This is a fantastic romantic suspense and Tom S is my number one narrator. The O'Malley's is one of my favorite series.
Say something about yourself!
Author did a good job in bringing in the other family members which made me look forward to the other books in the series.
Need a narrator who can distinguish the characters. Dave is british however if the story didn't say this you wouldn't know. Was difficult to distinguish which character was speaking.
I had listened to the abridged version and loved the narrator Matilda Novak but wanted to listen to the unabridged version. Was disappointed that the sound effects and Matilda Novak did not perform the unabridged version.
The story line kept you totally involved
The developing relationship and the passion where their belief in doctrine was concerned.
No but he was excellent!
Kate's coming to know Christ
This book made me thirst for the second, third and fourth in the series. I love mysteries and she if a fabulous author.
It had a great storyline, well built characters, and a certain emotion to it that made me want to get to know the story better
Jennifer or Sarah. They are both my kind of gals, and I think I would get along with them
Great book from beginning to end. A little preachy in some parts, but all around an excellent book
I just finished reading the book for the second time.
Kate was my favorite character b/c as a hostage negotiator she is able to do her job with a natural calmness
I liked his performance as Dave and Marcus
I am reading the series for a second time
It depends...if they like "inspirational" novels, then sure. I didn't see the indicators that should have alerted me to the fact that this story is very, very preachy. The non-religious bits were VERY good. Dee Henderson's characters are credible in their roles as police officers. The religious bits were jarring ... they didn't seem to fit the rest of the story.
The listing in Audible didn't clearly identify this book as Christian or Religious fiction. I wish I had known. I'm not sure I'd have bought it. I don't think I'll buy any other books by Dee Henderson.
The Negotiator is probably one of the better books in the series. It's full of action and suspense, and that's what I loved best about this book.
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of suspense novels. Two recent novels come to mind, Indefensible by Pamela Callow and A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzer. Both full of action and suspense, without the religious theme.
The opening bank hostage scene was my favorite. One thing I can say about Dee Henderson, her opening scenes are always good. The novels may drag in the middle, but the beginning and endings are always good.
Kate O'Malley was hilarious. I found myself laughing at this character often.
I don't care for the Romance genre: too sappy, navel gazing and yak, yak, yak about feelings -- not for me. This was advertised as a mystery book, but I'd say 80% romance. I admit I've only listened to the first half (and am debating whether to continue) but the mystery seems very typical of romance novels: the heroine is being threatened/stalked/bothered by somebody not yet identified, and the hero happens along and together they save the day. Why bother giving it my time if I know how it's going to turn out and nothing that interesting or original has happened along the way so far?
For people who can stomach romance novels, the characters seem interesting enough, and the performance seems pretty good. The author does a good job for a romance book -- I'm assuming that audience likes all the angst and talking about feelings and doubts and attraction-resistance between the main characters that replaces a lot of the action you would get in a good mystery.
I loved the story. The male narrator just didn't do justice to the female voices. This was a real disappointment to me. Why use a male narrator with a female star and vice versa? I love to lose myself in these books. I couldn't with this one, because sometimes I wasn't sure who was talking. Don't mean to be cruel. To me it was a wonderful book that was spoiled, not to the point of returning it though.