Loved it! Told by three women's points of view based on date and events, this book keeps you guessing. None of the characters are particularly likable but you do pity them all. From the well meaning doormat of a friend to the affable drunk who seems to be the only one who knows what happened on a certain date to the cynical female detective, everyone is suspect, everyone is morally corrupt, everyone is wrong. I did not see the ending coming and was convinced I knew the solution. I suppose since the book is about very unlikable characters and a disappearance, Gone Girl comparisons are inevitable. Don't fall into that trap. This book is very different and deserves to shine on its own.
I did not think that these books could get any better than Thor and Quinn/Blake's stories but it is better. The story of the twin Shadow brothers is amazing and sad. I had tears in my eyes more during this book than in any book in recent memory. A wonderful addition to the many characters we have followed over the series. With that said, Layla's story is dragging. I am hoping Ward will put us out of our misery the next time around.
This is the third in the Pine series and I really really really wanted to love this book. I liked it. Hate it when that happens. So the story wraps up nicely. The people do what you expect, not necessarily what you want them to do and I was way sad for our nomad who conquered a world he was not meant to survive only to return home to a family he has already lost. On the other hand, there were lots of orchestrations and shenanigans going on behind the scenes to make circumstances such that the only choice was the one the backed- in- a- corner allows. The trilogy is a good one and despite my non absolute love for the last book, the whole of the story is great and I did love the whole!
This is a fun ride. Law involved but not really the point of the book which makes the plot twists and turns more like Baldacci or Connelly. The story grabs you and even though you know what you are being told isn't the whole story, it was not really a slam dunk deduction to the conclusion. The characters are well developed and act as you would expect them to in the roles they play in the overall plot. Another enjoyable read by a reliable author!
Fun book! Frankie is former mob hit man who tells the story of his mob days throughout the book while trying to figure out who has put out a hit on him. You like Frankie and I found his actions to be reasonable given the circumstances. While the story has no resemblance to The Sopranos, I found myself picturing the characters in their likeness. This author is new to me, this is the second book by him and I like him. Out to find another of his books which in itself is a great recommendation.
I enjoyed this book but I was left wondering things at the end and that makes me irritable. Jack is young with a vigilante history who nonchalantly goes about a underground crime career including murder, assault, and smuggling without really batting an eye. He simply doesn't have any insight or the insight he does have is pale compared to the context. This bothered me. That aside, I went along for this crazy ride and liked it. Abe, a father type figure to Jack, is hysterical. Hoping the second book gives our Jack some depth past money in his pocket, no strings attached relationships and a little remorse for his situations.
I liked this book. It was a long book and it intrigued me that our heroine had pegged the bad guy before half of the book was done and spent the rest of the book convincing the knucklehead homicide division and defending herself from break down allegations. This book is not slick and really almost has the feel of high school writing assignment in some areas, in others it reads like some of the best. I'm not sure if its because of the profiling aspect of a serial killer or if its because of the charming naive attempt at combining killer and "perhaps not totally acquainted with" adult situations presented, but either way, Steffen hooked me for a second book.
I laughed out loud at so much of this book I can't even begin to tell you the funniest parts. If you can laugh at the end of the world, you will love this book. Evil working with Good to find the Anti-Christ to stop the end of the world...in 11 days. The characters develop incredibly well, the events to herald the end of days are funny in context, with the two writing styles complimenting one another. Completely enjoyable way to spend your time.
Love Stephen King and loved this book all the way up to the last two chapters. I had to go back a bunch of times to make sure I really did understand that this book that started out so amazing ended the way it did. Seriously? The last chapter wrap up does not make up for it. Overall disappointed. I loved the ride which is why he got a five on the story...overall, the conclusion..sheesh.
Tells the story of eccentrics who survived the family poisoning. Your main character is delusional, her sister is down trodden and the surviving uncle is obsessed with documenting what happened the day of the poisoning. It is a depressing book and ends with no redemption or solutions. It totally bummed me out.
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