Detective Dave Robicheaux, his wife Molly and daughter Alafair are vacationing in Montana. But evil, it seems, has followed them into this wild paradise.
Someone is stalking Alafair, and Dave begins to suspect that it's a convicted serial killer she interviewed two years ago - even though he’s supposed to be dead.
Is Alafair the target of a depraved serial killer, or has she unwittingly crossed paths with a murderous psychopath closer to home?
©2013 James Lee Burke (P)2013 imon & Schuster
"James Lee Burke continues to astonish" (The Times)
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"Burke takes it to the Big Sky"
I was a little worried that leaving New Iberia would be out of my comfort zone. I like the whole "live oaks and moss" thing, its very VERY evocative. But bringing the characters out to a wide open spaces environment worked really well. I could easily see them in this environment as I could in their natural setting.
The author's skill is in giving you just enough mischief for the characters to get into, and then taking you off to see what had happened to another character who was also getting into mischief. Its too tempting to jump from place to place to make sure your favourite character isn't coming too unstuck. But happily, the pleasure of finding another character wading recklessly into another mess of trouble elsewhere always keeps you interested.
His accent is just *awesome*. It enhances the glory of the author's writing ... like a boss. And his characterisation is perfect. I was very quickly able to determine which character was speaking.
The Bobbsey Twins take on The Big Sky.
I'd not "met" Gretchen before. Love her!
"Time's up Mr. Burke"
This was the 11th Audiobook of JLB's that I have listened to. I love the series and remain a fan, even after this. It seems to me that the author had two half-finished books and combined them in a hap-hazard fashion. Characters are not properly described or developed and the story is just plain silly. I hope he retires before he further taints his otherwise magnificent legacy
"Good creation of atmosphere."
The descriptions of the characters,,actions and environment plus dark humour made the story very enjoyable.
The reader highlights the difference between American and UK English.
Will Paton's accents are brilliant. He brings each character to life and while at first the local dialects can sometimes be a bit tricky to understand for us Brits, you soon get used to it.
This was one of those books that I could not wait to get back in the car and carry on listening to. If there was one criticism, it would be that it was a little too long and some scenes did not add much to the plot.
This was my first James Lee Burke novel and he is so descriptive, you feel like you are stood next to the characters in Montana as it is happening. He also has a very dry sense of humor with some excellent "one liners". I now intend to buy the full " Dave Robicheaux" series.
"Masterful story and narration"
Once again an absolute sublime story and narration. James Lee Burke is a genius. I want to go to New Iberia and Montana. Flights are cheap at the moment. Could you please acquire the rights for the rest of jlbs books please.
Overall just delicious
An insomniac. So boring but great for sleepless nights. Unfortunately this did mean that it took a long time to get through as I set the sleep timer for 15 minutes but was bored to sleep in less than 10.
I enjoy a good, long story - this story was long but certainly not good with very two dimensional characters.
Boring, flat tone, really dragged the whole thing out. I particularly hated his reading of Gretchen.
Hmm, such a lot of choice but probably the totally unbelievable Clete.
This was my first purchase of a James Lee Burke audio book and it will definitely be my last. I continued to listen in the hope that it would improve, but it didn't. A really bad purchase.
No one in their right mind
Never started writing
Please, please do not put yourself through this appalling book. I got this 'free' with another book and I still feel like I'm owed money....
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