Boring-changes centuries doesn't flow, not cohesive. Story very jerky. After the first download section, I was wondering why I was still listening to this. Only reason for two stars was for some of the historical references.
I liked the underlining storyline; but, I found the going back and forth from the present to the past was alittle confusing and boring. I found both sets of characters quite entertaining. I felt for them. I could predict how the book was going to end.
I love to read Tess Gerritson...but a different narrator would have been MUCH better...ANY other narrator. I find listening to the reading to be painful. This woman's voice is reminiscent of Kathryn Hepburn's which always sounded to me like someone running fingernails down a blackboard
Boring, boring, boring. I suppose if you are a female, this book is for you. I'm not and the book isn't. The narrator is terrible. When she is reading a man's dialogue (any man in the book) she sounds like Katherine Hepburn. Her range is non-existent, everyone sounds alike. I only got through a few hours of this book before I quit. Also, every key person was a woman; the heroine, the ME, the forensic anthropologist, the sister, the old lady, the sisters in 1830. What few men there were seemed to be an afterthought. Maybe I didn't get far enough into the book, but I just couldn't stand any more of this narrator, Susan Denaker. Men, don't waste your time and money.
I have both read and listened to many of Tess Gerritsen's books and enjoyed all of them. I have tried this one three times but cannot develop any empathy for the lead character. The problem is compounded by a reader who makes her whininess even worse. I am somewhat curious about how Gerritsen brings the current and ancient deaths together, but I am not certain that I have the patience to find the answer.
P.S. In most states when you buy a house if there has been a death on the property, it has to be revealed up front. If you are such a nervous Nelly that this will haunt your dreams you should pass on the purchase.