To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves. Soon Drew closes in on clues he may or may not have left for himself. And as another young woman is similarly murdered, he has to ask difficult questions - not of others but of himself.
©2007 Gregg Hurwitz; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks America
"Hurwitz's L.A. thriller has noir pulp chutzpah in spades." (Publishers Weekly)
"Hurwitz's insights about L.A. life sound knowing and are often ruefully funny, e.g., 'L.A., where a porn star runs for governor and an action figure wins.' Crime fans looking for something different will love this one." (Booklist)
Although I enjoyed the book, the Description of LA at end of Chapter 1 was something special-and no I am not from LA. It was by far the best writing and performance of the entire book.
I enjoyed listening to this audible book. I was surprised how my mind easily provided a movie of this story based on my and the writer's imaginations and the reader's voice.
This book had some bad reviews, even so far as to say Scott Brick wasn't the right narrator! WHAT??? Let's start with Scott Brick could make reading the phone book sound gripping! He's awesome, always! Now to the book, it wasn't bad, I enjoyed it! Not Hurwitz best but still good! Scott Brick is great with character voices, the plot was thought out well and I was entertained! I recommend the book!
Love to get a book that I can't stop reading. I love page turners
Glad I bought it on sale. If it weren't for Scott Brick I may have given up on it. But it was worth finishing. I love anything Scott narrates
Loved it. A very well-written mystery. The narrator performed in such a way as to compel me to try and finish the story in two sittings. I would happily purchase any additional works featuring the author and the narrator.
Overall I liked this book but I am not crazy about the reader. He is overly dramatic when he doesn't need to be. If find sometimes that I'd be listening more to how he was delivering dialog (with a little irritation) than to what he was saying and would have to rewind to listen again.
I think I also don't like so many novels making the police dumb, mean and purposefully obtuse. Like no matter how many times Drew asks for a lawyer he never gets one. I'd have been more satisfied in this book if at the end Drew won a lawsuit against the police to explain their misconduct.
But all that said it was a darn good yarn and I never saw the ending coming.
I enjoy a good Raymond Chandler-esque style story, but this book is so packed with descriptives, the story itself is completely overpowered. I gave up before I even finished the first chapter exhausted from trying to follow the endless thread of unnecessary adjectives and metaphors.
I've read two of Gregg Hurwitz's books and liked them very much so I didn't hesitate to snatch this one up. I just want him to get on with the story. Too much rambling, not enough action and I'm doubting I will ever finish listening to it.
With the other books being 9s, this would rate about a 4.
Yes, very slow.
No. I'm actually a little over 1/2 way through and will probably just give up.
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