I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Katie Flynn keeps you hanging on until the last pages of this book, waiting for a bit of justice or desire to come to fruition.
I enjoyed Anne Dover's narration and learned many new, actually old, colloquialisms.
It's a book which emphasizes family ties and explores more than a few individual faults and misconceptions.
I enjoyed the setting, the characters, and the story lines.
Good characters, strong male and female characters. Wide range of character types, as well. Lovely ending. Interesting from start to finish.
There are some real challenges for the characters in this tale, but most characters also have some strength to bring to the mix. I appreciated the mix of personalities, the story lines, and the changes which many characters experienced.
It's a modern tale with today's challenges.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This is a must read who-dunnit. Within minutes, Dena is shot in Maryanne's apartment and the rest of the novel is a classily woven who-done-it. There are many twist, turns and interesting backstories. Anatoly get fleshed out and we learn that he has secrets -- so there is a lot of meat in the backstories.
Garra Zackman continue to do a great job narrating and I've become accustomed to her reasonable pace and excellent control of the character interactions.
You want to read this novel and you are going to want to get to the next one as soon as possible. Keep the series going, its still has legs.