Onclusion leaving only one thread left undone in order to facilitate a seuel When a severed foot is found in the woods Det Stark and Dr Waterman try to figure out who the foot belonged to and if they have a homicide on their handsget it Hands Foot sorrynotsorry A second case comes across the docket at the same
TIME A HUSBAND AND STEPFATHER HAS DIED SUDDENLY AND a husband and stepfather has died suddenly and looks to be caused by poisoning The wife is the likely suspect The two separate cases slowly weave together which Olsen did in a really masterful way to bring the story to a conclusion leaving the door open for the return of psycho Brenda Nivens in the seuel I can see what the author was trying to do with the plot and he did it techincally really well Except that this mystery was pretty boring There s no action save for the last ten pages There s no tension and shocking moments weren t very shocking It was clever in the most base way but not inspired I found it all to be very ho hum in it s technical precision Some things that irked me the side characters and people who are interviewed during the course of the investigations were constantly fucking crying Like an exaggerated amount And the author has a habit of repeating information that as an author you just have to trust your reader to have grasped the first couple of times you said it Like yes I m on board for Dr Waterman being an Indigenous woman that information soaked in You don t need to make mention of it every time her family makes an appearance I also understood that she was a forensic pathologist I don t need to read the forensic pathologist sighed the forensic pathologist picked up her noteson and on I m 250 pages into the book I fucking get what her job is dude Trust meSo yeah I didn t hate it I liked the characters It was a good introduction to them in that aspect But the mystery itself was just meh and occasionally Olsen s choice of descriptive moments was next level annoying to this readerLeaving me at 3 stars I guess I can t really muster up the enthusiasm or the dislike for any or less I don t typically review audiobooks but I m going to make an exception because the narrator for The Girl in the Woods Corey M Snow while outstanding was the wrong narrator for this book Most of the characters are women and the points of view are close third person in other words limited to one character at a time What we end up with is a strong male voice narrating feminine internal thoughts throughout Males narrating female voices and the opposite works fine in small doses usually for secondary or tertiary characters Here it was completely distracting and came off as camp If you re a Gregg Olsen fan and want to read The Girl in the Woods my recommendation is to go for the print or ebook This
WAS ONE PAINFUL READ AND I one painful read and I stay away and do not give writers bad reviewsGoodreads ept prompting for a review so here it isI actually can t believe I managed to finish this book Plot was definitely borrowed from Mexican soap operas and eually artistically executedI am giving 2 stars because I actually managed to get interested at the first 50 pages but this slowly but surely went downhillI wish I had those few hours of my life bac. Have no end Only by teaming up with sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game It’s a fateful decision the The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia killer wants them to make And it’s the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who’s ready toill aga.
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themselves characters were awful and really the worst plotending I ve read in a long time The end was just laughablecharacters were awful and really the worst plotending I ve read in a long time The end was just laughable at one point I really did find myself laughing out loud If I could give less than one star I would A riveting story by Gregg Olsen A thriller you certainly do not want to put down till it s finished I received an advanced copy reader of this book Gregg Olsen is a favorite of mine This book ept your interest was a fast read
"and i ind "I ind guessed the ending I found it enjoyable and great way to spend part of the weekend I do like his characters of Birdy Waterman and Kendall Stark who work together to solve the mystery This is book one of their endeavors The characters in the book were interesting and really led some different lives The Wicked Snow is still my favorite of his Strange novel Poor writing with abrupt seuences of plot shifting NW was the only winner here This is not a series I would continue Bizarre characterizations and tangent subject conversations in this book Without the state of Washington green and the snappysnarky opening school field trip it would have been 1 star The ending is the most ridiculous I ve read in years Impossible Redundancies horrific enough to estimate that without them this could have been a full 100 pages shorter I m surprised I finished and that this style of writing level can get published in this final form as the parts just don t hang together as a whole IMHO Never again a Kendall series fare
