I like the Davenport stories but this one dragged on a bit, and had a side story that did not mesh well with the overall story
No surprises at the end - everything ties up as expected
performed in character
no. it was long enough
Too many 'cop' cliches; eye-rolling machismo; formulaic and derivative, mines heavily from the 'Boston Police Drama' genre; unlikable main characters; unfunny attempts at humor.
I'd have to gut-renovate this novel entirely, leaving the bones but remodeling the characters and settings. I'd take it out of the cliched world of 'cop drama' (YAWN) and nudge it over to the 'psychological thriller' realm. Good story, but the execution was predictable and grating at times.
I cringed my way through this book. I'm sorry, because there seem to be a number of devoted fans out there, but this 'tough lady cop' drama just wasn't for me. I don't care for pat, snarky one-liners from one-dimensional characters. I don't care for 'Go ahead, make my day' machismo. I don't care for 'Jekyll and Hyde' style, mentally-ill bad guys.
This story is good underneath all the gimmicky cop talk, but I just can't get past the gimmicky cop stuff enough to enjoy it.
This is a terrific mystery that has you engaged from the first 2 minutes. I gobbled it up in a couple of days.The lead character is a scrappy little woman who you are rooting for through the book. Lots of action and a compelling story line.
The narrators are wonderful...I'm looking for another book by this author.
This is my 5th Lisa Gardner book- they're all good but this one was the best. You won't regret using a credit on this one!
Writen very well. Did not figure it out to far in advance. Good Book!
Different voices and expressions.
All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth.
Yes -it's a GOOD story
Being told from the criminals perspective.
You will not see this one coming
Lisa is just the best author on my list. I have not read one of her stories yet that just didn't keep me want to read more. On my list of reads with a 1 to 5 scale, she gets a 7 for this one...
I found this story to be really good, except all the swearing really bothered me. It got to the point in the story where I was starting to wonder if the author knew other words. It was making her look unintelligent and not very creative in her descriptions. Don't get me wrong, I can understand using the F word in certain situations where the word makes sense and fits in context, but in this story it was used way too much even in places it wasn't needed to get the point across. I really liked the story line and it kept me wanting to finish the book which I did, but I won't recommend it to people I know because of the swearing. I feel it would offend them as it did me. I couldn't even listen to the book from my computer because I didn't want my kids to hear all the swearing. I probably won't listen to any more of Lisa Gardner's novels for this reason because I want a good story and I don't feel I should have to listen to someone else swear every two minutes. I know I am not the only one who feels this way either.
I only finished listening to this because I didn't want to waste money and I kept hoping it would get better. I did not. The narrator made me want to rip the headphones out of my ears. What a dissapointment.
I could not stop listening - even would wake up in the middle of the night to continue. Great suspense novel-loved how the narrator changed each chapter between the female homocide detective and the main character Tessa- I do have to say this crime novel leaves you guessing the whole time. The only negative would be that though the characters were good- they seemed kind of flat and unrealistic.
It's a good solid Thriller. My first Lisa Gardner boook. I enjoyed it.
You will wonder how the Gardner is going to make a story out of an "obvious" crime scene. Having two narrators the story is well told by the two points of view.