if the story were more believable and if the separate themes had some connection. They were totally disconnected and the idea of Ted Bundy's daughter was outlandish and offensive. Bundy was too evil to be given even fictional recognition. Trying to connect the Bundy theme with FBI agent Lucy's theme was not just a stretch, it was a chasm too far to bridge. Lucy's story line alone would have made a compelling tale filled with family intrigue and would have held my full attention
I have loved Catherine Coulter's stories for over 20 years so the disappointment in this book was doubly unhappy. It is unlikely I will listen to one of her books again, especially if I have to pay for it. Maybe from the library where it is free? What happened to her usual excellent writing? Coulter doesn't need a gimmick like the Bundy theme to write a compelling mystery.
It was okay, not outstanding, but very listenable.
Give up the gimmicks and get back to writing compelling mysteries with Dillon and Sherlock. Develop the characters personality more and rely on the story line to carry the reader through.
Not a writer, a writer wannabe, editor, lit maj, or pretend literary critic. Just an avid reader/listener. My ratings are opinion only.
If you think these are or could be significant elements in aiding any Law Enforcement Officer's search for a killer, this may be your book. SPOILER: No worries for the Porshe lovers, even when chasing a dangerous fleeing serial killer he is careful not to scratch the car.
Three story lines which of course is an interesting concept; the interesting one is given the least definition. At least it wasn't a bodice ripper, just a ridiculous pseudo thriller with a little dash of magic/supernatural nonsense. I enjoy all types of fiction even a little fantasy (Forever, by Pete Hamill great book), but they need to be well done and have context.
Coulter has written some decent escape fiction, but this book doesn't fall into that category. In my opinion there is nothing to recommend the listen, even the narration was strange.
I loved this book but I am a die-hard Coulter fan, especially of her FBI series books. This one did not disappoint.
Did not read it.
Sherlock & Savitch, of course.
The readers did not do this book justice. Having read many of the author's books, and listened to several, I cannot understand how the author could have chosen them. Their stilted reading and awful accents were uncomfortable to listen to. At one point, the female reader sounded like a very bad imitation of Dolly Parton. An enjoyable story, as Coulter's all are, but not at all pleasing to listen to. I wish I had read it instead of listening to it!
I listened to "Split Second" as I was driving accross country and it was great travel companion.
The plot was not obvious from the first chapter.
no, this was my first.
Have read other CC books, and was satisfied with those. Not this one.
Non-standard villian. All the
Story line O.K., not CC's best. I had no problem with either reader, acceptable. But everytime there is a gun fight, she has multiple people, including young kids running toward the shooting, or just standing in the open watching, 3 or 4 times in the story (really?)! Like every person would be that stupid. Made me want to stop listening, made story much less believeable. Some interesting twists but generally would not recommend unless you would run toward those gun shots.
Several cases going at once - Characters are great. And, as always Savich and Sherlock are rock solid! It was read by 2 narrators and they were great.
the new John Sandford
There should have been some sort to research before this book was written and narrated.
This was absolutely the worst book I have ever listened to. I paid for it and I didn't have another one downloaded so I did listen to it. I have listened to hundreds of books and this book made no sense. It was like it was written in a vacuum with no real knowledge of FBI, medical, etc. I'm sure I've listened to Catherine Coulter before and was never this disappointed.
In Chapt 12 and giving it up. Good story but frustrating narration in general, including the annoyance of what sounds like voice overlays in weird places. Narrator snobs beware.