Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Series #1)
By: Emily Kimelman
Published: September 26th 2011
By: Createspace (first published April 19th 2011)
Series: A Sydney Rye Series #1
A KINDLE TOP 100 BESTSELLER
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The Sydney Rye series of mysteries features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. This series is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller’s dog-walking business on Manhattan’s exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.
But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim–and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.
When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit–cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan’s elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.
UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman’s best selling Sydney Rye series of dark murder mysteries. DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2) and INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #3) are both available in the Kindle Store.
When you read Unleashed it is easy to see why it is a bestseller. It had the right amount of mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat and wondering what the heck!
Though it does contain swearing, violence and sex it is a good story so long as you are okay with reading a book with those things. I do appreciate the fact that these things were listed and I didn’t have to take note or begin reading only to find out that the books weren’t to my taste.
While I do enjoy mysteries like this and will deal with the less wholesome things I definitely wouldn’t want my child to pick this book up and the cover having a dog on it likely would get one of my children to start reading it, thinking it must be about a dog.
Overall I still give this book a very high recommendation rate so long as the buyer is aware that the book is not “clean”.
The author, Emily Kimelman, does a wonderful job of building up suspense in her mystery and its easy to see why this book is part of a series. Though, I would personally be unlikely to purchase further books because of the cussing, violence and sex. Call me a prude!
About the Author
Genre:Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction
Emily Kimelman is the author of the best selling “Sydney Rye” series of mystery novels including UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE, STRINGS OF GLASS and the forthcoming DEVIL’S WEED. Emily lives with her husband, Sean Gilvey, and their dog, Kinsey Millhone “Pup Detective”, on a trawler docked in the Hudson Valley during the summer. She spends her winters traveling to where ever the next Sydney Rye Novel takes place. Right now she is in Costa Rica working on Sydney Rye #6.
If you’ve read Emily’s work and liked it please contact her. She loves hearing from readers. You can reach Emily via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @ejkimelman. Follow her on Instagram to see pictures from Emily’s latest adventures. Visit www.emilykimelman.com to learn more about Emily and the Sydney Rye series.
Choose the Voice of Sydney Rye
Sydney Rye is coming to Audio and we need your help picking the narrator!
Emily Kimelman’s “Sydney Rye” series features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
Haven’t read Sydney Rye yet? Download the first book, UNLEASHED, for free on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, or Kobo and see how she sounds in your head then vote for the best narrator!
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Audition HTML and Bios can all be found here: https://soundcloud.com/emily-kimelman-gilvey/tracks
Here are the Artists Bio’s!
Emily Strong: https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135354626 Bio: Emily Strong is an actor, voiceover talent, and first time filmmaker. As a native of Michigan, she is a nature-lover at heart but has the mind of a city girl and moved to Chicago nearly three years ago because she wasn’t smart enough to go somewhere warmer. She takes full advantage of what the city has to offer by training at legendary places like The Second City and eating lots and lots of ethnic food (will travel all the way across the city to Pilsen for the best tacos!). Her love of reading was the catalyst for her adventurous spirit and the reason why she is always stoked to tell stories in their many different forms. You can visit her at www.emilystrong.net Erin Jones: https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135361730 Bio: Erin has narrated over 500 audio books including “The Hunger Games” trilogy for The National Library Services/Library Of Congress, “A State Of Wonder,” The Garden Of The Beasts,” “Anna Karenina,” “Ferdinand The Bull, and “Madeline.” Sonja Field: https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135364511 Sonja has two loves: acting and reading. Narrating audiobooks is her absolute passion. She has logged over 600 hours recording textbooks with an organization called Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and is currently in the process of recording a kids’ action-fantasy-adventure novel, a steamy and mysterious paranormal romance, and a non-fiction about writing. She loves nothing more than bringing vivid worlds and unique characters to life. When she’s not recording, Sonja can be found onstage, traipsing around Brooklyn, or entertaining children with a variety of dubious accents. Erica Newhouse: https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136160912 Bio: Erica Newhouse is a film, televesion and theater actor living in New York City. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Every vote, like, share, or sign up is an entry for the “grand prizes” One person will win Signed copies of all 5 books One person will win a $30 Amazon or B&N gift card Four other winners will win paperback copies of UNLEASHED Anyone who votes + signs up for Emily’s email list + likes Emily’s FaceBook page gets a copy of the audio book when it’s completed!