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It had me shivering as usual ! Anxiously waiting for her next one to come out!
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If you want to listen to a smart, sexy, engaging novel that deals with serial killers, DON'T LISTEN to this novel. Reuben Montoya is truly hot, hot, hot (where ARE these guys???), and I wasn't sure of "whodunit" until near the end, but everything else? Formulaic and cliche. In fact, I think this author consulted the dictionary of cliches: (imagine quotation marks around the following) figment of her imagination, the flash of white teeth, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, too young to die, shake uncontrollably, tears burned [or sprang to] her eyes, This guy's dangerous. Don't worry . . . So am I, There but for the grace of God go I, nerves stretched tight as piano wires, figment of the imagination, brooding eyes,stopped dead in her tracks, icing on the cake, and so on. And don't forget the forms of erections, usually against the back. I'm especially troubled by Faith's rapes and her responses. And WOW! Talk about simplistic thinking? One of the characters, who knows she has been abducted by the serial killer, refers to him as a monster, a lunatic, a murdering psycho, and a creep Well. Yes. He's a serial killer. This could have been an interesting contrast in psychopathic behavior, obsession, lust, passion, and desire. But it's not.
So. If you want a smart, sexy, engaging novel that deals with serial killers, listen to
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then be sure to listen to The Girl Who Played with Fire.
No cliches. No formula. Just good, smart writing, writing that will make you wish the novel didn't end.
Or, you can listen to some Robicheaux (Burke) or
early Scarpetta (Cornwell).
If you want something lighter, listen to Lust, Loathing, and a Little Lip Gloss (Davis).
Spend your hours, money, and credits on something that deserves it.
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