- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
- Audible.com Release Date: December 29, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MRUK2A6
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The Alibi Audiobook – Unabridged
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Danny has followed in his fathers footsteps and is now THE main guy. Obviously the murder of his ex wife brings some very unwanted attention, especially as he is the main suspect. Even though he has a very shady background to say the least, he is adamant that it wasn’t him and he will stop at nothing to make sure the police don’t pin it on him.
Ethan is a copper. He just happens to be Beth’s ex husband and is also on Danny’s books as an informant. I actually quite liked Ethan. He has been a fool and made some seriously stupid mistakes but there is no doubting he still cares for Beth and their daughter Rose. Even though he has no one to blame but himself, I did feel sorry as Megan’s death leaves him stuck in the middle of things and he is torn as to where his loyalties lie.
For Beth, being a reporter is her life. She will also stop at nothing to uncover the truth. She is certain Danny is to blame for Megan’s death and is determined to prove it. As much as I loved Beth’s enthusiasm for her job I did feel at times she was quite reckless. Danny is not someone that you take on, not unless you expect consequences.
The Alibi makes for one extremely tense read. I was literally on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. The tension builds up through out the story until wham! it literally punches you in the gut.
A totally enthralling read and can’t recommend it enough.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Murder, lies and corruption take centre stage in Jaime Raven’s second novel, The Alibi. When celebrity Megan Fuller is found murdered at her home, crime reporter Beth Chambers automatically assumes Megan’s ex-husband, Danny Shapiro, is the killer given his reputation as one of London’s leading gang bosses. In the pursuit of being the first to get the story, Beth becomes embroiled in a web of deceit that threatens her livelihood, her family and ultimately her life. Knowing the finger will be pointed at him, Danny, fakes an alibi resulting in a knock on effect he could never have predicted.
With Beth as the main character the story is told in first person narrative by her, interspersed by the points of view of Danny Shapiro and Ethan Cain in the third person. The novel starts with a bang, with twists, turns and startling revelations from the outset grabbing the reader immediately and firmly ensconcing them into the story. The Alibi moves along at a fast pace resulting in late nights for the reader! Some of the twists I did guess, this may be due to the amount of crime thrillers I have read recently, however, this did not impact on my enjoyment of the book.
Beth is a career-focused crime reporter with, at times, questionable morals. I enjoyed reading about the risks she takes to be the first to get the story and Raven gives a real insight into the life of a journalist. This angle made a change from the usual detective-led story, adding extra appeal to The Alibi.
Raven covers some relevant topics throughout the book - the problems of gangs on London housing estates, the 2011 London riots, disillusionment of police officers and over-riding your ethics and values in order to get what you want - with the dangers of not sticking to the premise of innocent until proven guilty being the most interesting theme to me. Beth inadvertently creates a domino effect, that has wide reaching consequences, in her assumption and belief that Danny is guilty from the outset.
The Alibi is a cracking crime thriller that moves along at a super fast pace. A great second novel from Jaime Raven.