Yes, because I LOVE this series but if you enjoy the relationship between Rourk and Eve, it is missing to a large extent in this book. I will say it is the first with a kind of "twist" ending. Was wondering where it was going when there was more than an hour left when the caught the "bad guy."
The missing interaction between Rourke and Eve
She is always great and so consistent.
Would LOVE a series but no ideas for stars
Please come back with the next one having more of Rourke and Eve.
I kept waiting for it to pick up. I kept waiting for the twist. I kept waiting for MORE. I thought the idea of "captaincy" was going somewhere. But all you get is more violence. I want the old style, the mixture of crime story, personal lives, etc. Hope springs eternal so though I'd like not to buy another one in this series I probably will get at least one more before I give up entirely. Please, please, please go back to the ensemble type books.
Ok, I admit it. I cried at the end. Narrator was good (finally). Story moved along well. The reveal in the epilog was fairly obvious. BUT worst thing, this is the last one? I want to know what happens to these people.
Terrible narration. Don't know why they switched and the author read his own book but that is exactly what it sounds like, someone reading in a dull manner. The story is not as good as previous ones and it seems like he is searching for that "twist": at the end. You just has to stop 2/3 of the way through and think "who is the most unlikely person" and voila, you've got it.
This isn't a mystery, this is a political statement about terrorism, torture and the state of the world. The last three books have had different narrators, and they should have stuck with the original who was by far the best: Jonathan Marosz. Coben narrated one and was awful, the narrator of this book Steven Weber is better than Coben, not nearly as good as Marosz. One more book in the series. I bought it, I'll listen to it but...
I'd give 4.5 overall only because I guessed the killer but just a little before the great reveal. You get enough info about the characters to feel invested in them though I have to say my crush is on "Win."
Worried about Lisa Gardner. I think I've now read four of her books and three out of four have had something about Munchausen (a fairly rare)syndrome. One book had the world's worst narrator, two were ok and this they went for multiple, three, different voices. Don't know why, but not only didn't add to listening, it made it worse. The story itself is ok but certainly don't get any real feeling for the characters. Since this series is supposedly about our heroine Sargent Dee-Dee there is very little development of her character. I got pulled into this series because I accidentally listened to book six in which Dee Dee was interesting so I went and bought the other books. Too bad.
Ok, complaints about first in series, very little Dee-Dee, this book has much more although Bobbie is still "hero". The change in narrator made it go from terrible to listen to to ok. The story DIDN'T have Munchhausen by proxy (as the first two I read did have). BUT I found the story pretty convoluted with just too many coincidences. An ok read, will probably re-read at least once to try to catch more of the coincidences/names, etc.
I had read book six in the series and enjoyed it so went back for Book One. This one has female narrator. To me her male voices, particularly our "hero" sounded like a stereotyped punchy old boxer. Expected the heroine of book six (Dee-Dee) who supposedly this series is about, is barely in this book. In only two books I've read by Lisa Gardner repetitive phrases "Everyone has to die sometime." And how likely is it that TWO books have some degree of dependence on a rare psychiatric illness munchausen by proxy. I have already bought the second book in the series (which will be my third by Lisa Gardner) so I'll read one more.
Since this was my first Lisa Gardner book I felt for quite a while she was going off into never-never land. Bouncing between different characters (Jessie, Dee Dee, etc) not my cup of tea. Being a big "in death" series lover, did a lot of comparing between Eve Dallas and Dee-Dee. Enjoyed it enough to go back and read book one in the series.
I love(d) this series and look(ed) forward to each new one. Not this. What set this series aside was the personal relationships, I can read tons of other "police" case books. This has none of the ups and downs, fun, personal interactions of the older books in the series. I can't say I won't buy the next one because I will hope that the "life" rather than just "crime" returns to the series.
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