Apparently, if you like the Lucas Davenport series, you would love this; and I can see why, it certainly wasn't boring and it was fun to hear. But for the love of God, could there please be some sort of surprise to this?? It was more like reading a book for a second time--a fun and brainless. I really don't see how anyone could have not foreseen the plot by scores of chapters. I don't even consider it a mystery because the narrator made us privy to the plot like we were his father confessor. Do you want a mindlessly entertaining story? Great. If you want to work out something for yourself, move on.
The story was fair. The narration was poor. I thought the story had potential but was disappointed. Just when I thought the story was about to get really good, the author took a turn taking it to a very mundane place. I did listen to the entire book. I have great endurance.
Not sure I would read another book by this author.. I thought the story was slow, Leave it to Beaver reruns has more of a mystery than this novel.. The "Bad Guys were boring and this story was just plain stupid...
I was looking forward to this listen based on other reviews. I found the story line intriguing but the language and attitude of the adult characters was crude and juvenile. I do not object to harsh or crude language as long as it is woven into the story and the fabric of the character's psyche. But here the vulgarity came across as gratuitous and unnecessarily repetitive. The indifference and superficiality of the characters was tedious. I tried but failed to like or identify with anyone in the story. There are much better books in this genre I am sorry I wasted my time on this one.