Scott Finn survived a childhood running errands for crime kingpins to become a six-figure lawyer at a prestigious Boston firm. Now the sky's the limit...until his colleague and former lover Natalie turns up dead in Boston Harbor, her heart surgically removed. She initially appears to be the seventh victim of "Little Jack", a serial killer reminiscent of Jack the Ripper. But suspicion quickly turns to Scott, who must dig deep into Natalie's life to discover the secrets she kept.
The suspense builds to a crescendo as this stunning thriller travels at breakneck speed toward a shocking conclusion.
©2005 Richard David Hosp; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"Compelling characters pulse through attorney Hosp's surprisingly engaging fiction debut." (Publishers Weekly)
Boring, trite and luckily was on sale for $4.95. Don't be taken in on the comparison to Baldacci.
I have been searching for new a David Hosp audio book since I read Dark Harbor and am thrilled that he has a new one on Audible now. Can't wait to read it. You will not be disappointed in Dark Harbor. It is at the top of my all time favorite's including Grisham, Patterson, etc.
I'm surprised by some of the reviews on here. I was disappointed by this audible book, I found the main protagonist faintly irritating, the plot thin and obvious. Slobbish male cop teamed with beautiful female cop who's career hangs on this one case, what a cliche! Can't recommend I'm afraid.
This is not a bad book for a while. It has some clunky writing (like the detectives ham fisted handling of the case and her irrational suspicion of the main character) but the big problem comes at the end. Note to authors: pitched gun battles in mythical fortresses might have been fine for 1940s comics but they are not a satisfactory ending for modern readers. Incredibly disappointing ending but it takes several hours to get to it.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
A few flaws in character development, a few pronunciation problems in the narration; but overall, a modestly engaging mystery. Scott Finn doesn't seem to REALLY come from the street background the author proclaims -- seems a bit naive at times. And the cops? Well, the female was unprofessional if not unethical once or twice and the rest of them, not too memorable. Let's don't even talk about the lawyers! That said, I enjoyed this one. No book has to be perfect. . . and this one is far from it. Still, well worth the time and credit.
Too many convenient coincidences. Oblivious cops. Bad guys who can be everywhere, undetected and unsuspected. A disappointment. George Guidall excellent, as always.
The story carries you along splendidly with twists and turns along the way. There are several gory sections in the book which, if you are squeamish can be fast forwarded through. I think the main character, Finn, will be fun to follow in the author's subsequent books. I recommend this book to make a road trip fly by.
The book started with three separate plots and sets of characters, but they soon merged in a very imaginative way. I really liked the plot, didn't guess the ending, and loved every twist all the way to the end of the book.
Scott Finn is a great new character and I've already downloaded the next audiobook in the series.
I know George Guidall is a great narrator - I love the way he does the Walt Longmire series, but I didn't think he was perfect for this book. The Boston setting and educated characters would have been better served with a younger, more sophisticated voice. I had to keep reminding myself not to picture them the way he made them sound.
I didn't think anyone could be as good as the Michael Connellys, the John Grishams, or a score of my favorite authors, but I am a huge fan of David Hosp. Great character development. I really like these people and get a suprising chuckle from them. Good story with all kinds of twists and turns. George Guidall is wonderful. Look forward to the next one, hopefully soon.
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