I have been a big fan of Lisa Gardner's and was so thrilled to see she had a new book out. Unfortunately, this book was not her best. I didn't care for the reader as he read too mechanically. The book just didn't have the twists, turns, and excitement of her previous books (i.e., The Survivor's Club, The Next Accident). It's an okay listen, but certainly not worthy of 5 stars.
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
My young adult daughter recommended this series to me. We have the same taste and even though I usually don't read "detective" novels, I really enjoyed this one and plan to listen to them all. I agree with other reviewers that the narrator was not right for this book. She didn't have a lot of range. I couldn't always tell who was "talking" or "thinking" but the thrill of the book helped me overlook that. I'd recommend this book.
This book has you following Bobby Dodge. A common character in many of Gardner's books but who is normally in the shadows of the story. You will find yourself growing pretty attached to Mr. Bobby Dodge and not wanting to leave him in the end.
The book is good, but the narrator is so dry that I find myself loosing interest quit often.
Dry. Inflectionless. Sad.
Catherine, her love for Nathan and her strength
She wasn't horrible. Voice change for different characters maybe?
The shocking awareness of a survivors life and story! It made me think of recent stories in the news, and pray for all victims and their families.
I almost did not purchase this book because of the negative comments regarding the narrator. I am so thankful I did decide to buy it! It is a great story, with fascinating and very well developed characters!
My first listen to Lisa Gardner..I hope the rest of the series is as good.. Love the excitement of the story, the accents for the characters.. Great book
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This book was so great!
I stumbled upon this series (started on book 5, and loved it so much I wanted to read the rest of the series) and I LOVE them ALL!
I was surprised at how little our main character (D.D. Warren) was in this book but it was still a very good book! (Don't worry- she takes over the rest of the books and is amazing).
Very good book- Very worth a credit!!!!
I had read book six in the series and enjoyed it so went back for Book One. This one has female narrator. To me her male voices, particularly our "hero" sounded like a stereotyped punchy old boxer. Expected the heroine of book six (Dee-Dee) who supposedly this series is about, is barely in this book. In only two books I've read by Lisa Gardner repetitive phrases "Everyone has to die sometime." And how likely is it that TWO books have some degree of dependence on a rare psychiatric illness munchausen by proxy. I have already bought the second book in the series (which will be my third by Lisa Gardner) so I'll read one more.
This is the second Lisa Gardner book I have listened to and it did not disappoint.
Ms. Gardner's characters are tortured souls thrust into untenable situations. It is sink or swim and her characters rise up against formidable odds.
The one thing I found a bit odd about the choice of narrator was that it was a female yet the central character is a man. It took a bit of time to get used to this but I was soon caught up in the story, it no longer mattered who was narrating.
This book is one of the very best I've read or listened to in a long time. The psychological twists kept me riveted. impossible to predict how things will turn out. Good narrator also, which is so important to me.