Unusual and interesting subjects and short
chapters made this an easy read for me.
I liked the book but there were so many story lines and back stories that it got tedious. Hard to keep everyone straight.
I recommended Deaver to my book club and was surprised by the negative reviews. Aren't mystery writers suppose to keep you guessing? He did in this one. It looked at crowd behavior and a surprise in her children I didn't expect. My final surprise was the conclusion and explained the first part. I am a fan of Deaver and for good reason. He is great at holding your interest until the very end!
As a long time fan of Jeffery Deaver novels, I have really enjoyed his Kathryn Dance character. Not this time. I found myself skipping pages at a time to try to find something interesting to read. Kathryn herself was inexplicably treated poorly by her superiors who supposedly know her history of exemplary work. The reason that I have enjoyed past books is the use of her skill in reading body language. Halfway through the book, there had been very little of that to enjoy. I actually stopped reading this book.
If I could, I would give this book 6 stars; at times I wondered if the many plots or lines of action would cause the book to become unwieldy and loose focus, but Deaver kept it tight and controlled. Expect great characters, researched background, timely plots and social drama plus a couple of twists.
I've enjoyed all of Deavers' books. This one had lots of surprises and good plot twists. Kept my interest until the end. Interesting information on crowd behaviour had me searching the Internet for articles and videos of human stampedes. Quite fascinating.
Tedious in the extreme! At first I thought it was just indirection, but turned out to be too many plot lines and backstories. This novel could have been much shorter and more compelling; instead it was fairly mundane.
An exciting mystery. I enjoy Kathryn Dance novels.
I always enjoy Deaver's writings, and this book is definitely engaging. I was a bit put off by a few sexist digs made by the main character, who is herself a strong female character. It just didn't fit. The remarks were somewhat bizarre, one having to do with how another woman hadn't ironed her ex-husbands shirts well, huh??? Maybe Deaver is having issues these days. Other than that, the plot was interesting, and as usual, surprises at the end.
This is the first story I've read by Deaver and enjoyed the characters and plot with its many twists, turns and cliffhangers. The story kept my interest to the end and I liked Deaver's style of writing. I intend to read more of his books.
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