Yes, Daniel Palmer is developing along nicely as a thriller writer; just a little bit more investment in the development of believable and intelligent heros would be a welcome move. With the exception of Gage Dekker, all the other character remained ghostlike and underdeveloped. Upon reflection, perhaps this was intentional and the writer just wanted the whole story to be totally directed by his main character, Gage. If this, indeed was the case, then Gage's character needed further development and given more insight, less hysteria, and more intelligence than the present character appears to have. Having said that, I enjoyed the book thoroughly. The suspense was strung like a tight wire throughout the book and it was hard to put down. Peter Berkrot's performance as Gage Dekker was excellent and he brought the character to life. I look forward to Daniel Palmer's next book.
Scott Brick's narration was enjoyable. He's either really, really good, or so so, but in this case it was the former, thankfully.
I have enjoyed other Harlan Coben books more. In this one the author played with a lot of sub-plots purely as a devise to act as red-herrings and put you off-track. Although, in the end an OK attempt was made to bring them altogether. However, on a number of occasions I did find myself becoming a little confused and had to re-trace my footsteps, something which is a bit harder to do in audio.
Scott Brick is a master and performed all characters extremely well. He's one of the best narrators around, and even mediocre books come alive if he's the narrator.
The scene towards the end when the adoptive parents were sharing a moment in the garden with the child, Tasha, while our protagonist and hero Marc watches on.
I love Harlan Coben books; there always seems to be an additional layer to them that make them all the more readable and satisfying. Keep them coming, Harlan Coben and I'll be first in the queue! Highly recommend.
It wasn't until I started listening to it and realised the characters were all teens that I checked Audible again only to find this was book written with teens in mind. Well, I must have reached my second childhood because I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am really glad I chose not to return it. I think, like the Harry Potter series, anybody of any age age would enjoy this book. The book's premise - an examination of what constitutes being human - was interesting and explored well by the writer, without making too many moral and religious dictates of his own.
I thoroughly recommend this most engaging book. In fact, I look forward to savouring the rest of Neal Shusterman's series which are superbly narrated by the ever faithful Luke Daniels.
I loved the fact that Marty, our hero, was a real live - well partially - person. Of, course, the book was well written otherwise or I wouldn't have given it 4 stars. The character development was very good and I enjoyed the pace of the book which although did not have me sitting on the edge of my chair, interested me and entertained me all the way. I liked the ending which did not feel contrived and had a 'realness' about it. I look forward to the next books in this series.
Thoroughly recommend this crime series to all those who enjoy them.
If it had not been written.
why George Guidall ever lowered his standards to narrate this book, we will likely never know.
if you're an intelligent person, don't be tempted to buy this, you will regret it.
No, I don't think so. All my friends are nice people.
in one respect please; I was please it was finished, on the other hand I don't appreciate cliffhangers, but, at least, I had the triology.
Yes, he was excellent.
mmmmm, yes, quickly read the next books.
Quickly paced suspense thriller in the truest sense. There's always something - awful - happening; murder and mayhem abound. If you're into torture, pain, and death, this is the book for you. If you're a tad squeamish, don't buy it. Nothing like the Pines series.
oh, absolutely, I will certainly listen to this book again. I found it a thrilling and intriguing listen and, possibly, one of the best books written by Tana French so far. It had me all the way. Tana French is possibly one of the best novelists writing today. The way she can twist and turn the English language is a delight and this book is no exception. The dialogue between the teenage proponents is fascinating and it's interesting to see the English language evolve from one generation to the next. This psychological drama illustrates how idealized things which are important to us in our youth stagnate and fall away as we become older and more cynical, things like loyalty, friendship, trust, and love. The teenage girls on one hand illustrate these ideals and the police force and Hollie's parents depict the contrast to these teenage ideals.
This book is far more than a murder mystery. It is a very rich book full of ideas about the world through the young's eyes and how our world view changes as we grow older. It is beautifully written, as all Tana French's books are. Although not many of the reviews here are flattering, I, luckily, read none before I listened to this book. I hope you only read mine.
In the top 100. I've listened to thousands.
Anna Bentinct's performance is faultless. She is a talented actress who can foil you into believing you are listening to a number of different narrators. She is so good, I will look out especially for her other books.
I have labeled this book a horror story in my heading because it is, but not one you're used to reading in that genre. It's a horror story because it is so believable and by a quirk of fate could happen to any of one us, as illustrated by the two girls who come from extraordinarily different backgrounds. It also depicts how most of us take things at face value without really questioning facts. We believe what the newspapers and TV news tells us. We make judgements, we condemn, and in effect we may, too, kill. Brilliant story, brilliantly read. Can't recommend more highly. Thanks Alex Marwood for this great read.
i just couldn't get into it
all of them
don't waste a credit unless you love 'from down south' whiny narrators
A nice romp!
I have these strange and dangerous thoughts !!
I quite enjoyed this book and would classify it as lighted hearted. I did not find this book horrifying at all; maybe occasionally a little grotesque. Perhaps I have become desensitised by watching the likes of CSI on the tele, but the mortuary scenes scenes were not at all shocking the way they were portrayed in such an everyday manner. In fact, I found the book rather amusing, especially when the supernatural elements appeared in the form of 'the demon' disguised as the old neighbour. What this demon serial killer did to his victims I read in the same humorous vein as the demon himself was described. I will buy the second in the series and again look forward to a nice light hearted 'horror.' Perhaps I'm a psychopath too (hehehe)!!
No one, The narrator, Abby Craden, should do jail time for most awful job I have ever heard. Please don't give up your day job Ms Craden. It was almost satirical, the way she read this book. It was so bad it was almost funny, almost !!
A gifted performer may have improved the book a lot, but would have needed to be exceptionally gifted, but I'll never know!!
No - luckily I should get my credit back
Please, please please, don't waste a credit unless you want to give as a gift to someone you don't like.
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