The people I know that like paranormal romance, although this is so much more, will love the series and this book. The reason I love this book is watching the relationships develop over many books, not to say that the fast interaction is not awesome. This is about a male/male relationship which may scare some people, but start at the beginning and you are waiting for the wrap up of this relationship. With that said, it was well written and I loved their love. Amazing. I was worried about how this would be handled. I should not have given it a thought.
I love Blay. Always did. He is gentle but hard. Willing to go with it but hating it....knowing it should be different..giving what he can, taking what he can but honest about it for the most part. Quinn makes you sad at every freaking turn as hard as he tries.
Blay and Quinn are in a bar, the honesty....
I did shed tears.
It would be hard to pick this book up and feel the pain, passion and connection. The series is one that keeps you going. I am so anxious for the main attraction the first time I listen, I sometimes miss the subtle introductions, which are many. This writer keeps you going. Characters are amazing and well developed. When a new book comes out I feel like I am visiting my good friends ;0)...with tons of drama.
I love this author and this series. Sean Duffy is a very interesting character. He floats along in his life wondering if he should wish or want for more. He amicably attends confession before heading off on a an unsanctioned excursion, casually confessing to murder, lust and adultery. At the same time his sense of those who "do wrong" seems very much intact, even if he himself is excluded. Ireland comes alive and so do the characters. A great listen!
This book was tragic. The circumstances of how the women got into the situation the book is really about is told in short chapters throughout the book, so even though you think you know what that is, the horrifying events unfold slowly. I felt this book on a lot of levels and do not think I will forget how it made me feel. The book has something to say about raising children or the lack thereof and those same children in charge of children; paying for bad decisions and continuing to pay again, again and again; accepting consequences or finding the best possible outcome from a horrible situation; but mostly it's about being forced to live with lies and secrets. I recommend this book with reservations. The author put me with his characters, chapter after chapter. I think I knew where this book was going early on but it was like being unable to look away from a train wreck.
Sean Duffy is a multi-faceted character who faces life and death in Northern Ireland as a catholic detective. McKinty's writing style gives Duffy a straight forward, no nonsense voice. The political climate, everyday strife of living in a war torn area, the descriptions and interactions with the rebel groups with power and the wonderful 80's references make this a fascinating read. The plot is a ride with much detecting going on while Duffy tries to get his personal life in motion. A great beginning to a great series.
Love Jo Nesbo. Love the Harry Hole series. Harry is not really a very likable character. He has lots of issues but is amazingly astute. I have never figured the ending of the Nesbo Books which is what makes them so damn fun. On top of that, you get to go to different cultures which lends to the "what" in the who, where, when, what scenarios Nesbo serves up again and again. Highly recommended.
This is the first in the Camel Club series and the character introductions are wonderful. The cast is eclectic and entertaining despite the seriousness of the situations they find themselves in. Secret Service, CIA, FBI, and all other alphabet factions, White House protesters, mercenaries, Department of Justice...you name it, they all have a role. I am looking forward to the next book!
I enjoy Connelly and this book is no exception. The main characters slow take on what is happening to him just gave me more time to figure it. The catalyst to the events was obvious very early on to me but not necessarily the mechanics. The interaction between the characters kept the story moving.
While this book has been seen as Grisham-esque, I find almost all fictional legal thrillers to be in that category. This book is about flawed characters hoping to redeem themselves professionally and/or personally and to grow from that redemption. Any failure to do that is part of the charm of this book. The plot is simple but a nice ride and the twist is just that a twist. Although it is lengthy it is an easy listen and the time spent with the characters is well worth it.
This books premise was very cool. I love time travel stories and this one was great as far as that went in this book. I was not thrilled about the religious lecturing about Christ throughout the book, however, if you had to pick something that you didn't think happened to travel to in time, the resurrection of Christ is huge. Setting aside all of the religious stuff, the book is solid on time travel principles making it very enjoyable from the standpoint. I gave it a three overall because I found myself zoning out as the characters interacted with Christ...sad but true.
As the second book, Wayward Pines picks up seamlessly where Pines leaves off. The main character's angst continues as he tries to figure whose side he's on. The betrayal element is huge in this book and all those that were hinted at in the first book come of age. The big reveal is given to the people in Pines and the ending leaves you holding your breath. I cared about the characters, love the hints of things to come and saw that a major plot line in the third book was developing in stand alone chapters throughout this book just as Crouch did in the first book leading to the second. Great Formula.
This book stands out from all other zombie reads on so many different levels! Adjectives that come to mind are gripping, thrilling, gruesome, creepy along with unique, compelling, heart-wrenching and surprising. The story is well developed along with the characters as the author skillfully leads you to the unexpected conclusion. The pop culture references were wonderful. If you like zombie books, this is a must read!
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