Author: Andrew Cunningham
Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Length: 5 hours 23 minutes
Series: Lies, Book 3
Released: Sep. 12, 2019
Publisher: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Mystery, Modern Detective
Five teenage girls from a small town in Oregon disappear without a trace. Were they kidnapped, or have the five friends perpetrated a massive hoax? Nine hundred miles away, in Las Vegas, a woman with a dark secret vanishes on her way to meet friends for dinner. Those friends are Del Honeycutt and best-selling mystery author Sabrina Spencer in Las Vegas for a book convention. As Del and Sabrina investigate their friend's disappearance, they are convinced that she has been abducted, and they begin to uncover the secrets that might have triggered her abduction - secrets that now put Del and Sabrina's lives in jeopardy. When clues indicate that the five missing girls might also be in Las Vegas, the situation takes a new turn, directly into the unthinkable. Once again, Del and Sabrina find themselves in deep trouble and marked for death, and they only have a few hours to solve the case, or their friend and the five young girls will be gone forever.
I would say that Del and Sabrina are more lucky than good in their crime fighting, except they aren’t usually very lucky when it comes to avoiding danger and trouble. Nope, these two fall right into the thick of things, whether they want to or not. Bumbling or not, and Del certainly does his fair share of bumbling, this pair is certainly fun to read. Cunningham tempers the danger and tension with well-timed wit and sarcasm that is perfectly delivered by narrator, Greg Hernandez.
Speaking of our narrator, Greg Hernandez has been the voice of Del since book one in the series, and at this point, I can’t imagine anyone else doing it. In my mind, that’s what Del sounds like, and it works very well for the character. Hernandez isn’t flamboyant with the story, and it doesn’t feel like a performance. Instead, it feels like Del is telling us the story as it unfolds, and for this series, it works wonderfully.
All in all, Vegas Lies is a solid addition to the Lies series. I don’t know if future Del and Sabrina books are planned, but I do hope to see more of this witty duo.