Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman

Unabridged Audio Version
I listened to the unabridged audio version of Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman and narrated by Sonja Field. Playing time for Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman is 10 Hours, 7 minutes.

This is the first novel I've read by Emily Kimelman. I enjoyed listening to the unabridged audiobook. I thought that Sonja Field did a good job of narrating Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1.

As far the novel itself goes, I liked the leading female protaganist, Joy Humbolt (she becomes Sydney Rye by the end of the novel)... Joy Humboldt is a strong leading female character that doesn't always make the best choices/decisions, but is a character you find yourself rooting for. 

I liked that the novel is a mystery filled with twists and turns and interesting characters. This novel is an easy, quick read and contains a storyline that is not highbrow by any means, but is good nonetheless. It's a perfect read for pure entertainment. 

The killer in Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman was a surprise! But a good surprise. But even though I liked Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman overall, there were things I didn't like. For instance, the leading character drinks way too much at times that it makes me wonder how she can function at times or possibly go about solving a mystery. The ending of this novel is bad as it leaves you wondering how the leading character could have pulled off what she did... It doesn't seem plausible. Plus, a few other details that didn't ring true to me either.

The following is a plot summary for Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman from Audible:
The Sydney Rye series of mysteries feature a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman's best-selling Sydney Rye series of mysteries. This audiobook is narrated by Sonja Field.
When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller's dog-walking business on Manhattan's exclusive Upper East Side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.
But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim--and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.
When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit--cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.
I am giving Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1 by Emily Kimelman a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars. Even though, I liked Unleashed: A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1, I doubt I'll continue reading the rest of the series. Not compelling enough for me to read the rest of the series.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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