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Audiobook Review: Little Black Book


Title: Little Black Book

Series: A Bibliophile Mystery #15

Author: Kate Carlisle

Narrator: Susie Berneis

Release Date: July 13, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Brooklyn has been happily settling into married life with her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, when a little black book arrives in the mail on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and inside, Brooklyn finds a note from her old friend Claire Quinn, asking her to restore it to its former luster. The two women met while working as expert appraisers on the television show This Old Attic. Brooklyn appraised books on the show and Claire's expertise was in antique British weaponry, but they bonded over their shared love of gothic novels.


The day after the book arrives, Claire shows up at Brooklyn and Derek's home--in disguise. She believes her life is in danger, and as soon as Derek sits her down and questions her, Claire reveals that in the last few weeks she has experienced two near-fatal attacks, along with weird notes left in her mailbox, hang-up phone calls, and one very scary car chase. She's afraid that her past is catching up to her. When Claire was only nine years old, she witnesed several men, one of whom was her father, planning a terrible crime. And now it seems that she's been followed, bringing the threats against her literally to Brooklyn's doorstep. Can Brooklyn page through the clues to keep her friend's past from destroying their future?


My Review: I have read or listened to the majority of books in this series and I always enjoy them. I love that the mystery always includes a book in some way and the author has come up with a lot of ways to incorporate them into the story. I also really like the characters. This one was a good addition to the series and I enjoyed the mystery but the main focus of this book was on antique weapons and that just didn't really pull me into the story at all. I also didn't love the new main character of this particular book. I did think that the narrator did a fantastic job though.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*