Long Beach, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
This was an well-crafted mystery as well as being interesting as historical fiction. I really felt as if I could see how the village and environs appeared and truly felt the flavor of the times. I love the character of Matthew and how his confidence in himself grew through the investigation.
I loved the part when Matthew realizes what the Indian Chief has in the walls. I also enjoyed knowing that the evil innkeeper got what was coming to him.
Mr. Ballerini's voice and reading were perfect accompaniments for this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I haven't checked yet, but I'm hoping this is a series character.
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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