I read the 1st book in the series and enjoyed it, so I looked forward to reading the 2nd book when it was released.
I understand books in a series may carry some topics into the following books, but this one didn't resolve any of the important storylines. This 2nd book in the series was in NO way able to stand on its own and the ending was incredibly disappointing and anti climactic. Instead of solving the big plot line, and carrying a few threads into the next book, it was more like reading a few chapters out of the middle of a book without being allowed to read the ending or find out the answers to important plot questions.
The book couldn't stand on its own and did not entertain this reader in even a small way.. The book was just a big disappointment written in an incomplete way and it read as though the author forgot to include the end of the book or left the final chapters out. Not a book that will satisfying this reader. The book could not stand on its own and was just a huge disappointment.
Clearly the author was more concerned with continuing the series into the next book than she was with writing a quality book that could stand on its own while being able to entertain, interest, and satisfy a reader.
A waste of a credit and a waste of my time. I definitely will not continue with this series. There are too many other books that satisfy on their own, whether they are an individual book or one of a series
It would probably help the author to learn more about what makes up a succesful book and how to ensure the book can satisfy readers.
I certainly have nothing against inspirational religious books, and if I want to read one, I'll search in that genre.
We all have our own backgrounds and individual characteristics and most books have fairly wide appeal. Others, are written for and appeal to a very specific audience. If nothing tells me otherwise, I expect a book to be fairly generic. I purchased the book, thinking it was a regular old romance, only to find out in the first minute of listening to it, that the book was "an inspirational story of religious devotion". Nothing against this particular genre, just not what I was looking for. I expected a generic romance. If that is what you are looking for, you may find the inspirational and religious components distracting.
If you enjoy this genre (and enjoy books of religious devotion and inspiration) and it matches your personal beliefs / practices, I recommend it. It contains many references to the character's "being good Christians",includes you in character's personal prayers and conversations with God, and references bible passages.
When I purchase a book, I want to know if it's content appeals to very specific audiences.
Audible, please make that info more clearly available BEFORE purchase, please! If a book is written to appeal to a very specific audience. This is not the first book I've purchased, only to find out in the first minute of listening, that the book's topic or genre was not what I'd expected or was looking for, and I'd wasted my money on a book I wouldn't read..
You'll probably want to listen to it in one sitting just to find out what will happen next.
This is my second book in the King & Maxwell series. They never fail to get themselves into impossibly dangerous situations, but they seem to make it out of them as well... Another fast paced, exciting story from Baldacci.
The story involves many elements: A robbery where no one knows exactly what all was stolen, why the accused would get involved in such a big and complicated job after being on the straight and narrow for so many years, or why he'd be so sloppy, leaving many obvious clues behind; A rich, privileged, and troubled family somewhat like the "Ewings" of Dallas fame, with just as many complex issues driving their behavior; And finally, a maniac murderer who keeps killing people, leaving serial killer type clues behind and sending coded notes to the newspaper. Everyone is afraid because the killer doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason with regard to how the victims are chosen. There are no identifiable victim types, no pattern or similarities between the victims, and no established relationship between victims from one killing to the next.
King & Maxwell better move very quickly to figure this case out because people just keep dying.
I bought this book a long time ago and it sat in my library. Finally I started reading another Baldacci book and couldn't get enough I've enjoyed all of them and look forward to reading more in the future.
This book kept me interested from start to finish. With lots of different plot lines and possibilities, I couldn't wait to hear what would happen next and who was involved. The book was hard to stop listening to because I wanted badly to find the answers to all the questions hanging in the air.
I wish books like this would carry warnings - so you'd know before purchasing, that the narrator uses a very strong English accent. I was only able to listen to about 10 minutes of it before I knew I'd wasted my money and there was no way I could listen to the annoying voice for another minute. Definitely wish I'd known before I purchased,about the narration
Like all of the Connelly books I've read and especially the Harry Bosch series, I found this book very entertaining. It kept me in suspense and guessing non-stop.
It gave us a little more insight into Harry's past with his mother and after she was gone.
While on suspension for attacking his commanding officer, Harry looks into his mother's unsolved murder 30 years ago. In the process, he uncovers a great deal of information, much of it unexpected. You think the case is finally solved or you know who did the deed, only to be surprised by another turn in the case.
Didn't realize it was 21 years old when purchased - my mistake, I did not recognize the title. Once I began to listen to it, I realized I'd read it back when I used to read books 15 years ago - frustrated I wasted my money on book I'd already read.
I like Nora Roberts, but I've already read her books that were written 10 years ago or more. I definitely like her newer works more.
I expect good books from Grisham. This one surprised me a little, not the typical edge of your seat mystery with non stop action, but kind of a nice change. It kept my interest, left me wondering how things could possibly work out for this unlikely bunch. It had me hoping against hope for the down trodden "little guy" even though there seemed to be no way it could work out for them - things seemed to get worse and worse. The Litigators was a really good listen - hard to stop listening when the time came. I wanted to keep listening to find out what would happen next. I recommend the Litigators.
I expected a good romance from Nora Roberts, but got a great mystery too. It kept me wanting to read on (or listen on) so I could find out what what was going on, who was involved, and what would happen next. I highly recommend it - a good fast moving read.
Yes, anyone who likes mysteries and is a fan of dogs. I wasn't sure I'd like a book told from a dog's perspective, but it ended up adding something instead of taking anything away from the story. The mystery was good and kept me wondering what would happen next, who was involved, and how. The viewpoint of the dog added a some humor to the book. Chet's value in Bernie's PI business is clear, as is the companionship and support he provides to Bernie and the very close relationship between the two of them. Chet reminds us of the amazing things dogs can do and how they can help us. As a trained almost graduate of the police K9 academy, Chet is highly skilled. He is an excellent tracker, he can identify smells and remember people and places based on their unique scent. Naturally, his sense of hearing, smell, and his vision at night are superior to Bernie's, but he depends on Bernie for wisdom and intellect. The two combined are quite a duo.
Chet's perspective adds humor: from what he understands when listening to human conversation (and how he interprets human sayings) to his sometimes convenient / limited memory of past events. His priorities remain clear throughout the book. Most important is his beloved Bernie's health, success, and safety, followed by his desire to take down "perps" (bad guys), then comes food, which he is quite fond of, getting petted or scratched, pursuing the girls, and the joy of marking his territory. Chet rarely displays less than perfect canine behavior and conveniently seems to quickly forget it happened or exactly what transpired.
Yes, I wanted to hear more about the case to figure out how the different characters were involved with each other and in the case. I also wanted to find out what would happen next.
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