Hakalau, Hawaii | Member Since 2012
I LOVE Harlan Coben's storytelling abilities. LOVE Scott Brick as a reader. The two of these guys combined, makes for page burning story. Not unpredictable, but I still had difficulties putting it down to sleep, eat, etc. Well worth the purchase!
I enjoyed the story and the narration, though it bugged me that the main character played "stupid" too often. EXAMPLE: Seriously, who goes for a jog at 3 in the morning, by themselves, down by a lake where there's been a murder? duh
Looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.
I am having a love/hate relationship with this book. I hated it's descriptive, disgusting nature but also found it to be a page burner.........so go figure.
Giving it 4 stars on the notion that the folks that are reading this review ALREADY like really creepy books, and I would definitely recommend it. However, if by chance, you get an upset stomach or a bit queasy when reading bloody and gorey stories, close this book and move on to another, more light hearted story. This one will definitely gross you out. Just when I thought I'd seen it all, up pops the weirdest and nastiest of all body-snatchers and Ziegler has spared nothing with his description.
The only thing that bothered me with this book was the voice used for Margaret.......bothersome, too fast and it just didn't do the character justice. Hope that changes in future books.
I LOVE books that require imagination, AND provide intrigue with twists and turns. I started out loving this book, lost interest at some point, picked it back up and gave it another go, lost interest again because I was having difficulty getting my head around things that were happening, that seemed to drag on and on. Not sure how I feel about it at all. Interesting story line but like I said, I may have to re-read it again in the future just to be a 'fairer' judge.
I was a bit dubious about purchasing this book since it sounded like the story line was going to be similar to "Gone Girl". I didn't like "Gone Girl" because of all the nutsy behaviour between the husband and wife and I had a difficult time finishing that book.
However, a friend had read "He's Gone" and recommended it highly, so I took the chance. Glad I did. A fast read and entertaining. Wonderful narration as well.
I find myself drawn to Patricia Cornwell's books about Scarpetta because I loved, say, the first ten in the series. But, too late, after starting this one, I remembered why I wasn't going to read them any more. They have become boring and mundane, egos clashing, history repeated, and story line just okay, but somewhat repetitious. Didn't care for the 'choppy" narration either, when depicting Scarpetta.......and I feel at this point that Kay should be a chef and give up the dead. That's it though........no more Scarpetta. Onward and upward.
With all the bad reviews this book has getting, I was determined to read it anyway. I really liked it, enjoyed the "noble" ending, even though I already knew what to expect because of all the party poopers telling it in their reviews and how disappointed they were with the author. The book did not disappoint and the ending was a brilliant twist.
All the books in this series are light, predictable reading. But for me they offer a pleasant break from "heavier" reading and are good listening while I am painting. On to the next one in the series.
Enjoyed this book, enjoyed the storyline, enjoyed the characters, enjoyed the narration. Nothing more to say........except grisham did NOT let me down.
I don't scare easily, I'm not a whimp, but within the first few half hour or so of the book, I was terrified and had to stop listening (in bed, at night, alone) and ended up picking up an action packed Clive Cussler book instead, and putting this one aside 'til daylight........lol. Seriously, don't start reading this at night if you are by yourself.
Remember telling ghost stories around the fire when you were a kid and then being to scared to go to sleep.......that's what this reminded me of.
Some very scarey mini plots going on throughout the book, with a few twists and interesting and creepy (I mean really creepy) characters and incidents.
If you like "weird, psychotic, dysfunctional and needy" characters........you'll love this one. Joe Barrett is a terrific reader too.
I really enjoyed this book and went on to purchase the second in the series, which I am reading right now. I was a bit blown away with the fact that this was a 'young adult' book listed as 'children's book'............hahahaha.......I am in my 60's and I LIKED it! Unusual story, unusual characters. Sort of reminded me of Hunger Games series, but not really. And I enjoyed the Hunger Games series also.
And Emma Galvin is a terrific character/reader.
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