The overall setting and story.
I didn't like how the killer of a child gets painted in a sympathetic light.
Narrator's words faded at the end of each sentence. Starts at a normal volume and ends in a whisper.
Try another Tana French book. The reviews are good for this series I figure it must be me.
This book is very well written and quickly pulls you in. Yet, by the end of the book, the author has raised more questions than answers. SPOILER ALERT....At the end, not only is Ryan is in worse shape than at the beginning (don't ask me how this is possible), he has self-destructed. I don't really feel like reading 5 more books to see if Ryan gets his act together or not. If Tana French wasn't going to have ANY resolution in 20 hours, then I doubt she'll have any in 4 more books. It's a shame, because I really like how she writes.
I was so happy to learn that this book was a series. I loved the book and the narrator. There are parts that I wasn't super happy with but in general I loved it.
I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book and the two murder investigations. The characters were well-drawn and the story moved nicely. Narration was excellent. There were some twists to the main story but the mystery that started it all was never solved. You're given one lead and that lead turns out to be false. You're never told what happened to the two missing children. I just can't recommend this book to anyone and I'll never read the author again because I don't trust her to tell the whole story. I was very disappointed.
this is a great story, a real "page turner"! artfully crafted with memorable characters and enough suspense to keep you reading right to the end!
Cassie Maddox is wonderful.
This story is set in Ireland and the main character is Irish. Why, then, does the narrator have an English accent? The pronunciations of several places and phrases aren't correct, and that took away from the experience. I find it hard to believe that there aren't any good Irish narrators out there-- it's a country full of poets, writers and artists, yet we have to listen to an English accent?!
I enjoyed the story and characters very much, but the narration took away from my overall enjoyment. Maybe I'm a stickler-- my family is from there, I've been there, and I grew up listening to and loving Irish accents.
I loved this book, the story, the narrarator, until the end. The end makes you feel like the main character- like there is a blank, a mess... I am not sorry that I listened, and I do hope that there is some sort of follow-up, or a prequel, so I know what the heck happened!!!
Ms. French is a gift to many types of readers. She uses suspense to build intricate plots that beautifully display the human condition. This is not a book that you read and forget about. No fluff here. Something you can sink your teeth in. Thank you Ms. French for giving your readers more than their money's worth.
There were elements in this book that were highly interesting and enjoyable. It had so much potential. It drew me in anticipating a suspenseful detective story.
My enthusiasm waned when I encountered long passages that were tedious and boring. Then, there were several sections that were cliched and formulaic. This made it difficult to come out with an enthusiastic recommendation.
Finally, I was glad when it ended. Based on the reviews, I expected more. The reader was good, but it was not enough to significantly change the overall experience.
This is a breathtaking and thrilling novel full of suspense and "real" characters! A plausible story yet very unusually composed. Very, very good! I can only recommend this audio book! The performance is also flawless!