Love the outdoors and like to spirit a good book or audiobook into my pack. Live in the bush, grow much of my food and make stuff by hand.
I'm not usually a fan of cop stories or murder stories but Tana French's books are different. They're about the people who are the detectives, what makes them tick and how they interrelate, and over the series of Tana French's Dublin Murder squad, they've come to seem like friends. Now I've read the whole series, each delivered by a different member of the squad and each with a different slant on the team, I'm really sad that I've finished. Each book has been exciting, a page turner in its own right in terms of the murder enquiry involved, but each book has also extended my feeling of connection to this team of detectives and their relationships. Her writing style is excellent and the narrations have enhanced the experience. I hope she writes another. I have loved all the books.
Very well written and once you got past the unlikely scenario it was a good read. I found it overly emotional and those parts went on and on and on otherwise enjoyable.
Love these novels except Tana allows the protagonist's "voice" leak into other characters. Only one character per novel should have those inferences, that conjecture, that voice.
This was the first time I have listened to Tana French. I was hooked from the first page and pulled weeds in the garden while listening to the book. Great story and a seedless garden - fir the moment.
I liked. in the woods , but after reading this story I want to read it again. Cassie is such an engaging character ,I hope is in another story. Ms French uses her skills as a writer to create a complex painful and beautiful story.
It took a while to link to previous story and understand what was happening.... But once I did, it was a strong readM
It was a good mystery but the premise seemed pretty much impossible to occur. Once you accept that, it's a good story.
I like to read, but I am too often too tired. Audiobooks give me the chance to listen to stories on my way to work or on my break.
The storyline was unique and I love listening to the Irish accents.
I can't think of another book to compare it to....
Cassie was my favorite. She was very brave to take on that particular assignment given the risk of not knowing who the killer was.
I found the premise of the storyline hard to believe. I don't want to spoil it for readers, though, so I don't want to give too much away. However, I don't believe Cassie, or any other undercover Police officer, could have gotten away with this level of deception. I kept waiting to discover that Lexie and Cassie were long-separated twin sisters!
This was an enjoyable read that I recommend. I enjoyed Tana French's first book, In the Woods, as well, and will certainly continue on in the series.
Tana French writes beautifully but even that is not enough to save an impossible premiss. I have so many books to read, I dont know if I will return this way again.
Spoiler Alert. Besides the plodding pace of this story the very thought that two people would look, sound and act identically enough to fool even close friends was simply bizarre.
I couldn't finish the story, so even if she somehow ties it all together in the end.. a bad dream?? I'll never know, and I don't care.
I really do appreciate Tana French's mastery of the language but couldn't get past the silly story line. The narrator did a fine job.