I liked the first book in this series but book 2 wasn’t as interesting to me.
Daniel Beckstrom, Allie’s not-quite-dead father, is getting to me. There is a person in my life exactly like him. Though my real life person may never learn I do think Daniel is catching on that he has to be the old dog that learns a new trick or he just may lose the daughter he truly does love. I don’t get the sense that Allie is catching on to this yet, but there are still more books to come.
I am increasingly fond of Emily Durante and in this book her talent is pushed to its measure. When one character possesses another and the narrator has to figure out how to voice 2-as-one, it’s challenging, but in this volume, several characters posses others and it gets confusing to even keep score. Durante made it easier by her voicings. I think this book would have been more difficult to follow in print.
When a series gets past #3 the back story has to be inserted cleverly at times to explain to new readers just what is going on. How an author does this is interesting to me because I read so many series. Introducing a new character who can say things about past events is often done, or have a present character explain something the new person doesn’t know will inform the new reader to the backstory. Monk often has a character think about what has happened before as the view what is happening now to insert her necessary backstory. This is easy but I do think in this book #6, an editor missed some details of backstory that a reader like me finds slightly annoying. Someone picking up book #6 as the first Allie Beckstrom story would not notice anything odd.
As it says in my headline, I found this story slightly predictable, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I did like Garritsen’s character development and I will try another book by her. Can’t say I will listen to a book just because Tanya Eby is the narrator. She did a good job but I have listened to better character voicings that let you know exactly who was speaking without the “so-&-so said” attached. Eby didn’t do it for me this time.
Can’t say, “yes”. I did like the plot and I do like figuring things out but this plot rode the line of too predictable for me.
I would go see this book as a movie. I’d like to see what they would do with it on the big screen.
I found this book a little disjointed. That doesn’t mean it was bad. I just got lost at a couple places and had to rewind to figure out what I missed and who was where. Another reader may not notice that at all.
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