This was a DNF

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I’m in the camp of “there’s too many books and too little time to not DNF one”

It pains me to say, but The Angel Maker is my first 2023 DNF. This one started off wildly strong and had me gripped!! We start off with some gruesome deets on Chris Shane’s attack and I thought that would set the tone for the rest of the book. While I do love a slow burn, this took a turn down the “slower than a drying creek stream on a hot day” kind of burn. I got easily bored with the plot and also there’s a lot of players being added that made it hard to really grasp what was going on in present day.

I did also listen a bit on audio, and I enjoyed that reader. Rosalie Craig really carried the story on their back. I think this was one to where the reader was great, but I could only listen so much with the material they were given. RC would be wonderful for any other police procedural and I’m happy to listen in the future.

Overall, this was a miss for me. I felt it was too slow to be a slow burn and also had quite confusing characters to really grasp it all. While I may be in the minority, I hope all truly enjoy this one!