As far as I'm concerned The Keep succeeds where Ruin failed miserably. It kept the mystery going from beginning to end and all was plausible at the final page. An altogether satisfying book.
I was thinking this was a pretty ordinary Police Procedural and then the surprise came.
I think I'll read more of Harvey's work
Just not my style. Way too creepy! The Reader was fine and the idea ok but brrrrr!
I would seem that Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine drinks from the same well
as Agatha Christie did. How else to explain that she never misses? The story this time seemed almost ordinary but Queen Ruth never allows you to out-think her! Retired Inspector Wexford is the senior statesman of detectives, getting to the bottom of things without womanizing, drinking or suffering from some psychological malady. Love him.
The story craft of this book is wonderful. I like the chemistry between Rose, Assad and Carl. I liked the way the story of Nete was woven throughout . The absolute evil of Curt Wad was chilling. Edge of my car seat all the way.
I feel a little sorry for anyone who reads the print version because they would be deprived of the enjoyment of Mark Meadows brilliant work. So many varied characters and yet the listener knew exactly who was speaking every time.
In addition, the wonderful language of the book, a vocabulary from the past made one feel that book had been written in 1865! That may not be everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed it enormously.
Emory Stains, even though he appeared late was refreshingly gentle and open. His appearance seemed to light up the place.
That would be impossible to say. All interpretations were wonderful.
Anna Weatheral because I would like to know more about life for women in that era.
I guess I am the only reader/listener who was disappointed in this book. I was engrossed for the first 2/3 then not so much! I guess I am a romantic and while I realize real life is not easy, I want my novels to satisfy more than this one did.
This book stands on a special virtual shelf in my library: the one of books I intend to listen to over and over again! I love Sadie. The reader makes her come alive and she is very much alive no doubt about that! I was sorry to end it but I promise myself to read it again.
The reviews for this book were good but I was disappointed. The continual use of THAT four letter word was overwhelming,. I actually didn't finish the book.
I always have admired Teddy but this journey made me have some doubts.
Fascinating accounts of the flora and fauna could almost stand alone.
I simply loved this book. Page one grabbed me so hard I actually thought I felt it.
Every character was so beautifully drawn I can see them all in my mind.
I almost hope they don't make a movie of it which could spoil my images.
The garden, the coastline, the black rock, the house, the cottage, I have to keep
reminding myself that I have never actually seen these places!
Oh reader, enjoy.
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