“Again, I wish we had an ambivalent star. I didn't dislike it, but didn't like it either. This book followed a lawyer and a young psychopath/sociopath, among other characters. Lots of wasted dialogue. I just talked myself into 2 start instead of 3.”Rosemary M. Mayes wrote this review Tuesday, May 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Maybe I've said this before...but this is my favorite Stuart Woods!! ”Nancy Shaffer wrote this review Monday, May 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this author and his series with Stone Barrington. His character is this charismatic person who is a former cop who is now investigating crimes that come his way. He has been blessed with riches and resources into a world that he would never have access to if it hadn't been for his pure dumb luck.
“A complete and utter disappointment. The first half of the book is filled with such mundane, trivial, unimportant interactions and stilted "This is this and that is that" conversations that I couldn't believe this was part of the same series that included "New York Dead" and "Worst Fears Realized". I'm hesitant to move on to "Severe Clear" because if that one is half as bad as this one... I'll be finished with this once-great series.”MKSMRI wrote this review Thursday, November 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Stome Barrington is always good!”Needle Nut Nancy wrote this review Wednesday, October 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was my first Stuart Woods novel and I see no reason for wasting time on more.
New York Times Bestselling Author? I can’t imagine why if this is an example of his work. Underdeveloped characters obsessed with money, glitz and glimmer; no plot and little mystery. There are at least two incidents which, if not impossible, could be cited as implausible.
Did he jot this down between shots of Knob Creek or dictate it to a secretary on the way to the bank?
“Not the greatest Stone Barrington book. It was just sub-par. ”Janey wrote this review Saturday, September 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel had more of Herbie Fisher, than Stone, which was OK. More typical Stone exploits.”Rose M wrote this review Saturday, September 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“library; audio. didn't really like the beginning it was a lot slower than usual but it did get better in the end.....because I picked up the 2 previous books before that one and took them home too”Beverly D wrote this review Friday, August 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Confession: I love Stone and Dino and will happily open any Barrington novel. But UNNATURAL ACTS was a weird one, almost like a place filler between D.C. DEAD and whatever comes next. Other reviewers have commented that it focused more on Herbie (now "Herb") Fisher rather than on Dino or Stone. I agree. It sets Herbie (oops, Herb) up for greater roles in future books, and introduces another baddie, Dink Brennan, into the mix.
Do I recommend the novel? Yes, because it's part of the Stone Barrington series and hopefully will feed into whatever comes next. Is it as good as some of the other Barrington novels? In my opinion, no, due to the absence of a compelling plot. Will I read the next Stone Barrington book? Indeed I will.”