This book was O'Connel at her best. Well written, quick paced and gritty. A great read.
Can't put down.
The Help, Room, the Story Teller. The story is compelling and you never know where it's going.
She was outstanding
The last chapter
Some one who likes characters that do more to destroy themselves than anyone else can.
Narrator did everything that could be done.
At the beginning, the author infers that the profiler "hears the dead". That is pretty much the last time that theme comes up. The line is never explored. What follows is chapter after chapter of angst, stupidity and self pity on the part of the main character. Honestly, I was hoping that her stalkers would soon catch and kill her so the book would end.
That the main character was so immensely wrapped up in herself.
The best part.
Almost everyone. Axlerod might stay.
The premise of the story was very interesting. A person often reads about a mother and children who go missing and presume they are either dead or hiding from the violent father/husband. This book makes you rethink this.
The way that the oldest daughter fought to keep her sister safe.
The oldest daughter.
Orphan Train was touching, painful to listen to, couldn't get it out of my mind. A great read. Like it as much as "Room" and "The Help."
Both Molly and Vivian held my attention. Both characters were fully fleshed out.
Although I did pay attention to my history class studies, I evidently either didn't get all the details or failed to remember them. O'Reilly does a good job of setting up the scene and filling in the characters. I was completely unaware that William Seward, of Seward's Folly was also attacked. There were many details like this that were brought out in the book. It was such a good read, that I had to read Killing Kennedy, which also proved to be thought provoking.
This book is one of the few that, after you have shut if off and are doing something else, you wonder what one of the characters is doing. You keep thinking about what you last heard and what will happen next. The premise is excellent as a lot of people are familiar with real TV, and this book just takes it one step more. The characters are believable, flawed and normal, with occasional outstanding behavior thrown in every so often to keep things interesting.
Out of her comfort zone I think, but well done. A story that captures your imagination and makes you wonder, "what if?" Hardest part to read is about the dogs, but Laurie King always puts a bit of and edge in her novels. Glad I read it.
I read alot of books, probably 50+ a year from Audible. I listened to this book twice. I was so caught up with the characters I felt like I actually knew them and they lived right down the street. The book is hilarous, horribly sad and everything in between. The characters are "real" and well outlined. The book was produced in a manner that few are, the way they all should be. The voices were amazing. I look forward to her next book.
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