I am a huge Kate Wilhelm fan and have listened to every Barbara Holloway novel. That's why this one was such a huge disappointment. Both the author and the narrator seem to have run out of gas. The plot was boring and the characters were so underderdeveloped that it was difficult to care about the outcome. I really struggled to get to the end. If you have not experienced this author before, skip this one and go for the earlier books.
I enjoyed this author's previous novel, but thisbook feels as if someone else wrote it. The dialogue is stilted, the characters are not blieveable and I'm forcing myself to finish because I paid for it! The narrator sounds too chipper and cheerful, as though she is reading to children and doesn't want them to be disturbed by the scary parts. This is a big disappointment - don't waste your time.
I have listened to most of Greg Iles novels and particularly like the ones with the recurring character of Penn Cage. Dick Hill is a masterful narrator, nailing the accents and setting a good pace. A thoroughly enjoyable listen!
I have read or listened to all of Stephen White's books. This one was so disappointing. The narrative was difficult to follow and keep straight. It jumped around a lot. None of the characters were developed enough to allow you to care about them. Sam Purdy is not dynamic or interesting enough to be a primary character, he is a far better supporting character. He supplied color in the Alan Gregory novels, but here he falls flat. Not even the wonderful Dick Hill could save this one.
a little hard to swallow at times. it is really necessary to have read the previous book, (beautiful lies) to understand the thread of the story in this one. it was good to have some closure as the previous books conclusion was open ended.
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