I read a later book in the series first and loved it then decided to listen to this one. Loved the narrator and the story.
Yeah, I might recommend it, but I'm not over the moon about this book. Narrator, Crossley, couldn't transition well into other accents, and really blew some of them. This is set in Ireland with Irish characters. They should have Irish accents, and although Adam was supposed to have an English accent, the others had the same accent. Disappointing.
Cassie's analysis of Rosalind. Totally gripping.
Strong/ masculine/ pleasurable
Actually I would.
I began reading the series by starting with Faithful Place, then Broken Harbor, both of which I enjoyed. Going to book#1 after that may have been a mistake.
I would never listen or read another book by either of these individuals.
The story was painfully boring.
There was no QC done. Breaths, stomach growls, dog barks, paper and clothes rustling…all in there. And the story was boring and slow...
Clear narrator who did not distract. Had difficulty shutting it off once the story got going.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Rob is a homicide detective on the Muder Squad who must overcome his worst fears and return to the same woods where he was terrorized as a child. A young girl is found murdered and there are strange forensics that just don't add up and/or fit in this kind of murder. Rob and his partner Cassie, a profiler, know it is a conflict of interest, but they decide to stay on the investigation with hope of Rob regaining important memories about what happened to him all those years ago. They are both aware that they are putting the case and their very jobs on the line but feel they must because the two cases might be linked. Rob's forgotten memories may be just what they need to solve the case. Many conflicting stories, from the past and present, make it exceedingly difficult to build a scenario or figure out who could have committed this strange murder. When there is a break in the case and they finally have a handle on who the perp could be, they still may not to be able to prosecute because of important procedures that were not followed.
More mysteries arise throughout their investigation concerning Robs forgotten past, that only drag he and Cassie further into frustration and further apart from each other.
Steven Crossly is a wonderful narrator, who definitely added depth to our mentally distressed main character, and helped to bring the story along at a good pace. I'm very happy and eager to be reading through the rest of this reputable series with my good bookathon buddies.
I've read a lot of crime novels and this one came highly recommended. Unfortunately, I disliked the storyline that took forever and a day to get going. Maybe it was the slow drawl of the narrator mixed with a dull story. But I'm not impressed.
Story was interesting enough so that it keep me amused during my work commute which is why I started listening to audiobooks in the first place but the mystery isn't solved. Yeah, that happens in real life but that's why I prefer books!