Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: The Listener by Christina Dodd

Title: The Listener
Series: Virtue Falls
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: July 1, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

...a story of mystery and intrigue in which misfit and computer security expert Cornelia Markum hacks into a text conversation between unidentified Virtue Falls residents...and realizes she’s stumbled into a murder plot.

My rating:

What can I say? It was a good story, although narrated through the eyes of a character I just couldn't connect to. Cornelia Markum seemed more of an automaton, than a person. Yes, she's a character in a book, but that doesn't mean a story from her point of view should feel so unemotional, detached, and rather inhuman.

The murder plot could've been much less predictable, and the outcome as well. Even though it was a short story everything, characterization and plot, could've been done better.


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