Not since Laurie R. King's "Folly" have I encountered such a page turner. Once this book pulls you in, you're likely to spend more time reading it then you planned. The flawed characters are complex and interesting and the mystery is engrossing. I'm one of those readers who can't help trying to figure out the outcome of a story before the author is willing to provide it. Sometimes I'm right early on and sometimes I change my mind as I continue reading. With this novel, even though the clues were there and I dutifully noticed them, the author cleverly diverted my attention so that I ended up with so many possibilities running around in my mind I couldn't latch onto one for very long with any real conviction. I do have one grip, but it's a spoiler so I will keep it to myself.
Number 9 in the Harry Bosch series gives us a glimps of yet another layer in the rought edged detective who dose not always follow the rules, yet is more determined than many when it comes to getting to the truth. This time out he is not only in colflict with the LAPD but also the FBI.
This 6th in the Lincoln Rhyme was enjoyable and it is always like visiting old friends to read another one in this series. I do not rank this one in the top 3 of this series.
Enjoyable work of great literature and the reader did a fine job, but next time I'll get the unabridged.
This story has no redeeming qualities and not worth anyones valuable time spent reading it.
I fully enjoyed this the 7th in the Lincoln Rhyme series and the 1st in a new series featuring Kathryn Dancer. As usual Rhyme uses Amelia Sachs' eyes to "walk the grid" finding physical evidence to analyze, but this time they are up against an adversary clever enough to evade identification and capture. To get the mastermind behind some bizarre murders they reluctantly request help from Kathryn Dancer an expert in interrogation and body language (kinesics). This has all the complexity and engaging storytelling Deaver readers expect.
This story about the life of noted physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer enlightens as well as entertains. Dr. Farmer's story and research are extraordinary and told in a way that keeps people who are not necessarily interested in anthropology (like me) enthralled.
I really enjoyed this story about three very different brothers. In a way each one is unique and interesting enough to be entitled to their own novel, so in a way your getting three stories for the price of one. The brothers are from England, but the bulk of the story is an adventurous journey through the western USA and Canada. Alive with memorable characters, this work of fiction has historical facts and a real-life Canadian hero woven into a fascinating work of literature. Oh, I almost forgot Mrs. Stoveall and Custis Straw, unique story number four. I 'read' the unabridged audio version which is masterly performed by multiple readers, making each fascinating character come alive.
Like other works of great literature, this is very well written. So why the avg rating? It was very disturbing to me. That fact impacts my ability to say I actually like it. This story about what could develop if a bunch of boys were stranded on an island is sadly possible, but so are many other possibilities that I could enjoy a whole lot more.
Entertaing and very well told (by both the author and the reader) this is an enjoyable read. There were to many dots to connect for me to call it a great mystery, but it's fun with quirkly charaters to keep you smiling.
How this story is told is masterful, but what is told I don't appreciate.
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