Lots of suspense! Maybe a little easy to figure the plot but still filled with surprises. I'll listen to it again.
This is the first book I have had the chance to listen to by Tami Hong. It was very well written with each chapter narrating perspective through the happenings. The book had me ranging from enjoying a good "edgy" story to sitting on the edge come the end.
I highly recommend this book to Cornwell/Patterson fans in the vein of Alex Cross with some spice of humanity or reality.
The book shocks and rivets you off your seat. Events that offend every sense of being in you make unfortunate and perfect sense in the world today.
Last note, the author did an AMAZING job setting a book written in a time when we had no computers, no DNA databases, and cell phones were bricks to carry. It was a great read/listen.
I loved this story, and was impressed by the narrator's ability to effectively and believably become each of its characters - drawing me in completely. I was fascinated by the way Tami Hoag included children in a story so drenched with details illustrating profound human depravity and unimaginable horror. I found myself getting attached to the characters, whether I loved or hated them, and couldn't get enough - of the dynamic between the main character and her father as well as her best friend, and especially of "Vince" the profiler. He had the ability to have complete mastery of a situation while maintaining a layer of heart wrenching vulnerability. Five stars from me - for imagination, style, rich personality, and especially for inspiring me to listen a second time. Excellent read for anyone who enjoys suspenseful murder mysteries that indulge the reader's curiosity about behavioral analysis.
I am a very busy graphic designer. I love to listen to audiobooks as I work. To relax, I take an audiobook with me on a long walk.
I enjoyed this audiobook. What I like is a story that starts off interesting and then maintains it. This book did that for me. Good main characters. Maybe a bit predictable but still a good listen.
It was a slow start but the narrator's skill eventually wins and you are drawn in. The plot and story is nothing new but it's a good read just the same.
At every turn all I could think was "oh give me a break". Her method of developing the characters was tedious at best. The one dimensional narration made this tedious listen not worth the effort to hope for improvement. Of the 200+ books that I've listen to I can't recall ever stopping, especially so early in the book. I just couldn't get into the book and didn't want to spend any more time with it.
I usually really enjoy Tami Hoag's mysteries. This one was based in the '80s, and having been a reader for many years, I feel like I'd already read/heard this book. There wasn't much new in it. I didn't like being thrown back to the days without cell phones, and the characters kept complaining that they need computers, which was honestly a little hokey, considering current technology. All in all, it was okay. Worth listening to, but not the best.
Just kept me guessing
A decent mystery with some twist... The ending did fall a little flat with too many unanswered questions...