This book, about the trauma of women subjected to rape, is an odd mixture of murder mystery and soap opera. The feelings of the women, and their survival or recovery, are described in great detail. In addition there is a really intriguing plot of really horrible actions by an extremely clever villain.
Survivors Club is not only a great mystery thriller, but also an in-depth look on how people handle rape. This story explores rape and the effects on families, spouses, and friends. Each of the characters handles the trauma of her attack in a different way and provides a broad spectrum of reactions. The story also explores how people deal with tremendous grief and loss. Survivors Club is a bit graphic at times and contains a lot of foul language, which I do not like. However, in spite of this drawback, the story itself is excellent and the twists and turns are exceptional.
This was my second Lisa Gardner on Audible and I really liked both. The narrator was good and the story really kept moving along. The plot and characters were believable.
The story is about rape, so one word of warning is that the author describes some of the details pretty graphically.
All in all a great audio book tho. I would definitely listen to more of her books.
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This is my first book by this author and it was awesome. The writing was crisp and descriptive. I felt part of the story. The narration was very good, again drawing me into the story. Totally recommend this book. I'm ready to start another Lisa Gardner book.
I loved this book. In fact, I love all of this author's books. I thought the plot was unique and it kept me guessing right up to the end. I also enjoyed the narrator, whose voice changed with each character. If you like a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you'll like this one.
This book was very interesting and suspenseful. It is movie material. The reader did a great job with different voices, and it never was dull. My first book by the author and I am buying another today! Loved her work.
Great book. The reader did the characters very well and enhanced an already great story. Interesting twists and turns to the story and you get drawn in to the story immediately. I will definitely try other books by her.
I have to admit that I am not a huge Gardner fan, but I like the DD Warren series a lot. I say that to say that maybe I'm a little biased (don't know) but this story had me hooked right from the beginning and had me glued to listening up to about three quarters of the story... then, the story started to fall flat and I lost interest in knowing the outcome. The ending was not horrible but it was a little muddled.
The story is about three women who were raped or one of their family members were. The story had a very interesting plot line but as I said, it was near the end where I lost interest because I think that some of the actions of the characters were a little bit ridiculous. A prisoner escapes but not before killing six guards who were transporting him in a van (huh?). One or two maybe, but six....I couldn't suspend my disbelief in that situation because most of the rest of the story made sense to me or didn't ask me to believe something that was too too too ridiculous!
The narrator was okay. I am not that familiar with east coast accents but I remember thinking that some of the male characters sounded a little too much like what I think of as the "mafia" sounds and tone of voice. It was a little off putting for me.
At first was hard to get into or follow, don't really know why, but in the end it was good, suspense, thrills, all that Nora does best.
I am the mother of three grown children. I own a horse ranch and enjoy listening to Mystery/Suspense novels and Personal Development books.
I enjoyed this book quote a bit. New to Lisa Gardner and I enjoy her writing style. the narator is quite good too.