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The voice is very calm at all times, which lends itself to the suave spy genre, but detracts from any feeling of urgency or action.
God, this book is cliché. Luckily, there was enough intrigue to keep you guessing about who the bad guy was.
Recommended to fans of books with cool, damaged cops as the protagonist.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
If someone told me that Andy Taylor left Mayberry and started a PI business in Colorado, this is the kind of story I would expect to hear. Almost squeaky clean, the good guys are really good and the bad guys are still pretty good.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The story lacked depth in the plot and character development. You never really feel that the characters in the story are in any real danger. Still, I found myself rooting for the good guys, so it does have some redeeming qualities.
Did Mikael Naramore do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
I had no problem distinguishing between the characters, but the nasal quality of his delivery was a little jarring.
Do you think The Grave Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
The book is relatively short, Flesh out the characters more and add some depth to the plot and I would happily revisit these characters again.
Any additional comments?
This book has a very similar structure to Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes series. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend that series over this one.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
So, if I got this right - the cute, petite MIT educated genius hacker goes home with the ex cop and proceeds to become his live-in '50's style cook/housekeeper and incidental Internet assistant; the 12-year old kidnap victim is returned by the terrorist drug lord not only unharmed but entertained and sated with ice cream; the hero gets the motorcycle and hot car - I'd have to have paid attention to get the rest of the boy entertainment value. Not being a boy, and never liking fairy tales, I was SO not impressed. This one's going on the "lame list."
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