This book was so much better than the Taking. Mr. Koontz is back. I haven't been able to stop listening. The reader is great and the plot engaging. Great fictional read (listen).
I'm afraid Patterson is just written out. He churns out books so frequently the quality has begun to suffer the plots are really contrived. Not even the best of the DC PD would go to Africa after a killer. That's the CIA's dept. I think this book was more a disguised political statement for the horrors going on there. I appreciate that (the awareness) but maybe Patterson needs to put out a Non-Fiction book for that purpose. The Women's Murder Club and Alex Cross series are really started to sound a like. Just rename the supporting characters. At this rate, Lindsey will be heading to Russia after her next murder suspect.
I love this character and his interaction with his family. I sure hope we get another in the series!
This book is wonderful in that I feel like I'm sitting on a good ole Southern wrap around porch drinking Sweet Tea and watching the life of these town members go by. The only problem is the book is so relaxing, I can't listen to it while driving or trying to work because I end up day dreaming and too relaxed to concentrate. A very good book to listen to when you have the time to sit and listen to life go by.
Mr. Koontz has turned out yet another great book. I simply could not turn it off and cannot WAIT until August for the next in the series.
I'm about 1/2 through this book and decided to stop for the time being. It's putting me in a bad mood when I listen to it. I have a strong stomach and normally love suspence thrillers. The stranger the better. I can't put my finger on what it is, but IMHO this is not Mr. Koontz's best.
Because I love Mr. Koontz's books, I think I'll try it again a little later and see if I can't get a fresh prospective on it.
I started listening to this author's books with the Eve Duncan and Sarah Patrick series. I love Ms. Johansen's story ideas and character development, but find her writing skills lacking. She uses the same phrases ad nauseum (fill in the blank feeling surged through her and XYZ shrugged off her backpack) and she uses big words awkwardly where a simpler term is more appropriate. It reminds me of days in high school when I would try to use "fancy words" to make my writing sound older. I find the lead character, Bess Grady, in this book to be Eve Duncan renamed (or the other way around, I'm not sure which book was written first). IMHO, Ms. Johansen should use that wonderful knack for character development to do just that, develop another character. I'm about half way through the book and bored with the "anything you can do I can do better", head strong heroine who is arrogantly ignoring the CIA Operative who actually HAS experience escaping the bad guy.
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