Rocklin, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
Guess I'm out of step here, lots of so-so reviews, but I liked this book -- a lot. Okay, I'm a die-hard Alafair Burke fan, love them all, and yes, I do like the Ellie Hatcher and Samantha Kincaid series better, but this was a fine listen, in every respect.
I'm also surprised by the negative comparisons to the author's father, James Lee Burke. I've liked reading several of the elder Burke's books, but have to confess, I can't stand listening to them. The narrator of the Robichaeux books is always the same man, Will Patton, and I absolutely cannot deal with that dragging, somnolent voice, which sounds like he's either extremely elderly, drunk or just waking up. Alafair's books, on the other hand, have very good narrators -- no problems whatsoever.
I thought this book had an intriguing plot -- the sort of thing you could see yourself getting into, more or less. Alice had been unemployed for a year, and even though she had wealthy parents, she really needed a job. So when this dream job -- supposedly -- was offered to her, she took it. I can see myself doing the same thing. From there? All kinds of things happen -- most of them not so good.
Good book! Try it yourself and see!
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