Overall, I enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written. I went into this book expecting more of the supernatural aspect that I've come accustomed..Show More » to with Kelley Armstrong... vampires/werewolves/etc. It was not like her other books, however, for which I was pleasantly surprised. It took me a while to get beyond my expectations, but once I did, I enjoyed the story from beginning to end.
I normally do not like two narrators, unless it is to tell the story from male and female perspective. In this case, the second narrator was reading from more than one person's perspective. It was confusing at first, but I adapted. I grew to enjoy hearing the "other" side of things at the end of almost every chapter. It brought depth to the story, which could not have been seen otherwise. It also helped open up more questions for not only this book, but the rest of the series as well. I'm interested to see where this story goes.
There is one flaw in this story. The main narrator, Carine Montbertrand, made me cringe! At the beginning of each chapter, she was not quite relaxed and therefore had a high nasally tone that sounded like she is plugging her nose for the first 2 minutes of a chapter. CRINGE. That sound is like nails on a chalkboard for me! Yikes!! Other than that, though, she did a great job switching between narrating and alternating between voices, though. There were very few flaws there. I plan to continue with the series.
As is the usual for Kelley Armstrong, the book is amazing!! I can't even think of the words to explain how amazing. The twists the turns I was literal..Show More »ly holding my breath for the majority of this book. Read it now. Now. You will not regret it. However, notice I said read not listen. The primary narrator in this book is a nightmare. She makes the main man sound like a prepubescent weasel when he's supposed to be huge and tough. She makes the second guy sound like a perpetually stoned teenager. I can't even listen to his dialogue with out cringing! And she makes the protagonist sound alternately like an old crone or a whining child! Ugh!!!! So much incredible book ruined by this voice. It's hard to picture the characters how they are supposed to be and therefore fully get and enjoy the story when the voice makes me cringe. Please please have a different narrator for the next two books!! Maybe even redo the last 3??!! They'd be much more enjoyable. The secondary narrator, is much much better!! Just make her the full narrator!!