- Buried in Boise
- Troy Lambert
- Stuart Gustafson
- November 20, 2020
- Joseph L. Stevenson
- Capital City Murders #5
The writing for this series seems to finally be getting better. Not by much, mind you. The authors still felt the need to bring up how Interesting Protagonit’s lesbian friend is a lesbian. they managed to bring it up naturally in dialogue in book 4, so this is a regression, quality-wise.
I love Mysteries. They’re my flavorite types of stories to listen to and read, alongside thrillers. I’m not one to attempt to figure out the mystery, I prefer to let it unfold naturally. In this instance, it may as well have had a neon sign pointing towards the outcum. There was a twist I wasn’t able to put together, not that I was trying. I’d say it’s a much better mystery than book 4, at least.
Continuing the cumparison with book 4, book 4 it felt like it was in and out in no time. There wasn’t much to the mystery and the story was overall disappointing. Book 5 was mostly world-building and didn’t repeat a lot of the plot points that were getting annoying in the other books. It sucks that it took 5 books for the writing to (mostly) improve, but it does make my outlook on the future novels more bright.
The narration overall was alright. I got sick of him constantly saying “O” instead of “Zero” for numbers. O isn’t a number, I will never stop finding that insufferably annoying. I always get a chuckle out of him having to narrate Interesting Protagonist’s parents over the phone. He does those scenes so well, I forget it’s an audiobook in those moments.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.