Publication Date: December 12, 2023
Going viral has never been so dangerous.
Nadiya loves her privacy: living alone and writing a popular series of crime novels under a pen name, she’s worked hard to build the quiet life she cherishes. But all that changes when her long-lost half-brother Chase comes to town, needing a place to stay until he can get back on his feet. Chase’s dream job is Nadiya’s worst nightmare: he’s an aspiring TikTok star, oversharing on the internet at every opportunity.
When a burglary occurs in the apartment upstairs, Chase decides to film and post all the action. Unbeknownst to him, this was not a random break-in, but a targeted operation run by dangerous criminals. Overnight, Chase’s videos go viral, garnering millions of views and amassing a huge following of loyal #Chasers. It’s everything he’s ever dreamt of, expect the attention has brought the wrong kind of heat. Chase and Nadiya are plunged into a world of organized crime, and together, they must uncover the truth and clear their names before they become the next victims.
Performed by a full cast and filled with both laugh-out-loud banter and shocking twists, #CrimeTime is a delightful romp through the murky, unpredictable realms of crime, family, and the TikTok algorithm.
Using multiple narrators and sounds in an audiobook sets the stage for what could be compared to a television soundtrack minus the video. That’s the approach used by authors Jeneva Rose and Drew Pyne.
#CrimeTime focuses on half-siblings Nadiya and Chase, who have just found each other. Nadiya writes crime stories, while Chase is an avid social media influencer.
There’s some humorous back and forth between the main characters when Nadiya discovers Chase is sharing personal information with his online followers.
The story heats up when Chase films a burglary occurring in the apartment above them, posting it online. What ensues is a comedy of errors as they find themselves targeted by organized criminals.
#CrimeTime provides a mystery featuring a solid cast of characters who bring the audiobook alive.
Jeneva Rose is the New York Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage, One of Us is Dead, You Shouldn’t Have Come Here, The Girl I Was, and the Detective Kimberley King series. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned for film/tv. Originally from Wisconsin, she currently lives in Chicago with her husband, Drew, and her English bulldog, Winston.