Cheri Reviews The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Survivors by Jane Harper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m a bit torn on this review. On one hand, the characters had depth, the family drama was interesting, and the crimes were mostly engaging. But on the other hand, I felt like the telling of the story dragged. I didn’t feel really into the book until it was more than a third through. I don’t think it was helped by the very slow pace of the narrator. I nearly quit a few times.

That said, around the half-way point, I didn’t want to stop listening. I mean, it was still very slow going but by then I was too invested in the who-done-it aspect to quit. The focus moves to a cold case instead of the present day murder which kind of made if feel like the young woman had been mostly forgotten about by the author but it all comes together.

The biggest positive thing I can say about The Survivors is that I really wasn’t sure who did it until the end. There were a few trails that could have been totally plausible and I felt good about how everything turned out.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to listen!

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