🎧 Don’t Open the Door by Allison Brennan @Allison_Brennan @amymcnarrator @HarlequinAudio @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted January 31, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 21 Comments

🎧 Don’t Open the Door by Allison Brennan @Allison_Brennan @amymcnarrator @HarlequinAudio @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooksDon't Open the Door by Allison Brennan
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Series: Regan Merritt #2
Published by Harlequin Audio on January 24, 2023
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Length: 11 hours, 11 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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After their ten-year-old son, Chase, was senselessly murdered, Regan's life unraveled. Her corporate lawyer husband, Grant, blamed the death on Regan’s work as a US marshal. Unable to reconcile their grief, they divorced, and Regan quit her job and moved away.

Now she's back after a voice mail from her former boss Tommy said he had important news to share about Chase’s killing. Regan is stunned to learn Tommy is dead too. When she reaches out to Grant, his panicked reaction raises her suspicions. Then a lawyer with ties to her ex also turns up murdered, and the police make Grant their top suspect.

Unsure of his guilt or innocence, Regan risks everything to find Grant before the police do so she can finally get the answers to all that has haunted her since losing Chase. But the truth is not even close to what she imagines—and now she fears she has no one to trust.

I was thrilled to get another book in this world with this character to continue the Regan Merritt series.  I really like Regan, her style and way of organizing things is very logical and smart.  Don’t Open the Door was extremely dangerous for her and people from her “previous” life. One of her former co-workers, a marshal is investigating her son’s death and has finally put together some pieces.

I loved reading about Regan’s history and how she ended up divorced and living in Arizona with her father.  A child’s death is always a tragedy and Regan needed answers.  She takes up the investigation and it is dark.  The people who don’t want her to figure things out are perfectly happy to kill anyone who shines light which threatens their greed or power.  Regan isn’t the only target.  Her ex-husband isn’t really a bad guy; he’s just so weak and needy.

The pace and the life or death edge were engaging.   Regan was much better at deducing the situation than me.  I was happy to see her survive and get some closure.  I’m excited to see what she does next, if she starts some kind of work.  I look forward to her building her new life and relationships in Arizona.


I am comfortable with this narrator for Regan, who is the main character and most of the time is spent in her head or her speaking. Regan is calm, controlled, with a firm, straightforward voice, almost without emotion.  There were distinct voices for both male and female voices sounded appropriate,. Every so often I got a different voice, a smug smirking voice I associate with a young adult character this narrator performed (a different book), but there is no young adult here and it felt out of place.  I listened at my usual at 1.5x  speed.

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About Allison Brennan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year. Allison recently relocated from Northern California to Arizona with her husband and two youngest children.

Allison has penned more than three dozen thrillers and many short stories. COLD SNAP was a finalist for Best Thriller in the Thriller Awards (ITW) and FEAR NO EVIL (2007) and COMPULSION (2015) won the Daphne du Maurier award. Allison has been nominated multiple times for RWA’s Best Romantic Suspense award, and the Kiss of Death’s Daphne award. She currently writes the Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan thriller series, and is launching the Mobile Response Team series in February 2020.

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