I can't quite decide what the worst part of this book is - the uninteresting one-dimensional characters or their endless internal dialogue - the lack of suspense or the idiotic plot. Or maybe it was the endless repetition of certain phrases, the almost word-for-word descriptions, and the maddening sameness of each chararacter's separate musings. I was also disappointed that there was nothing much at all about ancient Mayan culture or archeological sites despite the setting of the story. The reader did a good job without anything to work with. That is the only positive comment to be made. He can have the one star for his part in this creation.
This book was boring and predictable. The characters had no depth. The main character was simply unbelievable - that is, I didn't believe that anyone would act or talk this way. The whole blog thing was pathetic. Don't waste your money or a credit on this one.
This book was so entirely different from Lisa Scottoline's other books. The characters were not believable and the main character did things I can' believe anyone in their right mind would do. The plot was boring and predictable and completely unrealistic. In fact, everything about this book was unrealistic including the dynamics (if one can call it that) between the characters and, even more noticeably, the motivations of the characters. It was as if this book was written by someone else entirely. I am really bumfuzzled by this one. One star is one too many.
I, too, love Harry Bosch, and if the plot in this story isn't as intricate as earlier novels, then Connelly makes up for it in the continuing development of Bosch's character.
I was able to figure out who the culprit was quite early on in the story and usually I am really dense about this part of a mystery novel.
It would have gotten five stars if I hadn't been so distracted by the narrator, or maybe it was the quality of the recording. There was some sort of noise throughout - it reminded me of someone with dentures, but possibly it was feedback from the microphone.
This book can be boring at times but the biggest problem is the main character is so naive as to be not credible, and he is also oddly clueless about his motives. The characters are flat and no one is particularly likeable. But I did listen to the whole thing because there was a certain amount of suspense and I was interested in what happened to the missing woman. It thought it was strange that there were several grammatical errors in this book that really stuck out. Perhaps he wrote this book earlier in his career and is just now releasing it? I was also distracted by the narrator who has a slightly unusual way of pronouncing words, nothing really obvious, but I found myself listening for it. All in all, wait for the next Harry Bosch.
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