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**** Overall ****Performance **** Story Deadly Test Review by Rox Burkey

Bonnie Traymore’s Head Case takes listeners to an isolated private school in the Catskill Mountains. The school suffers Kim Choy’s death and the close call of another faculty member. The vivid descriptions of the old building used for staff quarters help ramp up the suspenseful elements from start to finish. Students, teachers, and events are realistic and relatable.

Cassie, the protagonist, is an English teacher who was close to Kim and recently came to the school to begin anew following a broken relationship. The secrets in her background sprinkled throughout the story define the framework for her viewpoint when sharing the events. Her life has not been easy and trust is a huge roadblock. There are delightful supporting characters like Ed and Dan.

Various story threads get succinctly related from the clearly defined multiple points of view. When students go home for the holidays and return to an advancing epic winter snowstorm, the killer decides to take matters into their own hands. The tension is heightened at a frantic pace until the unexpected conclusion.

 Robin McAlpine masterfully delivered her stellar voice acting to bring depth and broadness to the story. There were no problems with the quality of this audiobook, complimented by the perfect pace and style of professional narration.

Fans of crime thrillers and mysteries will connect with Head Case and follow all the twists and turns. The well-done plot may have listeners convinced they know the guilty party—see if you’re fooled.

About the Author

Bonnie Traymore is the Amazon International Bestselling author of five domestic/psychological thrillers. Her books feature strong but relatable female protagonists who peel back the layers of suburban American life and give readers a peek inside. The plots explore difficult topics such as jealousy, infidelity, murder, and the impact of psychological disorders, but she also includes bits of romance and humor to lighten the mood from time to time. She’s an active status member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. Bonnie has a doctorate in United States history and has taught at top independent high schools as well as Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. She’s currently working on a thriller set on Lake Michigan where a neighborhood feud turns deadly. She’s from the NYC area, but resides in Honolulu with her family.

About the Narrator

I am a professional stage, film and commercial actress. I have been working professionally for over 25 years.

My voice is warm and smart, and I can handle complicated text! ( Shakespeare is great training for that!)

 Training – I trained at NYU, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Shakespeare & Co and the VO Doc.

 Experience – I have recently narrated the new website for Breast Cancer. org. I have done a lot of marketing video narration for various software companies and have been hired as the internal and external VOICE for Apply Digital ( a software company)

Many scientific and medical eLearning jobs. I have done political ads for progressive causes, telephone answering recordings. I also do on-camera commercials & theater. Some of my recent work is with AARP. Scholastic Books, Tantor Media, AT&T, Dutch Bros, Kroger, Lucky Eagle Casino, First Interstate Bank, Bala Shoes, Killer Burger, User Friendly

 Specials – I have a dedicated, soundproof studio in my home. I am a full time actor. I grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and I speak & understand passable German. Robin’s website

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