Definitely enjoyed the narrator much more from this book. This story was a little harder to accept as believable. I enjoyed it though and look forward to the next one.
I'm reading all the DD Warren books and without fail Lisa Gardner delivered a riveting story with colorful characters and suspenseful twists. The performance was great. The reader performed each characters voice greatly and usually the listener is able to determine which character is spreading.
Would recommend this book.
Kept my interest
I didn't think the ending was as good as it could have been... was expecting more...
As a Boston based person, the setting was fun to hear about throughout the book - being familiar with the neighborhoods and streets.
Very disappointed. I've loved the twists at the end of every other LG book, this one was way too far fetched - it felt a bit like she pulled a name from a hat to tie it all up.
I'm not sure - but this one was fine. I enjoyed the narration.
You can't trust anyone these days.
Background I was given on each character without reading all the other books. I read "Alone" a long time ago and forgot about it... this book took me back with really good description of their past without boring me.
Yes... You never know who you can or can not trust!
Attitude ... The thrill of a scene.. suspense ... I would have to re-read pages to get what is said but with the tone in her voice you can keep up and its like every character has a different voice. Great Job
No Extreme Reaction... I want to go back a reread "Alone" now.
Great book... I recommend all the DD and Bobby series! Love these 2
Maybe, one of the great things about this book is you have no idea what is going to happen. You can only get that kind of suspense on the first listen.
Maggi-Meg Reed was so great at all of the characters, she is truly an astounding narrator. My favorite might be when she does the voice of an old school Boston detective, she just nails his character.
Reed doesn't hold back when the main character is emotional, she brings that emotion into her reading especially near the end. She chokes up when the character chokes up.
I will be listening to other audiobooks by Reed. I couldn't stop listening to this book.
After reading a book in the DD Warren series that is much later in the chronology, I decided to come back to the first book and see how it all started. The story is a bit shakier and character composites are pretty weak. I found a lot of the plot wholly unbelievable. The speed at which the detectives came to any conclusions seemed really absurd. They also seemed to accept the incredible stories without much doubt, even when the story-teller was reminiscing about events in the very distant past. Weird. I know from the other Lisa Gardner book I read that the plots and character development improve.
The narrator was only okay. I didn't mind her voice but I didn't think it added a lot to the story. I'll buy and listen to more of these with her as the narrator, but I don't hold much hope for improvement here.
Finally, the author loves name dropping the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. As I have several friends who work there, I enjoy this. In this particular book the mention was short - but accurate. This wasn't quite true in the other book I read.
I enjoyed the book, it was interesting, but not to the point that I couldn't put it down until I finished it, but all in all, it was worth the price.
This was one of the best books I have listened too. I really enjoyed the guessing game of who done it and did not see the twist coming at the end. If you like murder mysteries listen to this book.