Absolutely great story. While the "whodunit" part was easy to figure out, the rest of the story more than makes up for it. The plot was strong and the range of emotions that the characters go through was very realistic.
As a general rule, Koontz is fantastic.....However, this book had me yawning only 1/3 of the way through. The character is likeable enough, but the plot really has no depth, no substance. It's a classic "evil-thing-lurking-outside-ready-to-eat-everyone" story......But the most exciting part was Elvis picking his nose. And I'm pretty sure even that could've been more exciting.
It could be the lack of a caffeinated beverage in my system, but I found the plot of this book to be very flimsy, and definitely vague. It reads more like an outline for a book, more than the finished product itself. The "relationship" between the husband & wife was the most disappointing & difficult to believe. Certainly not one of Carla Negger's better books.
Beautifully written book. It explores the emotional and spiritual (and sometimes physical) wounds women hold - often from childhood - and how to start the healing process. John & Stasi delve into the woman's soul together, and there are viewpoints from both the woman's and man's perspective.
Very strong biblical references, with a focus on strengthening your relationship with God, and realizing your inner beauty.
I would heartily recommend this book for ANY woman that is feeling alone, weary, confused...or just plain ugly. Also for any MAN that wants to understand how his woman thinks & feels.
This book did not have the same quality as the rest of the series. The plot was thin, the "whodunit" easy to figure out, and basically the characters were very 2 dimensional.
The relationship between Hannah, Norman & Mike is never really explored beyond a few interactions, and the ending leaves you thinking "Huh?". It ends in a whisper, and having already figured out 1/3 of the way through who did it & why (and the motive for the killing is VERY pathetic) the rest of the book wasn't worth finishing - but I suffered through it.
It was, overall, a very weak attempt from Ms Fluke to continue with a series that started great....but is slowly losing it's appeal.
This was a rather disappointing book. It seems like the author has run out of ideas, and simply threw a book together as quickly as possible. The plot was very thin, easy to figure out whodunit, and the story bounced around more than my 3 year old on a sugar high. I'm not sure I'll read any more of this series, as the quality has steadily declined since the first novel.
My husband and I reviewed this book together for a church program. I found it disgusting that the authors went through so much trouble to bring up past experiences- in vivid detail. We KNOW they struggled in this area- otherwise there wouldn't be a book. But to bring it back to light? In a soap-opera form, with details down to how a woman's body moves while she's jogging (insert bouncing & sweat remarks here)?
I thought this book was soft-core porn in itself.
My husband (who has struggled with this issue, and by the grace of God- conquered it) found it to have WAY too many details as well, and it brought up things that he has wiped from his mind and didn't need/want to "see" again. He didn't find any help in HOW to rid himself of these images & thoughts...just that "once they're there, they are there to stay". That doesn't offer any hope, does it?
Another man at our church read this book, and he is currently struggling in this area. He said much the same thing. After he read it, he said to us "But HOW do I stop this addiction? This book didn't tell me that, it just said there's no HOPE! It's like a men's locker room conversation!"
Bottom line: If you or someone you know is struggling in this area, this is not the book that is going to give you the tools (and hope) you need to win this battle. Please search out another book (John Eldredge & Gordon Dalbey are excellent authors on men's issues).