Great story and characters. However a big flaw in the plot prevents me from rating it higher-- can you say "Rescue snowmobiles'? Surely somebody (especially the police) in a mountain town would have thought of using snowmobiles as a rescue vehicle in a snowstorm. This kept the book always at a very fictional level.
Sandra Brown develops her characters well in this story about a town and people isolated by weather and with a serial killer in their midst. The story kept me involved and entertained but the voice overdid some of his characters and accents (especially when listened to by an Aussie!).
Its not brilliant, I picked the nasty quite some time before the end, but its an enjoyable listen and I would recommend it.
I am not a big fan of mysteries, perferring to read science or something productive and useful to me in some sense. This book was a terrific read. I did not figure out the plot until very late in the game. My wife cannot put it down. I have already purchased her other book on the reading list, Unspeakable, which is also very good.
i bought the abridged by mistake and was really mad i missed out on hours more pleasure! you won't want to stop listening. actually probably a 4 not 5, but i gave it a 5 to offset some more conservative reviewers, and it really was enjoyable.
This was one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. I can usually figure mysteries out well in advance of the ending, but this one kept me on my toes until the very last word. In addition, the narrator's different voices for each character were superb - I grew up in Tennessee and can usually spot a fake southern accent a mile away, but not so in this case. I have already recommended this audiobook to several of my friends.
If it's pure entertainment you want...purchase this audible listen. If you're searching for an American classic, stay away. This book thoroughly did its' job of entertaining me during my drive to and from my job. It made me forget that I was driving! (I shouldn't say that too loud!) Seriously, I found myself sitting in my car to get a few more seconds of listening time. The ending was great and I will move on to another Sandra Brown audible book.
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.