I don't know how to explain my reaction to this book. As the ratings show I have mixed feelings. The Characters, the world they are in, and the situations they are put through are very good. But all through the book I felt disconnected. I wasn't able to get invested in the book. I can not place my finger on what it was. I really like military series books so I am surprised but I have no desire to read the other 2 books in the series.
Disappointing end to the series. This book felt like it was just phoned in. I was not gripped with this one. It just seemed to move along. It doesn't help that the main villain wasn't figured out, but just all of a sudden outed. Not much to say but I almost stopped reading it halfway through, but I wanted to finish the series.
Very Good Book.
Not as good as the 1st book, but still very nice. I was hoping that the 2 books would tie more into each other, but they didn't. This one had a good story, and good mysteries. The criminals seemed to be the right amount of smartness for their level. It has been 2 years since this book was written and to me it seemed like there was going to be more, it is so open-ended and so much more could be done, but it appears the writer gave up on this subject. I think this character had the makings of being a long series, like Jack Ryan stuff. (Spoiler-ish) Since it looked like Ann was grooming her to take over, it could have had one of the story lines of how she becomes like Ann, and all that entails. She already has some interesting knowledge and now some networking coming about. Oh Well 🙁
So far this is my favorite book of the series. It is really coming together now. We have the 2 main characters doing the investigation and getting romantically involved, but so much more. We have 2+ different mysteries or story lines going on, 1 is setting up the last book and one is really bringing everyone from these first 3 books together nicely. Because of all that is going on, there isn't so much of the inner thoughts going on, so the story moves along. Super excited for book 4.
Really liked this book. It had multiple cases and they didn't really have to do with one another. Multiple people and their lives. It is a Evie Cold case series so Evie is the thread through the whole book and it was good. Really looking forward to the next book.
Nice book, but not the way I personally like mysteries. I like seeing everything through the eyes of the one trying to figure it out. I am not a fan of listening to the ramblings of the psychopath. Everyone in this book is seriously damaged. What a horrible world this author created here. Actually there were a few not screwed up. The partner at the beginning of the story, and the sheriff. Between the time she spent going over and over the damaged mindset of her characters and the ramblings of the psychopath she used up probably 60% of the book. So there wasn't really too much time spent on the actual mystery. She would have a character say a line then spend a paragraph on hashing out the damaged in the mind. And again, the characters really are stupid.
As the story is winding down, as the stakes are getting higher, what do the main 2 characters do, leave the women they are using as bait alone. The one that is being hunted, the one they brought back into the world of danger, left alone. Now he not a seasoned P.I. but not totally a rookie, and she is a seasoned cop, with years as a detective, and they leave the primary witness / victim unprotected. Then when things go wrong we listened to the I should have done this or not that for pages over and over again. Those that are really good at a job, when things get hard or tense, that is when they shine, not screw up. Make up your mind, are your characters good at their good or are they great at their job? Once you decided then have them act that way. Don't make it like they are great at a job and then make mistake after mistake after mistake. This book didn't have the mistake after mistake as much as the 2nd book but it is in the series as a whole.
2nd book in the series, not as good as 1st. Nice story and the characters were okay, but the main female character in reality was pretty selfish. She is suppose to care greatly for her son, but all she does is care about herself. Time and time again people have to remind her that she needs to care about the safety of her son, that shouldn't have to be reminded to a normal person. The main male character I thought was written well. He is suppose to be a really good cop, but around his 1st love, he can't think straight, that is understandable / believable. The story line with the villain was not nearly as good as the first book. Even when done with the book and she tells you who did it, I still didn't really see that person as being able to do this, or the other stuff that they were supposedly doing for months if not years. The supporting characters though were well done. Friends were actually friends.
I first read this book in early to mid 1990's. Fell in love with it right from the start. He doesn't pull any punches. It is something that just talks about things that I didn't think about, or may notice, or thought were a big enough of a deal to address. I read the book every few years just to keep reminding myself of what he spoke of. Later when audio books came out I bought that version on tape also and started to make it a bi-annual event to listen to it on the way to and from work. When the digital version came out I bought that also. I highly recommend this for any man regardless of age and wether saved or not.
Read multiple times since early 1990's