Friday Spotlight: Peril in the Park

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Peril in the Park (Jamie Quinn Mystery #3)

Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

“You know how Floridians always say, “We don’t care how you did it in New York?” Kip asked me, exasperated.



“Lemonade’s great, but if your hand slipped and splashed some vodka in it, I wouldn’t send it back.


Book Summary: 

There’s big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn’s boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can’t figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late.




30th – September 5th – Have you ever enjoyed the same book in two or more formats? For example, print and ebook, print and audiobook, ebook and audiobook, or all three? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

I’ve sometimes reread a book in a different format than the previous time, but I never switch between formats in a single reading.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

10 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: Peril in the Park”

  1. I hope Kip is okay! I had to chuckle when I read the Friday 56 excerpt. Sounds like a good mystery.

    I can’t say I’ve switched between formats while reading a book either. I have reread a handful of books in a different format, just as you have though.

    Have a great weekend, Louise!

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  2. Vodka in the lemonade… sounds great!

    I try not to switch formats while reading… but I have. Most recently I switched because I wanted to skim sections that were boring me. (I’ve tried listening at 1.5x or 2x speed, and I just can’t.) I have also switched format because the narrator did too good a job at carrying the MC’s angst into her narration, or because there were sex scenes which were cringy to listen to. 😀

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    1. I don’t think I’ve ever actually listened to a sex scene? I can imagine them being a little awkward to listen to though, depending on the narrators style.


  3. Yes, I have enjoyed several books in both audio and/or print/digital formats. Two easy-to-recall examples are The Silent Patient and The Lost Symbol.

    Now, I do not (ahem…) switch between formats often.

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