I listened to the unabridged version and had some difficulty sticking to it. The story was interesting and unpredictable, but moved pretty slowly. Psychological details were very well done.
My biggest complaint is my own personal dislike of stories told in the first person, and I believe that it made this story that much more tedious. The story is also somewhat unsatisfying due to the unpleasant outcome for the main character.
This audiobook is amazing! I don't think I can say enough about it. The story is absolutely engrossing and the characters are very deep. You will not be disappointed.
This is an very indept writer. A very well written book. I judge books by the ability of the writer to make me feel as thought I were there. I was there.
The narrator is English and the characters are Irish - it didn't add up and it was impossible to continue listening.
An Irish or Irish-accented narration.
I'm very intrigued by the storyline, but I'll have to read the books.
I don't think so. It just went on...and on...and on. Then it ended and continued on and on. I found it hard to listen to and frankly, everytime I listened, when not driving, I soon found myself asleep.
Yes, the plot is very good.. There are numerous surprise and shocking events along the way as well.
He stopped me from skipping ahead.
No....I couldnt stop yawning. Not as good FOR ME as it was for others.
I would not try another one of her books. I did like Steve Crossley.
He was great.
It was good up until the end. It is like she did not finish the story. What happened to his friends that disappeared all those years ago?
Pages and pages of a character's thoughts. Not enough story and puzzle.
Probably not. I believe this was her first, or at least an early, book. I might check reviews to see if later books were written differently.
Mr. Crossley did a fine job as far as I can tell. I just didn't care for what he was reading.
Frustration! I was hoping for a traditional "mystery". What I experienced was a book that concentrated more on the emotions and thoughts of a character than on the puzzle of the mystery and the solution.
While I believe this book is well written, it just isn't my style. To me it seemed more of a character study of an emotionally damaged policeman. The "mystery" was not the main focus. And that was disappointing for me.
This was one of my early "Audible" purchases and a title that I bought on sale. What I have learned is to go beyond the publisher's comments and read the reviews - both positive and negative. Had I done that I believe I would have passed on this book. My preference is for books that emphasize story and plot.
I have recommended to friends. It is a raw and totally enthralling.
I think it's an original.
Too many to mention.
Beautifully written and narrated.
You will have to spend more than one read with this well thought out and very well written mystery.
The characters and plot are equal and that is unusual. Very well worth a reread.
I am not sure how to rate this book actually. To me I guess it depends on what you are looking for in " a good read". Everyone looks for something different I think at different times. This book was long, wordy, felt painful at the end to me for unfinshed business, unfair but all to real on who gets punished and who does not, and last but not least mixed emotions about the protagonist. I felt empathy for what he went thru and at other times a hardy dislike for him. This may seem a litttle disjointed but I am tring to avoid any spoilers.
Now that being said I liked the way the author writes this sory, slow, methodical, sometimes it even seemed ploding along, but it was right for this book. The story line itself kept me listening well into the night or just a few minutes more in the driveway. The characters were great, I liked the narrator, I couldn't figure out why the Irsh didn't sound Irsh?? a little disappointing, but I would listen to him again.
Now back to what are you looking for in a book, well for me whether it is to pass the time or want to be scared to death or feel warm and fuzzy, I want a book to leave me with something. I don't want to put it down and have a hard time remembering what the title even was. This book left me edgy, with an unexplainable uneasy feeling in my chest for a while after I finished it. I will definitely go get the next one in this series.