Behind the Mic: On Queen of Bones by Teresa Dovalpage, Read by Cynthia Farrell
Robin Whitten and Jo Reed Discuss an Atmospheric and Intricate Tale Set in Cuba
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Cynthia Farrell’s narration gives the listener a delicious sense of having been transplanted to Havana, a treat you couldn’t get from the page alone. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss a new intricately plotted mystery from Teresa Dovalpage. Juan, a Cuban construction worker who fled by raft 20 years earlier, has returned to Havana for the first time. He seeks out old friends and ex-girlfriends, but soon after, one of them is murdered. Padrino, a Santería priest and former detective on the Havana police force, must untangle complicated relationships that go back decades to discover the killer. Farrell’s performance is atmospheric and assured, making this a delightful listen.
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