Fact based book which was gripping, sad (because it was true) and a solid story about the dealings of life. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes true fiction (crime or mystery) but a book which allows us to reflect and analyze life.
Based on several source recommendations and audible reviews I tried this book out and I really LIKE it. After one book, I'm a fan of Reginald Hill and I have some of his other books in my wish list. The author is a fantastic writer of thrillers; especially with so many characters. He can build characters and keep several story lines going. He writes like very few others can with the plots and characters. I haven't even mentioned the twists and turns.
I, like others, have enjoyed this series. My only two negative comments are 1) I've always disliked when a character is written to be immortal, se of the final fights, for instance on the rooftop, where Katniss seems immortal are too much and 2) a good section of the last parts of the book seemed too rushed. Outside of all this I felt the final installment was solid for the series.
Based on the reviews I downloaded this book and found it completely fascinating. It was a page turner I rooted for several characters (which I rarely do). I would recommend this book to everyone I know.
Completely enjoyable. Robert, aka J.K., has done it again. I'm praying for a series of these books. I've told a lot of folks to read this book! The author kept me tuned in. At times I was expecting to know who the killer was before it was revealed but the author kept the tide turning.
Due to the reviews, I was looking forward to this book. I should have returned it but due to the reviews I kept giving it a chance. I wished the author had stayed on story path of a mom, down in her luck and in need of work and her employer's occupation. I found this story line solid. Sadly, the author had too many story lines and many should have been eliminated. Also, I find it difficult to believe that two sisters living in the same town not running in to each other sooner! Really, with two teenage kids and one sister being in law enforcement they should have run in to each other! Lastly, I found Millie beyond annoying and for the two possible final outcomes I hope for the latter.
I listen to a number of audible books each year. I have a favorite genre but every third book I listen to a non-fictional; preferably a fact-based story with suspense and intrigue. This book did not FAIL. The author did a great job in his research and telling a story of several people's viewpoint without writing opinions of right or wrong. Due to the author's research I learned a lot about the manhunt involved with finding Lincoln's killer.
From the number of good reviews and the book being a Poe nominee I held a lot of hope. I found the initial premise interesting. As I listened on I found myself rolling my eyes with the vast number of clichés and catch phrases. The number of side plots became ridiculous and I had a strong suspicious of the true perpetrator by the second chapter (that’s not good). I carried on as the book had brief periods of a solid theme. Sadly, those periods were brief and distance. The overall theme has been seen on LMN (network) and I often thought oh, this part was on Law & Order and I’m sure this was or could be a plot on Dallas. It could easily be a soap/drama. If the author stuck with the initial theme, focused on 1 side plot and eliminated the catch phrases this could have been a book I would have reviewed as a good read.
And the narrator sound liked Tootsie.
I downloaded this audible as the author was an Poe nominee. I found the first 3 pages harsh and wondered if the remainder of the book would be from the perspective of an admitted racist police officer. I was glad to listen on and found the author's writing honest and accurate in the description of the events. I found the author's and narrator's transition from one viewpoint to another an excellent style of writing/reading. I was eager to hit play when I had time to listen to this book. I completed this one in record time.
I was lucky to stumble across on of Mr. Larson's books (Devil in the White City). I immediately loved his writing style. I listened to this audible and remained glued to it. I will probably sit down and actually read this book so that I can gain a much more deeper insight to history.
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