Highly disappointed. This book just left me absolutely cold. Well, not absolutely cold – there’s enough heat from the disappointment in my wasted credit. Trite, unimaginative and just plain pathetic. The main character has absolutely no redeeming qualities all the way to the very end and the author makes the girlfriend out to be some pathetic woman just needing her baby’s daddy regardless of his worthless heart – and that is pretty much the summation of the entire book – a bunch of weak women and cheating, lying, conniving men. No – I’m not a man basher, not at all – I was rooting for him and hoping it was going to turn around but no, his very last action in his own words “another lie.”
I'm not digging this one and should have paid better attention to some of the other revues that compared it to Dr. Sleep - I didn't like that one either :( This one is sounding much more like a James Lee Burke or a "wanna be" James Lee Burke, I actually like his stories more than this one - it's nothing like a thriller at all. Don't waste your time on it if you're looking for a good thriller - keep looking.
After reading the other book by this author that was new to me I immediatly looked for more here on Audible and found this book. I loved it as much as the other - I like that this auther chooses not to make things easy for her characters and just in life - things don't always end happy. Again, it has some hard subject matter and anyone adverse to drugs, violence, and just plain harsh living might not like it all that much - I however LOVED IT as much as the first one - sad Audible doesn't have all her books on here.
This book has some very hard to hear subject matter and I must say some of it was a bit too over the top. For me, the girls having the caring families that they did but then coming home with a multitude of some pretty serious injuries just doesn't jive for me. However, that being said I can see where predatory and self righteous thugs could and would inflict such pains. For me the writing and story line were enough to keep me constantly engrossed, enough so that I've now gone and gotten her other book that Audible has to offer and I'm just as excited to listen to it - hoping it keeps my interest just as much as this one did. I can't help but be sad for one of the characters in this book - you'll know who by the end. Highly recommended if you can handle the context.
One of the best mysteries I've listened to in a very, very long time. I'm now excited to listen to others by this author.
I just finished book 2 and wrote a longer review - but for those that are considering this series but may hesitate given the length of each book - do yourself a favor, get this one and try it out.... if you hate it you can return it. I'm betting a good 98% of you will go on to be chomping at the bit for the next one and the next one and on and on. Having just finished 2 and sitting waiting for 3 to download to my Android - I'm having withdrawals already.
I can't say enough good things about this series - I'm completely enthralled in the history, the story and the absolutely amazing writing - all from a person that didn't start until mid-fifties! I don't want to put the book(s) down and so far - as soon as I've finished one I'm ready to jump into the next, well... more than ready, which for me, after listening to such a long book using the same narrator I'm usually a little burnt out and ready to have a different voice in my head :) - Not this time, it's all so perfectly done and I'm loving it. Also, I find it interesting how the author has woven in some hints on characters from other's work from this time period in history - it's been fun and I'm ready for 3 to finish downloading to my Android. NOW!!! Hurry up please and thank you.
I was so happy to finally get to listen to this book. I read this book years and years ago when it first came out by DK and absolutely LOVED it - it remained my most favorite book for a few decades. I was thrilled to see that it finally came to Audible and I could listen to it as I've done with some of my other favorites from my past. I was a little "iffy" at first by not being thrilled with the reader - but the story holds it's own and I'm happy to have experienced it again all these years later. I love when I share a good book with someone and they love it too - I've had that experience with this book many times since my first reading. I hope you have the same enjoyment if you choose to read it as I did then and now again :)
I've listened to Dean Koontz and read any of his books I could find and have done so for years - he really started slipping a few years ago but I feel this one is back up almost to par with some of his earlier works. I very much enjoyed the narrator and will look him up to see what else he's done. If you're a Koontz fan I don't think you'll be disappointed - good read not his best but good and glad I tried it!
One caveat.... the ending was somewhat muddled to me and the bad guy gets off too easy.
I'm having an extremely hard time believing this is the same author that wrote some of the other books I loved so much. The story line is not great and the performance makes it worse - not recommended at all but check out the author's others if you've not already - they I do highly recommend.
Just stupid of me - that's all I can say. I've not followed my earlier in life protocol for picking books and I'm highly paying for it. :(
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