I was a bit dubious about purchasing this book since it sounded like the story line was going to be similar to "Gone Girl". I didn't like "Gone Girl" because of all the nutsy behaviour between the husband and wife and I had a difficult time finishing that book.
However, a friend had read "He's Gone" and recommended it highly, so I took the chance. Glad I did. A fast read and entertaining. Wonderful narration as well.
I really enjoyed the first book CUCKOO'S CALLING....purchased this one too but was disappointed in how slowly it moved...........seemed to drag on and on with 'extreme wordiness and repetition to fill in the gaps'. However, that said, I enjoyed the characters and the strange story line but could offer only a three star rating because of the sluggishness. I felt I "had finally gotten to the end" with this one.
I feel like I have just read one of the original Stephen King novels that used to 'take me away' and dump me in a really bizarre place of the imagination! I am blown away by the total 'impact' of this story, the many remarkable characters, the fast and constant pace, and the AMAZING performance of Will Patton (the new Frank Muller). I was unable to put the book down when I had to.......and found myself doing marathon reads. My money was well spent and it's so nice to see Mr. King is once again at the top of his game! I am seeing a 'follow-up' novel on the heels of this book and can certainly hope for one.
Loved it and highly recommend to anyone who likes to be creeped out by weirdos and also fall in love with other main characters. Nobody develops characters better than King! *****
There is nothing better than a book you don't want to end. The ultimate compliment.
I love Harlan Coben's writing and the narration is pretty darned good too. Keep up the good work. I will definitely recommend this book.
I enjoyed the story and the narration, though it bugged me that the main character played "stupid" too often. EXAMPLE: Seriously, who goes for a jog at 3 in the morning, by themselves, down by a lake where there's been a murder? duh
Looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.
I am having a love/hate relationship with this book. I hated it's descriptive, disgusting nature but also found it to be a page burner.........so go figure.
Giving it 4 stars on the notion that the folks that are reading this review ALREADY like really creepy books, and I would definitely recommend it. However, if by chance, you get an upset stomach or a bit queasy when reading bloody and gorey stories, close this book and move on to another, more light hearted story. This one will definitely gross you out. Just when I thought I'd seen it all, up pops the weirdest and nastiest of all body-snatchers and Ziegler has spared nothing with his description.
The only thing that bothered me with this book was the voice used for Margaret.......bothersome, too fast and it just didn't do the character justice. Hope that changes in future books.
I LOVE books that require imagination, AND provide intrigue with twists and turns. I started out loving this book, lost interest at some point, picked it back up and gave it another go, lost interest again because I was having difficulty getting my head around things that were happening, that seemed to drag on and on. Not sure how I feel about it at all. Interesting story line but like I said, I may have to re-read it again in the future just to be a 'fairer' judge.
I find myself drawn to Patricia Cornwell's books about Scarpetta because I loved, say, the first ten in the series. But, too late, after starting this one, I remembered why I wasn't going to read them any more. They have become boring and mundane, egos clashing, history repeated, and story line just okay, but somewhat repetitious. Didn't care for the 'choppy" narration either, when depicting Scarpetta.......and I feel at this point that Kay should be a chef and give up the dead. That's it though........no more Scarpetta. Onward and upward.
With all the bad reviews this book has getting, I was determined to read it anyway. I really liked it, enjoyed the "noble" ending, even though I already knew what to expect because of all the party poopers telling it in their reviews and how disappointed they were with the author. The book did not disappoint and the ending was a brilliant twist.
All the books in this series are light, predictable reading. But for me they offer a pleasant break from "heavier" reading and are good listening while I am painting. On to the next one in the series.
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