i enjoyed the book but it had a very wobbly start Since it was the 4th in a series, the author attempted to fill in the reader who hadn t read the first 3 in an unique way But the update catch up put everyone on the same page, was so spread out, so disjointed that even by the middle of the book i was still not totally clear It wasn t until I decided that it just didn t matter what happened before that the book became enjoyable If asked, i would say Start from book one i know i will be going back to the beginning even if I already know how it all ends bet you thought I d spill the beans Most of Carla Neggers novels are great stand alones, even when they belong to a particular series They can be read out of order and are just as enjoyable Realizing this I didn t mind delving into The Whisper and within a few short pages began to regret that decision If you haven t read earlier novels from the FBI BPD series, in which this novel belongs to, much is given away If you haven t read the previous novels, I would highly suggest doing so Although, discouraged I was still intent on enjoying the novel As a mystery, the novel makes for superb reading, but as anything , it was an okay read Unlike her other novels, the romance was very limited and felt contrived It wasn t so much that there was chemistry lacking between archaeologist Sophie Malone and Boston detective Scoop Wisdom, but that their relationship never fully developed Rather, it was simply a prop Even minus their relationship , the mystery would have read just fine as two partners solving a mystery, than lovers in the making Another thing that was distracting was that the story itself felt like two separate stories, one based in the United States and another in Ireland The two pieces never blended and came together One redeeming quality is definitely the picturesque descriptions of Ireland The beauty of the land and the richness of the culture and history really came through in the writing I enjoyed learning and envisioning the country, even if the story wasn t quite as appealing That being said, and this being a novel by Carla Neggers it was still good but compared to her other works, it does leave me yearning for .
This was the last volume in the BPD FBI series and was the worse I was looking forward to Cyrus Scoop Wisdom s story and Sophie Malone was a good match for him Their interactions were good although there were not enough of them They did not carry the action Too many sub characters took over and watered it down The whole plot of this story seemed contrived The motivations and connections between the various villains in each volume have been gettingfarfetched as the series progressed and this was the most nebulous, where it should have been the Ah ha moment All of the earlier matched couples appear in this volume, as well as the related secondary characters It seemed like some convolutions in the plot happened only to give some characters a reason for being in this volume I did not feel suspense It was talked to death This book missed the mark for me.
Great storyThis is a really good series with awesome characters I need to readabout Sophie and Scoop I need to know what happens next I would also like a book about her sister and Tim.
I enjoyed this book but the series is seeming a little formulaic But knowing what s coming doesn t take away from the good charactersWith plenty of depth Plus, I enjoy that there are touches of follow ups on characters and lives from previous stories.
It Was Meant To Be An Adventure, A Night Alone On A Remote Irish Island Archaeologist Sophie Malone Never Expected To Find Celtic Treasure Or To End Up In A Fight For Her Life In A Dark, Desolate Cave Now, A Year Later, She S Convinced Answers To The Mysteries Of That Night Lie In Boston Who Has The Priceless Gold Artifacts That Disappeared From The Caveand Who Is Responsible For The Whispers She Heard In The Dark Nearly Killed In An Explosion A Month Ago, Boston Detective Cyrus Scoop Wisdom Has Recovered From His Injuries He S After The Bomber, And He Thinks It S Another Cop But When Sophie Unknowingly Leads Him To A Retired Officer S Body Amid Symbols Of Ritual Sacrifice, It S Clear Nobody S Safe, And Everyone S A Suspect This was a great ending to the Boston Police FBI series The book wraps almost everything up nicely I did not like Sophie at first in this book but by the end I did like her It was great to see all the familiar faces in this book again and to catch up with their lives.
The Whispers are coming Scoop going to be the best lie detector after his near death experience except for Sophie.
Is Sophie leading danger to Scoop s front door This is a must read in the Boston Police Department series.