I've loved earlier Kathy Reichs books, but this one didn't do anything for me. It's about 40% plot/action, and about 60% question after question, recapping and emphasizing the various insolvable mysteries. I solved it, pretty quickly, and then slogged through hours of things like:
did Jim love Kathy?
did Mike know that Jim loved Kathy?
did Kathy love Jim?
did Sara know?
until I was saying
why am I still listening to this?
how much longer is this book?
will it ever end?
Also, I got some history lessons about NASCAR. I like the lessons about forensics. Car racing, not so much.
I'll probably buy future books from Reichs, but I sincerely hope she starts working more on plot, and less on just wordcount. The characters are interesting, and there are many ways that the stories CAN develop, so why don't we just go ahead and develop something?
The narration was good - the speaker was very easy to listen to, and I would definitely listen to her narration again.
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