Interesting creative fiction based on true information and some real persons
I love Erik Larson's nonfiction books and decided to give this a try. I listened to the first couple of hours thinking that I would get to that "ah ha" moment that would keep me riveted to my seat, but that never happened. Instead, I found myself skipping ahead in pretty big chunks, stopping to listen again then skipping ahead. My assessment was that the book has some Agatha Christie flavoring, splashed with a poor man's ghost story.
In any event, fans of novels might enjoy this.
Nicely done until the very end when it seems the author was unable to develop a suitable conclusion for his story. The reader was quite good with the exception that he failed to provide an adequate level of suspense in his delivery suitable for the more dire events presented in the story.
I wasn't able to finish this, sadly. I love his nonfiction works, but I found this weirdly boring. the narration was good, and he did the best he could with what he had to work with, but in the end the book wasn't so much a ghost story as a sort of slightly spooky historical fiction with an immature narrator and few fleshed out characters.
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