Disappointing overall. Story was hard to believe. Characters uninteresting and unlikable overall. Not up to other Nora Roberts books.
A big change for Robyn Carr fans. A chilling mystery with lots of twists and turns. I don't think her fans will be disappointed.
I originally read this book in the hard cover edition. I read it because Joan Didion was the author. I have always enjoyed her writings. It is an excellent book and beautifully written. In less than a year I too was widowed. I reread the book again and then gave my book to a friend who was also recently widowed. I asked her not to return the book but instead, to pass it along to another widowed person and ask them to do the same You don't "get over " the death of a mate of many years, in my case 52 years, you get used to being alone, at best. Today I decided to read it yet again after four years. By all means read this story for yourself and for others who are widowed or may be facing imminent widowhood.
Excellent writing. Fascinating story that will keep you riveted all the way to the end. Kudos to Grover Gardner,a marvelous narrator. A novel not to be missed!
This book read more like a soap opera. It was also confusing and rather dull. the narrator used the same voice for all the men and they all sounded angry. I do not recommend this book to anyone.
One of the better Stuart Woods(Stone Barrington) efforts. He left the bedroom scenes up to our imaginations for which I am grateful. He writes fun ,entertaining detective stories and Tony Roberts is a brilliant narrator. I must admit I would enjoy more New York and more Gino. If some of you were disappointed in the ("hack writing") your words, not mine, I suggest you try a different genre. Perhaps the writings of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. I have enjoyed these authors as well. With Stuart Woods you know in advance you are in for entertaining escapism. No more,no less. Pick your favorite genre and enjoy!
You don't have to be a fanatical dog lover to enjoy this wonderful story. David Rosenfelt is a terrific writer who happens to love dogs. His self-effacing telling of this remarkable trip across the country with more than twenty dogs is a hoot! Proving again that "truth is stranger than fiction". I hope we will be treated to a "part two" of this engaging story as soon as David catches his breath.
I picked this book because of all the rave reviews. I got through part one in spite of the graphic and unnecessary surgical and medical descriptions and tedious unbelievable story line. I found myself dreading reading any more of this book and therefore I stopped listening. I will choose another book and hope it will be more to my liking. I will also be more wary of the reviews.
I loved this book and am still thinking about it a week later. Full of insight into what might have been and why it's never too late to change and break out of your shell. Heartbreaking, funny and "spot on" as far as relating to life's inevitable travails. It touched me deeply and I found it life changing and inspiring. By all means read ,enjoy and learn from this very different and wonderfully written story.
Thank you to Taryn for this recommendation! Will "follow" your others since I noticed we have a lot of the same favorites in common.
Horrific,disgusting,sadistic! I could not finish this disgraceful book. Don't wast your credits on this awful story!
Grover Gardner brings all the interesting characters to life in this series. Andy Carpenter is one of my favorite protagonists of all the many cozy mysteries I've read. Treat yourself to a fun "who done it".
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