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Good story, well told.
The male characters were clearly defined.
Yes, with pitch and accents he created distinction between the characters.
Good story, thought provoking and some great twists.
This could happen. A terrible murder of a young boy and a class mate is charged. The possibly guilty son's father is a lawyer, who is the town's defense attorney initially on the case until his son is charged with the murder. Interesting to learn the past of the alleged murderer.
I listened to this while I painted my kitchen and it kept me wanting to paint the rest of the house just to hear the next chapters.
We should talk about Kevin.
a good reading and a captivating story. The story kept moving...no fluff.
This story was absolutely gripping! I couldn't stop listening and totally loved it! I'd highly recommend it.
I am a sucker for courtroom dramas and well-written mysteries so this book appealed to me. There were enough surprises to keep me questioning the outcome and I found the characters (a D.A., his wife, and their teenage son) fairly believable, though not quite enough to give it 5 stars. There were a couple disturbing scenes relating to animal cruelty that I had to plug my ears to get past (if I was reading rather than listening would have just jumped a page or two ahead). It's hard to say more without giving away the story so I'll leave it at that.
I enjoyed the story and loved the twist at the end. In a typical "whodunit" fashion, I was waiting for the shoe to drop - who did the murder, why is Andy testifying before a grand jury, etc. I won't give anything away, but I didn't see it coming. So, that bumps up the rating a bit.
Overall, I'd recommend it. Definitely a good page turner.
One of the best courtroom trial books that I have either read or listened to -- an engaging story with powerful writing.
yes, the story was full of detail and it moved along in every chapter
Andy, because being a parent i could totally empathize with him
the inflection and the throw back 'Perry Mason' feeling of the mystery as it unraveled- loved his voice and narration
Andy- just his journey from beginning to end
highly recommend this book!
In this mystery with lots of courtroom drama, an assistant DA must surrender a murder case when his 15 year old son is accused of the crime. Realistic and engaging family dynamics are the strength of this novel, as the parents of Jacob struggle with the possibility that their son is a killer. The weaknesses -- not a lot happens and some of the courtroom scenes drag a bit. The pluses, though, outweigh the minuses, with the originality bumping this us to a 4 star rec for me. The reader is very solid, and I enjoyed this book.
Since Grover Gardner is narrating, it adds one star to the whole process. The familiarity of the names Andy and Lori are a little disconcerting as GG narrates all the Andy Carpenter books. I sometimes forget this isn't Carpenter and wonder where Tara is. I did enjoy the book.