November 1, 2011 /ASBN: B0061YWDZ4
Mystery/Noir / Audiobook / Unabridged / Run Time: 5 hours and 43
by Jo Rogers
brings us again to the dark side of human nature with The Grifters.
Roy Dillon seemed an honest, kind man who would help anyone who
needed it. Little did they know they know they were in the presence
of a grifter, a con artist. He·d just pulled a twenty dollar
scam when the son of the proprietor punched him in the stomach.
That punch almost cost Dillon his life. Fortunately, his mother
showed up and got him to the hospital, where, he underwent extensive
surgery to repair the internal injury that almost led him to bleed
While he was
down, his legitimate job as a salesman went on hold. He fell in
love with the private duty nurse his mother hired to care for him
after he left the hospital, but, when he felt good enough to ask
for sex, she quit and left the house. Since she refused to talk
to him, there was no chance of making things right with Carol. So
when his mistress, Moira Langley, showed up, he wasn·t sorry
to see her. He was so bored without Carol, he began to get up and
out of his mother·s apartment. One place he went was to the
company where he worked. He was offered a job as a supervisor for
all the salesmen. He was to make sure all salesmen were working,
not goofing off.
The story continues,
and I didn·t want to put it down. The characters are a slice
of the lower side of life. Carol is the only one that has always
been honest and redeemable. The plot twists and turns as the story
changes its point of view from Lily to Roy to Moira. The end is
definitely not what I expected. Be sure to give this one a listen.