The main character (Ann Silver) is portrayed with a very unlikable personality...an introvert who would rather be alone than around people, constantly consumes unhealthy food (donuts & hot chocolate) and just is plain boring! This kind of persona is not attractive to listeners yet the author makes Ann sound like a person everyone wants to be around! Paul Falcon, who is madly in love with a person who is totally unlike him in every way, is an interesting character, but the story line is unreal as a person like him would not find an Ann Silver type attractive...she doesn't want kids, wants 1 full week in isolation per month (how selfish), constantly has nightmares and is whining about this problem or that. Yikes...
This book was painstakingly slow to listen to as the story line barely moved along...too much detailed explanation about the different criminal cases and every little incident has to be recorded...what they ate, what tree limb broke, how many birds flew overhead...I've listened to other books in this genre that were amazing!
He did an excellent job with the different voices, and read at a good pace. The story line dragged, which is not his fault.
Dee Henderson has written some good books, but this one is not worth the time.
I will be returning this book as it is too painful to listen to...was putting me to sleep while driving and my mind kept wandering.
People who want to mix God with their mysteries. Solving crimes with 'faith' and conversations with 'Lovely' -- it's just not for me.
Trite, predictable, anticlimactic. Less of a story than a psalm.
He's just fine, but the story he reads is problematic.
Nope; unless I bought it during a BOGO sale.
A bit too religious for me.
Ann was a bit too much to believe - overly accomplished but no self confidence.
The talks with God
This book was packed to the brim with preachy religious overtones which was a huge turn off. The story line was all over the place and didn't have a shred of credibility to it. The characters were not convincing and it didn't translate well to the spoken word - no one actually talks like these characters are written.
This is the second book that I have gotten from Audible that the heavy Christian overtones were not obvious until I bought it. If a story was Hindu, it would have been clear from the description. I do not appreciate having values that I do not agree with being imposed in a novel. It would be different if I had willingly chosen it for that reason. Descriptions should be clear.
Her description should include her Christian theme.
I expected an FBI thriller, but the first hour was spent cataloging qualities of an ideal wife by a self-absorbed potential husband, and the man's personal relationship with Jesus. Don't bother.
This was the lamest heroine Dee has ever written. The story made her seem weak to the point that it was annoying. Everyone has vulnerabilities but this character seemed almost pathetic.
Sure, her other books have had better story lines and character development.
The narrator detracted from the story. I think his inflections made the male main characters seem effeminate and the lead female all the more timid.
I wouldn't cut a character I would like a stronger story line.
No where in the description about this book is it identified as a Christian book. If I wanted to read a fairy tale or a book about magical beings I would have chosen differently. Ok, I'm being an ass. But seriously. This is so overtly Christian / Christ centered literature. And not that's there's anything wrong with that - if that's what you like. The lead male character has conversations with God, his best friend... The lead female character is nearly 40 and a virgin... This book should have been marketed as what it is. It's not just a thriller / romance. I want my credit back.
This is Christian fiction. This is not just a mystery/romance. If you're not into devotional and Christian proseletizing don't buy. I am not and as soon as the FBI agent/hero started talking to Jesus I deleted it. If you like that kind of literature you would probably love this.
As I said in the body of my review, this is Christian fiction mis-described as mystery and romance.
It was o.k. though not great.
I want my money back.
I wish this book was part of a series. I really am going to miss the characters. Great book. yes I would recommend this book