The narrator is wonderful and the story kept my interest until the very end. This was my first Tami Hoag book, but I'll definitely read more of her books after this! Just the right amount of murder & suspense :-)!
This book is a great listen. Some of the characters/families might be a little over the top, but overall an interesting bunch of people and a gripping series of events. I appreciated the fact that the sex scenes were kept to the minimum (one), as my teenagers also listen to the books and it's always an issue with downloads to find out halfway through the book that the writer threw in some graphic sex scenes (that doesn't even add to the story).
The narrator was very good and the story kept me guessing up to the end. Just as you think you know who the villain is, she throws in a red herring or two. Not a bad buy for your credit.
The words in this book, plus Kirsten Potter's reading make it an almost realistic experience. I could almost see the characters in my mind as the story progressed. Tami Hoag dwells extensively on analyzing the work and family lives of the various characters - it feels like being in Oak Knoll.
Fantastic - Tam Hoag really did her homework and it shows. This book is spectacular. I LOVE her characters, especially the 5th grade students...very believable. The narrator was AWESOME..the only reason didn't give it 5 stars is because although the protagonist is from Chicago, I felt Kirsten gave him more of a New England accent. Nevertheless I will seek out more books that she has recorded; she was FABULOUS!.
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.