Great read. Really enjoyed the book.
The end was great but I had a hard time really getting into this one
The slow start and the southern swamp dialects were unnerving, at first. However, it speeds up to a rollercoasting pace. The imagery of the North Carolina outskirts brings to life the unpredictable nature and resilience of the main character and the swamp. Love story. Mystery. Strong Woman. Prejudices.
It was hard to get into, so much so that I almost didn't finish, but decided not to, since I was already more morally invested in the story. After the first 100 or so pages, though, I couldn't put it down! And the ending (0.0) -- like WTF. This is the first book I've read from Reese's bookclub -- I may have another booklist to checkout... P.S. -- the way the author describes the marsh and the scenery of N. Carolina, just breath taking (and I've haven't been there).
I had been considering this book for a while and am glad I took the plunge. The story goes back and forth in time before finally converging one a crucial turning point for the main character, Kya. I thought it was done very well and it gave further depth into other characters. You won’t get bored at any time during this book. It is not slow, and progresses at a very good pace. I found a little more connection to the book as well since I live in North Carolina. Without further rambling on random compliments to the book, I have to say, one of the more satisfying endings to a book I have experienced in a while (also partly my fault for not reading a lot of fiction). On the narrator, she is actually very easy to listen to. I saw a review about her poor attempts at accents. Having family from the area, some of my older relatives actually do sound a little close to her portrayal of some of the characters’ voices, she just doesn’t have much range in pitch (if that’s right, she is a woman voicing men) so it does sound a little weird at times. Get over that, since her voice is actually very nice, and enjoy. Highly recommend.
Great story with a twist or two
I woke up this morning wishing the book hadn’t ended.
Excellent and engaging. Loved the narrator - she gave a wonderful interpretation of the characters- although still allowing the listener to create the story and the colors.