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The intro says that this is a novel of "suspense" and it is suspenseful, with some interesting angles to a basic crime theme. The characters are all educated and some are prosperous, in contrast to the "low lifes" that usually turn up in crime novels. There is a lot of introspection and the author does a good job of managing a range of characters and their personalities, job lives, and histories.
However, the narrator tries too hard. There are a few characters that I just could barely tolerate listening to - a male character who speaks in halting rhythm, stopping just short of a stammer. The worst is a female who shrieks so loud and whines in such a drawn out fashion I wanted to yell "Shut Up" to my iPod.
I really am not a fan of character interpretations. When men try to be women and women try to be men it just sounds wrong. Unless the narrator is a professional actor, it's better to simply read the book without any extra drama. There is so much noise in modern life, and I like to read to escape the noise. I would rather the books I listen not be so noisy.
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I loved this book.
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