Laurel, Maryland | Member Since 2012
Although this book reads like a pschological text book it is no less facsinating in scope. It explains the phenomena of justifying ones actions in such a way that will free up a person from wasting their time arguing with others & give a real insight into why this happens to just about everyone. Like pshycholigist know so well, much of what we do is based on learned information. Having this kind of insight can only be of the highest help in dealing with others & with ourselves too. Praise, praise, praise for the educational value this book gives.
The unusual, fresh, & suspenseful story line. The intrigue, & mystery never let up or even slowed down. I was sitting on the edge of my seat, bed - whatever throughout this book. I could not second guess any part of the investigation or outcome. I loved the narrator Dick Hill - what a job he did. Great!
As a certified Hypnotherapist myself the hypnoses segment left npthing out & the facinating clue at the end blew my mind. I understand M. Conelly overwrote on this book. I would love to see another book written with the left overs.
I love it when the writer takes the time to do proper researh into the subject matters becasue this is a real treat to learn. The book stayed balanced & held my interest through out to the end. As a reader I was totally pulled into the story.
I will let you know when & if I find one
Could not decide each one was written & pulled me along with it
I really don't care just make the movie please!
Thank you Mike Connelly. Your the best!
This was one of the few books that could hold my interest throughout generations of a story & keep me both twisting & turning as a reader. There were times I was almost hesitant or even afraid to find out what would happen next. Yet the story stayed stable & focused throughout. There were good guys & bad guys that played off each other in a fascinating manner such that I didn't want to miss a beat. All of the personalities were both interesting & intriguing as the author spun the story to its final conclusion. I must say this book would definitely be one I would recommend to anyone. The narrator (Mark Hammer) had become a family member by the time I finished this book. What more can I say….it was thrilling, suspenseful, appreciated at times, sad at others. What a book? And when I finished it I felt like it was exactly the right time & the right way for it to end. Yippee for you Stuart Woods!!!!.
All of them.
Could not choose he was that good.
Sometimes I laughed, sometimes I felt like crying but most of all i appreciated all the effort the author put in the story itself to keep me as they say 'on the edge o fmy seat', but make that on my pillow.
I really enjoyed this book of intrigue, serial killing & psychological suspense. I especially liked the fact that one of the lead characters could be depicted as good and then when the truth is flush out becomes a villian of major proportion. There are twists & turns galore & as a reader I was hooked into the drama. I liked the narration too. There was only one thing that bothered me about this story. Years ago a book was written & all the characters were there in full force. The reader was challenged to guess who the murderer was by following all the clues that were laid out. Today's books of course do not follow this simple principle of plot development but for me this book went a little too far in the opposite direction. I refer to the beginning when the author choose to omit a large portion of the true story plot. It certainly was effective, but also this made me as a reader feel like I was being misled & left out of knowing what was really going on for the majority of the book. I wish the author had another way to make this point or reveal the plot sooner. But other than that it was great.
Yes After I read some reviews I probably would.
Like most good audible books the narrator keeps important momentum moving along & the reader can take away from the book in a different way than just reading it.
i liked it when the characters learned from their mistakes or lifes expereinces & moved on.
Yes yes yes. Check my rating.
This book was excellent! I think maybe because I had no real expectations regarding this book, but I found it seductively intriguing, suspenseful, heart-warming, & absorbing. And at one point I did not think I could finish it because it tugged at my heart. The story was fresh & interesting & kept me fascinated to the end. The narration was top of the line in my opinion. Listening to a story in part coming from a guard dog named "Maggie," was a delightful first for me. The characters were all depicted excellently both in the story line & the narration. If there is a book that totally lifted me up & sent me flying along with it, this was it. And there were times when I wanted to be the writer so I could guarantee how things turned out.Sometimes in reviews they ask if I think a book would make a good movie. In this case the answer is definitely 'yes.' I praise Robert Crais for such a wonderful & refreshing story. It had everything a reader could want in a mystery book. It had good guys & bad guys, some look up to heroes, police galore, pain & healing, murder, military, & of course "Maggie," who is guaranteed to steal your heart away. But remember this is my opinion of the book "Suspect," anyone else will have to read or listen to it for themselves to see if they agree with me. Thanks to all who made hearing this book so enjoyable. Catherine
That is a good question becasue I did think about this after I was done. if I read the book I probably would have stopped & hesitated in places. But being it was an audible book with M. Andrews fabulous narration I got swept up & carried away in spite of myself. That is the mark of a very good narrator.
