The main character is a moron. I could not get pass chapter 7.
The way that he fashioned his main character. The guy was so stupid. Most people know about electronic footprints and the way he keeps actiing like a little school girl.
Keeps you guessing
First person account was refreshing.
This is an outstanding book with many many twists and turns. The first person account was a refreshing change from most books.
In the top 20
The character development is impressive, and the legal maneuvering plausible and well-crafted. The frequent flashbacks are deftly handled, elucidating rather than distracting.
In a word, perfect.
Not really a particular moment.
Without any apparent pretension, at its best, the story the story has echoes of Crime and Punishment.
How do authors know these things?
Can't think of anything I've read like it
Very well done
Couldn't stop listening to it, it puts you in the head of a possible killer and walks you through the experience and trial.
Listening to his (he he) overactive voice drove me crazy.
The writing was stupid...Rachel...Rachel...Rachel....is this supposed to be an award winner. How depressing.
This book is a tough call. It was somewhat interesting, but felt weird all the way through it. It does have some twists at the end, but it is all muddled up. I would not listen to it again. You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out.
This started out very slow and I alost didn't finish listening to it. I decided to push through and it was worth it. It is one of the few mysteries that I didn't figure out half way through. The slow start may even have made it more exciting as I got more involved with the characters and the story. The narrator did a fabulous job and I am looking forward to another story from the same author and narrator. They are a great pairing.
First of all, the description doesn't relate to the story. We aren't wondering if the narrator is guilty, we know it, even if the killing is defensible and would have been legal w/o the coverup.
Second, writers can't get away with mysteries that don't rise to the level of Law & Order. If the police think the wife who is at the scene may have pulled the trigger, they test for residue. And everybody knows or else should know only dummies talk to the police w/o their lawyers present. Hence, the Miranda Warning, which gives even dopes a chance to get representation before they talk their way into trouble.
The hero in this book went to law school, and yet he babbles away like a legal know-nothing. "Think," he keeps saying to himself at the police station. Readers are way ahead of him. I couldn't finish this. David Ellis' later work excuses this rookie failure, which doesn't make the failure readable. The writing's good, but the plot is inexcusable. Narrator Dick Hill does his dramatic best to pump life into the corpse, but alas.