This is the third book of his
that I have read. I have really enjoyed all three. I enjoyed this one, but
it was a bit difficult for me to read because of the subject matter.
However, how he wrote it and what he wrote is totally appropriate for the
subject matter. - Eleanor
The author's use of the child
welfare team to tell their tales works well to move the plot along. Each
character adds to the plot as a whole and is not a "forced
strategy" to tell the story. Cletus runs the unit meetings with a
business like manner but leaves the opportunity for members of the team to
comment and sometimes to add humor.
Josh's Goat Hill episode adds an intriguing element to the plot. Almost
unbelievable except that in the backwoods of Florida and Alabama, this
situation could possibly exist. Another interesting episode was the
investigation of the home of naked folks; it was believable, humorous, and
told with good taste.
The author uses a child pornography angle to provide the bad guys and add
to the mystery of the story.
Working along with the child welfare team are two detectives, Loomis and
Jack. They are quite a pair of law enforcement guys who work well with the
child abuse investigators to solve crimes against children. All in all, I
enjoyed reading this book. I have been captivated by the characters and
want to know more about them. Eleanor, Mother, Beth, Jack, Loomis, and
Lamarra should provide interesting roles in another book! - Connie
Another stellar read by Bob
Cook. In it he shares the inside workings and personal interactions among
coworkers in both law enforcement and social service agencies. The story
flows well and there is intricate interweaving of characters and the
connectivity of their lives. I look forward to the next set of characters
as their lives unfold and are revealed to Bob.. - Pat Woodward
This book was an enjoyable
ride with an opening that will blow your mind. My favorite part is the
multitude of interesting and sometimes bizarre side characters. These side
characters enrich the main story which is solid and sadly relevant to
today's society. It's a subject that many people know about but don't want
to address because it is so disturbing. This book handles the subject
matter in a caring delicate manner and keeps you laughing on the sides.
Definitely recommend it! - Monroe09
This book is a sequel to Some
People Need Killing. It deals with many of the same issues as the first
book in this sequel, but manages to handle well other issues. It is fast
paced, filled with relevant social issues (this time scenes from woman's
prison among other things)...and manages also to have a happy
ending...But, you will have to read this one to find out how it ends. -
Elizabeth W. Cook
Eleanor was the "hero" of Bob Cook's last book, SOME PEOPLE
NEED KILLING. Not to worry, it isn't necessary to read them in order
since Bob, paints the picture so very well -- but you will miss another
great, if a little disturbing, book.
This book starts in the relatively benign atmosphere of a tough, brutal,
women's prison. It then goes rapidly down hill into a dark place few of
us have known about. You will experience a world so mean and dirty that
you will start feeling creepy and unclean. I use the term experience
advisedly because Bob paints the scene, builds characters, and knows his
subject so well you will be there. Even the name of the book turns out
to have sinister overtones.
I don't usually get so caught up in a book, but I found myself wondering
if I could break Eleanor out of jail so she could continue her good work
-- no Pat, it is only a novel.
There is occasional comic relief, steamy sex, and it ends with a first
rate detective story. Another great book by an author who has become my
favorite. For those who have known Bob for years, we all ask WHO KNEW? -