It was a lot of rehash from previous book. I got a little weary of the demented relationship between Gretchen & Archie. It was just OK.
This book might well be the most grisly, frightening, and yes---terrifying mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge Stephen King fan and never thought I could be shaken up beyond anything he's written. But this book scared the heck out of me. Often I had to turn it off just because I couldn't listen to more grim details. The story is fascinating and certainly not like anything else I've read. And the narrator is just wonderful! There was seldom a time when I didn't know who was speaking, even though many of the lesser "cop" characters pretty much could be mistaken for one another. I guess the degree of sickness on the part of this serial killer is just this side of Hannibal Lechter, but because he is so "normal", he frightened me even more. I would definitely read more books by this author and this narrator. Be prepared to be scared!
This is a case of the book being let down by the narrator. There is a flatness to the narration which is irritating enough to detract from this gripping (at times sickeningly so) thriller. The dialogue was better done, but in 3rd person narration her voice didn't modulate when it should and it didn't allow you to lose yourself in the story when you should have been able to. I'll be avoiding this narrator though not the author who went places in her study of the psychology of evil which makes me wonder how she sleeps at nights!
A well paced and absorbing book, and confronting in the details of the torture suffered by the lead detective at the hands of the deeply disturbed female serial killer, it avoids gratuitous gore by evoking the horror of the experience rather than depicting every gruesome detail (but it's still pretty tough). The dialogue is clever and convincing, the central characters have some depth, and the story draws you in. For some reason the author insists on describing every item of dress of every character, which seems pointless, but otherwise the writing is crisp and entertaining. The narration of this audiobook is excellent; just be ready for lots of colourful language.
Excellent Book, captivating. Chelsia Cain was a wonderful narrator. The story line was surpurb, I found myself captivated by the serial killers mind. I will listen to this book again. The characters were excellent. Many Heart stopping moments.
Yes, the storyline was interesting enough.
Archie, Gretchen, and Susan.
Archie was my favorite
No extreme reaction, just interesting
Great book if you're looking for something to put you to sleep. I was instantly bored and could not get into it. I suffered through over half of it, but found that I just didn't care how it ended. Sorry, not trying to me harsh, but it just wasn't for me.
I enjoyed this title more than I thought I would. Carolyn McCormick is an excellent narrator and Chelsea Cain's plot is riveting. The relationship between Archie and Rachel is truly disturbing in that "I just can't turn away" fashion. Definitely I must add series!!!!
Good thriller, but it's a more plot-driven than character-driven story. I found the ending both predictable and unbelievable. Would have been a stronger story had the main character's relationship with his wife been developed more fully.