Laurel, Maryland | Member Since 2013
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.
I was rather surprised that this book took the direction that it did. When all is said & done, it was all about bait, bait & bait. A bit over the top for me
What an enchanting book. And the young narrator was excellent. it was sad at times, but it carried my focus through thick & thin. And the ending was appreciated too.
This book held my interest throughout. It cleverly interweaved an interesting plot that was both complicated & hidden. I highly recommend this book to amy mystery buff.
Thsi is a good book that is not in todays world all that hard to beleive as far as plot is concerned. However, not in a world I care to live in. Excellent reading
Great read, another in the fabulous series & I can never get enough of Scott Bricks narrations.
How smart can a villain be? How devious can a killer get? How mysterious can a story become? Lots, Lots, & Lots. That is the answer to all three questions. This book was well thought out & gave Lucas Davenport a real run for his money. I thorougly enjoyed how the tale unwound in such a stunning style. A reader could not ask for more. Bravo!
My review is coming from a personal viewpoint. i really didn't like the story line of violently murdering elderly people. It wasn't clear for most of the book why this happened & I found that quite distracting. Lucas was of course in his usual good form but when the narrator kept moving back & forth using peoples first names,then last names again it got a little confusin who he was referring to. Other than that a good book worth the read.
This definately is not a book for the faint hearted but I was fascinated non the less with all the mystery that went on non-ending. To me this is a kind of book that has it all. And I was amazed how the writer never ran out of intrguing ideas & kept building the story line until i was ready to scream "I give up." i thoroughly enjoyed this book & intend to read the whole series. Way to go.
Two authors made this book a complete disaster. I wouldn’t even call it a book since the story line was missing throughoutl. Ridiculous unbelievable story lines running into each other ad nauseam. Too many characters adding nothing but confusion & people getting murdered to for no real reasons. Main character can’t stop self-.It is going back for sure.destructing over & over (tiring & boring ) book too long.. Narration was over the top loud & brash with a sprinkle of pure nasty. I can’t even figure out how this book ever got published. Even the little girl turned out to be a loud mouthy little brat. The villain? Oh don’t even ask! In my opinion this book could never be rewriten even with a gallon of strong glue. I kid you not. And if I could I would not have even given them a one star rating. It will be going back for sure.
I really enjoyed the memoir of Martin Short. His SNL performances gave my family many fun filled nights & it was interesting to know more about his real life. My 50 year old son goes around imitating him all the time. Thanks much Martin it was a good read
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