After "Chasing the night" where Iris finally gave her readers a strong woman that was sexy AND smart, she gives us Eve, the Eve that tries to protect a man that has spent the last 11 books rescuing her from her own stubborn stupidity. She doe it by running away with the father of her dead child. And just to show how much of an idiot she is, she thinks that Joe (her lover and hero) won't come after her.
Iris does her best to make the old lover (the father) appear dangerous and sexy--and all the time, the reader is screaming, "WHAT ABOUT JOE???"
The only hope a reader can cling to is that Eve gets shot and joins the only creature she truly cares about, her Bonnie--Joe runs away with Katherine, or that Eve ends up with her ex and leaves Joe to find someone who will love him back.
For anyone that cares about Joe--and Bonnie, skip this one, don't spend your credit on it. Wait for "Joe" and see if Joe finally gets something for all his devotion.
I truly hated/loved this book. It was the first mystery I can remember where I just had to skip to the end to find out who did what, when and how. I loved everyone even the so called pedophile which I KNEW was innocent--right? I rooted for the broken hearted father who killed the bad guy because the guy was a pedophile and we all hate pedophiles, but then I thought what if the guy was set up and was not a pedophile, so maybe the vigilante didn't really kill him--huh? I was on the side of the cheesy tabloid "reporter" whose "caught ya" journalism I hate in real life.
By the fifth chapter, I HAD to stop and check out the end to confirm that my values had not changed--and the bad guys really was good and how and why they pulled it off.
Doing so ruined the book for me because I just couldn't go back and subject myself to more disorientating emotions toward people that if they knew what I knew wouldn't act the way they do...even though I knew that they were acting perfectly normal for the information they had at the section of the book.
Confusing, yeah, now you know how I felt.
One of the truly best mysteries for someone who ALWAYS knows who done it.
Drop the soapy love obsession. It got old after the first few times; I found myself saying, all right already. And I really wished the guy would quit getting beat up. I wanted someone I could cheer on; instead I found myself joining the other characters who told Jake, DROP IT ALREADY!!
Oh I'll pick another Colben book since the last 3 was outstanding. This was really, really bad and I'm glad it wasn't the first I had read from Colben or I would never have bought another.
He made Jake sound stupid as well as love sick.
the second and third attack. Come on the guy is supposed to be big as well as a professor and he can't keep from being attacked???
Have no idea, haven't read the printed version
Unlike the last 2 of this series where only the end was interesting, this got me from the get go. I really like that both protagonist were much more likeable and did less stupid things; I can't stand when the main characters do things that get you screaming "Oh, don't be an idiot!"
But I especially LOVED how the bad guy was so for real that while the reader doesn't condone what he did, they do manage to love/hate him in the end. I even cried at the end because I completely got how much he loved his daughter--and how he could be angry with God.
His accents are pitch perfect; I really like how easy he makes the Southern drawl sound and kinda sexy. And his female voices are spot on, very believable!
Oh yes, when Tippy died. I felt a father's heart break.
I wish David had done as well with the 2nd and 3rd. Oh well, he did enough to keep me on the series. Normally if I have difficulty staying with a novel, I move on, even if I spent a credit.
Someone with a lot of patience. Someone who can care about characters who appear to not care about each other.
David's weak point is that he makes no effort to get his reader to understand the bad guy. No, he shouldn't try to excuse the guy's action but if he had tried to explain the bad guy's thinking, it would have really spooked out the reader.I also would have liked less Sean worship from all the women; it didn't lend warmth toward the main protagonist. I'm not particularly liking Michelle either; she not only joins the other women in wanting to bed Sean, where is the kick butt ex-agent with the great brain we loved in the first book?
Sadly I can't remember anyone other than the main people--and as I said, I am starting not to like them much.
I couldn't finish the darn thing. I keep having to relisten--and it wasn't because I wanted to hear it again.
This book yes. The characters were rich and varied. David must have a great relationship with his wife because his females are strong but not witchy. Both ladies were cool and strong in their own way without being offensive.
The way the females are treated: real and with respect.
Nice easy diction. I didn't feel I had to listen carefully.
Two of America's best agents careers ruined in a split second.
The only thing that was annoying was how all the women were attracted to Sean. Yeah, right.
If they had dropped all the sex...come on a virgin and the major vampire.
It was better than the story
I like the powers of the vampire, a little different but when he started to bite her and she let him, sigh.
Won't be buying more from the writer or the series.
None of the characters did stupid things. None of the women were rude or hated men. It was refreshing to have characters the reader could root for and care about.
Actually none. This is the first book in memory where I wasn't saying, "oh come on...!" Brilliantly plotted, page turner, nice characterization.
Both didn't over act. It flowed nicely.
Relief. High Five. At last. I kept looking to see how many books David had written and smiling.
I've begun on the Camel Club..I do hope my subscription keeps up or David does.
A likeable character. Detective Warren is suffering from lack of sleep due to having a newborn...ah duh, since people's lives, not to mention their freedom depend on clear thinking police, don't you think she should have taken a leave of absence if she couldn't handle it? In real life, I'd like to see someone like that have their badge pulled. Lisa Gardner committed a cardinal "sin" of writing when she had Det. Warren cross the line by allowing her fellow cop to verbally abuse a woman who had been previously abused (horrifically!) as a child and had come to Det. Warren for help.The abuse handed out was painful; I kept thinking, "Charlie had been physically and mentally abused by her mom and these cops were demanding that she explained why, at 8 years old, she didn't "save" her siblings from their nutso mom????"I mean, how is the reader supposed to love the protagonist after being put thru a chapter like that? And yeah, I know Det. Warren got angrry after, but is the reader supposed to forgive the "heroine" if she complained about her co-worker beating up someone AFTER the beating? I am sorry but abuse is abuse, physical OR mental.
I actually did try to give Lisa Gardner another chance as I wanted a series of books to buy/spend my credits on and settled on a book readers seem to like "Love you more". Unfortunately, same cop, same insensitivity. Why don't writers understand, a female doesn't have to be a b*tch to be tough?
It's actually Kirsten Potter's performance in another book that brought me to this one. She has a passion in her voice that makes you believe the story.
Anger and frustration. I was screaming at the audible book and would have thrown it against something if it had been a real book.
They say that a person's writing shows the secrets of their soul, if so, Lisa Gardner must have some deep dark desire to abuse, rush to judgment, and never apologize for being wrong for that is exactly how she portrays the "good" cop in this book.
I loved the slow but nicely paced romance and how the "difficult" part (when she was young and feeling helpless) wasn't over done. I tend to skip parts like that.
Oh man, she has to be the best reader ever. The male parts are read kindly but manly, very sexy. The female parts are very vulnerable yet strong. This may be the first audibook where I really didn't need the book to tell me who was talking; each part was so clear and different, the listener KNEW.
I loved it when Brooks got Abigail to understand that her mother had abused her and being able to love was a miracle.
I'm trying to decide to either gobble up all the reader's works or the author. Wish they had done more together.
Even though I got the abridged edition, I noticed that some parts were still drawned out and the occasional cool parts (which is what makes the Pendergast series fun) is too short. I'd also like a female character I can like. The women are usually so strong, they come off angry and not very reasonable.
Least: Drawn out search for clues with hurry up conclusions.
Unmemorable, stuffy, bored
read the next book and hope it got better
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.