I am a Tami Hoag fan. Read most of her novels and really looked forward to her latest. What a disappointment! can't believe she wrote this novel that seemed to me to be a poor summer read. no intrigue, character study, or personal relationships trials and tribulations. the narrator was a sleeper, who had a metronome cadence that put me to sleep. I tried but could not finish this book. Tami what happened???
Read this book based on the reviews... This book is simply an average mystery, nothing special. Characters are interesting, plot is simplistic, dialogue is amateurish, and the ending is predictable. A good summer beach read, but greatly over rated as far as mysteries go. I was hoping for more, a new series to delve into based on the reviews. I will pass on the sequels... Looking for a quick light read? This is your book!
I could not finish this book, too depressing for me. A very sad condemnation of the human spirit...
The plot, characters, and narration are great!!! I can only tell you I really enjoyed this story, and am sad the author gave up this genre for mysteries. The story reached out and grabbed me in with the characters. I empathized with their trial and tribulations and actually got emotional at different parts in the story. I highly recommend this book if you are into historical fiction!!!
I was in the Marine Corps from 1965 - 1969. this book just did not ring true to me, sorry. Vietnam was a fiasco but I believe certain failures of the leadership were exaggerated to make a political point. The race issue was also something that seemed exploited and exaggerated. The story dragged on, was way too long and repetitive at times. I just thought it was poor overall and don't agree with all the rave reviews... Semper Fi!!!
This is just another fun read by a talented author. Not a literary classic but a lighthearted romp thru the trials and tribulations of a great cast of characters. Put on your flip flops, get a Frozen Margarita, and lay back and enjoy...
I finished this book and it left me feeling unsatisfied... The author's style may have had a lot to do with it, to melancholy for me...
What a pleasant surprise and lighthearted read!!! This was a great break away from the traditional mysteries and thrillers. A comical look at the sleaze bars, sleaze politicians, and the topless dancers who live in that world. At times you caught yourself laughing out loud and then empathy for the victims... I enjoyed this read and will find the time in the future to take another break from serious and somber world of the traditional thrillers... Recommend this book highly if you need a good summer read or a change of pace. Just don't take it too seriously. Go with it and enjoy!!!
I have had several urges to abandon this book in the first 200 pages... The author's style is IMHO disruptive to the flow of the plot.
I feel as though I am reading a biography not a mystery/thriller. So far all we have in 200 pages is character development gone overboard! I keep on reading because of all the positive reviews, but so far I bored to death at the pace of this novel. My early opinion is this novel could of been 400 pages instead of 600 depending on the rest of the story... Not impressed!!!
UPDATE... I can't take it anymore.... To much pointless narrative. Every time I think the author is going to NOW get to the meat he goes off on some tangent. Example some guy so terrified he craps his pants and gets an erection at the same time, explained to ad nauseam..... HUH!!! He over states 9/11, like we all don't know what that meant to us all. It seems to me he has an ideology he is trying to convey and spends too much of the narrative portraying his beliefs. The premise of the book held great promise but the authors style and poor editing make it a struggle to finish. The book could have been edited and the story tightened to a great novel of about 350 pages instead of the 600 pages of meaningless narrative. 240 pages to start of trite dialog, the never-ending,and unnecessary background. As one reviewer stated "But over 1,400 five star reviews? Easily explained. Green Acres and Gilligan's Island are still one of the most watched TV shows in history." I can't recommend this anyone...
Did not care for the book... 3 stars to be fair as I believe it was just my taste in novels not the quality of the novel
Really enjoyed this story. Historical fiction on Nelly Bly & Emma Lazarus. Well researched, well developed, and each chapter segued into the next creating an eagerness to continue and learn more. I highly recommend this book for those who have an interest in this period of history.
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