Author: Tana French
I've had this book since I was a part of the book of the month club. Since then, I realized that was a waste of money because I prefer to listen to audiobooks since I rarely have time to sit down and read a book. So recently, I've been getting the audiobooks from the library even though the paper book is sitting on my shelves in my home library.
This one was not the greatest book. Yes, it was thrilling and the suspensefulness of it keeps you enthralled, but the fact that a lot of the "scenes" in the book are drawn out just makes me anxious and almost angry. The novel is about a detective, her co-workers, and the murder of a young woman. It follows the detective around (and is told from her perspective) as she deals with being a woman on the force, a messsed up background, and the no-bullshit type attitude.
Back to what I was saying about the drawn out sequences. There was one part, where the lead detective and her somewhat superior co-worker were interviewing the prime suspect. I'm not sure how many "pages" this was, but it was at least 3 discs worth of them talking to the poor man. I thought it was never going to end! After this point, the book didn't feel as drawn out. Perhaps it's because I needed to take a break and listen to another half way through? Watch out for that review next.
I'll give this book a rating that falls in the middle of the scale. It's not awful, but definitely not exhilarating like other suspense novels I've read. (2/5). I've had her other book, In the Woods, on my list for awhile but I'm not sure I'll be tackling that one after this.