I've enjoyed all of the other Finder books I've listened to as audiobooks, but did not like this book. Nick Heller describes himself as having an innate talent to read people and tell if they are lying, then proceeds to misread every other character in the book. That would be ok, if this were a joke spy novel, but it's not. Heller is not likable, yet everyone is willing to do anything for him. Based on his secret black ops past, he has contacts that can do anything he needs with a simple phone call, which is convenient but not plausible. It's simply not a well thought out or plotted book. I'd rate it lower if I didn't respect Finder's talent, at least with other books of his.
After listening to Into the Woods, I quickly purchased all four of French's Dublin Murder Squad books, and each gets better. I generally listen to audiobooks in the car or when I'm on a long walk, but this time, I couldn't stop listening when I got out of the car, and continued to listen to this book into the evening.
I'm currently listening to Faithful Place, and it's another great listen!
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