I'm just a book lover!
I enjoy listening to novels. The problem is within the first chapter or two, I've already figured out who the murderer is/who done it/who falls in love....etc. This book kept me guessing till almost the last chapter. It was a good story. Totally plausible. I could see the main character being brought into another storyline and reluctantly struggling with solving another case or not. The performance was well done. A few of the voices sounded the same, but I really didn't think that was to big of a deterrent. I thought the Narrator, George Newbern, did well with his read. Overall, the book get's 5 stars from me as it kept me in the 'guessing game'. I will definitely check out another John Verdon novel.
Felt like the police and main character were stupid. Obvious things that should have been looked at closer, weren't. Really didn't care for the book
Not in this genre, but by this author
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Yes, but since this is a very complex murder mystery, it wouldn't be as much fun. Once you know the secrets, it's likely to lose some of it's pull.
I really liked the main character's wife. She was very clever. He was the one who had been a police detective but she had a natural instinct and saw things that others missed. I hope she is in future books because she is the perfect sounding board for the main character.
This was the first book performed by George Newbern that I had listened to but I enjoyed him very much. If I find more books that he is narrating, I will count that as a huge draw.He is easy to listen to and makes the characters stand out without over-shadowing the story.
There is a personal event in the past of one of the main characters that is very moving. I don't want to give anything away but I will say that it gives you some insight into the character's personality.
I'm looking forward to listening to more books in this series.
Actually not Deborah, but Donald. My wife opened the Amazon account and suddenly my Audible account became hers. I'm a basic 63 year old type guy who runs a lot and listnes to books as I run. It was a dark and stormy night ... but I still did 5 miles.
First, really nice plot line. I wanted to know what happened next. That is always a good sign isn't it?
Lot's of people seemed to dislike Newbern's reading. It gave the feeling of people who carried a cloud with them. You can decide for yourself if that is exactly true - or not. If true, then his reading was fine.
What influences us most in this journey of life? It just might be all that we carry that has gone before. The past always lives... That is as important as the challenge we face today.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
I can usually figure out who done it at least midway through a book, but not with this one. It was unusual in the plot and well thought out and presented.
The writing wasn't particularly artistic or inspiring, but it was solid and presented a clever and unique storyline.
I wouldn't listen to this book twice, but it was well worth the credit to listen to it once!
The premise is fascinating, the characters are fairly well drawn, the plot moves along quickly. Best of all, the story has an ending. The puzzle has a reasonable solution and the emotional conflict is somewhat resolved. It's all good. If only the editors would remove the umpteenth recap, the book could be a third shorter and nearly perfect.
The story was okay, but the boring narration, stilted dialogue, and sophomoric descriptions ruined it for me. I would like my money and four hours of my life back.
I am usually very good at guessing "whodunit" but this one threw me for a loop. Awesome book, amazing writer, good performance.
Although the second book (Shut Your Eyes Tight) is better than this, the first, the series has real potential. I'd like to see better characterization of the wife and I don't want to hear another dead end foot trail. You'll see what I mean if you read these two books. I think the major difference in ratings between the two books rests in the narration.
Yes, It kept me up all night once I reached Chapter 12.
When the security officer appeared to be in distress.
No, But I really enjoyed his narration.
I'm not big on turning books into movies. If I truly enjoyed the book; I'm often disappointed with the movie.