This is a good book ruined by a well meaning, but amateurish, overdone production. The author and his wife should have gotten professionals to read and done their homework by listening exemplars such as Will Patton reading the James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux books. THAT is the creme de la creme. And lose the repetitive, overblown music: your story deserves it.
. . . did not Edward Herrmann record the unabridged version of this book? The main narrator has an annoying vocal pattern that did not serve the story and in fact, worked against the style of this author's writing. The two women were great. I suspect this is a good book. Listening to it was torturous.
. . . my new favorite literary heroine. Love this girl -- she is nobody's victim. Can't wait till the third book . . .
Mr. Grisham, that was dark. Very, very, very dark. Please don't ever end a book that way again. PLEASE. Life is too short to discourage your audience and the world at large that much. You don't have to give us the Hollywood ending, but you gotta give us some kind of relief, some possibility of light.
Good thing Carl Trudeau is not a real person. If he was, I think his life would be in danger after this book. And it would not be a clean or quick death.
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