Story was captivating...but the narrator Michael Kramer was not. The performance lacked energy overall and there wasn't much difference in the voice he used for the different. It got better as the story went on, but maybe more because I was drawn into the story
I like to read/listen on my way to and from work...it keeps me OFF my phone and FOCUSED on driving!! ;)
I really don't have anything negative to say about this book except maybe some of the details were a little unneeded. The near raider was amazing… He had a voice that could Lull you to sleep but didn't and kept you interested The entire time. I really did like the way it jumped from character to character sharing a little bit of each of their lives and then settling on the reason that they were sharing each one of these specific characters life! Amazing book an amazing narrator ...I will find more from both!!
I read reviews on this book before buying, everyone said how dark it is; and that it is TOO dark. I agree that its dark but I loved it. Its just a story people! Honestly the most disturbing part for me was when Angie said "you should put a plastic bag over the dogs head" I think you need things like this in a story like this to keep it interesting. I have read all kinds of detective, murder mysteries and none of them kept my attention like this one; I will be listening to the rest of the series!
No " goody two shoes" actors here. All characters are flawed just like everybody else, they all have their demons. I cheered for Jon hoping he would find truth, didn't see the antagonist right away. Was concerned I couldn't deal with the initial vivid gory description of the crime scene if it carried through the rest of the book but it was used in context not for its own sake or titillation.
I don't know
When Jon speaks to Kathy and Joyce about what happened to Mary Alice.
15 years old and sentenced to life in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.
I'll take a chance on another Slaughter book (what an appropriate name!)
I have come to enjoy Karin Slaughter's twisted and winding stories. This was a slow start on this book for me after reading the Grant County series and to hear things from Will's perspective was such a switch. However, he grew on me and now I am reading to hear the rest of his stories.
Wish I'd read the reviews prior to purchasing. clearly a talented author who writes too graphically for my taste. Believe the reviews of those who were put off by the content. I only purchased the first book because the later books were offered by my library. definitely didn't listen to the remaining books in the series after previewing the first one. One to avoid in my opinion.
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loved the story. will trent has some traits i see in the people around me. its amazing to hear the story come alive the way it does
I have great patience for a good whodunnit, but sadly, this wasn't one. One fairly interesting twist in the middle, but the rest was plodding and predictable. I didn't find the scenes of sex and/or violence disturbing so much as tacky--the usual tropes and euphemisms all in attendance. This is my first experience with Karin Slaughter and I don't think I shall have another anytime soon.
Separately, it drives me up the wall when audiobook readers mispronounce simple words (e.g., saying the verb "lunged" like the adjectival form of the respiratory organ). The voices supplied by Mr. Kramer were also practically indistinguishable half the time--all four main characters had nearly the same soft Southern drawl. This didn't really affect my ability to follow the story, but it did make things a little drab.