Firstly, why are the African American voices spoken in a stereotypical, SOUTHERN accent? They are all from New York City, not Alabama...especially the judge. LD sounded like an old southern African American man, not a young rapper from Brooklyn.
Secondly, where is the evidence? This made the whole case ridiculous. Why isn't the lawyer focusing on the lack of evidence, instead of who the killer is? Why wasn't there experts to explain the song itself, instead of hours on "pubic hairs?" Not thrilling at all.
Lastly, the love relationship is completely rushed and unbelievable.
His portrayal of African Americans.
The Judge b/c of the voice.
I don't normally get taken by surprise at the ending of books. Normally I can figure out which direction the story will go. This was a surprise to me which I enjoyed very much.
I am an avid criminal fiction / murder mystery reader and this book was disappointing in so many ways.
I typically do not take time to write a review however I am hopeful this may prevent others from falling into the same trap I had as this book seemed to have so many rave reviews.
This novel reads like a lifetime drama with every predictable "murder mystery 101" twist in the book. I often found the narrative annoying and the protagonists unbelievable.
Many times I rolled my eyes and was tempted to not finish the book. I waited around for the end to see if there was any redeeming quality in this story and was again disappointed.
If you are accustomed to the masterful writing of authors like Michael Connelly this novel will at best disappoint and at worst cause you unnecessary angst over the predictable and pedestrian story telling.
I love to listen good books. African American urban literature is my favorite. I hope to see them in more BoGo and discount sales.
This book was very engaging with a good story line. The narrator kept the story flowing and it was nicely read.
I rarely write harsh reviews and I won't go into too much detail here.... I almost gave one star, but that seemed just mean to Mitzner, who I generally enjoy.
The story was ok, nothing great. The worst for me? The JUDGE in the trial. I actually skipped ahead any time she spoke. I mean, I get that she is condescending and superior to the attorneys, but wow.
Overall, just ok.
The story was okay. It's a good beach read and I would've liked it better if it didn't have a bunch of pop and cultural references that weren't need and had statements that didn't make sense which were frustrating to listen to. I finished it and the twist at the end made it better but I didn't love it and thought about quitting a few times.