Title: Body Art: A Thriller
Author: Jordan Castillo Price and Gomez Pugh (Narrator)
Publisher: JCP Books LLC
Release Date: May 13th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Fiction
Audio Length: 3 hrs 24 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Does everyone have a certain “type” they end up with…whether they want to or not? If Ray Carlucci’s ex is anything to go by, Ray likes his men gorgeous, rebellious, and chock-full of issues. But now that Ray is single again, he has a shot at a fresh start—a very fresh start, since his tattoo shop was gutted by repo men and he can fit all his belongings in the trunk of a taxi.
Ray’s shiny new chauffeur’s license lands him a job as a driver for an elderly couple on Red Wing Island. It’s a cold fall, and since the Michigan island is the summer home to snowbirds who fly south for the winter, it’s practically deserted—save for Ray’s new household and a sculptor named Anton Kopec, who works day and night twisting brambles and twine into the distorted shapes of macabre creatures. Compelling, bizarre, and somewhat disturbing…not just the sculptures, but the artist, too. Ray has a feeling Anton is just his “type.”
Despite their scorching chemistry, when a dead body is unearthed by some workers and a freak ice storm traps them all on the island, Ray can’t say for certain that his new flame isn’t capable of murder.
Gomez Pugh’s narration flows as smooth as aged whiskey and keeps this sexy mystery full of entertaining and interesting characters effortlessly moving along.
Though I personally wouldn’t have classified this as a “thriller” it definitely has a good mystery, some very sexy smex, and I found the whodunit very satisfying (I totally did not see that coming!).
More than anything else though the narration was just terrific. This is a “quick” three and a half hours that races by without ever dragging.