The two lead detective's characters are well-drawn. I want to know more about them and another couple, which is a good sign. What I didn't like was, first, that excessive description at places had me drifting off as the murderer rhapsodized about unnecessary and distracting details. Second, it is annoying that you have to buy the sequel to finish the story that was the purported primary focus of the book. (Having not read the sequel, I can't be sure the story finishes there either, but you get the point.) I'm fine with series and trilogies, but this approach is pretty deceptive.
This is in the vein of Karen Rose or Karin Slaughter, but not quite up to that standard.
A female narrator, given that it seemed most of the dialogue was women. Of course, perhaps I dozed through parts . . .
So Many Killers, Such a Small Town, Who'd Have Thought?
LEFT TO DIE was a total thrill ride from beginning to end. It has much to recommend it with a fully fleshed out cast of characters; plots and sub-plots. I would absolutely listen to it over again.
The plot kept me at the edge of my seat practically from the very beginning. The pure terror the victims had to be feeling was intense and chilling, especially with the pure evil purpose of the villain who was truly enjoying playing with his victims heads, waiting for just the right moment to show his victims how sick he truly was after giving them hope of promising much only to destroy their mind after showing them what real evil looked like.
My favorite character was Jillian and for obvious reasons as the crux of the story revolved around her and being snowed in with MacGregor who she had to rely on for her very life.
Not really - the book as a whole was exceptional - great plot; good action; fabulous secondary characters and subplots.
I now have to find the second book to discover how Detective Regan deals with the Star killer.
I loved this book, the story is great and I couldn't wait to get back to listening. It begs a sequel with these great characters. but if you don't like untidy endings you might want to skip it.
Not a bad story line but way too much cursing and foul language. Never understood why such crude language has to be in a story. Not everyone in this world cusses so much, so it really doesn't make the story more realistic.