Book Review: Vegas Lies by Andrew Cunningham @arcnovels @GH_Narrator @AnAudiobookworm

Title: Vegas Lies
Series: Lies, Book 3
Author: Andrew Cunningham
Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Publication Date: September 12, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Thriller

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Vegas Lies
Lies, Book 3
Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham, September 2019
Narrated by Greg Hernandez
Downloaded Unabridged Audiobook

From the author—

Five teenage girls from a small town in Oregon disappear without a trace.

Were they kidnapped, or have the five friends perpetrated a massive hoax? Nine hundred miles away, in Las Vegas, a woman with a dark secret vanishes on her way to meet friends for dinner.

Those friends are Del Honeycutt and best-selling mystery author Sabrina Spencer in Las Vegas for a book convention. As Del and Sabrina investigate their friend’s disappearance, they are convinced that she has been abducted, and they begin to uncover the secrets that might have triggered her abduction – secrets that now put Del and Sabrina’s lives in jeopardy.

When clues indicate that the five missing girls might also be in Las Vegas, the situation takes a new turn, directly into the unthinkable.

Once again, Del and Sabrina find themselves in deep trouble and marked for death, and they only have a few hours to solve the case, or their friend and the five young girls will be gone forever.

When a friend’s partner goes missing while she’s at a conference in Las Vegas, Del and Sabrina get involved in an effort to help and it’s a good thing because local law enforcement is initially reluctant to see this as anything other than an adult taking a little “me” time. They begin to learn about the darkness in Peep’s background that might have something to do with her disappearance but the choices they make in following leads put them in dangerous positions. Meanwhile, five teen girls have been abducted in Oregon and it’s possible the kidnappings are linked in some way to Peep’s disappearance.

Hands down, my favorite character is Emma, the one teen with the smarts and the gumption to try to escape, and the tension of wondering what would ultimately happen drew me in. As for Del and Sabrina, they are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the box and that’s surprising, at least regarding Sabrina. She’s a best-selling mystery author and makes her living working out the details of investigations so you’d think she’d be a little better at this in real life, wouldn’t you? Also, implausibilities and inconsistencies were a bit too rife but I did enjoy the story on the whole.

Narrator Greg Hernandez does a credible job but I thought he was a little lacking in two ways. First, I couldn’t hear much difference in his characters’ voices and sometimes had to listen for a while to figure out who it was. Second, I didn’t hear much emotion, much interpretation. Still, he has a very clear voice and is easy to understand, a big plus for me.

Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, December 2019.

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Purchase Links:
Audible // iTunes

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About the Author

I’m the author of novels in several genres, including, mystery, thriller, and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Under the name A.R. Cunningham, I’ve also written the Arthur MacArthur series of mysteries for children.

I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Black belt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, “Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?” I’m married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean.

​I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night.

In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That’s what it’s all about for me.

I hope you will try my books. Please feel free to email me with your comments.

Website // Twitter // Facebook // Goodreads // Amazon

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About the Narrator

Author-preferred Narrator of Mysteries & Thrillers

Narrating audiobooks is highly gratifying.  I immerse myself into an author’s story in order to bring it to life for the listener.  I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew Cunningham for several years. His books are filled with rich characters, and the stories keep me turning the pages.

I also work as a background actor in movies and TV shows.

For more than 20 years, I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer.  I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau.  I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news.

For nearly 24 years, I worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Mint and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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