List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen
I really enjoy the combination of Freeman & Barrett. This may be my favorite book yet by them. Except for a couple of plots that make you shake your head IE... A girl that would go to a suspected killers house alone; I really enjoyed guessing who did it. The character's were very believable, and I could get into them.
I've listened to Spilled Blood & Burying Place. I went straight into The Bone house because I've been so let down by other writers lately. I'm glad I did.
This story started very well with hints of mystery but it goes downhill pretty quick. Nevertheless, I hung in there waiting for the story to improve but it never did.
Hilary and Mark Bradley are fairly new in their marriage when they become entangled in a web of suspicion and accusations of Mark having an affair with one of his students. Mark lost his teaching job and the couple become outcasts in their community. They move to another town.... and yes, you guessed it, another teenage girl is found dead... and once again, Mark faces a hostile community convinced of his guilt. Some of the community members are willing to kill in order to keep their secrets hidden and to make sure Mark doesn’t get away with murder. Shocking revelations about Mark surfaces one after another, so much so that even Hilary begins to wonder about her husband's innocence.
In the final chapters the story truly fell apart... a college-age girl suspects a man of murder... then, why would she go to his home alone? and to top this off, a fully adult woman goes in (alone) to rescue the first and second girl only to become entangled with the killer too.! (huh?) Meanwhile there is "another" stupid young girl who is supposed to help get the girl out of the suspected killer's house, but where is she? where did she disappear to? The ending of this story was "stupid" in a lot of ways.... a full-fledged disappointment.
Joe Barrett is an excellent narrator.
Thought the story was OK, but nothing real special. Guess I was expecting more. There were few twists and turns, but even when they did happen, they were not super exciting. However, J.B's. Narration was fantastic, including his accent of the characters from Door County and Green Bay. Will probably return it, and get my credit back to hopefully, purchase a much better selection.
Scary, compelling, mysterious
The plot has you guessing throughout, everybody seemed like they could be a suspect
Since this book I've listened to another of his, overall he's just a great reader
Nothing like that, it was my first Brian Freeman book, I've now become a fan of his work
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
I don't understand why the other reviewers claim that they were going back and forth between "the husband did it" and "the husband didn't dot it". I did not see the storyline change very much in that regard. The author did a very good job with character development and I connected with several of the characters, both male and female. I did not like the character "Theresa" and found her to be stupid, silly and bungling. I like the bad sister, Glory, better even though she was supposed to be the bad one. The geography of the story was very interesting. I open a map of Door County, Michigan and followed the map along with the story. That was a lot of fun. The reader was excellent, but then again Joe Barrett is always excellent. Good choice.
I would read the review more thoroughly before I purchased another book by Brian Freeman. Joe Barrett was a great narrator, will always consider anything he reads.
Maybe, maybe not.
I don't believe I have.
Be careful, this story ventures on teenage girls and older men having sexual relations. Due to my history, I would not have purchased this book, had I realized that was the case. No details, just insinuations. Other than that the story was great.
Not one of the best books I've listened to but it moves along quickly. Story depends on far too many coincidences to make it very plausible and the motivation of some of the characters is questionable. Also, the development of some of the characters is a bit weak. Terrific narrator.
I can usually figure out mysteries, but this one kept me guessing. Even after you think you know "who done it" there's still more to be revealed.
Fast paced. Each chapter ending is a mini cliff hanger that makes you want to listen to the next. I usually listen to a little of a book before bed, but I couldn't stop listening to this one.
Narration was great.
I'll be looking for more books by this author and especially with this narrator.
Yes. It's good but frustating for the idea that people are innocent until proven guilty.
The decription of the area.
Conversations between two people who trust and believe in each other.
Never believe everything you see.
It is truly a mystery.
Great book! I had a very hard time putting it down. I even listened to it at work because I couldn't wait till I was back in my car, where I usually listen.
Highly recommend, lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing.