I learned a lot about the state of Virginia while listening to this book. I was so intrigued that I followed the clues by researching places mentioned on the Internet. I have discussed this book with people more than I have any other books I've listened to. Lisa Gardner made me see a different Virginia than I am use to.
I'm giving this 4 stars due to the above.
I loved this book, the narrator was perfect, the plot was good, the action fast-paced, the characters likable. Great listen! I've already ordered more from this writer/reader team.
Stop, hear this audiobook - I enjoyed this tremendously. The voices were a little cheesy but consistent. Lisa Garnder is a great mystery writer.
The story is weak, the dialog is juvenile, and the plot is threadbare. There were a few characters I liked, but very little depth to any of them. The narrator was AWFUL. All the male voices sounded like constipated women. The accents were pitiful. Do not bother with this book!
I have to agree with others before me, the narrator of this book was awful. Not only was her voice monotone and uninteresting, her attempts at male voices were laughable. As far as the rest of the book goes...I wouldn't know, I couldn't bring myself to sit through more than an hour of it.
lisa gardner is now on my favorite author list, the killing hour was great- very suspenseful, you had to keep listening to see if they'd find the girls- kept your interest throughout and now I can't wait to listen to all she wrote!! not too gruesome & just enough love interest thrown in to make you smile.
And never quite lets you go. The story is tightly woven, the narrator is great. It was especially interesting to be listening to this book during the first heat wave of the summer here in the Washington DC area:) I'll be sure to check out the author's other offerings.
This is a good book. I have read or listened to better written suspense or mystery novels, but I still found this one enjoyable. It is predictable and somewhat staged. The author suspends reality from time to time to move the plot along. She also added a few pages just to increase the volume of pages. It still has an interesting concept.
The lead female character is a little too brooding for my taste. I am not interested in her or her family.
The narrator did a decent job but she should not try to do male voices. Her attempts at trying for a deeper male voice just made all the mail characters sound like they had a head cold. It was more funny than distracting.
Overall, I did enjoy the book. I may even listen to it again.
I got this book on cd, hoping desperately I would like it, since I'd never heard of the author. It gripped me from the beginning, and kept me till the end. The narrator makes a huge difference, and Anna Fields is terriffic. I liked the way the story focussed on different individuals, and I liked the tenderness the reader feels for each of the characters (except, ultimately, the 'perp'.)Don't hestitate to get this book.
i read a negative review but like most critics they had it wrong....this book was enjoyable and entertaining. the critic didn't like the voice and tone of the person performing the audio book and i can understand that "to each his own" when it comes to voices. The story was solid and interesting.