This is the first book I've listened to by Lisa Gardner. I loved this book. It started off a little slow, but picked up quickly with the suspense and character development. This was one of those where I had a few theories of where I thought it was headed, but in the end, wasn't quite on the mark... in the ball park, yes... but not quite on the bulls eye. As some other reviewers have mentioned, there are a lot of topics intertwined in this book, but I thought the author pulled it off nicely without confusing the listener. Every aspect of the story had it's place in adding substance to the climax and the author did a nice job of tying the loose ends in the resolution. I didn't find it hard to follow, and I found the story very suspenseful. At first it seems a little disjointed, but, like I said, the author does a nice job of braiding it all together and rather quickly you see how everything fits together. I highly recommend this book. I will be reading (listening) to more books from this author.
Find My Killer
Yes, it was a pretty good book. My 3rd by this author.
Kristen was pretty good. I would listen to her again.
Well, this is listed as a Detective D.D. Warren book and she is touted as this great detective, but Charlene pretty much solved most of this herself. She was the heroine and the protagnonist.
I did enjoy the twist and turns and did like being surprised about the antagonist. Was a good story.
This book is superb. I really loved everything about it. I found myself trying not to listen to it so it wouldn't end. Keeps you on your toes and guessing. Great read!
It was fine as filler listening material for awhile. But nothing out of the mainstream, a bit predictable, and characters that weren't very interesting.
Her sarcastic, under-the-breath cop voice was so monotone, I truly got tired of hearing it. Some variation from the gritty seen-it-all cop stereotype would have been refreshing.
Overall it was entertaining enough to get me through my long commute for a week or so. But not something I would have sought out.
I spend a lot of time in airplanes and on the LA freeways. I love my "down time" while working because I am an avid audible listener. I tend to read thrillers, psychological and political are my favorite.
I love this series and I love the narrator - Kirsten Potter. This is not her best story line but it is good. I am used to have Kirsten read D.D's character, and another narrator read the sub plot characters - not so in this book. The first time another character comes in, I was distracted by hearing Kirsten's voice read their parts. By the third chapter it was no longer an issue but I do like have two readers. I think because I identify Kirsten's voice with the main character's tough, no "BS" personality, I was not able to pick up the "softer" side of the sub-character(s).
One pleasant surprise was the emergence of D.D's humanity. I like that her life changes have made her more human. More capable of compassion.
I have enjoyed all of her books. I am just hoping this is not the beginning of a round of books that are pushed out to meet deadlines.
I have the book a three star overall because of the skinnier than normal plot that I expect from this author and the narrator reading all the characters. I guess I am spoiled.
Still a good book and a good listen!
Since this was my first Lisa Gardner book I felt for quite a while she was going off into never-never land. Bouncing between different characters (Jessie, Dee Dee, etc) not my cup of tea. Being a big "in death" series lover, did a lot of comparing between Eve Dallas and Dee-Dee. Enjoyed it enough to go back and read book one in the series.
This was only OK. The characters were good, but the story, while it's premise was essentially good, had huge, bothersome holes.
The performance was the best part, and maybe was the only thing that stopped me from turning off half way through.
This was a good read. The story line was unusual and the author set up unique twists and turns throughout the book. Although it wasn't one of the best books I've ever read, I still enjoyed reading this book.
I am a truck driver who loves listening to audio books. I also play a music and some gardening when I can. I do really like to cook as well.
I am not much on writing reviews but this book is worth an A+ and the effort from me to write something and recommend this book.