Very nice story with lots of twists.
Toren seemed to be way too dramatic for portions of the story that didn't require any. I think she read with a lot of exclamation points added.
Almost everything about this book I found disappointing. From the fact that the narrator made me feel like the main character was Bea Arthur and not in a good way (huge Golden Girl's fan), to the extremely flat one dimensional characters, but the fact that one of the female leads during her introduction, but almost every possible chance the author stated that she was black as if this was her defining thing. As someone who can enjoy simple characters (I often dabble in YA fiction) this was just to much to listen to.
The most disappointing thing I would have to say is the character development. I often found myself wondering who people were and often they were some of the main characters.
I don't think I would want to try another of her performances, I didn't really enjoy listening to the sound of her voices and this is just personal opinion, but it didn't seem like a lot of effort was put into the performance.
I guess the plot twists? I don't know even those weren't really that redeeming in the book because they put so little emphasis on character development they didn't make that much sense.
I am definitely returning this one as fast as possible.
A better plot, a better narrator
The book flip-flopped between first and third person narration, which was jarring at times. Also at times it read more like a bad romance novel than a crime thriller.
This was the second James Patterson novel I listened to and both were horrible. I like crime novels and thrillers, but could not get into either of his books.
Yes. It is a book that grabs a hold of you.You have to know what happens next.
The end Big Surprise. I will be buying #2.
It was Perfect. Great choice she made great writing come alive.
Yes - this book really captured my attention and imagination. There were times I didn't want to get out of my car because the story was so good.
Yes - just when you thought you knew 'who dun it,' something new came along to change your mind.
Lindsey and Claire
It was such a compelling story. The plot pulled me in immediately. Great narration, as well.
Suzanne was pitch perfect. She really brought the story to life. Narrators make all of the difference in the audiobook experience. She was ideal! Made the experience great. I couldn't stop listening once I began.
The entire story was great. There wasn't one particular part.
I'm just learning about the series, so I had to start at the beginning. I can see why it was so successful. I can't wait to get to the 13th installment.
The premise was bordering on laugh-out-loud silly.
It was easy to guess every plot turn ahead of time, which honestly doesn't always bother me, but the rest of the story was just so boring that I found myself zoning out and not bothering to rewind.
I didn't think the narrator was appropriate for the main character. Oddly enough, she made the main character sound both too old and too emotional.
Overall, I think this isn't the worst thing you could read but it certainly isn't the best either. This is the first James Patterson book I've read and his portrayal of experienced professional women as overly-emotional and immature irritated me.In and of itself, a glorified support group that solves murders is as ridiculous as it sounds, but I think the author also has trouble writing women. I may try James Patterson's other novels with a male lead, but I won't be visiting the Women's Murder Club again anytime soon.
No. This book is very predictable and not very well thought out.
Not well thought out.
I read the book a long time ago and don't now why I thought it was good. But if you want to try this book out I would recommend reading it not listening. The performer is terrible.
The first book is just the beginning of excitement and adventure with a cast of characters that you will learn to love.
No, his writing is laughable. There was no suspense, the characters were laughable. The story was worse than a CSI script. Mr. Patterson has no understanding of women. As a woman I found his writing offensive.
Suzanne Toren did a terrible job with the voices. Every male cop had a Chicago style accent, it was cliche and awful. She switched between that and a southern accent for the same characters. It made listening unbearable.
Every single romance scene between the main character and her partner. It was dreadful, even worse than a harlequin romance novel.