I read the author's second book first, and couldn't wait to read this one to find out more about the characters. I was not disappointed! I initially checked out the print version from the library, but could not renew it due to a long waiting list, so I downloaded it on Audible. now I also have another favorite narrator, too! I listened to it constantly and loved every minute of it. can't wait for her next book.
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Excellent reading of a spellbinding who-dun-it. Themes of ancient lore, animal wisdom, and killer psychology.
This book was so well done. I was on the edge of my seat for the last half and couldn't stop listening. The narration was superb. Ordered the second book in the series before I was even finished the first. Anyone looking for a suspenseful, well written story with good character development and great detail, this book will not disappoint!
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I googled some suggestions for "page-turners" and this was very high on a few different lists. Let me just say that first and foremost this piece of work surely IS a classic page-turner! It def lived up to that billing. But, and this is a very important "but," it never lived up to the potential it had hanging there for the taking the entire listen! It was right there! Just when you think "oh ya, here it comes baby!!!" BAM, nuthin'. But still entertaining at the same time...the whole time, all the way to the final sentence for cryin' out loud. Great book though. And I'm sure I'm probably missing "something" by not recognizing the artsy-fartsy qualities in the way the story finished, and believe me, I'm not looking for a Bruce Willis to come swingin' in with a battalion, a case of beer, and 3 blondes...I just wanted "more" I guess. Sorry for the blabber here..... Literally just finished and I'm spinning!
I don't know how more people don't comment on the ending of this novel. There are some giant lose ends and it drove me crazy for months after. How can you really not wrap up the protagonist's story? I really don't like that much being left to the imagination.
I absolutely loved this novel. The story is narrated through the view point of a rather relatable character; he was very real to me, which I find to be a rare attribute in modern crime fiction. I loved the twists in plot and subtle imagery; not to be missed!!!! Every part of this novel is superb.
I might! Tana French is very good at building psychological suspense, and Crossley does a fine job of conveying tension and unease. It's easy to guess the killer early on in the story, so a repeat listen wouldn't necessarily suffer from already knowing the ending.
I thought the ending was creepy and unsettling, but in a good way. No big surprises in terms of whodunnit, but the slowly building tension as the detectives figure it out was very compelling.
Not necessarily, but I listened to this book during my morning runs and found it very motivational for getting me up and moving.