Tana French's writing is superb. This story is gripping and the way in which she develops characters makes you feel you've known them for years. It has one shortcoming for me, which is about one-fourth of it felt like fill and slowed down the suspense. What I loved most was the slightly dirty feeling your left with at the very end. To me, that a sign of a great mystery.
Too many scenes where characters dig their fingernails into something, where the world goes dim around the narrator, where he makes the worst possible mistakes in a kind of slow slow motion. French can write and the characters and story are strong, but it's all too solemn and slow-moving to be really tasty.
Yes. Hoping she gets better - I've read really positive reviews of her latest.
Just longing for another Robert Galbraith (Rowling) mystery. Or, impossibly, Stieg Larsson. I know it's unfair to blame one writer for not being another, but those two (and Lee Child) make everyone else a disappointment. Sigh.
Wow, what a creepy story. Still need to know what happened to the 2 kids. very creepy. and felt very sad for the main character. well woven story on how a person slips away because of the past.
I don't think so. The beginning of the book was honestly overall decent, but the heavy handed foreshadowing throughout honestly just drove me up the wall. The characters and plot were set up beautifully and then it just kind of crumbled apart. I lost interest and was just trying to get through it by the end.
The author set up four narrative threads and only satisfactorily resolved one. The others were hastily dispatched and the mastermind of the primary crime was not even convicted. This was the first of this series of books and I can only hope that subsequent novels live up to the glowing review that led me to this author.
A great journey through time for those of us who remember carefree days playing outside til dusk and all the adventures that it entailed. Interwoven is a suspense filled hunt for a killer in a small town that has a few deep secrets of its own. The book brought up memories for me of events in my childhood and the circumstances that today would be considered dangerous and scary for kids to participate in yet seemed so normal and innocent back then.
I want my 15 hours back. Book started out with a bang and I was hooked. And so I kept hanging on....and on and on and on, waiting for resolution....some redemptive moment that never happened.
Excellent story that weaves a 30 year old murder with a current one., and the intersecting lives that are involved. Believable characters and a poetic writing style. Recommended.