This was a very well written story with a lot of twists, turns, subplots, and well researched detail. With detailed accounts of sexual abuse, it is often hard to listen to, but tells the story of many children that needs to be heard. It is a message that is all too real for far too many children and the adults they have become.
Probably, but it was not my favorite Greg Iles book.
The story here took some 'leaps" that I didn't quite track, and kind of tended to "wallow" in some of the details. Also, as smart as her character was portrayed to be she didn't really "get" some pretty obvious stuff - as written.
Probably, I liked her character voices better than the main character tho, with the exception that all of them but a few sounded like they were talking through a tin can.
I like a book with a strong sense of place, and "Blood Memory," set in Natchez, MS. and New Orleans, definitely conveys the feel of the place. Joyce Bean's wonderful narration aids in this considerably.
The mysteries at the heart of this story are interesting and deeply knotted. Part of the satisfaction in this novel is the journey of untangling these threads. The protagonist is deeply flawed (and as we discover, deeply wounded), but relatable nonetheless. We are never not rooting for her.
Be warned: although not a horror book (and certainly not supernatural), there is much that is horrific about this book, made more painful by Greg Iles' deftl writing and because the subject is so very, very real. It's impossible to read this book and not feel disgusted and angry as we watch this skillfully-rendered story play out.
This is a painful, but redemptive book. I'm glad I made the effort. This one will stay with me for a long time.
Yes! It kept me on the edge of my seat.This is my first read/ listen from this author and I am eager for more. The narration was great, however , the narrator bothered me at first because she sounded much older than the 31 year old she was portraying. Regardless, I would highly recommend this audio book!
The presentation was great... The Storyline was believable! Kept me interested through to the end!
Story probably could have been told in a third of the time. Lots of dragging on and on about how awful everybody was to the lead female. "Oh, poor, poor me!" I wanted to hurt her myself about halfway in.
Spoiler Alert....Same problem...lead went on and on about herself. "It's all about poor me..." Sheesh! Secondly, being from New Orleans, the 'drawl' and Cajun accents were a god bit off, in my opinion. The pronunciation of the city of Metairie as MA-TARRY almost blew a gasket in my head. Do your homework! Finally, after 17 hours of an 18 hour story, here comes brand new characters who are responsible for much of the murder mystery. Hate that!
Don't think so.
No, not really.
Could have been a really good story, but author failed in the interest of quantity vs quality.