Engaging, authentic, compelling
To some degree, the Anne Perry series set in a similar (maybe a bit later) era. This one was deeper, though, and really made you feel you were in at the start of a great series, and at the start of modern forensics.
The main guy, of course! Walter!
Ahhhh....nothing! Very enjoyable listen. I like strong voices that handle different characters and accents well - male or female.
Hope to see more from this author!
And sometimes it was difficult to figure out who everyone was - probably because I had difficulty with the German names....
It was suspenseful, intriguing, looking forward to the next few! Hope that Simon takes a bigger role in the future. Series is new to me.
I loved the beginning of the ODD series, but they have declined in interest in recent books. This one seemed like a tidy-up, not a fully developed story, kind of meandered along, and then...The End.
Even though the villain is known from the start, the twists and turns make the sleuthing interesting. The main female character comes across as a bit thick and unemotional, which makes her descent into ... (no spoilers here)...somewhat unbelievable. The side bar stories from other victims add very little, and made it confusing at first to differentiate one from another. They did add necessary background info, however.
A different take on the usual wartime stories and refugees, and, bonus, a nice love story too! I recommend it.
I did not really enjoy this book, it was an interesting premise, but it just wandered about, the main character, you couldn't love him or hate him and few others had much to offer either. In other words, meh...
Very well narrated! Switching from makmale to female, child to adult, and between accents was seamless, which made it easier to listen to this very complicated story. It was a little long and developed slowly, however it really was a good listen.
This book is set in an era where discrimination of various kinds was common, if not rampant, in the workplace. I lived through that era and suffered from it so it was not easy to listen to.
The story was good, though, I didnI didn't know who the killer was until the Verriand, always a bonus.
However the narrator was relentless and it sounded more like she was doing the play-by-play for a exciting basketball game sometimes. There wasn't a lot of differentiation between the characters from time to time which made it kind of hard to figure out who was talking.
I love Greg Isles because he has a different story every time - different characters, different locales, but this one was outstanding.
Slow creeping chills
The gradual change from mundane to mysterious
Added weight and dimension to the main character
Left a certain disquiet in my mind about whether the conclusion could actually be true...shiver...
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