East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2010
This book was recommended at the end of Tana French's Broken Harbor. I allowed myself hope, but alas, the story was just okay and very predictable. The dialog was on the weak side, suspension or reality was high and the characters seemed a little forced.
Overall there were points that were gripping, but to many others where I had to rewind because I drifted into my own thoughts.
Don't know if I will try the second in the series.
Tony is not very likable, the story was very predictable. Previous reviews about the graphic nature were in my opinion correct. However, it was at least engrossing in a way.
I am getting tired of every new police procedural and/or detective novel being about a serial killer, move on to something else.
Didn't matter that I knew what was going to happen. Morton's stories are always wonderful character studies. I do understand the complaints that they are overlong, or follow a formula, I just think it's a good formula and I like a long story when you get to know everyone.
Dissection of classes cultural and economic with a good story. I love Waumbaugh's ability to paint a picture. He doesn't flinch, isn't brutal for shock value, and won't give you a happy ending because everyone expects desset.
I'll still buy the next installment, but I was a little apatheic about the story. I love Reacher dated and corny, one liners, choreographed action and soft hearted tough guy.
This was just okay.
Implausable, very disturbing situation with male and female protagonists, interesting narrative perspective, should be a real stinker, but I enjoyed it, listened to it again a week later. Still disturbing, as in an "Every Breath You Take" way.
I'm sure some women still believe stalking=devotion=love. Again, should be a stinker but I enjoyed it.
I enjoy macho male driven storylines, but this one failed to engage me in any way. Not horrible, just not very gripping or interesting.
I don't rehash what the book is about because it usually is covered sufficiently in the publishers summary and a review is about how you feel about the story.
I felt nothing about this book and had a hard time remembering it days after reading it...
But the execution was a little too drawn out. If you don't enjoy a good human story that isn't all tied up and spelled out at the end, not for you.
However, if you like slices of life like pie, flaky tart meaty or sweet give it a shot. I found it worth the credit if a little plodding.
Good book, entertaining, not as fast paced as Bone House, but listened straight through.
It was a little raw at times and that was the only thing that didn't make me rate it at 4 stars. The publisher's summary gives almost nothing away, but does give a good picture of what you can expect story wise. Lots of really unlovable characters. A little graphic sex that was made clear in the end, but otherwise not to offensive.
The publisher's summary was accurate. 3.5 stars actually .
Before selecting a book from an author I have not read I will read reviews and then check reader histories to see if we have like taste as much of preference has to do with specific taste not just whether a book is well written. Whew, long explanation there. That being said there were quite a few differing opinions with like taste, so I took a chance.
I liked this book, it was well written and though it was a little obvious, it was not contrived or for lack of a better word stupid. However, it is not a traditional mystery, it is a story a little humble and bittersweet. I can see where some people may find it slow, it is descriptive and interweaves Native American life with the traditional immigrant American way of life. It is not fast paced, action packed or particularly gripping. I did find it engrossing, not at all boring.
So if you like lore and parables with your mystery, you should enjoy the book. If you want something that moves along fast with lots of twists and turns, maybe not for you.
Lynley is back, I'm not sure about George. I like the book because I love Lynley and the characters connected to him were well written. That said, it felt like two stories, Lynley and his cast and the victim with his cast, two stories that intersected but didn't quite merge.
I attributed it to Lynley being detatched and thought it might be an intentional device, but what do I know.
Still it was entertaining.
Publisher's summary, spot on for both storys.
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