Poison Heart

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Logue

Narrated By: Joyce Bean

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2005

Duration: 7 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

Fall comes to Pepin County with a vengeance as Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins confronts a new evil festering beneath the placid surface of the Wisconsin farm community. A refugee from the Twin Cities, Claire has slowly adapted to small-town life - especially now that she loves and lives with Rich Haggard. But in this rural area, other folks are dangerously restless. One is Daniel Reiner, a wealthy part-time resident who's been buying up too much land - at least as far as the locals are concerned. Another is gambling addict and aging gold digger Patty Jo Tilde, who recently married a widower twenty years her senior. Patty is itching to inherit her husband's property, sell it to Reiner, and leave the countryside behind. The only stumbling block - her husband must die. Add to the mix a suspicious goat-herding daughter-in-law and a wounded elk, and things quickly reach a boiling point. As Claire Watkins delves deeper into the mystery, she believes she's uncovered a deadly history of lies, deceit, arson, and poison. Her problem is to prove it - and then she learns what happened to Patty Jo's last husband. . . .

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  • clcdezines

    Maybe it's just that I live in a large city and not in a small town? I couldn't believe how juvenile the daughter was, and the rest of the characters seemed pretty juvenile as well. I've listened to other books with the same reader and enjoyed them, but didn't feel she was right for this one. It could have been her tone and inflection that made the characters seem younger. Sorry, can't recommend this one.

  • Lee Werley

    I liked the story but I am still waiting for the second half to arrive. It has been over 9 weeks, hope the second half did not get poisoned.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Logue does a good job of portraying characters we all know. There are more twists and turns in this Claire Watkins mystery than in some of the past ones. She also creates a charming image of the rural Minnesota area. Despite the bad things that happen in the book, I'd like to visit!