No...too graphic. For a
Just not my style. I'll look to other authors for this genre.
I bought this book in a sale, because it sounded interesting and it was LONG (more hours of "free" listening.), even though I was unfamiliar with the author.
The story begins in 1961 with 16yo Laurel witnessing a strange crime, and then skips from there to 2011, and back to 1941, weaving all the background, and the "dectective work" that goes into Laurel finally figuring out what happened and why.
On one level, it's a mystery, on another a romance, and in some places, it is just a story (it drags a little in some places). At times you'll think you've got it all figured out, but there are several key pieces that don't really fall into place till the last minute. It's a really well-crafted story.
Overall, this is just a really good story, that kept my interest till the end. I used my next credit to buy another Kate Morton book, and hope to find it as good as this one.
I probably would not listen again, although I enjoyed it the first time. I rarely listen to books a second time anyway, but this was a more somber book than the others in the series, and I'd rather move on.
Certain parts were a little too realistic this time around
Always love Barbara Rosenblat. She does such a great job with the characters. In fact, I often search for books that have been read by her, and have found new authors due to her fun performances.
It was definitely the audio equivalent of a page-turner!
I was influenced by another reader's comment about the book being "darker" than the others, and was hesitant to listen to this one, since the series started out as very "light." However, I'm very glad I did read it. It added some depth to Mrs. Polifax's character, and while parts of it were not what I chose this series to hear, I'm very much looking forward to listening to the next in the series.
Yes, a fairly good mystery.
Not as good as the others....it dragged quite a bit in the plot.
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