Just under ten hours of listening, narrated by Gerard Doyle.
This is a novel narrated with an Irish accent, and unless/until you get used to the cadence, some listeners might find it annoying. Most sentences end with a raised inflection, like a question. Suggest that you listen to the Audible sample before making the investment. If I had, I probably would not have purchased this book, the reading was ’not my cup ‘o tea' … but, it is a good mystery.
Falling Glass is a tale surrounding the escape of a woman and her children from her husband, a wealthy businessman. The woman learns, accidentally, that the man has a dangerous past … no spoilers, but that past is revealed about mid-way through the story. The man hires a tinker-turned-investigaor to hunt her down, and he ultimately becomes her protector.
Falling Glass is a good mystery, albeit not a page-turning thriller. You know who-done-it right out of the chute, the journey to a satisfying conclusion is a curl-up-on-the-sofa Agatha Christie-type story. Recommended with a ‘listen to the sample first’ warning.
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I love the Sean Duffy books McKinty wrote, but I could not get all the way through this one. I just did not care about the plot or the characters. May have been the mood I was in, but not entirely. Not enough here to keep me interested.
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I ran across this because I had recently listened to Stuart Neville's The Ghosts of Belfast (highly recommended), which Gerard Doyle narrated. He's a marvelous narrator; a little understated, with a unique tension which keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is my first Adrian McKinty, and I really enjoyed it. I love mysteries and thrillers but can't take the violence, which imposes serious limits on what I can read. There were just a couple of seriously violent scenes here, and I could see them coming and skipped past. This didn't detract from my understanding of the book. The characters are interesting, the writing is very good, the whole thing is engaging. A great listen.
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I found this author with the first of the Sean Duffy trilogy. I bought this one on sale. This character, Killian was just as good. I like how McKinty tis in the Irish lore. This book is a stand alone. Worth the read.
The author could have been a little more creative with the McGuffin. Truly great ending. Hope to see the protagonist again.