomas Kamea unearth new clues and finally nail the killer?
Every cop has a case they can’t let go of. The Nash case is rookie FBI agent Thomas Kamea’s. Now that he’s a federal agent, maybe their resources plus the advances in technology will help him bring the murderer to justice.

Maybe then Cedric Nash’s lifeless eyes will stop haunting his nightmares.

But little does Thomas know that the Nash case is a hornet’s nest, and he’s just kicked it wide open. Will Thomas be able to stay one step ahead of the crafty killer and bring this case to justice? Or will the killer succeed at staying in the shadows forever?

Point of view:
3rd person.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I like that Waeschle was able to pack so much into this short story. As a newly minted FBI agent, Thomas Kamea wants to revisit a cold case from his time with Honolulu PD. This offers a little bit of everything: procedural, mystery, & suspense. I wish some of the minor loose ends would have been tied up better, but the length concentrated on the main points well.

My first listen narrated by Rob Brinkmann and I enjoyed his performance. He does a good job giving distinct character voices and adding to the anticipation/suspense aspect of the writing.

About the author:
AMY WAESCHLE is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling mystery series featuring geologist Cassidy Kincaid, the stand-alone family dramas Going Over the Falls, and Feeding the Fire, and the surf travel memoir, Chasing Waves, A Surfer’s Tale of Obsessive Wandering.

She earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Washington and worked as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School before becoming a writer. A challenging surf experience in Fiji inspired her first book, and she’s been dreaming up stories ever since.

Amy likes to surf, run mountain trails, and spend time with her family. She loves to travel and has lived in Sicily, Sun Valley, the Alaskan bush, and in the back of her 1996 Isuzu Trooper. Currently, Amy and her husband live in Poulsbo, Washington with their two daughters. You can contact her at

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About the narrator:
Pennsylvania born and New York City trained, Rob has been telling stories his whole life.  He came to the city to study as an actor and has been performing professionally for over ten years on stages up and down the Northeast. Home is on a stage, on a set, in a quiet booth, anywhere there are stories to be told.

You can connect with Rob Brinkman here:

My Favorite Quotes

Maybe solving this one once and for all would go a long way to restoring his faith in justice. – Suitcases and Shadows by @amy_waeschle #Audiobook narrated by Rob Brinkmann #ShortStory #Mystery #Suspense #Thriller

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