“A classic tale by one of my favorite authors.”James M. Evans wrote this review Monday, February 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Stephen L. Carter is unlike any author I have read to date. The detail and his vocabulary was second to none. You are never quite sure where he is taking you next and he unravels the story at his pace. This requires patience. If you are able to endure the pace, detail and side tracks it will lead you to a fulfilling ending.
“I didn't like how much time the author spent telling me about the gossip surrounding every character, regardless of their part in the story. It felt like I was being told a serious story by a bunch of busy bodies. Stopped reading after 230 pages because there were 600 more of this to go.
“Too long. Otherwise, good.”Andrea S wrote this review Tuesday, December 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really like Carter. Excellent writer, compelling stories, and interesting look into the lives of people and wealth.”Marsha L wrote this review Thursday, December 16, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was recommended to me by a friend who usually likes the same books I do. I hated it. it reminded me of all the worst things I hate about reading fiction: LONG descriptive passages, LONG "thought" passages. I skimmed rapidly and followed the plot, which was pretty good. But I've sworn off fiction again for a long time.”Ann C wrote this review Wednesday, December 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well-written novel with a plot full of lots of turns and twists. I almost didn't read this book because it has mixed reviews, but I'm glad I did. Every sentence in every paragraph was well developed. I will definitely look for more books by Stephen Carter. ”Adair wrote this review Friday, November 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This felt like an intelligent mystery. I needed to do some thinking as I read. It wasn't a fluff mystery that I could read in an afternoon, but I was engaged the whole time and interested in the characters.”Natasha D wrote this review Tuesday, October 5, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I will say that I enjoyed this book. The author has a very fluid language and is a gifted writer. However, it was long. I don't think you would want him to take anything out of the story, but I think he may have been able to edit a little of the middle without really losing anything in the process. I was gripped by the end of the book though. And, like I said, his writing is so well done that I almost didn't mind that the book was so long. If it hadn't been so fluid and engrossing, I would have put it down long before the conclusion.”Beth B wrote this review Monday, September 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No