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Preview — Open Season by Archer Mayor
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The victim is a man named Jamie Phillips who has walked into the home of an elderly woman in the dead of night. The woman has been ...more
This had a great plot and some incredible action! It was intelligent and had some appealing characters. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to move on to Book #2.
Here's what it has: A good, original plot, with some odd twists and turns; a wonderful sense of place in Brattleboro, Vermont; a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist who narrates in first person with a distinctive voice; a great climax that really does, finally, keep you turning the pages.
After some reflection, I could put my finger on a couple ...more
I would like to have had more connection with the characters. While they weren't stock characters, I found myself wanting to actually like them better than I did.
While this is not a series I will buy to read/keep and re-read, my local library does have several by this author and I liked this book well enough to look for more there.
I read quite a number of thriller novels and this one made me feel intrigued and interested immediately. Joe Gunther is a likeable character and I appreciate the way he worked with his colleagues in the small Vermont tow ...more
I loved this book. It was very well written and fast moving. The scenes were so beautifully drawn, I felt I could see the landscapes, the buildings, highways, vehicles, all of it. The characters were well developed and believable, though not all were likeable. Mr. Mayer has the ability to draw his char ...more
This is a superb myste ...more
I came to this first book of the series late, after reading a number of others. Joe is called the to scene of a shotgun slaying of an intruder. What seems a simple case ...more
[I read this for a mailing list discussion and these comments are taken from that discussion; which means that they are out of context and contain spoilers.]
[on the timing]
I only got hold of the book from the library a couple of days ago - just when I thought I was going to have to miss out on the discussion entirely - so I'm only 50 odd pages into it so far which is a bit soon to start answering questions. I just wanted to say that the age thing had me confused too, even setting my mental c...more
All of which makes mak ...more