I could not believe that I actually finished this book. It was awful. I have enjoyed Connelly books in the past but this was horrible.
Smart writing. Smart characters. Intruiging. Engaging. This is not a "background" book. You have to pay attention and it moves along at a nice pace. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to finding more from this author.
A basic murder mystery, lawyers and cops jousting. It was the kind of book that kept my attention but you could go for moments without paying attention and still know what was going on. I hated the ending. So sad. Such a downer.
An airplane book
The last book I enjoyed this much was The Help. If I could go back on my reviews and just give 5 stars to books I enjoyed this much, there would only be 2- the Help and 11-22-63. I have never been a Stephen King fan. I don't like horror books. I don't care for scare, and blood and gore. I would not even consider myself a sci-fi fan or anyone remotely interested in time travel- though I do enjoy Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. I bought this book because of so many good reviews. I was blown away. I loved listening to it. I enjoyed the chemistry of the characters. I enjoyed how the story moved along. I enjoyed the cultural references to the 50s and 60s and giving that time and place such reality. I've gone to 5 bookstores trying to find a copy for my husband to read as I SO want to talk with someone about this book.
I never liked Woody Allen movies and then along came
WOW- this book really hooked me. I loved the way he wove the Lindbergh baby's disappearance with the story. Very captivating and hard to "put down." I found the characters complex and interesting. The mystery moved along nicely through past and present. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Steve Thayer.
I am a Jack Reacher fan. I have read most of Lee Child's books and have escpaed into the fictions easily and with enjoyment. The outrageous predicaments that he finds himself in are entertaining and sometimes silly and reminiscent of some James Bond situations. I bought this book as soon as it came out and was really looking forward to it. But it was a dud. I did not find the characters sympathetic. I found that I really didn't care what happened to them. I was half way through the first section of the book and when I got back in my car I accidentally skipped to half way through the second section- and I felt that I had not missed anything. The narrator was great but the story fell flat.
Tin Roof Blowdown was my first Burke book and while I found it hard to follow at first, I got into it and enjoyed getting to know the characters. I've read later Burke books and listened to Neon Rain thinking that it help fill out the characters, but I must admit that I like the complexity of the characters in the later books. I like Dave better as a sober man. Will Patton is great and I couldn't imagine listening to other Robicheaux books without him. This book was fine but the later books are better.
All 3 kids read The Red Pyramid with great enthusiasm. They thoroughly enjoyed it.
My teenager likes the Dan Brown books. I personally can't get through them, but the kids like them.
I kept almost stopping this book as it was depressing and April was sad and tragic. If I had had something else in my library, I probably would have bailed, but once I finished it I was glad I had read it. I liked the ending.
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