AudioFile Review: FIDELITY
FIDELITY marks Lauren's first collaboration with Blackstone Audio at their new NYC location, and reunites her with favorite producer, Jayme Mattler.
Narrator Lauren Fortgang portrays the professional and personal sides of FBI agent Kate Malloy in this debut novel by a twenty-five-year veteran of the agency. Fortgang portrays her as a woman who is well aware of being female in a male-dominated field but doesn't feel any need to overcompensate. Her self-assurance comes with a sense of humor, particularly in dealing with her colleagues. Fortgang's depictions of other characters are also true to their personalities--from tough-guy suspect to intimate family member. She infuses the dialogue between Kay and her brother with familiarity and tenderness as well as an overlay of disappointment. Fortgang's narration moves at a steady pace, with scenes of suspense and drama intermingled with daily life. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2016]