This was my first book by this author and I was not disappointed! The store had great characters and a wonderful plot! I would have liked to know more about some of the subplots that were going on in the story, they sorta left you hanging about the death of Hilde France....Otherwise, good read and I intend to read more of her novels!
Excellent story, saw some things coming but they didn't take away from the overall quality of the storytelling. I wish I could afford DSL so I could understand the narrator better, but at AM quality it's pretty poor and at MP3 quality would take me 4 DAYS to download. Still the narrator does a good job switching between characters.
The depth of the story draws you in and doesn't let you go. The first Wilhelm that I have read but not the last. I would like to see the story go on......
I had this book in my wish list for quite awhile before I finally decided to buy it. The story was compelling enough that it held my attention until the end. I was disappointed with the ending because it merely made the story a lesson in morality, which is: You can't judge a book by its cover; or some other trite parable.
The story was almost like a non-sequitor by the way it started; its development; and its odd moral ending. It is as though the author was trying to give a particular person a private message. I don't know...when I read a novel, I want to be entertained not preached at.
I thougth this was a very good book with great characters and I would highly recommend it. I thought I knew "who done it" but was wrong. I will read more of her books.
This was a cardboard cutout mystery, not sure what the huge positive reviews are about. Characters are one-dimensional and never do anything unexpected or interesting. Subplots limp along, thematic elements are as subtle as a hammer to the back of the head. Completely underwhelming in every way. Lots of useless descriptions of refreshments served at endless meetings between characters, and general silliness like that. A photograph of a clean kitchen is described like this...tidy, all the dishes washed and put away. It's a photograph of a clean kitchen. WHAT dishes? We never get beyond the surface of anything in this story. It's told in a stiff style and its events are not compelling or plausible, and there are big plot holes. Not very satisfying.
Great story but audible version degraded by reader who can't pronounce Willamette. She should talk to an Oregonian who could help her not embarrass herself. A little research before her narration would have been appreciated.
This was my fir Kate Wilhelm novel and it won't be my last. It was an excellent legal thriller. So much better than 90% of all Grisham novels. Narrator was good, the story and plot development was good, and the pace of the novel was really good. The book was fairly clean but there were a few side characters that had excessive swearing and too many F___ bombs were dropped for it to be a 5 start book for me, but those characters were short lived so the swearing was concentrated to small sections of the book and not throughout.
Well written, good attorney/intelligent plots and wonderful relationship between Father and Daughter.
I have read already four of Kate Wilhelm books and I have loved every single one. I have already added to my Library all her other books.