Liz Shaler returns to Sun Valley as the crown jewel and keynote speaker for billionaire Patrick Cutter's world-famous C3....
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Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction....
A Chinese national working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai in broad daylight. His one-man security detail goes missing as well....
In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes....
When a woman's body is discovered and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation....
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic....
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From New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD....
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Former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown, but he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop.
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The Edgar Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone....
Police Sergeant Lou Boldt heads a special task force within Seattle’s Homicide bureau. His job: find and stop the Cross Killer, a twisted, perverse serial murderer who has eluded police for six months and paralyzed the city. But when a body washes up on the shore of Puget Sound, Boldt thinks the killer has finally made a mistake.
This body shows some of the work of the Cross Killer - but a job badly botched. Did this woman die while trying to escape? Did she knowingly jump in the water to preserve a clue? And is she now desperately trying to tell Boldt something? With the help of the alluring Daphne Matthews, a police psychologist, Boldt pieces together the complex puzzle - and the listener is taken along on a journey into the mind of a killer, and into the day-by-day nuts and bolts of police work, that is among the best in modern crime fiction. Undercurrents is a roller-coaster ride in the dark that will intrigue, startle, and satisfy.
Too soap opera-ish for me. And, please, the only character who hadn't a high pitched, nasal, annoying voice was the protagonist. Didn't like it.
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Would you try another book from Ridley Pearson and/or Jeff Cummings?
Cliched writing, unsympathetic character, uninspired plot. Some of the writing made me wince. This book got good reviews but there are so many more & better mysteries out there. I was hoping to find another series that I would enjoy, but I only listened to the whole book because I paid for it.
Would you ever listen to anything by Ridley Pearson again?
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Cummings?
He was fine as the main character but when he gave voice to some of the others his voice was high pitched and grating.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The outdated criminology methodology made me wince.
What was most disappointing about Ridley Pearson???s story?
I'm sure it was captivating when first published.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Male and female voices overlapped.
You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I liked the local.
Any additional comments?
I wish audible would publish the original date as opposed to the audible date of issue.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Stilted, monotonous reading squelches any prospect of appreciating the mediocre story. Won't be trying more from author or reader.
Listened to last half almost straight through. Loved the Bolt/Daphne team. The performer did a great job with the various characters.
This book's filled with cliches. Cop protagonist who's taken his share of life blows, fellow officers who are more interested in office politics than police work, etc. The only non-cliche is Boldt not being a drinker (or a smoker). The writing style's groan-inducing at times. Plus, the narrator reads almost every male's dialogue as though that person's effeminate. No where do I get the sense the author intended that to be so. Having said all this, the lead character grew on me and even though the mystery stretched credulity, I had to find out what it was as soon as I could.
What would have made Undercurrents better?
Could have been half as long<br/>Imaginative story-great setting-Seattle a great city<br/>I wish to see battle of wits between good guys, bad guys-don't care if good guy has issues with x wife/ maybe new wife- also no cop hero drinks milk in a bar<br/>how about a cop hero with some b**ls<br/>also too liberal- serial killers are bad guys-period<br/>How about some fast karma-do something smart, gets rewarded, do something dumb, you pay for it
What was most disappointing about Ridley Pearson’s story?
Formerly a good mystery, cop writer. Suspect he's hiring co-eds to write for him. Don't write a romance novel and sell it as a cop book.<br/>Really sad-was a big Ridley fan-suggest he use a pseudonym and write chic books w/ bare chested, longhaired dudes on the cover, and write real mystery/cop books as Ridley.<br/>He's a really good contemporary author, but really...milk in a bar, wife who is dominant?<br/>Hope he's getting good sex from whomever is influencing him.<br/>Love audible-you guys are great<br/>
What didn’t you like about Jeff Cummings’s performance?
He was great<br/>Over the top
What character would you cut from Undercurrents?
Any additional comments?
Could have been a home run<br/>Too long, too predictable, too beside the point<br/>Excellent regional intrigue
I stumbled onto this book quite by accident but was gripped from the first page. Gritting, hard hitting and with great humour, the characters are so beautifully fashioned you cant wait to see what happens to them next.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful