Black River

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 30-05-17

Excellent suspense mystery!

Black River is the 6th novel in the 8 book Sean O'Brien mystery/thriller series by Tom Lowe. This is my 7th review of novels in the series. Sean O'Brien is a 40ish ex-Miami homicide cop who retired when his wife died of ovarian cancer. He is supposedly a commercial fisherman but his real work is as a private detective. This novel concerns murders related to US Civil War memorabilia. In Black River and other novels in the series author Tom Lowe does a great job of building suspense and folding in plot twists certain to surprise the listener. Narration is superb.

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3 out of 5 stars
By L. Shuffler on 06-03-18

Not his best for me...

I love the Shaun O’Brien books ever since I read the Butterfly first...but this one fell short for me. I generally like the dialogue of the characters but this seemed stilted and unrealistic. There were too many characters (from survivalists, to Indian and British operatives to whatever...that were again, unrealistically connected and it was all just a bit too much. I think Tom Lowe should stick to Shaun solving local murders and such with his wonderful central Florida Deland, Sanford, Ponce Inlet, National Forest characters speaking the way people really speak. Tom, that’s truly enough. Get back to the basics.

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4 out of 5 stars
By happyjo on 30-12-17

Black river

A very good book. Rebel secrets found out in modern day. The book has many mysteries that have to be solved in order to find a missing painting and the murderer.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kerry Romig on 29-06-17

Great story. Amazing narration!

I really enjoyed the depth of this book's historical detail. Mostly, though, the narration is so good that I feel like these characters are truly enhanced by the different inflections and accents. I laugh out loud quite often, and look forward to the audio book. Thanks!

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4 out of 5 stars
By JoAyn on 29-11-16

good story and naration

story pulled me in right away and kept my interest throughout. naration was very good .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maineiac on 31-03-16

Another Historical Flashback Thriller

Lowe has the formula...historically significant events solved decades later with twists and turns galore! Keep then coming!

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