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Kevin Quinn has psychic abilities he developed after a car accident that nearly took his life. He doesn't have any control over them, and has met with limited success when trying to use them to help different police agencies. However, when his brother-in-law calls the week before Christmas, Kevin is convinced to go home to Southern California to try to find the missing boys and/or their abductor/killer.
Connor Dougal is the new detective assigned to shadow Kevin. But Connor has his own demons that he wrestles with nightly, including the fact that he's really gay.
The romance between Kevin and Connor is one of immediately hitting it off and falling for each other - in other words: "insta-love".
I loved that Connor, seeing what Kevin goes through, is determined to help him any way he can, even if that means stepping in front of him and shielding him.
The mystery is super slow moving, and sometimes got caught up with an enormous cast of characters, which got a bit confusing at time while listening to the story.
I was a bit disappointed in the glacial pacing of the mystery, and felt like Keith and Connor's romantic relationship moved at a bit too fast a pace. I wish there has been a middle ground for both, though, both were quite captivating and in the end are solved quite satisfactorily.
J.F. Harding does a great job overall. Harding's tendency to sound like a crime show voice over narrator really works for this story, drawing the listener in and keeping their focus. I really liked his character voices, and he definitely had a lot to keep track of with this huge cast.
It was an easy listen, with good pacing, and a compelling romance and mystery.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Long Way Home in three words, what would they be?
Mysterious, hot, suspenseful.
What did you like best about this story?
There was mystery, romance and hot sex.
Have you listened to any of J.F. Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, he did an amazing job as a narrator. He is great with making the voices distinctive.
If you could rename The Long Way Home, what would you call it?
Under the Sea.
Any additional comments?
The storyline was great and the narration was amazing.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Read this in pixels first and after hearing the sample decided to give the audio version a go and I'm glad I did as this is another book I thoroughly enjoyed in audio format. The story is paced well; the unfolding relationship between the two leads blending well with the investigation they're engaged in so that there's a nice balance throughout the book.
The initial suspicion held by Connor for Kevin's ability gradually giving way to belief was well represented as was the hostility of some of the other characters for a psychic helping in an investigation.
The narration was very good, with the characters being pretty well defined and I'll definitely listen to more books narrated by Harding.
I will be listening to this again; it's going on the 'keeper' list.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful