I can't say that this was my favorite Crais book, but he goes down an absolutely new path and pulls it off with great skill. His development of the dog as a central character was fantastic. Moreover, as soo as I began to worry that the story was a bit single-dimensional, he drops a fantastic twist.
Say something about yourself!
Yes definitely, because it had 'suspense' and I enjoy that.
I liked the parts that came from the dog's point of view. These were not over done, the author didn't try to give the dog human thoughts or feelings, it was just right.
No, but I will check out others now.
Yes, but I couldn't and that was frustrating.
The story itself, and I liked the narrator. Loved having a DOG involved too!!
I've never written a review on here, mainly because I'm too lazy. But "Suspect" moved me so much that I felt compelled to share my feelings. This was my first Robert Crais book, and it's my understanding that it's his only book about Scott and K9 Officer Maggie. I hope there are more to come - this has potential to be a richly rewarding series. The book's first chapter reeled me in and kept me there. There's plenty of edge-of-your-seat suspense, and the narrator does a fine job of reading all the different characters. But the best part of the book is the relationship between Scott and Maggie. I particularly like the chapters written from the dog's point of view -- third person voice, not first, thankfully -- and not anthromorphic. We see the world as Maggie sees the world, which is more simplified than a human's world, yet we still appreciate how keenly intelligent and loyal she is.
I was hesitant to give this book a full five many stars solely because it's not what I would consider "classic literature." But for its genre -- police detective/mystery/thriller -- it is very well constructed. I was so emotionally invested in the characters that I didn't want the book to end, and when it did, I felt a little sad that I couldn't remain in that world. And any book that makes me feel that way deserves five stars in my opinion.
Im not a great dog lover but this story moved me to tears. Great insight into animal psychology, very entertaining.
I loved this audiobook.
I loved the details of what Maggie was thinking.
The narrator did a wonderful job of keeping you engaged with the characters and emotion of the events.
I listen in my car mostly and have never listended to any book in one sitting.
If you love dogs, read this book.
If you love German Shepard's, read this book.
If you love broken hero's (both man and dog) that make a grand comeback, read this book.
If you love detective books, read this book.
This is one of the better books I've read lately. It has a broken dog and a broken cop that make and unlikely pair. While trying to solve a murder both dog and man must face their demons. You will find that you cheer with every success and cry at every defeat.
The plot is solid and the characters are believably. You come to love the main characters and feel every pain and triumph right along with them. MacLeod Andrews does a great job of narration. He is equally believable as our hero, the fellow women police, the gruff trainer and of course Maggie the dog. Seeing part of the story from Maggie s perspective allows us to witness what is going on, from every angle and every characters perspective.
A well done story. You can not go wrong with this book!!
Enjoyed the book. Now my favorite author! The narrator makes all the difference and this narrator puts his soul into it. You almost imagine yourself there
Yes. Learned about dog handlers but mostly the narrator really made you feel like you were there.
When Scott met Maggie
I read the other reviews and thought this sounds a bit lame. I wouldn't call myself a dog lover but I was intrigued how this would play out. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unlike Clayton who obviously went in with great expectations I had none.As long as you aren't after any
in-depth analysis of the two main characters psyche you should enjoy the book. I had never read any of Robert Crais previous books so had no idea how he wrote but it kept me entertained and the bond forming between the two was touching. I would definitely recommend this but don't expect anything too deep.
I'm not an animal person. If you are, this is a must-listen book. Even for us non-animal people, it's a great read.