I loved this book, and I hated this book. I cannot spoil the ending for you my fellow reading enthusiasts... However prepared to be surprised and possibly disappointed all at the same time.
What I loved about this book is that it started off with a bang, but then enters into a bit of a lull where we learn a lot about our characters but with out giving anything away...it slows down and never quite takes me where I thought it would.
All in all, I would definitely read the rest of the Tana French books, but I am hoping she might revist some of these characters in the future
"The first and last book written by Tana French or narrated by Steven Crossley that I will ever read/listen to."
Having finished the book, I'm stunned so many people left glowing, 5 star reviews. The characters were bumbling idiots & the story was filled to the top with inconsistencies. These had to be the worst detectives in any book ever written! I can't stand leaving a book unfinished so I kept listening, hoping that it would be worth it in the end. It wasn't.
As for the narrator, his imitations for female characters & children were torturous. He came off sounding mocking & ridiculous.
Great writing. Some holes but the characters and plot were great. Ending was a tad disappointing. Narrator did a great job minus none of the characters having the correct accent. Though I would much rather that than an awfully done one.
It made me want to sit in my car and continue to listen after getting to where I was going. There were many twists and turns with little clues dropped throughout. The ending though that left a big question mark.
Tana French's flawed characters spring wonderfully to life in Steven Crossley's superb reading of this novel. The book is written in the first person and it's narrator, Rob Ryan, is caught between past trauma and present circumstance. His situation, and the complexity of his feelings, add a richness not often found in procedurals of this sort. Highly recommended.
Fantastic narrator. Could easily listen to him all day. The story was tense and involving, but not too difficult to follow of you have to start and stop a lot. But the protagonist began acting completely out of character about three quarters through the book and negated the entire relationship that supported the story. The man the author had created simply would NOT have acted like that and it made no sense. It was so strange, almost like the author lost her way and just threw in a random idea to hurry up and finish. Ruined what would have been a fantastic book.