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This book ends in a cliffhanger, of which I am not a fan. I would much prefer each book in a series to be pretty much complete in and of itself and not a tease for things to come. Moreover, this second book did not reveal the fate of two of the characters from the first book, which I think is just taunting us.
That being said, I did enjoy this story and learning more about Gibson Vaughn and will probably invest in the third book of the series. If I were to consider just the story and performance, I would give this book a 3.8. I'm rating it a 3 because of the tease and taunt.
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Shortstop was such a good book and I was so looking forward to the next book by Mr FitzSimmons. Poisonfeather was a disappointment. The plot wasn't as strong as Shortstop and I wasn't as invested in the characters. Worse, it ended in a cliffhanger. I wouldn't have bought the book and audio had I known that. Life is full of twists and turns, and I am at the point where I need a beginning, middle and end when I invest my time and money in a book. I may not be in a position to read the follow-up, and don't want the unresolved issues hanging in the back of my mind. Frankly, I consider authors who use cliffhangers to force their audience to buy another book/books to be ethically challenged. Poisonfeather is not a long book. There is no reason Mr. FitzSimmons couldn't have a satisfying ending.
Mr Cronin did an excellent job with the narration.
While I have it a point to recommend Shortstop to family and friends, I won't do the same with Poisonfeather.
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