very mediocre mystery first a girl s footmediocre mystery First a girl s foot then the rest of her is found in the woods of Washington Elsewhere a man is poisoned to death The happenings seem unrelated but then we find out they are related but not in any interesting way The two characters weren t very uniue One was single and Native American which is mentioned constantly the other is married but that doesn t come into play anywhere in the story So they re mostly indistinguishable characters other than their jobs one is a forensic pathologist and the other a detective Lots of small things added up to weak writing For instance every character spoke with the same voice For another it drives me crazy when authors insist on giving useless details as though that gives their writing life and realism I don t care that someone bought a cooler at Wal Mart What possible difference does it make where someone bought something And he ept doing it throughout the novel to the point where I thought Is he getting paid for crappy product placement Writing aside the story isn t very interesting There was nothing surprising nothing risky Just by the numbers mystery with some red herrings that only a terrible reader would follow or believe The Girl in the Woods A Waterman Stark Thriller Book 1 by Gregg Olsen The Girl in the Woods A Waterman Stark Thriller Book 1 by Gregg Olsen is an intriguing murder mystery that follows the forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman in a case that encompasses multiple suspects It Guide to the Contemporary Harp kept me guessing Because of that I have it five stars Her teenaged nephew Elan had arrived without warning to stay with her She hope it would help heal her relationship with New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen pits native American pathologist Birdy Waterman against a femaleiller whose dark desires now no limit in this darkly atmospheric psychologically driven thriller which puts Olsen in the class with thriller masters Harlan Coben Jef. Er sister Summer with whom she did not interact She had seen what real family discord could do was grateful that hers was just a war of words or lack thereof Kendall Stark was a homicide detective Birdy liked working with than the investigators in her unit in the sheriff s office I received a complimentary Kindle copy from That did not change my opinion for this review I purchased The Girl in the Woods Waterman and Stark 1 by Gregg Olsen after another member in Goodreads recommended it I am so glad I listened and followed through I have never read anything by this author and after reading this I am sure he is one whose works I will pursue I was sitting on the edge of my chair trying to flip the pages and absorb the material with rapid speed This is a well written serial iller thriller where the author has created and managed multiple plot lines at the same time In Port Orchard Washington on a nature trip in Banner Forest a sixth grader makes a gruesome discovery a severed foot Where is the body Where did it come from Sheriff s Detective Kendall Stark and Kitsap County Forensic Pathologist Birdy Waterman are assigned to work on the case I found that Birdy Waterman the Forensic Pathologisttook complete control of the case and handled many other detective duties outside her realm to bring closure to the case I felt that Detective Stark was just interested in the praise and recognition for solving the mystery Birdy also is the one that shows warmth and compassion but still exhibits strength when reuired She comes across as believable and human while Detective Stark is cold and removed At the same time Birdy s sixteen year old nephew asks to stay with his aunt for awhile as he had left his dysfunctional parents As if *Birdy Didn T Have Enough *didn t have enough contend withThen another homicide The victim Ted Roberts dies suspiciously with the pathologist thinking his wife Jennifer poisoned himThe novel is full of twists and turns with two unrelated murdersand a serial iller on the loose playing a game of cat and mouse This novel follows two different crimes with red herrings all over the place Took a while to connect the two crimes together and then the big reveal happened at the very end The author writes well and definitely provides a good solid mysteryThe Girl in the Woods is Book 1 of a three part series The next book Now That She s Gone book 2 in the Waterman and Stark series to be released in November 2015 For anyone who enjoys a good solid mysterycrime fiction I highly recommend this novel So I didn t hate it Two strong smart female lead characters who are diverse in race and personal life who don t do stupid shit in order to propel the plot forwardFeaturing Det Kendall Stark and Dr Birdy Waterman they are a perfect crime fighting team good doctor
and bad cop as it were but they also read like real people A lot of the time Ibad cop as it were but they also read like real people A lot of the time I female characters written by male authors to either be portrayed as idiots or as emotional nutjobs who don t at all speak or behaved like any real woman I now I really liked these two and it s the reason I will come back for the seuel Two seemingly separate and intriguing crimes that ultimately both bring the story to a Fery Deaver and Tess GerritsenA schoolgirl found it on a nature hike A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to.