I just thought of how to describe it… It's like a new author took over writing the story. And to prepare for this, he or she merely consulted Shmoops or Cliff Notes to learn about the characters. Each one of these characters, at least the ones that appear regularly, was very different in this book. Lindsay most of all. If the book didn't say "women's murder club" on it, I would never recognize her.
I read all the negative reviews before hand, and just assumed those who gave it a bad review either didn't love the series or were too picky. I couldn't imagine just giving up on the series and letting these characters go. However, that's what I am going to have to do. I really couldn't wait for the book to end. The cases are disjointed and there's no commonality to them. There are number of awkward moments that feel like somehow you fast-forwarded and missed a chunk.
I don't know… Maybe if you never read any of the series before, maybe this would be a decent book. But for those of us who have followed it since the beginning, this was a terrible disappointment.
I like crime novels and found this one enjoyable. my Dad loves James Patterson books and is also a crime novel fan.
I like Mccormick's voice but there may have been too many characters for her to keep up with. I'm listening to the series backwards and have been able to keep the characters separate in my mind and was able to follow along thanks to January Lavoy.
despite the lack of character voices I'd still recommend any of the books in the series or narrated by Mccormick.
This is a suspense filled mystery whose predominate characters are women. The story was excellent and very importantly too, it didn't bash the men and make them seem like fools. Also it contained no graphic sex. All in all this is the type of mystery I really enjoy.
It's well written, and keeps you interested. The performance is excellent. I didn't have a favorite character, I like Lindsay, Clare Yuki and Cindy equally. The story itself was a good one. I'm going to get the next one now.