Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Author: Kim Cresswell

Narrator: Robin Siegerman

Length: 6 hours and 17 minutes

Series: The Assassin Chronicles, Book 1

Publisher: Kim Cresswell

Released: Aug. 7, 2018

Genre: Thriller; Paranormal

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions. Two recent murders. Two serial killers. A conspiracy that reaches beyond the physical world. Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio’s serial killer, “The Wrapper”. When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the Secretary of Defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful. Derrick has a secret: He’s a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find The Wrapper. But can Victory trust him? As the body count rises, Victory must cross a dangerous line—into a world of government cover-ups, murder, and betrayal—a decision that will test her limits. And everything she believes in.
Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the bestselling and award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series. Kim recently signed a 3-book German translation deal with LUZIFER Verlag for the first three books in the series: Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. The popular series will be published in German beginning in 2018/2019. Her romantic thriller, Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel - Book One), has won numerous awards: RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense), InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller), UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004), Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006). Lethal Jouney won RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown (Thriller) and was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest. The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions, a feature film and TV production company located in Los Angeles, California. The TV series: THE ASSASSIN CHRONICLES is based on Kim's upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural suspense thriller series: Deadly Shadow (published May 2018), Invisible Truth, Assassin's Prophecy, and Vision of Fire.
Narrator Bio
Robin Siegerman was trained as an actor by the acclaimed William Esper in New York, vocally trained by Albert Hague, a Tony award-winning, Broadway composer, and trained in speech and dialects by dialect coach to the stars, Timothy Monich. Robin has a wide range of voices, accents, dialects and characters to give voice work color. Noteably, in the spring of 2018, she was nominated for the narration of the WWII documentary Harry's Story in the Best International Performance category at the One Voice Awards in England. Robin also has extensive on-camera experience as a spokes-person for a series of corporate training videos; a decor expert on various TV and radio broadcasts; a frequently requested keynote speaker at home and consumer trade shows, libraries and private industry events; has hosted her own internet radio show; wrote and voiced a daily home renovation information series for radio; and wrote and voiced a regular feature on green living radio. Currently Robin writes & produce promo videos with VO for small to medium size businesses, along with narrating audiobooks from her broadcast-quality home studio.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kim Cresswell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Deadly ShadowDeadly Shadow by Kim Cresswell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am extremely impressed with this amazing start of a new series. I do enjoy a fantastic suspense, mystery book. Something that is different from my usual go-to.
The first couple of chapters, while I was extremely locked-in with the story, the audio seemed a bit fuzzy. I normally double and triple check my earphones when that happens, because I've had bad earphones in the past. But this time around, it wasn't tech issues. Maybe it was total accident, but I willingly overlooked it. Definitely a minor hiccup, but the audio was amazing after that.
This aside, Robin Siegerman did a wonderful job narrator. She was, in fact, a new narrator for me. I am always looking to find new voices. Robin was able to make me believe in all the characters and their depth, their growth. She read clearly and amazingly. Awesome.
This all aside, Deadly Shadow is a book to add to your list. Audio, ebook or paperback. I highly recommend it. There was a point in the book where I had to just turn off my device, toss my earphones aside and I went to hang out with my dogs. I only do that when I need to come down from an emotional roller coaster. Now, this is a mystery/suspense. It just kept building. But what broke me and forced me to take a break from my listening streak (I listened to about 2 hrs. without ceasing by this point). I just felt like my heart was bleeding on the floor because of the pain experienced by a family member to one of the victims. It was heavy. But I kept listening just to know that there would be justice and redemption.
This is an amazing start to a new series. I truly hope to read more from Kim Cresswell soon. Her style of writing is one to look for.

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting Deadly Shadow and for the fantastic review!
    Kim Cresswell