I try not to read the spoilers in other reviews. I don?t know why I didn?t see this ending coming. I didn?t put 2 and 2 together with the timeline. I had to hear the ending three times to make sure I got it right. I thought I had somehow skipped to a different story. The hero is real. The feelings and emotions are believable. The villain is unfortunately, all too believable. This book grabs you at the beginning and keeps you glued till the all too believable, all too poignant ending. There is no dull moment, a true must finish story. I would recommend that every reader who likes a gripping thriller to invest time in this. I will read this author and reader again as they both did a superb job.
I enjoy Nelson DeMille's books immensely, especially when read by Scott Brick. The first DeMille book I listened to was "Mayday" (co-authored with Thomas Block). In DeMille's books the characters are believable, the dialog engaging and entertaining and the plots current and fast-paced. I especially liked John Corey's (spelling?) character. When Corey is brought to life by Scott Brick the outcome is magical.
As for Night Fall I was drawn into the story from page one and literally could not stop listening. TWA Flight 800 is a mystery that remains unsolved and was a can't miss topic for a engaging story. As the story progresses and Corey delves deeper into the mystery we are drawn back to the events around Flight 800 and DeMille does a masterful job of cranking the suspense and keeping us on the edge of our seat as it looks like he will reveal not only who was behind the crash but also possibly why they caused the tragedy.
The ending is critical to this novel so I will not say much other than I was hugely disappointed by how DeMille chose to close this story. At the end I felt cheated. Having said that; however, the rest of the novel is so good that I recommend this title, especially if you are a fan of DeMille's character John Corey.
While many audio books will take me a week or so to finish, all of Mr. DeMille's books are finished within a day or two. I highly recommend any book written by this man. Thank you Audible--please add any remaining works from this author to your catalog.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
Although it is based on history it reads like fiction. It does not take much to realize the time and setting of the story, but the novel moves so fast you supress the possible outcome.
I truly enjoyed this book. The storyline is good; at times too much description of the theories made it slightly tedious but overall very enjoyable. What I enjoyed the most though was the development and character of Joh Corey. I found myself chuckling and looking forward to his next wisecrack. Great sense of humor and witty sarcasm make the main character entretaining, human and I found, very likeable. I am going to miss John Corey! I'd love to see a series with this main character. He seems too strong and real to die with the end of the book
I have been a big fan of DeMille and I think that this is his best both in terms of the subject matter and the character development. Entertaining and provacative. Highly recommended--I couldn't recharge my iPod fast enough
While I was eager to see how the author would eventually end this book, it took too long to get to the ending and, once there, I found the very end a bit unsatisfying--as we are left to our own suppositions about who now has the contents of the safe and why. And, I couldn't help feeling that the fact that the ending would somehow revolve around 9/11 was telegraphed too early, when Corey and his wife return home from overseas in early Sept.
That being said, the last hour of the book was quite thrilling, not to mention emotionally involving--except for that very last minute. All in all, a fun read. I'm looking forward to listening to the other John Corey novel available on Audible, The Lion's Game.
After reading the favorible reviews here, I really expected more. During the first half of the novel all that happens is that the protagonist interviews people and pretty much dismisses anything anyone says about what really happened to TWA 800. Instead the detective insists on believing one witness's story even though, as a detective, he's aware (as the author tells us) that witness testimony can be misleading. The detective just "feels" there's something wrong with the official story.
The (fictional) evidence discovered to "prove" that the airplane was downed by a missile drives the second half of the story which is a little more interesting than the first. But the ending is foreshadowed so much it loses any emotional punch and leaves us hanging without any notion of who would have fired a missile at the plane or why the CIA would have covered it up.
Frankly, I found it rather disturbing that real events were fictionalized in this manner. A lot of people died in that crash and many people are still affected by it.