I have read a number of books by Sandra Brown, and so I wouldn't dismiss her by this one failure.
Sandra Brown usually creates strong, principled female characters, like in Rainwater. This female lead was an idiot, self-serving, and ridiculous.
The premise of the book was far-fetched, and neither the female or male lead came across as real people.
A real disappointment!
The narrator was fine. It was the story that was a disappointing surprise.
It felt like a bait and switch because most of the book takes place without Hardy and Glitzky. It takes place in Iraq and Redwood City with a whole trial to get through with a different lawyer.
Narrator was fine.
It should have been noted somewhere that Hardy does a small cameo at the beginning and then shows up again for the last chapters.
I have enjoyed the DD Warren series, but this one was too derivative of Gillian Flynn.
She even used the family name, Day, from the Gillian Flynn book and got into the same murder-abilia that happened in that book.
I think it was a tough job to do so many big female characters and try to give each one some distinctive aspect. I didn't know who I was listening to some of the time.
The role of the prison superintendent was built up as a red herring, and then let go. It didn't need that much build-up.
I was surprised to be disappointed by this book. Lisa Jackson has done much better.
The juxtaposition of Liz Taylor/Richard Burton in fabulous Rome with sad little Porto Vergona.
Pasquale for trying to bridge his family's traditions and his own yearnings
His Italian is gorgeous to listen to, and amazingly, his Richard Burton is also terrific.
Pasquale's wife. I would want to know more of her story.
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