Rocklin, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
I'm a big fan of Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series -- they are among the best in terms of characters, setting, action and most of all location. I love books set in cold places where the snow plays the part of a character -- 'Paradise, MI', certainly qualifies as that. So I was expecting more from him in this non-series book. I was disappointed. It's not a bad book, not really. It's just that I expected so much more from Steve Hamilton. His other books are among the best of the best -- how did he get messed up with this comparatively lackluster tale?
Maybe it was intended for a teenage audience, with all the 'young love' and all.... Maybe it was a slight revision of Dean Koontz 'Hideaway', which also features a main character who was resuscitated after a long period, but who survives but with unique abilities and disabilities.
There was never a moment when I thought I'd quit listening -- it's a fairly involving tale. Just one that's not really worthy of this author. I hope he goes back to spinning more adult white knuckle tales from Upper Michigan.
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