1.0 out of 5 stars
July 19, 2020 by Faith H.

This book was so poorly written. The author tells, not shows.This story is mostly narration, very little dialogue. The characters are flat and undeveloped. There is nothing likable or engaging about them.

1.0 out of 5 stars
July 27, 2019 by Carol Hurtig

I was disappointed. The first half of the book was backstory. Very little of it was even relevant to the story. You find out who the killer was but there is no resolution. It's like you get only half of the real story and way too much back story. I guess they want you to buy the additional volumes but I wouldn't waste your time.

1.0 out of 5 stars
May 26, 2019 by Nicole

I don't mind books that challenge my conservative values. However, a book that slanders them as well as slanders Ronald Reagan is a bridge too far. What's frustrating is that Mr. Messenger is a fine writer. However, when I got to Chapter 16, it became too much. Unfortunately, since it's a Kindle book, can't burn it, but I will delete it with malice.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time!
May 12, 2019 by Betty Vaughan

Loose threads, political philosophical rhetoric, exaggerated ending….I would have been better entertained by reading Dr. Seuss!! So disappointed…better luck next time!

1.0 out of 5 stars
May 7, 2019 by John Cline

I really liked the beginning of the book. It pulled me in, but then the author spends way too much time developing detailed profiles of the main characters. The Catholic and Republican bashing really turned me off. I can handle some bias of the author showing through, but this was ridiculous.

1.0 out of 5 stars
One of the worst books ever.
April 21, 2019 by avid reader

I'm not sure where to start. Only background info until 60% of the book. Thank good ness it was free.

1.0 out of 5 stars
One of the worst books I have read
April 12, 2019 by MMD

Way too much back story. Found it difficult to finish. Don't waste your time.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Liberal jackass wrote this.
April 6, 2019 by Marcy Gruber

When I buy fiction, I don't want to read political views, especially the bs written in this book. At least be honest in the explanation so people won't bother that don't want to read the liberal crap you did not need to put in a book. And I hate stupid. This writer is stupid. The electoral college is necessary because even though a lot of liberal idiots live in the big cities and states are a disaster. Business and people are having to leave the liberal areas to find jobs. And unfortunately moving to areas that are traditionally conservative and successful and bringing their stupidity with them in their voting so they can Destry more areas of the country. Very bad for in this book, veiling political commentary in fiction.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Not to My Taste
March 24, 2019 by Longtime Scribbler

This is one of the most ponderously written novels I have had the misfortune of downloading. I stuck with it to the end in the hopes of a clever twist of plot. I will leave the outcome for another reader to discover.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Too much back story
March 17, 2019 by PeTey

I'm struggling to read this book because there is just too much time spent on the histories of the characters. I've forgotten what the "plot" is. I'm at chapter 9 and ready to throw in the towel.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Only liberals need apply
March 16, 2019 by S.L.R.

Unfulfilling ending laced with strong political views which added nothing. Needs a warning label for anyone who doesn't buy into the DNC.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Not for me
March 15, 2019 by melfisher31

I do not like having political diatribes disguised as entertainment. Condescending, patronizing and insulting. Not even well written propaganda and, frankly, boring as hell. If there was a way to give negative stars I would.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Not for me
March 13, 2019 by D. Jessop

I was expecting a murder mystery/thriller. What I got felt more like a set of lessons in politics and religion, with very little attention to the six murders that just seemed to happen as a side story. The deep and meaningful conversations between three young men in college, around family, friendship and religion, were boring and quite unbelievable . I wish I didn't feel compelled to finish every book I start, because this was a waste of too many hours.

1.0 out of 5 stars
March 12, 2019 by AAF

I tried very hard to enjoy this book but its lack of character development and the lackluster plot was a major stumbling block. I did my best but was unable to finish this book and after beating myself to read half, always expecting it would get better, I skipped to the epilogue which, regrettably, I could not finish either. The dialogue was languid and unappealing. The attempt at deeper messages was puerile. Sorry, I do not recommend this book.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of my time
March 8, 2019 by Carol

To call this a murder mystery is stretching it. It was the most boring book I have ever read and spent 3/4 of the book on background information. I kept reading thinking it would improve and was disappointed.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty boring without any action..
March 5, 2019 by Linda M Hueftlein

Where's the Thriller/Mystery? So boring I quit at 11%. This is why I don't read biographies.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Tedious beyond belief
March 4, 2019 by Tohhcfhjm

Written from a liberal's point of view that people and institutions suck. Republicans and business are the great evils of the world. Took 14 chapters to tell backstory in excruciating detail. There are very few books that I have read that I wanted to be done with just to be finished with the damn thing. This is one. I do not recommend this to anyone.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Way too wordy..
March 3, 2019 by Sherry

I forced myself to read this book. It could have been shortened by at least 100 pages. The only redeeming quality is the author did not use filthy language and smut as fillers. There was too much in-depth of people's beliefs the has nothing to do with the story. And then, of course, an ending that leaves the reader hanging. If you want to know you have to buy the next book. No thanks, I won't be reading any more books by this author.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Review shattered triangle
March 2, 2019 by Fred

This is one of the worst books I have ever read. I had to skim the first half. Perhaps if it was abridged to an eighth of the original it could hold the reader's interest. It was definitely too slow to be considered a thriller. Had it been classified as a psychological or religious book, I would not have considered reading it.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Very boring
March 1, 2019 by Michael D. Engle

Slow start. Not interested in history of one's childhood all at once. Should have used a few pages instead of 10% of the book.

1.0 out of 5 stars
One Star
February 28, 2019 by Elizabeth A Rhodes

I almost never leave reviews. I think generally a reader should make up her own mind about a book. Unhappily, I have to tell you this was a slog for me. The writing was almost all passive voice. It was like reading a really long 8th grade report. I love book series, but I will not be reading the rest of this one.

1.0 out of 5 stars
The reviews calling this a slow starter were RIGHT ON!
January 21, 2017 by Anna

I had to quit at 24%/ I signed up for a thriller and/or mystery, NOT the life stories of 3 guys, beginning at kindergarten. Started with a funeral of murder victims, then went back in time. Kindergarten, grade school, high school and college and still not back to the story. Too much back story to get to the story.

1.0 out of 5 stars
Recommend Enjoyable
January 25, 2013 by canary0

At a time in my life when I was seeking answers, this story with its intricate story line was a God send. Deeply emotional, captivating, and except for the X language that I do not like at all (no excuses) it holds the reader until the end. I also LEARNED from the many knowledgable explanations given by the author and using my Nook.


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