I thought I was going to have trouble liking this story. It took a few chapters to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down.
Mystery and Fantasy Lover
I always like the characters that Lucas Davenport has for friends. This story is entangled as usual but the second story with Kidd has drawing power of its own. The drama is written in such a way that you really want to find out how Lucas untangles the situation.
Lucas is always a favorite because he is highly intelligent and driven to succeed. His family and friends make him a caring and loving person even in his pursuit of the evil of others.
Richard Ferrone needs to learn to pronounce the names of cities and towns in Minnesota. He takes away from the story by mispronouncing these names for those of us who know how to say them.
No, it didn't although I did worry about the outcome for some of the characters as they made bad decisions.
I can think of no one who would enjoy this book.
Will never read another book by this author.
Richard Ferrone's voice was unpleasant and when he spoke as a woman it was just impossible to imagine a woman was speaking. I could not tell who was who...
I only listened to the first twenty or thirty minutes of the book. The author does not have enough intelligence to use appropriate language. The word "fuck" seems to be a staple. Worthless for the intelligent mind.
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
Sanford either has a sick imagination or access to the sick reality of actual murder cases to base his stories on. This was one of the sickest and I have to say one of the most exciting. Edge of your seat stuff.
Once again we're thrust into the world of Lucas Davenport and his band of crime fighters including his adopted daughter. You feel like you know these guys and that's what keeps Sanford's fans coming back for more. Good job Mr. Sanford. Looking forward to more stories about good decent people trying to stay sane in a sometimes insane world and stopping insane killers.
The catharsis required for the ending of a good police procedural is lacking here - I was disappointed but to say more would provide a spoiler for others who might see things differently. I'm not trying to be coy, but there are expectations for the story arc of a Davenport adventure that I, for one, count on, and it does not exist in this effort. The ending to me seemed, well, flabby, and in my eyes, made the whole book seem pointless. I recognize that this is a very personal view, and if you are a fan of this series, give it a go and see what you think -
Most of Sanford's books have a lot of twists and turns, but this has an eliment nthat adds a few more. It's based around an election and candidates rather than some out and out serial killer. That makes the investigation a bit tricky because there's also political lives that could be ruined if there's wrong accusations that become public.
Although murder is dark....This tale isn't quite as dark as a lot of Standford's tales are. It is quite interesting to see how Lucas Davenport works around all these people involved with an election to get to the truth. Not as dark, but plenty of layers to peel back to get to the truth.
I really enjoyed the book, but then again I basically enjoy all of John Sanfords books. I live in ND and have been all over MN, IA and WI where all his books take place so besides very good stories I can relate to everywhere the characters go to and or live. Makes it much more fun that way.