Goddard's masterful weaving of characters and their entangled interactions with each other developed into an intriguing plot that held me captivated throughout the entire book! I could never anticipate the next development nor foresee the ultimate consequences of the current developments.
Without giving this intriguing plot away, Ian's sheer shock, then his debilitating sorrow, and finally his justifiable rage when he reads Marian's letter of explanation was most memorable to me. Ah ha! Once Ian absorbs this 'confession', the plot thickens!
Excellent performance -- Michael was walking in Ian's shoes.
It held me spellbound. I could hardly fathom the all-too-believable twists and turns.
Caught in the Light is Goddard at his best! I recommend readers read this book first and then rush, don't walk, to purchase the next achievement of this gifted mystery writer.
The book flowed effortlessly from one situation to another, encompassing the reader right into the family drama. I often forgot that it was actually fiction because of the realism.
The interaction of the characters, particularly the family members, each a distinct individual but all a vital part of the one family. It kept me guessing right up to the VERY end!
The very end when Jacob's mother is mentally reliving all the times and events of her life and Jacob's then current circumstances.
Sadness but with understanding and compassion.
Great book! Hated to put it down but rather wanted it to go on and on.
The use of foul language was really excessive -- it became so common that the vulgarity didn't even register after a while. Narrative was long and drawn out -- I love suspense but after 20-30 chapters of waiting for the unexpected to happen, it got a bit tedious.
I certainly haven't given up on DeMille. I have read most all of his books and his name was on my 'Favorite Authors' list, but after suffering through Spencerville, I think I'll scout out another book by Connelly, Sanford or Grisham.
Nothing. He was absolutely the redeeming feature of the presentation.
The repetitive descriptions of abuse.
I realize that this book was written many years ago and DeMille has obviously improved with age! So I'm going to "forgive and forget" and move on to some of his other truly wonderful efforts.
I'd definitely listen to The Fifth Witness again in a couple of months, after I have had a chance to recover from the 1st time. I have been a Mickey Haller fan since Michael Connelly introduced us to each other and what a wild ride it has been. Now The Fifth Witness ends with just a hint of where Haller is going in his future -- a new twist -- and I want to be sure to go along for the ride.
Of course, Mickey is my favorite, the star of the show, but right after Mickey comes Cisco, his trusty investigator. What's not to like about a guy who always has your back!
I am convinced that Peter Giles is Mickey Haller's alter ego. If Mickey Haller is fictional (and I am not even certain of that), Peter Giles gives him life. The written word can't do that!
No. I wanted to savor the twists and turns and make it last. I was glad I did because in the genuine Connelly style, the ending was a classic! That said, a reader will have to plan to spend the last few hours of this audio book undisturbed because it is nimpossible to put down.
Another Connelly Classic! Fantastic!
Yes. The performance was superb! Caroline Lee's performance had me holding my breath!
The Potato Factory, The Kitchen House and Kate's Secret Garden.
Ms Lee didn't just "read" this marvelous book, she LIVED it -- and let me accompany her, room by room, through every room in the Castle, making each character personal, genuine and alive.
While this story did a bit more twisting and turning and backtracking than Grisham's usual "lawyer-based" books, it was fascinating to follow. I certainly intend to listen to it again and will save it on the shelves of my audio library.
Malcom, (aka Max) playing both parts, kept me alert. Couldn't help but admire his audacity and confidence when it came to working the system!
This is my first experience with J.D. Jackson but it sure won't be my last. Jackson did a great, more than successful job playing the new and the old Mal/Max with the subtle changes deliberately made by the character. His delivery of the conversation between Mal/Max and his buddy-in-crime in the despicable island jail certainly had me convinced he had been right there listening to the whole thing.
Another great Grisham -- recommended reading!
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