Monday, October 14, 2013

Audio: Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler

Author: Erica Spindler
Narrator: Christina Delaine
Title: Justice for Sara
Length: 10hrs, 10 mins
Publication: 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Audio 
Source: Audiobookjukebox

When seventeen-year-old Katherine McCall awakened one morning to find her beloved sister, Sara, brutally murdered, her whole life changed in the blink of an eye. Kat was named the prime suspect and, on a string of circumstantial evidence, charged and tried. While the jury found her innocent, not everyone else agreed, and her only choice was to go into hiding. But she carried a dark secret with her, one that made her worry she might actually have had something to do with Sara’s death . . .

Now, years later, Kat is still haunted by her sister’s unsolved murder and continues to receive chilling anonymous letters, but she has tried to move on with her life. Until, on the tenth anniversary of Sara’s death, she receives a letter that makes the past impossible to ignore: "What about justice for Sara?" What about justice for Sara? And for herself? Kat realizes that going back to Liberty, Louisiana, might be the only way to move forward and find some peace. And there’s a killer out there who was never caught.

But the town she’s come back to is hardly different from the one she left. The secrets and suspicions still run deep. Kat has an ally in Detective Luke Tanner, son of the former Liberty police chief, but he may be her only one. With plenty of enemies, no one to trust and a killer determined to keep a dark secret buried, Kat must decide if justice is worth fighting—and dying—for.

I haven't been able to read Spindler in a long time, so when I saw this audio was available to review, I was ecstatic! Spindler has a way to her writing that brings you to the edge and takes you on thrill ride. The story begins not long after Kat and her sister Sara have lost their parents and now the relationship between the two of them has shifted. Sara tries her best to be the parent that Kat needs but it's not easy when little sister is keeping secrets and sneaking around. One night they have a big argument about Kat lying about her whereabouts and it escalates to the point that Kat says she wishing Sara was dead. She just never knew she'd get that wish and the blame. Now she has the town against her and all evidence seems to point right to her, it seems she would have the motive but for whatever reason it doesn't stick and Kat leaves with the guilt and pain of knowing that someone killed her sister. In an effort to have a peace of mind and to get “Justice for Sara" Kat begins to investigate on her own that may lead to love and lots of danger. Can she get to the truth before she too becomes the next target? 

So, my favorite parts of this book are the moments between Kat and Luke. The tension is so sweet and builds as the books progresses. He comes to her aid when everyone else sees her as the killer. I can honestly say, I was guessing until the end because it could have been so many people. Now, the narration by Delaine keeps up with the quick pace of the writing. She does a great job of bringing the male and female characters to life in a way that gives them a distinct sound, which made it easy to decipher who was speaking. The production and sound are crisp and clear and the overall audio is great. I would definitely listen to Delaine read again, she's very entertaining. Great listen!


  1. Want to read this one! I've read many of her books. Did you see her interview along with Alex Kava on Tv this past weekend? It was really good. My sister was at their book signing and got to meet both of them. They are touring together this year.

    1. No, I missed that, maybe I can look it up. That's awesome that your sister got to meet them. I actually like both of the authors. :)

  2. I would love to read this, but audio doesn't quite work for me. I'll get lost in the book if it's audio, it's hard to concentrate... :)

  3. I don't read a lot of adult books anymore, but this one sounds super interesting! I have been super into YA mystery lately, so maybe I can branch out and try a murder/mystery which features a m/c actually my own age!

  4. I want to read this book since the first time I read synopsis,very good sounds!
    Great review :)

  5. Sounds great! I've been reading lots of sister- relationship books lately so this is another great addition to my list. Loved the review.


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