Author: Andrew Cunningham
Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes
Series: Lies Mystery Thriller Series, Book 4
Publisher: Andrew Cunningham
Released: Nov. 15, 2019
Horrific plane crash, murderous deception, and a deadly chase in the alligator-infested Florida Everglades!
On the afternoon of May 11, 1996, ValuJet 592 plunged into the Florida Everglades. There were no survivors. But something came through the crash unscathed: a small box with huge implications for humankind. And the one man unlucky enough to discover its whereabouts disappeared without a trace.
Now, 20 years later, the mystery of Flight 592 hits close to home for Del Honeycutt and best-selling mystery author Sabrina Spencer. A shocking revelation launches them into the middle of a dark conspiracy, and locating the box becomes a matter of life or death. They are not alone in the hunt for the mysterious package and very quickly learn that others will stop at nothing to find it, eliminating anyone who stands in their way.
With killers hot on their trail, Del and Sabrina must navigate dangers lurking both above and below the swamp waters of the Everglades in order to find the box…and to survive.
I’m the author of novels in several genres, including, mystery, thriller, and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Under the name A.R. Cunningham, I’ve also written the Arthur MacArthur series of mysteries for children.
I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Black belt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, “Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?” I’m married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean.
I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night.
In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That’s what it’s all about for me.
I hope you will try my books. Please feel free to email me with your comments.
Author-preferred Narrator of Mysteries & Thrillers
Narrating audiobooks is highly gratifying. I immerse myself into an author’s story in order to bring it to life for the listener. I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew Cunningham for several years. His books are filled with rich characters, and the stories keep me turning the pages.
I also work as a background actor in movies and TV shows.
For more than 20 years, I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer. I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau. I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news.
For nearly 24 years, I worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Mint and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
I listened to this story with a sense of glee at being reunited with Del and Sabrina again. It was like meeting up with old friends … but by the end I was happy to be the listener, and very glad not be to shot at!
Secrets and Lies is Seymour’s story. Until now, he’s been the grump in the downstairs apartment with a close bond only with Mo, a fact which bemuses and baffles Del as he’s never even see the two of them together.
Well, now the reason for that bond is revealed, as is Seymour’s true identity. Believe me when I say he’s one dark horse, and very handy with a shotgun. When two guys come to the apartment intent on killing him, it is Seymour who is victorious. His handiwork leaves the two men dead, and Seymour’s secret past can stay hidden no more.
Without giving away the plot, the four residents head for Florida’s Everglades, where twenty years earlier “Seymour” was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a plane crash left no human survivors. But, a box on that flight was recovered …and hidden. Now, “Seymour” wants to collect the box before more loons connected to those who came to kill him at the apartment get their hands on it.
This is a fast-paced story, with so many secrets and lies (great title, eh?) coming out of the woodwork, all leading back to “Seymour’s” old life. The revelations come in droves – his past life was certainly way more colourful than the life he’s been leading since. There’s little – if anything – to compare selling things on eBay to the race for the mystery box and its contents.
This seemed to be a fitting story to connect each of the four characters; they’ve all had major story-lines as individuals, and their relationships have grown stronger. It’s true, Del and Sabrina have a knack for being dragged into a drama; trouble seems to seek them out. But, the story – in fact, the whole series – is not just about solving a mystery. It’s about people: Del’s self-deprecating humour made him seem more vulnerable at times, and he found his strength through others. Sabrina, as an author, found fans everywhere – and I mean everywhere, and her ability to write best-selling mysteries allowed her to read between the lines and see clues that the others took for granted. Mo’s story is developed here, and despite everything that happens, she just wants to be a school teacher. As for “Seymour”, this story reveals a totally different character – a strong man, just and fair, and with a great sense of humour. Who knew?
As always, the narrator brings this all to life, keeps the pace up, lets the listener share in the humour and keeps the flow easy to follow. Once you start listening, then you’ll be hooked.
*** Update *** I was under the impression this was the last in the series , but … apparently there’s a fifth book; available on Kindle or in paperback. It’ll be interesting to see if real reading (and not listening to Greg’s narration) will be as satisfying.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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