A simple story with foreseeable characters. The complete story works with gender stereotypes. The main character acts in the story a bit like Tom Cruise in his movies: Always on 150 %, always barking orders. Not at all my taste.
It was so boring it was very hard to maintain concentration throughout the extended duration. I found I ended up disliking all the characters as they were shallow and materialistic. It is set in 2060 which is pointless as it uses 1930's "cop" stereotypes and gains nothing from being set in the future. The conclusions made by the detective do not flow from and clues given to the reader and I felt I was dragged through the story to an unsatisfying end.
Having read many of Nora's other books, I chose this title as some reviews mentioned that this series was one of her best.
I can't say I am overly impressed, but I also can't say it wasn't good - I just can't quite say what I did and didn't like about the book.
I've downloaded my 2nd book or at least book 1 of the series so lets see if this is going get me caught up - I might have missed something not having read book 1 of the series. Although normally you can read only one of her books and they make sense.
Keeping an open mind, lets see what Naked in Death holds for me.
I am sure this book is a good "read" because it's on the NY Times best seller list- but it's a terrible listen! The narrator insists on proving her talent by using accents that make me ill- and they are pointless - there aren't any accents in the book whay add them in voice. It's one thing to modulate a voice to differentiate male from female - but you should really skip this book- no wonder Audible offered a special under $10 deal - I feel suckered!
This book reminded me why I try not to download books by female authors. Having just listened to David Copperfield by Dickens and Paranoia by Joseph Finder this book was a major let down. The narrators attempt at an Irish accent made me cringe.