I am a fan of this author's books, but this one is not even close to his usual standard. I found myself constantly backing up to listen to sections again because my mind had drifted. There was way too much legal detail in what otherwise could have been a good story. The abridged version might be better. Don't let this be your first Richard North Patterson book or you probably won't read any of his other work -- that would be sad because he really is a good story teller.
This was the first Iris Johanson book I've read. She tells a great story with many sub-plots and surprising twists. If I could rate the story by itself, I would give it 4 1/2 stars. I'll be downloading many more of Johanson's books. Unfortunately, the narrator of this book earns only 1 star. There are many characters in the book and she uses pretty much the same voice for all of them. The other problem was that she took only the slightest pause between chapters and never gave an indication that a scene had changed. These things made it difficult to follow the story and I found myself having to go back several times to pick up a lost story line.
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