I would advise listeners not to give up on this story. It appears to be a little confusing in the beginning with an inference of being a story about a 'zombie.' But, it is not. It took me several chapters to really get a grasp of the storyline. But when I did, I found it to be very interesting. The people involved seemed to be very real and ones that were truly identifiable. I found myself thinking, 'I know people like this.' Unfortunately, toward the end, it became a little too graphic for my taste; but I enjoyed this book.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
This is the first book I have read in the Tami Hoag series & I so enjoyed it for a number of reasons. First the story line is very good. It is filled with mystery, intrigue & not over the top with continuous gore. I just couldn't put this book down & I was glad my car was in the shop for 5 days so I could keep listening day & night. Second, the characters are so together & interesting & true to life & the twist & turns in the story only add to the unexpected suspense. Three, I especially appreciate a book where I can honestly learn something from the text & this book filled that void very well. It reminded me of the old 'Cat Who Murder Mysteries', by Lillian Braun. Four, the narration itself by David Collacci was worth the listen & was excellent. He made me want to become a narrator - go figure. But there was more than just reading the book, I felt like I was watching a live play on stage with so much talented verbal input. Five, but what was so neat was the wonderful humor cast throughout the book itself. I was glad there was no one around to hear me laughing out loud. When I find a book that can do that without destroying the main jest of the book I am in seventh heaven. I give this book a big Kudo & will be looking for more from this author. To me it had it all.
P. S. And even though I have a recent Masters degree in Psychology there was l lot to chew on regarding how teenages think, act & feel today. Make that a number six reason i enjoyed this book..
Yes, Tami Hoag's books are always good.
Easy to listen to, he's very articulate without being boring.
I loved this book. Great detail into the characters lives. Super story line, keeps you guessing until the end. Can't wait to listen to more from this author.
Addicted to Audible!
This was pure garbage. A waste of time. Not well written, not original. There was really nothing I liked about it. I love mysteries but this one was not worth my time.
this book was very disappointing. Im a big Hoag fan..but this was some what of a let down..and the ending really sucked!!
she was fine
Mediocre authors should be queuing up for David Colacci to be their narrator. He certainly did an excellent job with this far fetched plot and actually made the package quite entertaining and enjoyable. This was a story you always knew was a story; not once did it become credible and if you can accept that then there is no reason not to enjoy this excellently read crime romp.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Yes. I didn't like the start of this book - the murder was too gruesome for me, and I almost stopped reading, but the character of the murdered girl drew me in and my final assessment is this book was sensational.
I loved Gray's poetry. I loved when Liska told off Mrs. Gray. I love the wisecracking interplay between Kovac and Liska (and the other officers).
Thought he was an exceptional reader. Had another Tami Hoag book - A Thin Dark Line - and thought I'd start that since I'd come to love The 9th Girl, and what did I discover but it's read by a woman whose reading I don't like at all. I'll buy the other Hoag books Colacci reads - I see he reads the Liska/Kovac books & I plan to buy the rest.
Listening to Gray's poetry my heart went out to her. She had a mother from hell.
Kyle & Brit moved me to fury at times. Kyle evaded answering questions & always had to have his own way. He may have a good heart but he's lucky his mother is so loving & understanding. Brit was stupid (she had the laptop!!!); even Kyle, son of a cop, was dense on this point. I guess they were just kids being kids and I guess as a kid I was 4 going on 40--I certainly was never in with the in crowd so being such a follower (not thinking for yourself) is totally foreign to me.
Dana Nolan the newscaster was so brave and so resourceful. Pretty, sweet, kind, and yet with a core of steel. She moved me, perhaps even more than Gray did.
The book's beginning was so gruesome that I wasn't sure I'd keep reading it, but it was a very rewarding read. I came to love some of the characters. I think I read one Liska/Kovac book years ago. Now I want to read them all.