In Burton’s latest romantic thriller, we meet Detective Jordan Poe. A top-level detective, but stubborn because the day is long. After her mother’s death, Jordan took care of her younger sister Avery. Since then, their lives have not been easy. Avery interacted with the wrong crowd and soon became involved in drugs. The turning point when her life was back on track was the day Jordan found her tied up, wrapped in plastic and left to suffocate.
Two years later, Jordan visited the crime scene and found the victim tied up, tightly wrapped in plastic, and clogged. She then found another victim killed in the same way. Immediately her thoughts returned to the day she saved her sister. She admitted that the murders reflect the way she found her sister two years ago. The only difference is how her sister lived. As a result, the case has become personal, so you can imagine her upset when she learned that the case would be taken over by Texas Ranger Carter Spencer.
I enjoyed the story from beginning to end. Tension kept me on the edge of the seat. The crime scenes are sad and certainly not from the heart. The Jordanian captain removed her from the case, but she went and conducted her own investigation. Eventually she and Jordan became a team. I liked how well they worked together, even after the attack left her blind.
Although romantic tensions were advertised, there was no romance. First, I never felt the chemistry between Jordan and Spencer. Also, the expressions of feelings were not portrayed until the very end and this did not feel authentic.
I had a correct understanding of the identity of the villain. Given the nature of the victims, it was not too difficult to figure out who and why. But it would have been nice to have a back story of the offender. I never understood his motive and what forced him to do such atrocities.
It was the first time I had experienced the whole actor’s story, and I liked it. I’ve listened to Hillary Huber before, but the other narrators were new to me. They all did an amazing job of reviving the story and the characters. I would definitely listen to them again.
Conclusion / Recommendation
Despite the problems I faced with romance and the lack of a violent back, I liked on Don’t Watch Now. It seemed to me that the tension was well done, especially in the place where the end was approaching. For readers who love mystery, tension, and grim crime scenes, “Don’t Look Now” would be a great addition to their reading list.
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