Excellent book spoiled by poor ending. Seemed as if the author had ran out of ideas or got bored with his own writing. Have heard all his audio books and will still buy the next.
I am a little over half way through this book, and find myself taking the long way to my destinations in order to hear more. The main character is awesome, and the narration is top notch.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.
The interview with DeMille at the end of this book reveals that the author didn't know how he was going to end it and finally followed a suggestion offered by his 24-year-old son, Alex. Next time, don't ask. First of all I find it hard to believe that an ending that I was hoping wouldn't happen and needed some setup wasn't planned in the first place. I kept saying to myself, "Geez, I hope DeMille doesn't take this story where I think he's taking it." He was. With the ending aside, the rest of the book was excellent. Jill Winslow was a well-developed character and one that most readers will warm up to. Kate and Corey played off each other extremely well and Corey's baiting and dislike of authority figures was at its very best. I thought this one was better than the Lion's Game. With a better ending it would have been magnificent.
Basing a novel on a factual situation is tricky, but this was quite well done. The ending is a shock, and to some reviewers, dissatisfying. The possible causes of the crash, the real mystery, are well outlined. The fictional story is intense, well written and excellently read.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
LOVE this author and narrator...give me more. I have to say my favorite combination. Anything by these two I will buy. Did not want this book to end.
I have really enjoyed other works by this author, and looked forward to this based on some of the previous readers positive feedback. I was fooled, and urge anyone else to be forewarned. The ending of this book is a farce, and if you listen to the bitter end (as I did) you will hear the author admit that he did not have an ending for the book so his son came up with one. Mr. Demille is a great author, but he seems to have taken a big left turn on the road to success.
47 is the real answer
Suspense: definately there. Sexy: there as well even though it's not a book about sex. First, the narrator, Scott Brick, is one of my favorite narrators and so even if the book had not been as good, somehow he would have made it turn out to be better. The fact that this book was good, enhanced it even more. I highly recommend all readers check out Scott Brick's readings, even if they are by authors that the reader would have not most likely given a chance. In any case, the whole book was enjoyable to read. Just like other John Corey books by Nelson, this one left you wondering how it would end. This one was hard to put down, and this one developed the characters in style. I highly recommend reading other John Corey books as they are quite worth it. The ending is especially well done and worth not spoiling.
I became a fan of John Corey and Kate Mayfield after the Lion's Game, eager to get more I got this despite the reviews about the ending. Sorry to say they were right, the ending was completely a "cop" out. Wasn't impressed at all. Wildfire is a little bit better but not much. Take my advice at leave it at the Lion's game. Scott Brick who is one of my favorites really does up the "New York" accent in these two, but he's still great. Check him out in Cold Blood, whoa that gave me chills.
I didn't think DeMille could top Lion's Game, but Night Fall was just as good - if not better. I listened to this audiobook immediately after listening to Lion's Game. In true DeMille fashion, the attention to detail and explanation of facts make the lines between fact and fiction blur in a captivating way. John Corey is again at his best and DeMille is very gifted at making t his characters come to life.
I had my ipod running nonstop with this book - while driving, sleeping eating. I couldn't put this book down.
Unlike other readers, I really LIKED the ending. In fact, I was so engrossed with the characters that I didn't even see it coming. It was a haunting and real way to end the book.
Highly recommended to all.
Take a little bit of truth and weave a fantastic fiction out of it. How great!! Bringing back two characters I enjoyed from the Lion's Game and one of my favorite narrator's makes for an unbeatable combination. I never expected the ending and was really curious how he was going to pull it all off. DeMille did a wonderful job!!