This book was so intriguing from the get go. I couldn't put it down! Listened to all 4 books of the series in a week- I couldn't stop listening!
The readers were great in this story. I enjoyed the peeling back of each little layer as listeners were taken through the turmoil of a murder investigation from the vantage point of an onlooker (mostly). The basic story is that a woman mysteriously disappears and an alcoholic woman gets involved in the situation because she has seen the woman so many times from her seat on the train. Her life is unraveling and she inserts herself into the investigation. Then listeners also get the story of the murder victim as the events in her life lead up to the murder. It was great to have Rachel (alcoholic woman) tell the story AFTER the woman is found missing. Then we get the victims story from about a year before the incident right up to the actual event. I liked seeing both sides. The writing was great in unraveling each layer one piece at a time. I wish, however, that I could have had a better picture in my mind of how these characters looked and better description of the places. It was a very good book - I am very stingy with my 5 star ratings, so I would say this probably deserves more like 4.7 stars.
Excellent book - I'm amazed by President Garfield and absolutely sickened by his unnecessary death. This book was such a great insight to his life and his views. I didn't know much about him, but am happy to have read this account.
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