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For the most part this was a good book, except that I hate when the serial killer’s deeds are pages and pages of his actions. I like books about serial killers but keep the descriptions of the killings out. I don’t want to read about him cutting the guys fingers off or disemboweling another guy. It’s just too disgusting for words.
Also, since this is not supposed to be romance I absolutely hate when an author writes a little in his or her book, only to have the hero, Tom Calladine, discussing what to get his girlfriend for her birthday, with his partner Ruth, and then crawl into bed with a reporter, Lydia, who was half his age. No matter what kind of book you’re reading 99.9% of women readers hate a hero who is acting like a manwhore.
It really did keep you trying to figuring out who the killer was. I was still trying to figure it out very late in the book, and I like that. Knowing who the killer is right off the bat is not for me, and I would never have guessed who the killer was in this book. Totally stunned.
There was no swearing to speak of, except the F-bomb. It was released 10 times. I found that rather odd. There were no sexual feelings whatsoever, and a sex scene that was real close to fade-to-black.
As for the narrator: No matter how good or bad the book was I would have listened to it. Jonathan Keeble is totally awesome; his voices and emotional reading is just spectacular.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
reads like a made for tv movie from the 1970's. not a very interesting plot. the ending was utterly implausible. descriptions of gore don't make up for the lack of any real story.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?
Very well read by Jonathan Keeble and I liked the fact that you tell when he was portraying a female voice without him sounding too "camp".
Any additional comments?
I shall definitely be looking out for the next in the series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What could Helen H. Durrant have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Not describe women as either "struggling with her weight" or a "stunner", and write grammatical English (a person is sitting, not sat).
What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
An excellent job of bringing banal characters to life.
Any additional comments?
The storyline is obvious, the characters generic, and the writing is extremely poor.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful