Could have been ok, but "heroine" is vapid, insipid, weak, and annoying. "Please, God, I just couldn't bear it..." When she was kidnapped, I kept hoping the guy would just off her.
Clark's constant supply of 5th Avenue socialites gets pretty old. She writes a good enough story, but wish she were able to give us some normal people.
Actually very good information and lots of interest for the diehard Hemmingway fan. Author seems to have a good working knowledge of Hem's life and times.
This guy thinks he has a fire to put out. He is actually breathless trying to race through - too sad. Repeating "kway" for quay didn't endear him much to me either.
An hour into this story and every character and action of the last story is being retold. This isn't just boring and irritating, it says to me that the author - or editor - doesn't trust her story to stand alone.
It is my experience that if an author is good, I'll find previous books to help me understand something I want to know.
This book wasn't just slow, the story line was non-existent. One would be hard put to come up with a point other than "Mary and Sherlock wander in the wilderness." Very disappointing book. I hope Ms. King isn't as out of ideas as this story suggests.
I've not missed a single book by Penny and have enjoyed every word - well, almost. The only thing that didn't seem well crafted was the conspiracy and corruption at "the highest levels" in a previous book. And, of course, what does she return to in this could have been brilliant story? You've got it. The setting and characters here are delightful. The story line is, if not unique, nearly so. But instead of flushing out these possibilities, she falls back into the old police corruption surrounding Gamache. Such a waste - I'm writing this instead of finishing what promised to be a great read (listen).
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