More people died in this tiny town in VA than I could keep up with. The names, characters were extenstive and I often found myself asking ok this person was who? and was married to whom? and owed who money? etc. Also, I ALWAYS wonder like everyone else why Maxwell and King never get together. Great reading, accents, voices etc. Some leaps of faith, example the M.E. has time to spy on a person all day while in full medical practice. There are several of these.
I think that Baldacci does well with both action and character development. This book is stronger on the action than the character development. It is also a little bloodier that most of Baldacci's recent work. I have never been disappointed with Baldacci.
Twists and turns, sexual tension, edge-of-your-seat psycho-(literally)drama! This book comes complete with theft, murder, serial killer, and good ol' southern hospitality; the backwoods, high-style kind. Baldacci really shines with Hour Game. Many possible suspects give your brain a good whirl, and just when you think it's all over, it starts again! Baldacci is the Beethoven of crime!
Lover of good ideas
This is my third Dave Baldacci novel and he didn't disappoint me in this one either. In his suspenseful style he takes you on a roller coaster ride with one hair pin twist after another. Michelle and Sean were after a mad killer who always seemed one step ahead of them, but in the end they get their man. Highly recommeded if you like suspense novels.
As usual Baldacci along with the narration by Scott Brick combine for the perfect team. The twists and turns seemed never ending. Just when you think you can figure it out you turn another corner!
This novel will really hold your interest and keep you coming back for more!
Wow. This novel has more switchbacks that an Appalachian highway. You won't get ahead of Baldicci in figuring out this one! A good and entertaining listen from a reliable author.
I love the work of Scott Brick, but his reading talents are wasted here.
The characters are not believable. The dialog is silly. The plot lacks credibility.
I always finish a book once I start it, but I wish I could have back the hours -- and the book credit -- wasted on "The Hour Game."
Scott Brick does a great job with this book, but I don't know how many times Balducci uses the phrase "Shot back" or "shot across" or some other weak phrase. He has too few words for too many scenes and it quickly becomes apparent. The plot twist will keep you guessing, but I found some of the clue threads almost non-apparent; at the "big reveal" the detective goes through a series of explanations that really are a stretch. Finally the differences between what the author can imagine and what the coroner describes are huge. It is too clear that he took notes during his forensic research and wanted to put them on paper to describe every gruesome detail, but his own imagination brings us tired wording.