I read Christopher Pike as a child, and was weary of an adult book by him. This thriller exceeded all my expectations! It was fast-paced, interesting, and well written. I recommend it to anyone who likes the suspense/thriller genre.
Pike has only gotten better with time! So glad to get this. It was the first "can't put it down" that I have had in a LONG time. Read it in about two days, and I really don't have the time for tha! It was a great suspense with lots of twists I didn't see coming. I read his Young Adult when I hwas a Young Adult and now to have his Adult Mysteries not disappoint made my week!!
I love all of Christopher Pike books. I read most of them in high school, but I continue to pick them up when I come across them. I found this one in a Crown Books overstock store. its an advance copy, before edits.
I read Thousand Splendid Suns and Kite Runner the two days before I read Falling, so I was a little worried because they were such excellent books.
This was great though! Not at all like his horror books for youth. It's about a heartbroken guy who plans his own death, the woman who broke hi heart and whos son gets kidnapped, and the female FBI agent working on the case. There are a ton of twists and turns and i didnt want to put it down.
Theres a lot on the FBI agent's previous case- that could be made into its own book, it was such a great gory tale.
Not knowing anything about this before listening to it, I must say this is definitely an entertaining audio! Not only was the plot suspenseful, the twists & turns had me questioning myself more than once on how things would turn out. It has literary references, which I enjoy, as well.
Sort of Spoiler Alert (Not of the story):
I'm glad I didn't know about the history of the author and the narrator. I probably would have been biased had I known Christopher Pike is a well known young adult author from when I was a kid (though I hadn't read his work). The narrator, who is absolutely SUPERB!, is also the voice of Bob the Builder. I found this out on the back of the box after finishing the audio. I am SO glad I didn't know that ahead of time! However, I still am going to look for other audios he narrates. I can overlook the fact he was Bob since he is soooo good as a narrator. :)
This was my first Christopher Pike book, but by no means my last. This book graps you from the beginning and keep you hanging on till the end. If you like suspense you will love this.