More character development and slower pacing. The story unfolded quickly which was fine, but it felt rushed, like there was more that could have been revealed but was omitted. Without giving away too much, the love story conflict and its resolution weren't satisfactory. In fact, the love story elements could have been omitted in favor of additional information about the antagonist.
After reading The Last Confession, I was anxious to read another book by this author. Unfortunately, this book just didn't measure up to the first one.
No, in fact, I like the way Mr Jones writes. I was just disappointed with this book.
The reading was choppy and off-putting. I struggled to finish listening.
The love story elements and descriptions of Sandy Jackson. Unless the status of her appearance (hair, make-up, clothing) is germane to the action, it only served to stop the flow of the story
This is a chilling story about what happens went parent(s) refuse to see their child as he really is. From the beginning Kevin is troubled; Eva's sees it, but Franklin refuses and that fuels Kevin's desires to torture his mother. I really enjoyed the epistolary format of this novel. That made Eva's story even more personal and made the reader feel as though she's reading very private correspondence.
I loved that each character told her story in her own voice. The story is engaging and very well told.
The way the author used real historical landmarks to frame the times. That lent an air of authenticity that at times made me forget that I was listening to fiction.
Minnie Jackson--I especially like that the actress who reads Minnie on Audible portrays her in the film. Octavia Spencer's performance brought to mind Mississippi women I know. She has simply fantastic.
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