This was my first Hart book and I can now say that I have another author to ad to my favorite list. This story was fast paced, and kept you on the edge of your seat the entire ride. It is one of those stories that gets read in 1 sitting because you can't put it down or turn it off. I say this book would be a great purchase for anyone who likes a great story with alot of twists. I wish they would make a movie of this book, I loved it!!!!
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Dear God: Please let this man write another book soon and please let me be here to listen to it. I can't say something like 'even his worst book is good' because I can't think of anything he's done that is worse than anything else.
Before I post this list I have to say that Sandford, Parker and MacDonald are EXTRA special.
Robert B. Parker lived in this space for me as did John D. MacDonald, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, John Hart, Craig Johnson, John Lescroart, William Kent Krueger, Ridley Pearson ,and Jonathan Kellerman. Some others are really good but these guys have something special. If you are into mystery-thrillers I just gave you a back catalog I wish I could have...but I HAVE had it and it is an incredible treasure. I stopped going to libraries and swap places just so I can encourage these guys by sending them money. Please enjoy.
It had potential and was a reasonable read till towards the end and the ever mounting dead bodies. I became quite desensitized and almost yawned when there was another killing or another bizarre event. I found it laughable that after all the death, killing in cold blood, dying and pain inflicting practices, the characters began to talk about deep love and caring?
This is a well-written book, well read by the narrator. The characters and situations are entertaining and convincing, if a bit far-fetched. My problem was with the excruciatingly detailed violence, much of it focused on torture. I don't need to hear 5- to 10-minute, graphically harrowing descriptions of what happens to a character's constituent parts as a body is pierced, pulled, wired, broken, violated in ever more imaginative ways and and then strung up to die slowly. These scenes, and there were several, didn't advance the plot or increase my understanding of the characters. I found myself skipping ahead several times, and didn't miss much of the story, that I could tell.
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
I was somewhat disappointed in this novel. I thought the plot could have a bit faster.
Hmmm well...In retrospect I don't think this was as good as I expected or as it had been touted....lots of cliche's.....the storyline a bit obvious.....I had looked up several reviews that said it was grrrreat..but not for me.
I have never been a big fan of John Hart, but after reading the reviews of this book I decided to try it. Mistake!!
The first half was so slow that I almost gave up on it. The second half had so many tangled, improbable relationships that I had to force myself to persevere to the end. None of the characters had the substance to provoke any reaction from the reader.......neither love nor hate. This will definitely be my last Hart book.