Very few authors understand the borderline/abusive wife/mother as well as the dynamics between an abusive husband and his wife. Tami Hoag presents both of these situations throughout this book and is right on. As a psychologist I commend this author for understanding and presenting these characters for the readers to understand.
I made the mistake of assuming that Scott Brick would be the reader for this book, as he had for the others I had listened to. Bad mistake. This man was so bad I couldn't even listen to most of it. I love this series of books and have listened to most of them. This reader sounds like a regular person from next door who decided he could read novels...he can't.
No, the reader
Yes, he was horrible
Don't know because he was such a bad reader, I turned him off.
The law enforcement officers seemed realistic and the plot was original.
The author, a psychiatrist, presents the thinking of the way the killer gets victims to trust him in a psychologically accurate format, unlike other author's. This makes this book not only interesting, but educational, as well. Highly recommend to readers who love mysteries.
This book is the worst I have listened to since joining Audible many months ago. The story is based on the idea that the FBI would provide a security detail equal to that the Secret Service provides the President (and has for years and years) to a woman being stalked by a killer. Her brother, an FBI agent, is also assigned to protect her full time. There are great jumps in the story where the author forgets to fill in the details and the ending deteriorates even more...something like a 9th grade girl would write for an English assignment. This is the last book I listen to before it is rated.
In the same style as Michael Connerlly, this book shows a detective thinking through and solving a case, along with the emotions and thinking typical of many cops. He also includes information on crime solving designed to educate the reader...a plus.
The reader for this novel is great, however, the subject of making small bets on congressional votes is so boring...and yet the author tries to make it so exciting, that this book was impossible to finish. It just seemed to go on and on about such insignificant but detailed betting. Perhaps a compulsive gambler might like it.
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