I just finished listening to the audio book Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson. If you are familiar with the Longmire show on Netflix then you might know that the Craig Johnson books are the base for the show. I love the show. It’s honestly one of my favorites and I like the books too. There are a few differences between the books and show but they each flow in their own way. I’ve read other Longmire books and enjoyed them so was hopeful for this one.
I ended up not liking this one as good. It was a little long and drawn out for me….I love Walt. I love the supporting characters….I just didn’t love the story.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“Well-read and world-weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaining order in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting seventh outing, he is pushed to his limits.
Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian rumored to be one of the country’s most dangerous sociopaths, has just confessed to murdering a boy ten years ago and burying him deep within the Bighorn Mountains. Walt is asked to transport Shade through a blizzard to the site, but what begins as a typical criminal transport turns personal when the veteran lawman learns that he knows the dead boy’s family. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered paperback of Dante’s Inferno, Walt braves the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, cheating death to ensure that justice, both civil and spiritual, is served.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars. I feel bad but I would only give it 4 stars. It was slow for so long that once it did speed up, I was over caring.