cover image Tan Lines

Tan Lines

J. J. Salem, , read by Christopher Lane. . Brilliance Audio, $34.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4233-6671-3

Salem’s debut is another in the long line of slick commercial thrillers that cast a trio of powerful female protagonists into their own personal hell as each encounters a pitfall sure to upset the balance of their everyday, fast-paced lives. With all of these intriguing female leads running around, Christopher Lane is a strange choice for narrating duties. As strong voiced and commanding as Lane is, his talents just aren’t suited for this particular tale; a strong female narrator would surely have captured the very essence of each well-crafted and endlessly flawed character. The final result is surely less thrilling than Salem would have liked. A St. Martin’s Press hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 7). (July)