I just about read it straight through. Finally stopped to sleep a few hours. I have read all of Burke's books. Having lived in Louisiana and Texas all my life, he always writes so beautifully of our culture and way of life.This is possibly one of Burke's best.
I think this is the weakest of the series. Slow and slower. Penny's books get into trouble when she leaves "Three Pines". I can't tell you how many times I fell asleep listening to this book. I adore the characters and only kept listening to be with them. Ruth would have tossed this book in the fireplace after the third chapter!
I'm so glad I read this book. It has so many twists and turns. A very easy listen but exciting and thrilling. My only complaint was the narrator's female voice but after the first few chapters that wasn't annoying anymore. Enjoyed it very much!
This is an intense, intelligent thriller. One reviewer wrote "not for the feint of heart" and I dismissed it , however I found it describes it perfectly. Rough and riveting scenes stay with you. Days after you have finished the book you are still pondering long term affects of nurture and nature. It is disturbing but and excellent listen.
This is a riveting book and so well written and read. I normally don't write reviews or give 5 stars. So many levels of each of the characters and so well developed!
I'm not sure I have a favorite. Each were so well defined.
Beautifully read with a believable accent. I lost myself in the story with no distractions of different voices.
This is one of the view books I wanted to listen to in one sitting. It has been a while since I have become so involved with a book theme, characters and settings.
I sure hope there is a second volume with the same characters.
Good story . .unfortunately the reader made the female lead sound like a whiney 17 year old. His men's voice were either goofy or gruff. . .This would probably be a lot better with a different reader. . . at times I felt like I was listening to a book written for very young adults.
There are so many u-turns in this story, I found myself shaking my head in disabelief. It is so beautifully written and performed. Stick with it, it takes a chapter to get into the story but well worth the wait. The readers were absolutely amazing.
Being from Louisiana, I enjoy James Lee Burke. This is one of his angrier books. Even Molly gets mad in this one. If you are a fan of past books, you will enjoy it. I might have to sit back and digest it some more before I decide it's placement in "best of Dave".
I kept waiting to a leveling off period of where the characters were not angry with each other. I ended up feeling sorry for everyone for so much loss.
John, your editor didn't show up on this one. . .and neither the action and clarity of plot. Two many characters and subplots . . However, the last two chapters were vintage Davenport . . but btw, (spoiler alert) do you really think Letty would have just walked by Sam's room and shut the door with gunman in the house?
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