"I really, really liked this book. It wasn't 'in your face, edge of the seat' tense or scary like Patterson or Tananbaum, but ...I don't know, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it did keep me tensed and reading. There was a perfect blending of relationship story and fearful suspense...I liked them and them together so that's what made me afraid of what could happen, I guess. Like a mellow thriller. LOL Anyway, I just remember thinking halfway through "I REALLY like this book"."
"The reviews of Notaro's books are all so great that I couldn't wait to read one. I did not like this book at all though. I guess I was expecting a story and there really wasn't one...just a book full of one liners. While they were undoubtly funny...even my type of humor...at one point I even said out loud, "enough already, geez".
But as I said, it could have been because I was expecting a story when it was more of a ton of little chapters set up to tell humorous one liners about a part of her life. To be fair, I will try reading another of her books."
"Loved it! This book had me on the edge of my seat for days, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Let me see...it's not a lot of blood and gore mystery, it's not a scary bad guy that really creeps you out story or even that it's nicely romantic with them on the run. It's that the story is really well told. You open knowing that something horrible has shifted the sands of her life and then she backtracks you and it goes methodically along with small things happening here and there until all of a sudden, there is not one person she can trust and I really felt that. The story is not so hard to figure out, it's just that it's told well and you really don't want what she sees happening, to happen, I guess. It really was different...for me anyway. To me THAT is very scary...that your life can blow itself out of the water because of one or two steps that you make; you lose control. It reminded me of how I felt about 'Paranoia' by Joseph Finder, which I also really, really liked."
"I couldn't put it down...I like the way this author develops her characters with so much detail. This book is written in the format of back and forth to each women's story, in case you don't like that. It doesn't bother me at all, BUT I would get wrapped up in one particular character and just have to skip to all her chapters...not the way the author meant the reader to read it, of course. Didn't matter at all though because once they all began to merge I read straight through and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very entertaining story."
"I got this book at a Borders' sidewalk sale along with a bunch of others and it hung around my house for a year before I picked it up to read. A shame I waited so long because it was SO good! A quirky writing style but you get used to it quickly and it really keeps you guessing. A guick read because you don't want to put it down until you can figure it out."
"I love, love, love this series, it is my absolute favorite, and Mr. Tanenbaum is one of my most favorite authors but....... This book is very good and I would never recommend that you DON'T read it, but in my opinion it's not one of the better books in the series. It reminds me of his book Corruption of Blood. With both of these, I felt that they were books that Tanenbaum wrote for his own personal needs while still incorporating it into the Butch Karp series, if that makes sense. Personally, I can understand an author's desire to write more serious and important works...and still have them sell LOL. It delves quite deeply into the Muslim religion and it's relationship to terrorism as well as mental health issues involving hearing God's voice. It is all very interesting and a great plot, definitely, but personally just a little more information about each of these things than I was in the mood for, I guess. I found myself skimming the political and religious and jumping back into the fictional. (Actually, I found myself quite often blurting out "Okay, okay...enough already, Bob! If I want important, relative, newsworthy info I'll go get it!" ha-ha)
Good story though and definitely worth reading...when you're in the mood."
"This book was great. I really, really like Karin Slaughter's books. For those familiar with the authors, I compare her books to Lisa Gardner's or Julie Garwood's. In my opinion, Lisa Gardner tends to concentrate her story on the murderer/villan with the relationship/romance secondary. Julie Garwood on the other hand, seems to have the relationships/romance as the primary plot with the villan's story complete but secondary. I like both, but my preference is Garwood. Often with Gardner, at the end I find myself wondering how they could be in love when they've hardly talked ha-ha. In my opinion, Karin Slaughter seems to have found a perfect balance between the villan/crime story and the relationships' story."