Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .
Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.
©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
It took forever for me to get into this story, if I ever truly did. Then there were three times I thought the story was ending, and it didn't. I wish it had. The twists and turns were not credible.
The story line was interesting: a combination of child molestation killings and cop suicides that turn into murder. But the side stories were not interesting. The drama with the journalists family was a surface issue that should have been developed further. The love angle was full of too many contradictions to do anything but make you suspicious of it. And then the ending was impossible. The first two potentials made much more sense.
The narrator's voice was grating at first, but I got used to it. I can't put my finger on what made it strange, but he will not be a favorite of mine. Voice differentiation between characters was adequate.
Truly I am not sure why this author has been so popular. I won't look for his books again.
This book is good with a very good storyline, although Connelly strays from his normal writing style. I really enjoyed listening to this book.
The plot is good and an unexpected ending is always good. Although a little long in the middle (as I am an impatient listener) I did enjoy it.
Nothing really stands out but is over all good.
His narration is very good and he brings all persons in the story to live.
No, not really
Very entertaining! Several twists I wasn't expecting -- I love a book that keeps you guessing. I found myself driving out of the way to get a few additional minutes of listening time!
A different reader maybe...
No just to this narrator and possibly the author.
Almost any one..
Disappointment and anger I wasted a credit!
Worse Connelly book ever what a disappointment! I have over 100 audible books of different genres and this is one is by far is the worst of the lot.
I like Connelly but this was not one of his better efforts. Never real felt any attachments to the characters and although I made it through the book (that means something), I was glad when it ended.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator says "peee-dophile" instead of pedophile. He also says "hooowhat, hoowhen, hoowhere" it's weird.
Professional female with little time for the fun things (cooking, reading and traveling)!
I had read this story number of years ago and had forgotten that i had read it! It was a great story then, and it still is. Thanks to Audible's return policy, I'll be able to correct that error. Michael Connelly just doesn't disappoint.
Connelly tells a good story and I've always liked his characters. I think this one could have used a bit more editing--it gets a little long-winded in places. I liked the reader--good emotion and very clear voices that seemed natural for the characters.
A great story and kept you guessing untill the end.
The Narrows which was the follow-up book
The end when it became obvious who the Poet was.
No one moment
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