J.D. Robb's books are usually suspenseful but not horrifying. This one tips over the edge with the perpetrator, truly thankless son, student, boyfriend, a total psychopath! In the wake of all the school shootings, random deaths, and other tragedies appearing on the news, this book really hits home.
Even the continuing story of Eve Dallas is not enough to soften the impact of this novel.
The plot and characters were a bit weak, but not bad. The narrator should be replaced.
Often individuals reading books assume that reading a book is just that -- reading Asthe words. Little interest in the voice is evident and there are problems with the pacing of the narration.
Do these people read the book before they read it aloud? It seems to me that pre-reading ought to be a requirement to improve the narration.
I'm a fan of a number of mystery and thriller writers. Michael Connelly appeals to me because of his precise plots and richly developed characters. John Grisham for other reasons, and I could go on and on. Alan Russell, I think, will be added to my list of authors.
On the other hand, you should read the first of the Gideon and Sirius novels to help understand the allusions and plot of this one. Well developed characters, an intriguing and coherent plot, and a good grasp of details made me enjoy this book.
It will be interesting to see the development of this author.
This is one of Nelson De Mille's convoluted mysteries that's fun to read. Since my eyesight has deteriorated, I listen to a great many books. Scott Brick has become too used to the cadences of De Mille's writing so the books are sounding alike. On the other hand, maybe I need to work a bit harder and actually read a couple of them to find out if the fault is in the author.
I'm not a member of the LDS Church, but I was a minister's wife and the author realistically recreates the life of a woman connected to someone of stature in a church. Her questions, attitudes, and problems reflect this life very realistically. In truth, though, I ran into very few murders, but they make the book more interesting.
I especially liked the description of the process of cleaning the fellowship hall after a funeral dinner and the details necessary. This brought back memories.
I was pleased to 'read' this book and hope to see more from the author.
A visit to the time of the Cold War when we were all afraid it would turn to disaster. Compelling characters and story line.
This is one of the Puller stories and even better than the ones before. Baldacci is honing his writing craft well and varying the characters well. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy read the books extremely well with exactly the correct tones and emphasis.
Well worth the credit and the wait!
This book is a romance that introduces the characters of Jake Robinson and Crash Hawken, two of Brockmann's group of SEAL operatives. The main characters are bigger than life, but the exaggeration is enjoyable.
Yes, this is a romance, but the action involved adds interest to the usual story line. If you're a fan of adventure novels with some romance, this is a good book for you. Ms. Brockmann is very adept at creating unforgettable characters with strong, memorable traits.
The Body Farm staff goes to Europe - Avignon, France - to be exact. In the process, they analyze old bones (whose?), deal with current problems (drugs and smuggling), art history, and church history. I enjoyed it because I really like gathering more information about hitherto un-investigated questions. Bass does a masterful job of mingling a plot line with all the other factors.
This is an enjoyable listen and kept me raptly occupied for quite a while.
This is an excellent organizational book with very practical ideas and resources. Unfortunately, I like to refer back over and over again to sections of this type of book, so I bought the soft-cover version, too. It's now required bathroom reading to remind me.
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