The narrator makes or breaks the story. This story is narrated superbly, is enticingly suspenseful and extremely well written. You won't want to stop listening; you have to pull yourself away!
It started slow but I hung on because of the great reviews. Glad I did. By 1/3 of the way in I was hooked.
The story was captivating , I was listening to every chance I could. Jonathan Keeble did a marvelous job of narrating. I highly recommend this book!
The non-linearity in storyline, woven so beautifully. There were parts which I could not figure on first read, and was reminded of context way down the storyline. Also, the characters are complex, rich and vivid.
Oh yes !
Several reviews I read were so positive, about this author and story, that I spent a credit with confidence! Great story, great author, great narrator! Loved it! Will purchase more books by this author!
This was my first Reginald Hill novel. Maybe an earlier work would've been a better introduction, because this one seemed like a million others I've read, which isn't necessarily bad, it's just average.
I did enjoy the character development and setting very much; the author has created a very likable main character and his plight kept me engaged.
The ending "twist" though, was ridiculous, and all-in-all, the wrap-up a bit anti-climactic.
How on earth can a therapist fall in love—even unconsciously — with a man she professionally believes to be a pedophile?! That is a very weird line for an author to cross, and I found it hard to reconcile.
For that matter, how could such an intelligent, likable main character surround himself with frenemies at every turn? The deplorable idiocy of his partner/best friend, the backstabbing wife who has pretended to "love" him for a few decades while basically biding her time?
Anyhoo, that's just me.
Excellent narration for a beautifully written story. I found myself making "free time" so that I could listen, yet I didn't want the story to end.
If you like a good revenge story with a lot of twists and turns, this is a must listen!
I feel that this story has been told before, different authors, different characters, but a common premise. However, the strength of the main and supporting characters still makes the read worthwhile.