What I’m Reading: The Coming of Winter

I was on Audible and this was a book from the Plus Catalog. That’s part of Audible that changes each month and offers books for free. Often times they are book #1 of a series. I think they offer book #1 for free with the hope that they will hook you on the series and you’ll want to pay for the remaining books in the series.

So…did they get me wanting to read the two books of the series?

The book was good. One thing I don’t always like about books that are in a series is that the book isn’t a good stand-alone book on its own. This one did come to a satisfying ending and did leave an opening for more books to be written. I did appreciate that.

This is a book about a serial killer. I don’t know that I’ll read more of the series and there has to be something less heavy out there to read. I don’t want you to think it’s a bad book though. Just want you to know that I wasn’t in the serial killer mood when I listened to this one.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
While investigating Blackston’s recent activities, FBI Agent Jeremy Winter stumbles upon a string of missing persons within state parks. Unable to convince his boss that Blackston’s disappearance is anything other than a lost hiker, Winter joins forces with a local police officer to continue the search. 

As the clues mount, a dark figure from Jeremy’s past emerges with an ultimatum – one that could force him out of the bureau. Afraid that his girlfriend, fellow agent Maggie Keeley, will be dragged into a high-stakes political game, he delays his decision. But as the tally of missing persons increases, Winter closes in on the unlikeliest of suspects. 

The bodies are out there

He just has to find them before his past catches up with him.

Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars. I would say 4.2. There was no build-up or suspense as to who the killer was. Within minutes of opening the book, the killer was revealed. I’m someone who doesn’t necessarily like crime books for the crimes. I like them on the aspect of acting like the police officer and solving the puzzle to find the killer. I hope that makes sense.

4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Coming of Winter”

  1. If you want to hear something besides murder mysteries, I highly recommend an audio book called “The Road to Bittersweet” by Donna Everhart. Good story and the narrator was was awesome.

  2. I’ve been listening to books by Louise Penny. They are murder mysteries and so wonderful. The inspector is from Quebec and such a wonderful character. There is a series on Amazon called Three Pines based on the novels. I haven’t watched yet as I don’t want any book spoilers although probably not likely as I am up to #13. The name of the first book is called Still Life.

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