Not up to the standards set by other Robert Crais novels. A rather simple story, drawn out, with storybook characters I did not relate to. If you would enjoy stretching your imagination to what a police dog might be thinking, give it a chance. Otherwise, steer clear.
You are in the hands of a wonderful writer. And he characters are sharper drawn. But I found myself wishing that this marathon of a book would simply come to an end. (Was Tartt paid by the word?) I read the other reviews which were glorious. I simply was not bowled over.
I recently saw the painting of the Goldfinch displayed at The Frick in NYC. It gave me a better appreciation of the book.
Inspector Gamache in Quebec City: a nice change from Three Pines and a fine novel. If you are new to the series, start with book one, you will soon get hooked as so many of us are.
Well, if he is, read this book. Certainly not one his best, but it was nice to hear his familiar voice and wry observations.
I usually read mysteries, spy stories, Stephen King and a sprinkling of non-fiction. I'm not sure what made me pick this book, perhaps the search for something new. It is not great writing but I found myself wondering, "what is going to happen next?" I wasn't disappointed. Half way through i was firmly rooting for our hero, and my interest was sustained till the end.
If you were hooked by the first two books in the series, you won't want to miss this one. All the regulars are back and as the story progresses, you get to know the main characters a bit better. The story is compelling; good police work with a bit of intuition. I'm ready for number 4!
This is not a spoiler alert. I see why others really liked this book. It draws you in. You get involved and care what happens. And that's the first two thirds of the book. As the plot unfolds and there is essentially no more to learn about the main characters I could not wait for the book to end. With the right direction, would probably be a better movie.
Engaging, well-written, good thriller
I read some comments criticizing the performance of the reader. I think these comments do a disservice to this excellent mystery.
Fast paced and quirky. Purely light fare. A good distraction if if you don't think too much about the twists and turns in the plot.
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