On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.
I usually listen on my commute to work. This book was so good I found myself sitting in the driveway waiting to see what would happen next! Very well written.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.
It is rare that I get a book that I don't want to turn off at the end of my commute. This book was extremely well written and very well researched. As someone who works with individuals with special needs, I felt the depiction of a person with autism was very well done. I would highly recommend this book.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Matt is a clone of El Patrón, a powerful drug lord of the land of Opium, which is located between the United States and Mexico. For six years, he has lived in a tiny cottage in the poppy fields with Celia, a kind and deeply religious servant woman who is charged with his care and safety. He knows little about his existence until he is discovered by a group of children playing in the fields and wonders why he isn't like them.
This book was pretty good. The only drawback was that the locations all seemed to have similar names. This made it harder to follow the story sometimes.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.
I enjoyed this book.The only I didn't like that many of the names of people and places in this book sounded so similar it was tough to keep them straight.While the story line was very good, it is possible that this book would be better read than listened to.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
This book was awesome! I found myself canceling plans so I could keep listening. Definitely a very good listen!
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.
This book presents some very deep concepts in a straight forward, easy to understand way. I would highly recommend this.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful