It is a great listen. You get the feeling that often you know what is coming next. You may be right most of the time -- but not always!
This is what I see as a typical book with all the elements to grow to something good. Police, an environment that looks nice but is potentially dangerous, good/bad characters, etc. It starts slow (hence the 4 starts), but gains speed in the middle. In the final quarter things are really happening.
Sandra did write a believable book that has the nice balance of detective and adventure.
This was a good book but it was a lot slower developing than any of the other novels I have listened to. It was still a good book that seemed very real!
Many books contain characters who are stupid. This book is unique in that every single character in it appears to be mentally retarded. The narrator seems to agree with this -- he emphasizes it everywhere, finding voices that make all the characters and even the narrator sound like complete morons.
The story is an acceptable pedestrian mystery, not bad as long as you're willing to forget it as soon as you've read it. But why bother? There are better ways to waste your time.
Purchased this title after reading all of the rave reviews. Wow. Never again. Horrible book. Unbelievable characters. Corny voicing by the reader. Bazooka Joe bubble gum wrapper jokes are more immersive.