This was a very enjoyable listen. The characters were compelling & it was well written, with excellent narration. The plot was interesting if a tiny bit predictable & a little heavy-handed in places. I read another one of her (Gabrielle Lord's) books, "Feeding the Demons," which I liked even better.
I liked the detective enough to try another...
The characters were compelling & well drawn out. However, the plot was a little too implausible & convoluted tho. I think she gilded the lily a bit too much by forcing suspicion on, well, someone else... and the plot-turner didn't really work. "Casual Vacancy" was great. I think I expected more in that vein.
More gardening...which is what I do when I listen to books on tape. It was compelling enough to keep listening, and the performance was very good.
I stopped reading Harry Potter books when our (THEN!) 4 year old did a better job pronouncing the crazy words that JK Rowling created than I could. She has since read & re-read the novels many times -- she keeps one or another by her bedside at all times. She is now in her senior year at UK (haha...Univ of Kentucky), and very successful on many levels. Her "greed to read" is due in large part to JKR. If you can pass on my thanks, pls do. And if JKR is into horses, pls have her look our daughter up if she is ever in Lexington, KY.
I don't re-listen. But I will definitely seek out other books by this author!
I enjoyed the description of the hunting trip: The concept was so foreign to me, but the author made it very real & imaginable.
Just when you thought it was safe to return to the outer Hebrides... (jk)
I enjoyed it!
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