Rebecca Mayfield, the sole female homicide detective in San Francisco, arrives exhausted at a murder scene, pleased to learn that eye witnesses have captured the murderer until she learns that the captured man is her friend Richie Amalfi in One O’Clock Hustle by Joanne Pence. Finding it hard to believe that Richie could have committed murder, despite the fact that he is rumored to be “connected,” Rebecca seeks to question him, only to have him lawyer up. Then, arriving home later, Rebecca is astonished to find Richie there. He has escaped from the police and has turned to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. Against her better judgment, Rebecca decides against turning him in and works together with Richie to try to get to the bottom of the crime.
This book is a lot of fun. The plot is creative, and the characters of Rebecca and Richie interesting. I liked the development of the romantic tension between the pair.
Kristi Burns does a good job performing the audio edition of this book. She creates good voices for the characters and good accents as well. I felt that she was an excellent choice for narrator.
I really had a good time listening to One O’Clock Hustle. The book has a creative story and interesting characters. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series! I give this five stars.
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