Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel.
Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut.
©2006 John Hart; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
"[A] stunning debut, an exceptionally deep and complex mystery thriller....Few readers will be able to resist." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is a first novel that lunges off the page, just grabs the reader by the throat and won't let go....Hart is a fine stylist, turning phrases with a panache that recalls Raymond Chandler." (Booklist)
This book is dreadful, I'm unsure if it is the writer, most likely, or the narrator but it reads like freshman fiction at an open enrollment liberal arts college in the midwest. After 30 minutes I had an unpleasant physiological reaction - good thing I wasn't driving. If you're looking for Grisham or really want to kill 10 hours I recommend Don Delillo or Michael Connelley. Don't say I didn't warn you
I believe the book is more about a troubled family than a legal thriller. It reminds me of the Prince of Tides, a Southern family with hidden issues that continually influence their lives. I thought the narrator fit the main character and did a good job. I hated for the book to end.
I don't know what some people were listening to when they said this book was boring. It was a great listen. There was a lot of action, well developed characters and a number of twists. I found myself listening to this in two days and wanting more. If you want to lose yourself in a good story, this is the book for you.
This book ranks in the top three in books I've bought at Audible. I work a 10 hour shift desk job, So I listen to at least three books a month.It held my attention until the very end! I would have giving it five stars except the ending is a bit over the top. Still worth buying and listening to though!
I found the story interesting, but the narrator's voice was annoying. He sounds as if his tongue is dry and he desperately needs a drink of water. Instead of following the story, I found myself listening for the next swallow. The book is well-written, though, and I don't regret spending over 12 hours listening to it.
This is a well-crafted story with subtle twists. Not too predictable, and quite fun and easy to listen to.
This writer is definitely gifted at defining characters at a visceral level. I detested most of the protagonists; found the story and mystery compelling and listened almost nonstop to the end. Some of the descriptions of the emotional dialogue between the hero and his mistress were a littly trying but this ia small complaint. I recommend this book.
You need not let this Man do another narrating. He is the most boring reader I have ever listened to! All the other books I have listened to have been wonderful. But this Man needs a lesson on how to captivate a listener!
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