Different than what I expected but very good. Nick is given the ablilty to go back in time by one hour increments to save the life of his wife but each hour puts a new twist on what is really happening until the very end. The end will shock you.
I never read anything from this author before and I might try another one.
Read it in one day, easy read, very short quick chapters, guess it makes the book go faster
Stories are true crimes but written in a different way than other true crime writers, other authors have to go back to time the people were born and that is so boring, then they have to explain and explain everything, this is written more in the style of a fiction story but yet it's true and it deals only with the crime and not the entire life of everyone involved and I found that it made for an easier read
Reacher can really get into some situations, this time he gets on a tour bus with senior citizens just hitching a ride because it is winter time in the Dakotas and freezing, but he has no idea they would skid and get stranded in a town with biker trouble and he ends up in the middle of it----again---I really like Jack Reacher, he doesn't have a care in the world and travels with only what is on his back but his military training is always a huge help in every situation he gets in.
I can't give this a glowing review, however, it did keep my attention as to how they would get out of this mess
What I didn't like was all the very hot, very detailed, very explicit sex (not necessary unless you like that kind of reading, I skim over it quickly), and the main characters are very unlikable all the way through, they can't talk without using the f word every time they open their mouth, or shouting or yelling at each other all the way through
The main thing I didn't like was it does not tell you in the end the 'why', ok it was a serial killer but there should be more detail than that and it only gives you that 'he is a lunatic' on the loose, but from where etc.
I think another better author could've made a lot more of the storyline than Jewel does, for me it just wasn't the best writing attempt, I'm not a reader of romantic suspense but I don't really know what genre to call this it has a mixture of several
I whole heartedly agree with Stef140 on her review on this latest by Koontz.
I was an avid fan in his early years but now he's not even in the top 10, his writing leaves a lot to be desired in the fact that his books are just descriptions page after page and it gets boring very quickly, and this is no exception--after 100 pages it was just boring trying to keep up and stay interested when each chapter offered not much in the way of a good ending that made you want to read more---1/2 star from me---boring!
I didn't get very far, I like a suspense/thriller to start out with the story without getting into too much descriptions of things that are not important, I want it to continue from chapter to chapter building the story up and getting it to the point of can't put it down, this started out with too much descriptions, too many characters right off the bat, then it goes into a second storyline of the cop and her teens and from that point it lost me because I didn't get this book to read about family matters, I wanted a good thriller to keep me glued to the pages and this did not do it at all!
my expectation was high(too high) after waiting a long time to get this book it was a disappointment--it started out like a spooky ghost town mystery but about midway after the mystery has been solved it just takes on a boring descriptive(page after page) of the predictament they find themselves in and it gets tiresome of page after page of descriptions, and the mystery turned out to be not what you expect.
Well written, however, you must have a strong stomach to read it--Olsen goes into too much detail with gay relations that no one needs to know and the depravity of this man, makes you wonder why a person like that is born.
Good character in Smoky Barrett, if you haven't read this series then start from the first as the story continues in each book but each book gives you a run down on her life. She's had a rough life but she is a tough FBI agent.
WOW! Along the same lines of Chris Carter's books this is a well written suspense/thriller to the T. One of the best books I've read in a long time and looking forward to the next one (if I can get it, had to get this one through the library).
couldn't get into this one, too much repeat in just the first 100 pages, characters you can't like--a geeky Dad that acts more like a coward and a Mom that acts more like a shrew but the Grandpa is a hero and would be a more likable character even with his 'ghosts' he carries around, but I quit after a little over 100 pages because I just kept waiting and waiting for it to move on and I just lost interest
The first book 'Beneath' was a pretty good book, these are for ages 9-15, but this one? maybe because it took so long for it to come out that I have forgotten the main story so this one just didn't make any sense at all
so this is a case of you have to read the first one then you might want to read this one while it is fresh in your mind or you won't know what is going on
sorry to give it only 1* but I just don't think it deserves more unless you read these two books together
I, too, was unable to finish and in fact just didn't get very far into it, even in the first 30 pages you could tell was going to be a long drawn out disaster, it was going to refer to her Dad every other page or so and it had too much description and unnecessary detail in just those first few pages that I knew I couldn't stick with it-----a pet peeve is unnecessary descriptions and detail not needed and I give up on that book or author.
I have a few English/British writers I like to I don't think La Plante will be one of them.
Very good horror--Tyler High voted to become a 'charter' school and that would mean they were their own bosses, once that is establised the schools policies change drastically and what happens is just plain horror.....
I try to give a book a chance and I got about half way into this one BUT--
Britt is newspaper reporter on the police beat, so you'd think it would be fairly good, she is also half Cuban and this takes place in Florida, so that being mentioned-a lot of it is about Cuba in some way or another which I didn't find interesting at all, too many words in Cuban that is just a distraction and adds nothing to the book, then too many things are going on to where it was just a confusing mess to me.
One minute you're reading the main story (I think) of the missing boys (which was why I got this book from the library), then it flips to another side story for a few pages, then it flips to her personal life and her mother, then it flips to another story about Cuba, then it flips to another side story, then it gets back to the missing boys for a few pages then it just starts over again and again, so there are just too many side stories happening and makes for a mess.
I know this was a 'legal' thriller? thriller? not in my book it isn't, it is a long drawn out 500+ pages of boredom, I made it to page 200 and by that time I was just tired of tiring to keep reading, the story is so slow and unfolds so slow and I get tired of courtroom 'scenes', the personal side of the story about the lawyer didn't keep my interest enough to know what her 'secret' was and I didn't care---I gave up