I made myself finish this book, I was bored, and set it down several times.
The story just wasn't one I could get into, too many t's not crossed and i's not dotted.
Too many to list........
I usually like a connected back story and current story, but description of discrimination against women in the 70's was not well portrayed. Having lived through it in the South, I would say there was more subtlety - not calling women crude names to their faces. The characters were not believable enough.
Things like being "drunk" at dinner and then showing up at a crime scene didn't seem believable. I didn't care for the jail scene.
None of the characters interested me and there was not enough action to keep me even the slightest bit curious about what would happen next. I gave up about half way through. Twice. (Yes, because of some of the really positive reviews, I tried starting over twice thinking I must be missing something.) This book just wasn't for me.
I don't know if the narrator was difficult to listen to because the subject matter she had to read was uninteresting,,, or the subject matter was made more difficult to become interested in because of the amateurish and distracting cadence of the narrator. I don't think I will buy a book written by this author or read by this narrator again.
I agree with the negative reviews I have read here... especially that the book was disjointed and not interesting enough to try and stick with it.
Very difficult to follow the story. Disjointed
I would be hesitant without more information about anything new.
Everyone sounded the same.
Bordom and confusion.
Gripping? Heart Pounding? Edge of your Seat? Where? It is a bunch of boring, and frustrating, flashbacks to the 70's. Yes, I realize that the 70's were difficult for women in the police departments but an other male police almost raping a female officer? Officers not responding to backup calls and instead calling you honey and telling you to take care of it? In one scene, the woman officer doesn't shoot a man as he is attempting to rape her partner because "me and my husband don't want a loaded gun in our house" tee hee. The book is just not believable for me.
I just could not believe the story. Yes, fiction, but at least make it realistic.
If I had not paid for this book, I would have stopped listening long before the end. Somehow, after having put out some of my money for it, I felt compelled to stick it out and listen to the end.
Plodding is the best word to descibe my take on this book. Plodding and boring. At times it almost felt like the author was intentionally stretching things out, filling up space on blank pages by babbling on endlessly with mindless details that added nothing to the plot or the characters.
The constant overly graphic detail of drug use and drugs and drug litter was unnecessary and so prolific that in the first three chapters it consumed nearly half of the story.
Need s a warning label as far as Im concerned!
The plot was stupid, and it was so wordy. I cannot believe I listened to the entire book.
No interesting plot twists. Boring book. Just a bunch of yapping between characters. And why would everyone in the book vomit when they see a dead person. What a cliche!
The thing that was missing in this book was a plot. If there had been some kind of coherent story it might have been better.
It was so very, very dull and boring.
The story was so dull I did not care about the characters.
Anger, disappointment disgust
Really, really awful. Listened for three hours and don't know what the plot is (assuming there is a plot). Just really, really dull. I kept trying to listen to more hoping it would get better. Never did.
Husband and I had a road trip coming up so we downloaded this for the drive to Hilton Head. I was excited to listen because the book is set in Atlanta, just south of where we live. What a disappointment. The narrator is an annoying combination of soft talker and monotone. If I had been driving alone I would have worried about falling asleep!
All the characters were mildly annoying. I just couldn't find a single character I cared about. Who was I supposed to like? (spoiler)
The meth whore? Her crazy pimp? The female cop that doesn't put bullets in her gun? Really!?! The weird cop that stalks his doctor girlfriend? Ick.
I gave the book five hours of attention, but told my husband I wasn't interested enough to listen on the way back. He is keeping at it, but has said finishing the rest of the book is "like work". I don't get it, the book had such great ratings.