East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2012
As the series progresses you learn more about the history of Amanda Wagner.
I've found my friends either love or hate, no middle ground. I enjoy the series despite the overall depressing feel.
This book is as melancholy as the rest with the same over dramatic tone at times. However, I found it a little annoying with respect to the handling of Faith's diabetes. I found it a little disrespectful, but can't really articulate why.
The story was good though, character development moved nicely and though I read it out of order I wouldn't have felt lost had as a new reader to the series.
I am really enjoying this series, quirky perhaps a little far fetched but at least it hasn't veered off into relationship hell with, wives, kids, lovers being killed, kidnapped or otherwise menaced. There is of course some personal life details, thankfully this is more actual investigation less melodrama.
A litte far fetched, also it is my impression the author has a bit of national hubris...
Still, I enjoyed the book and purchased the next three in a 20 plus series.
However, the narration really annoyed me inthe beginning. The story was engrossing so I hung in there and tried to tune out the very bad accents and male voices.
I enjoyed the first two, but as a series starting to suffer from hyperbole. I don't think I'll be listening to another any time soon.
Publisher's summary was accurate, the story moved along nicely. Well worth a credit and a decent new series.
True to form, Connelly is descriptive and detailed in his most recent portrayal of Bosch in procedural police drama. A solid outing with the exception of the narrator who was not fluid and tended to draw out and slow the dialog even though it seemed to be written for a different pace.
No criticism of the writing, only content. Too melodramatic, she has gone too far. Yes people die, life happens, but in the normal course of life there is usually small bright moments that sustain us. Everyone in this story is or should be contemplating death in a very very, yes, BLEAK way.
I wasn't going to get the third (or fourth) but like a bad accident I kept watching. Sadder yet, there is literally NO fun or humor in this book, in these fictional lives and yet they are portrayed as having good lives.
Still, so well written, but i wish she would inject some real life folly into the characters.
A little sadder, still so well written, great dialog if only it were not so so very bleak. Bleak is the closest I can come to describe the vein of emotion that runs through the story.
I really like the this even though it is sort or noir-ish if that makes any sense. I've listened through the 4th book and part of me likes the series, but part of me is screaming beyond any kind of credulity. It is a little like a tv drama in that I enjoy the first season but get annoyed when it starts to reach for overly dramatic focus and I start to think...SERIOUSLY! Life can be bad, depressing, but no you can't pile it that high.
I am still enjoying the series, but feel it is becoming a little bleak for me. Life regardless of religious affiliation, has highs, happiness threaded throughout. If not we cease to enjoy even the basic pleasures such as a good book.
The story is well written, clean, crisp dialog, no humour or wit, the last two filled with unrelenting sadness.
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