My tastes are fairly eclectic. I'm open to most genres. I LOVE reading, enjoying quite a few genres. Love audiobooks, especially mysteries.
Terry McCaleb is a retired FBI agent in L. A. who's just undergone a heart transplant. He's recuperating on his boat and figuring out what he's going to do with his new lease on life. When he's approached by Graciella Rivers to help investigate her sister's murder, Terry's reluctant until she gives him a compelling reason to go all in.
Typical of a Connelly procedural, this story winds around the bend and back before things start to fall in place to make sense and provide motive. Still, I was a bit blindsided by the revelations even though the clues were there (along with some convincing red herrings). I liked Terry and the hype about his skills were well founded. It's a good story with some interesting secondary characters.
I'm a big fan of Dick Hill so the narration just works for me in this series (Harry Bosch Universe). I listened to this one as McCaleb shows up in the next HB story and I wanted the background. It was well worth my time and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to him.
I was worried I wouldn't love this character and story line the way I have loved the Mickey Haller character and his stories, but Michael Connelly did not disappoint! Terry is a new favorite character! And the narrator did a fabulous job. Very satisfied!
Wow, this was the first in this series I have read/listened too. It kept me gripped from start to finish the final chapters had me riveted, listened to it through the night, never saw that one coming. A great thriller with a feel good ending. The narration was superb.
top 25 -I have more then 300 books in my library
Mr. Mercedes- it's in my top 25 also
I started listening to the book and it seemed familiar, it was driving me crazy, like I almost knew what was coming. I gave up and googled it. As it turned out this was a movie, so I'm not crazy. The book is great, and Dick Hill just brings everything to life, I adore him :)
This is a good ole mystery and I think most anyone would like.
Very factual and suspenseful. Interesting twist on a serial killers motives and actions. Good listen.