Rewrite it out of Alaska
She wasn't bad but i think she had too many voices to do
In the beginning this book seemed to be taking off in a very good direction, but then it went over board with disinteresting details. It was hard for me to relate to all the different characters in the book & what ever the author was trying to say about them. I didn't think the flow just was there. I think the best charachter was 'Mutt' the dog who seeme to have his act together through out the book. But never did find out if she is having another liter. The one part I sure didn't appreciate was Kate waking up naked in her friends bed (also naked) after being shot in the head....man get a grip! that is what hospitals are for.
This is the first book I have read in the Tami Hoag series & I so enjoyed it for a number of reasons. First the story line is very good. It is filled with mystery, intrigue & not over the top with continuous gore. I just couldn't put this book down & I was glad my car was in the shop for 5 days so I could keep listening day & night. Second, the characters are so together & interesting & true to life & the twist & turns in the story only add to the unexpected suspense. Three, I especially appreciate a book where I can honestly learn something from the text & this book filled that void very well. It reminded me of the old 'Cat Who Murder Mysteries', by Lillian Braun. Four, the narration itself by David Collacci was worth the listen & was excellent. He made me want to become a narrator - go figure. But there was more than just reading the book, I felt like I was watching a live play on stage with so much talented verbal input. Five, but what was so neat was the wonderful humor cast throughout the book itself. I was glad there was no one around to hear me laughing out loud. When I find a book that can do that without destroying the main jest of the book I am in seventh heaven. I give this book a big Kudo & will be looking for more from this author. To me it had it all.
P. S. And even though I have a recent Masters degree in Psychology there was l lot to chew on regarding how teenages think, act & feel today. Make that a number six reason i enjoyed this book..
Nothing short of a whole new rewrite
Not that I could see. in fact it went pretty much down hill for me.
I was not particularly impressed with this book at all. The narrator voice of Archie was way too low & I had to strain to hear it. I am sorry but the story was all chewed up & spit out like it was piece meal. And I could not wrap the concept around my brain that the psychopathic murderer (Gretchen) kept escaping & this time came back to portray (still a murderer) but in a way a kind of hero too. Now that is way over the top!
The character of Archie was way off too as the writer revealed he had a hot & heavy affair with Gretchen in the past. Palease! And she also was indicating he was obsessed, & possibly hopelessly in love with Gretchen who had actually tortured him, killed him & brought him back to life. Now we are getting a little too close to science fiction.
But all that aside the book I thought Heartsick ended in a decent way & I was expecting Archie to go on as a detective with other murderers to catch. Gretchen's fictional character was interesting & intriguing but enough is enough. In my opinion the character of Gretchen was over at that point & to try & keep it alive failed miserably. Nor did I care for this book going back & forth with new information that was lacking in the book before it, "Heartsick." This added insult to injury plus confusion to me as a reader. So although I reviewed Heartsick as a book that had me hooked, sorry but this book just unhooked me.
Best so far
It kept me interested throughout
I sure did laugh at times
I like Chris Grabensteins books a lot
Chilling, intiguing, realistic
Can't pick just one. They all had an important part in the story.
I enjoyed the comments made by the author Chelsea Cain at the end. It was very interesting how it affected her to deal with violence & what she had to do to write a book like this.
I can't tell the readers or author how important this series of books have become to me. I am nearly a senior citizen (74 years old) who recently became a widow after 35 years of being more than happily married. Now I am struggling to find out just who I really am & to try & go forth in life. Reading at least 4 of these books so far they have spoken to me on more than a literary way. John Ceepak & his side kick Danny & all those who deal with them are teaching me something I should have known & followed in Kindergarten. The stories themselves are simple & enjoyable, life like & challenging when I ask myself "Could I do that?" Could I be like J. Ceepak with his code of honor? I had to give that a lot of thought. It is so easy to skip over. Be aware readers, I am 74 yrs old so this is a serious & meaningful question for me. And by the way it is in the ten commandments. Say what? But I am not going there per se. I did realize the "code" was very meaningful to me although I knew it also take compassion, patience & courage. So here is the rub….. what does it take to follow the example of the author Chris Grabenstein's description of being someone 'who does not lie, does not steal or does not cheat,' & more importantly does not tolerate those who do! I know I know what a Pandora's box this can become. & I can see the wall of resistance coming down like Niagara falls. And I agree it isn't for everyone, but I also know life can be much simpler, less stressful & so much less dramatic by taking this code seriously. So as I continue to read this entertaining & enticing series I have decided I am going try to try & do just this. Wish me luck in a world where none of this code is taken very seriously.
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