Things get started when Detective Duncan Hatcher is called to the home of Judge Cato Laird's home where his wife, Elise had shot and killed an intruder. What follows during the investigation is lots of intrigue and subterfuge.
It's an interesting story with a slow start and an exciting second half. The ending had me in a twist and confused so that's a plus. However, I found it difficult to connect with anyone, especially Elise and Hatcher's partner, Dee Dee. He also ran hot and cold so often he left me on the sidelines.
It's not my most favorite but I still enjoyed the story.
Grandma who spends too much time in her car. The books keep me happy and sane!
The first time I listened I was so angry about the poor representation of Savannah that I honestly could not concentrate on the substance. Once I resigned myself to the fact that Ms. Brown knows very little about our beautiful city, I enjoyed the story.
Genre? Definitely not. Author? Definitely.
Nothing really. His female characters vocalization is painful at time, but his voice is easy to listen to, his diction is better than most and I enjoy listening to him.
After the first listen, yes. It is a quite intriguing plot and the characters have more than just superficial personalities.
I bought this book specifically because it is set in Savannah. The only thing she goes into any detail by name about is the Talmadge Bridge. She briefly mentions the old police station, but completely ignores the many squares and historical aspects of the city. No, they don't contribute to the plot, but they make it more believable to those of us who know the city. It would be like writing a novel set in NYC and not mentioning Central Park or the Empire State building.
Very good read- I would say it is worth your time and you will enjoy it. Not the greatest but good.
Say something about yourself!
I usually love her books. This one is not one of my favorites. I was very intrigued at times, however, Elise was simply an unrealistic character. There is no way that anyone in their right mind would marry someone for the reasons that she did. Also, the romantic relationship between the detective and Elise was just weird and overly lustful. The narrator was fine, I didn't mind him, but I think I would've enjoyed it more if I read it myself. Give it a chance.
Waste of time.
Unlike a lot of the reviews, I thought the narrator was good. The book however was not. If this guy is supposed to be some crackerjack detective, he's got a funny way of showing it.
I've never met a man who is so given to all the supposedly deep thoughts (of course they're all about the icky main female character, Elise)he has. I think maybe he's supposed to be a tortured conflicted detective, but it just doesn't work. He sounds like a woman, not a man. Sandra Brown should have just had a female detective, however then she wouldn't have had all those weird out of place sex scenes in the book.
This is the second book of Sandra Brown's I have listened to (what was I thinking?), and while this one was better than the other one I listened to, it wasn't by much.
Ricohet maybe the most touching, entertaining romantic mystery listen of my experience. Outstanding reading, audio reproduction quality, intense character development, magnificant plot fill me with joy and appreication for living in a world where such art florishes. Sandra Brown's grasp of human nature, and creativity in interuptating this nature in her characters simply holds me in awe. For me, this was a wonderful experience.
I really enjoyed this book ! Could hardly wait to get back in the car and turn the ipod on! Yes, narration wasn't the best, but not bad enough to spoil it.
I enjoyed the Sandra Brown's newest book & am enamored with this way of "reading" after listening to my first couple of audio books. It was also nice to see two main characters that were not paragons but had real life flaws.
The narration lacked a lot. The narrator made Elise sound as if she was whining virtually all the time. This does not endear her to a listener. Being new to audio books & without reading the book, it's impossible to tell if this is how Brown intended her to come across. But she usually has stronger female characters.