4 audio books to savor this fall

Looking for an intriguing audio book as the weather turns chilly? Here are some high-caliber mysteries.

3. 'The Wrong Girl,' by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Read by Ilyana Kadushin

Macmillan Audio; 11 CDs, 13.5 hours

In her sequel to last year’s “The Other Woman,” author and investigative reporter Ryan gives us another thriller featuring Jane Ryland, a reporter at the Register, a Boston newspaper. Ryland’s friend, Tucker Cameron, worries that Ryland's birth mother, with whom she has recently reconnected, is not the real thing and wants Ryland to look into the adoption agency that originally placed her. It turns out that much is awry at that agency.

Ryan creates a realistic feel for the unglamorous work of a reporter and Ryland comes across as smart and savvy, but her on-again-off-again romance with cop Jake Brogan is reduced to a few furtive conversations and little else. Narrator Kadushin has a great sense of timing, a pretty voice, and the ability to express emotion without overdoing it. Her Bahston accent, however, is lacklustah and uneven. Grade: B

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