Give me a break. The book was very interesting with a lot of intricate twists and turns and Joe Mantegna was great as a narrator. But when it was revealed that the Evil Serial Killer the Watchmaker was just a paid lacky of a gang of Terrorist Christian Homeschoolers, the Author lost me completely. Was it just a hatred of Christians in general that drove Deaver to come up with this ridiculous premise or just Christians who homeschool? I don't know, but I do know that the whole story fell apart when it was revealed that a cabal of evil Christian homeschoolers were the puppet masters of the serial killer the Watchmaker. I was all set to give this book 5 stars all around until the last couple of chapters. Come on Deaver, get real.
I love to read to escape. I like to walk in the stores with a good book, browse the mall on a rainy day and people watch while I listen.
Story is good and lots of twist. Joe reads great narration. would recommend this book.
I enjoyed The Vanished Man and The Bone Collector much more. The plot here was good but as a Christian, the continual use of the "G-D" word distracted from the plot. I understand why some authors think they have to, but plenty of successful police procedural writers
don't. The not-so-cleverly disguised Christian-bashing and "right-wing whacko" references didn't help either and seemed intellectually lazy coming from such a gifted writer. Not on a soapbox, just stating an opinion.
The book, Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver is an ugly experience for women and probably for good men.The violence against women is part of the story but also added as gratuitous stories the protagonist and others tell each other. The only reasons an author would do this is nasty exhibition. Who is he trying to please?
Another great Addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series. You never quite know who is the real bad guy and who is the hero. Lincoln has met an intelligent, meticulous adversary who gives him a run for his money. This is a real nail-biter.
The story had great possibility, but suffered a disastrous telling. I do not know why, but Deaver began to tell the story to the reader in the middle of the book and I stopped it, rewound, listened again. But it was just as bad the second time. I have several of his novels recorded and purchased them from Audible and I seriously do not believe I will buy another.
Increased the length and let his characters show the reader the story rather than trying to shorten it by telling the middle section to the reader.
Very well. As a matter of fact, the narration was very good.
Not for me. Because I would not buy it.
Sorry, Jeffery, but I did not enjoy this book as well as many of your others.
Sorry but having the male reader mimic a woman's voice like a muppet baby kind of ruins Deaver for me. I don't like that at all.
Didn't get far enough into it to tell.
Women Characters should be read in a regular voice or get a woman narrator for those roles, having a male narrator mimic a woman is degrading the role and ruined the book for me early on.
For some reason, I stopped listening to the Lincoln Rhyme series, but this one has gotten me interested again.
The plot line with Amelia Sachs and her father's memory.
After five, yes FIVE, attempts to finish this, it's done. Phew! Although the story itself was ok, there was way too much time spent on fluff, lots and lots of fluff. There are only so many ways to describe what the temperature is in a given moment and keep a reader interested. Would have been better as a short story.