Long Beach, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
I've read almost all of Judy Jance's books, and I am sad to say that I wish I had given this one a miss. The dialogue left a lot to be desired, seemed quite juvenile in some places. I found it annoying that she had her heroine--a former newscaster--telling her friend, a homicide detective and retired Marine, how to go about investigating as well as micro-managing him. That is, when she wasn't completely ignoring his sound advice and getting herself into trouble. Yeesh, give me a break. It's so disappointing when one's favorite authors put their names to fare such as this.
Sorry, the reader is not at fault. This was just not well-written. Dialogue was terrible.
I guess I have to agree with the other reviews I saw. This definitely didn't live up to the potential of the first book. So disappointing.
I'm not sure when this book was originally published, but after watching True Detective recently, could not get Matthew McConnaghey out of my mind as the lead character. He would be great casting, Hollywood! Excellent story, good twists. Slightly predictable in some ways, but I didn't mind.
Always fully-fleshed out characters, a great storyline, and satisfying--if not exactly happily ever after--definitely a well-thought-out ending.
I thought several times that I knew where the plot was going, then it took a twist. I was very happy with the ending, I didn't see it ahead of time, but it was quite satisfying.
Not as good as the other books I've read by Ms. Harper. I don't care for the in-depth description of the blood-drinking, and the tedious on-and-on about how the vampire was "born", and came out, etc., etc.
Performance was fine.
I don't care for this type of book. I thought it was going to be a mystery.
Don't get this book unless you're into a LOT of technical detail about piloting a jet. Blehhhh.
I loved the characters. If you're in the mood for a well-written "cozy", this is a good one.
I'm not sure if this is meant to be a "Young Adult" novel, but I think even my 17-year-old niece would find it too stupid. It started off okay, but then quickly devolved into one cliche after another. I finally quit about halfway through. I really wanted to like it, but just couldn't hack it. The reader, Toby Leonard Moore, however, was excellent. Don't blame him!
All of them?
Just too cliche.
I took advantage of a sale to try one of the Phryne Fisher books. I am SO glad I did. Now I'm hooked. Reader was perfect, characters are delightful. I LOVE them.
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