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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
For fans of crime dramas - yes. Others - it may be a bit too gritty in spots. It is also somewhat dated.
What did you like best about this story?
The character development - our protagonist starts out as a naïve country girl and through her own efforts becomes a canny researcher that matches wits with the best of them. Also it kept me guessing...it's him, no it's not, maybe it is, no it's not...
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The performance was ok. However I would argue that a Midwest accent from Ohio does not sound like a Texas accent. That was kind of distracting.
Could you see Quest being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Not sure. The pictures in my mind don't look like any actors I know.
Any additional comments?
Although not stated anywhere, this book takes place somewhere in the 70's or early 80's at latest. Characters are veterans of World War II and still pretty spry. Also references to flying on the Concorde to Europe push back it's date a bit. Not terribly distracting, but I had gone into this expecting a current time line.
I really enjoyed this mystery. It grabbed me from the beginning and rarely lost me. There's a great mixture of history and fiction in this book. My only criticism is that it relies too heavily on well-worn stereotypes for the main characters. The reader's voice is wonderful. She deftly created various accents for the many characters and I never tired of listening to her. In fact, I will purchase other books she has narrated, just to listen to her voice!