This was my first Deon Meyer, downloaded based on the review of a reader I follow. At first, I thought this was going to be just another police proced..Show More »ural. It turned out to be much more than I expected. The characters are great and the plot really takes off. With twists I never saw coming but which made total sense once revealed. Immediately downloaded the second book in the series. (Simon Vance, as always, is excellent.)
I enjoyed the dialog in this story, learned a bit about the culture in South Africa and was brought on an exciting ride as the drama played out in thi..Show More »s crime story. At times I felt that the character develpment became drawn out, but in the end I think I appreciated it. The story is built along believable lines and events were described well and brought the reader into the complicated world of the detective, who is heroic without being superenatural in any way. The dialog is well done and after a wihile you begin to enjoy the banter with all the local slang that is expressed between the seperate South African cultural factions.
This is a great book and I enjoyed the whole story. Saul Reichlin did a really commendable job narrating the story. The story had me on the edge of my..Show More » seat most of the time. Highly recommend this book
Deon Meyer is a very good writer and his stories are a great glimpse into South African culture. When I first started listening to these stories I th..Show More »ought the character development phase of the story was a bit much. As I go farther with this author I have come to really enjoy his style in this aspect of the story - you become invested in the characters and become part of the story, the world they exist in. The people in the book are all real and the work and toil are all well presented, the mystery is exciting and the plot unfolds very well culminating in a terrific ending with a great plot twist. The narration is first rate and the accents spectacular. I would highly recommend this author, I have not read a bad book written by him yet, and this is a well crafted mystery novel.
I couldn't pause the book for shopping, cooking, or going to bed on time. The story grips you from the start and does not let go. There has been overw..Show More »helming praise for the author, so I won't go into that. What I want to make note of is the work of Simon Vance and the voices he created. I don't know if the accents were true to South Africa, but I knew immediately that I was nowhere near Kansas.
The audio book with 50 chapters is not the complete book. Chapter 50 ends the audio book, with all loose ends: The du Toit son Paul, is diagnosed as ..Show More »psychopath by the school shrink, Griesel & the Hawks team are still in mid investigation and no closer to who or why the victim was murdered, etc. The audiobook of Icarus, is half a book, of 50 chapters. How do I get the rest of the story on audio?
What more can I say? Great characters. Excellent plots that come together (or do they?) in unexpected ways. Start from the first one and listen to th..Show More »em in order. Simon Vance does credit to the author by delivering a stellar performance in each novel. So sad this is the last one. Hope Mr. Meyer is about done with the next installment.