Loved his other books, but this one...not so much...Long on detail...repeated over and over and over again just in case you missed it the first 10 times. Cookie cutter action...same old formula with different names and places. Very preachy...is he trying to start a new religion?
What a miscarriage of justice. Absolutely no evidence, none, nothing, to point to her guilt, yet she's arrested, kept in jail, and convicted, all because they didn't like they way she looked. Well, God help us all.
Good luck Amanda, and shame of the USA if we honor Italy's request for extradition.
Good book. Held my interest, but nothing special. It does show that not much has changed in the way society, the press, the police and prosecutors handle a big case. I'm a retired police officer and detective who worked in a very large city. That said...
The press take something obscure and make it big, sensationalizing every dark corner of a person's life as if that makes them guilty. The police try to do as little as possible until forced to move forward, then move in all the wrong directions, because they are the easiest directions to go in. The prosecutors don't seem to care who did it, just want to ride the wave of a big case and make a name for themselves. The people and the juries seem to swallow it all, hook, line, and sinker.
Of course not all cops, not all prosecutors, not all press, and not all society are like the above description. Most are not, but it seems more and more we are less concerned with justice and more on rattling our heads and demanding revenge.
Think it's not true? Look at how many people are being released from long prison terms and death row after DNA evidence is clearing them. People don't seem to mind bending our civil rights until they are the targets of an unjust persecution.
Very good and understandable information about sociopaths, what they are like, how to spot them, and what to do when you're tangled up with one.
Most people think of the Ted Bundy's in this world when they think of a sociopath. The author does a good job of describing the ones we are most likely to meet at the office, socially, romantically, and the devastating effects they can have on out lives.
Gives historical perspective on conscience that is informative and revealing.
I will try this one more time, but if it's as bad as Port Mortuary...This will be my last time to donate my time and money to a once great writer. I hope she listened to the last reviews that were overwhelmingly horrible and made the necessary changes. Writers need to keep it fresh, make changes, keep it edgy, not NOT GO OFF THE DEEP END into a psychotic haze.
What can I say, Excellent! In every way possible, Excellent!
I didn't expect less and wasn't disappointed. He still "creates" these works of fiction, instead of falling into the money trap of formula writing; same characters, same story, different scenery, different names. You will be sorry if you miss reading it. Don't let the description throw you off. Excellent, tremendous, story telling at it's best...I could go on and on, but read it so you can continue the praise.
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