This is perhaps my favorite audiobook so far. It has a complex plot, likeable characters, and offers great insight into the mind of a serial killer. ..Show More » The last two hours are unequaled in suspense. It's been a long time since I've been frightened by a book; this one does the job in aces. Also, once again, Scott Brick rules! It's as if he is living the book as he reads it. The Rosary Girls couldn't be better.
In reading the reviews, I was hesitant to buy this book as I was afraid I would be disappointed, but I decided to buy this book for three reasons.
..Show More » />1.) I liked the characters from the first book and I just wanted to spend some time with them again.
2.) Living in and around the Philly area for my whole life, I love this city, and I really like how the author makes the city another character in this book.
3.) Most important! It is read by Scott Brick and his interpretation (at least for me)could turn the phone book into a thriller! :)
Anyway, the point of all this, is that I did enjoy it. The outcome is somewhat predictable if you listen to a lot of thrillers, but not totally.
I hate to admit this to all my fellow audible readers, because my "Sherlock Skills" are generally accurate, but I think, because I wasn't expecting too much, I fell right into the trap he laid! I couldn't believe he got me!
I absolutely love the narrator Scott Brick because he brings the story to life. I love the characters in this book-you actually meet them in previous ..Show More »books. In Merciless, there is suspense, drama, action, comedy, dry humor and a feeling of knowing the characters. I am definately looking forward to his future books and hope that Scott Brick will be the narrator of them too.
I enjoyed this book and loved Scott Brick's narration. The style is very similar to Montanari's other works. He did a great job developing a complex v..Show More »illian. I did feel like he left too many loose ends in a continued effort to add depth to Byrne and Balzano. Pieces were introduced, such as the meeting with the ex-wife, and then not discussed further. Overall though, a good read.
I would 100% listen to this novel again. It was as I said, totally awesome. Twists at ever turn, and you are guessing until the end. The narrator in m..Show More »y opinion is also very good-- he actually does the voices of the characters pleasingly AND when he speaks as the criminals, he is haunting!