The narration was spot-on. I loved the authentic irish accent, it was perfectly subtle and just so pleasant, and each character had a distinct voice, which was not easy considering the number of major characters. beautifully done, as Cassie would say in that lovely irish voice "Gorgeous!"
Twisting plot but not in an obvious or overdone kind of way; it didnt feel predictable or tv soap-y. I cared about each character and just couldnt turn it off. I brought my headphones everywhere and didnt watch TV or listen to music I was completely consumed in the story.
I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
The accent of the narrator was excellent fun to listen to. The story was mostly enjoyable but things (like bad decisions by the protagonist) dragged on too painfully long for me. I felt let down by the ending, but on balance the book was better than average
My 3rd Tana French, and it was a fascinating story about friendship, deception, and of coutse, murder. Great audio - I am in danger of talking with an Trish accent for the next few weeks.
Thoughtful, melancholy, lovely.
The care the author took to fully paint each character and the lovely way she described the participants, the surroundings, and the emotions.
Also, the narrator was superb.
I really enjoyed this book. The author has mixed ample mystery with psychological studies, philosophical questions about identity and family and normalcy, contemplations on relationships, and the ethics of undercover work. But mostly it seemed to be about friendship and the way reality (and the inevitable search for answers) can wreck something fine and beautiful. This is the second book in the author's Dublin Murder Squad series, and while you don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one it does help. Each book appears to be told from a different detective's point of view, and the overlapping lives and mentions of past cases (especially from different points of view) not only enrich the characters, but also lend authenticity to the books (for instance, showing the long-term effects the work can take on the participants). The only complaint, small though it is, is that the book maybe could have used some editing. But the author has such a lovely way of describing things and Cassie Maddox is an engaging guide through the story that I didn't really mind some meandering chapters. Recommended.
excellent narration of a beautifully written book, mysterious and detailed with rich characters. detective cassie maddox is a real and complex person and brutally honest in her telling of operation mirror.
The story didn't work - couldn't have happened - but the psychological depth and suspense made up for that. Although the story was implausible, the writing and performance were very enjoyable.