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Fall by Tracy Clark
Narrator: Chante McCormick
Series: Detective Harriet Foster #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on December 5, 2023
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 11 hours, 21 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
In the second book in the Detective Harriet Foster thriller series, author Tracy Clark weaves a twisted journey into the underbelly of Chicago as Harriet and her team work to unmask a serial killer stalking the city’s aldermen. The Chicago PD is on high alert when two city aldermen are found one by apparent suicide, one brutally stabbed in his office, and both with thirty dimes left on their bodies―a betrayer’s payment. With no other clues, the question is, Who else has a debt to pay? Detective Harriet Foster is on the case before the killer can strike again. But even with the help of her partner, Detective Vera Li, and the rest of their team, Harriet has little to go on and a lot at risk. There’s no telling who the killer’s next target is or how many will come next. To stop another murder, Harriet and her officers will have to examine what the victims had going on behind the scenes to determine who could be tangled up in this web of betrayal…and who could be out for revenge.
I looked forward to more in the Detective Harriet Foster series. The setting is Chicago. Harry who has been on the force 17 years is adjusting to her new partner and team. She still struggles with the recent death of her partner and her son five years ago.
The corruption and deals with the city alderman are karma coming home to roost. It all starts when one of them is released from prison after serving 3 years. Shaw was the only one to be charged and refused to say anyone else was involved. Luckily, she has a best friend and lawyer who is keeping away the vultures.
Twists and turns and suspects are easy to find. All of these people are out to protect themselves and they’ll sacrifice anyone for their own safety. Some of the cabal want to kill anyone who won’t keep their mouth shut; others want to lie low until things calm down.
Shaw just wants to leave her cheating, greedy husband and get back to spending time with her daughter. She has family money and doesn’t really need more. She has beat her alcoholism and wants a quiet life now. She seemed like a person who got caught up and has definitely reformed herself. I worried for her in this volatile world and wanting to protect her daughter from further upset.
In the end, I recognized the killer but wasn’t sorry to see some of the corrupt die. The connection of the police team coming together in the end was satisfying. I enjoyed this one very much and would highly recommend the series. I’m really looking forward to Echo next December.
This series was my introduction to this narrator. I really enjoyed her performance and felt the distinct voices were comfortable and appropriate for the characters. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.
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