I am always hesitant to venture a new author. I was pleased to discover that the book engaged me from the start, unraveling the story quite well as it jumped from the present to the past. Unfortunately I predicted the ending plot twist, which means I am either very good or the author not so much. Strong recommendation to try it yourself, though!
This book was great. I love it! The narrator was awesome, addicting from the first five minutes.
I just wish they would have fixed the double chapters.
Say something about yourself!
After listening for two hours, going from past to present, nothing in the story connected with me to invest any more of my time.
Enjoyable suspenseful tale. The last couple of chapters are mistakenly repeated in the audiobook. Also, I could have done without the music, which startled me in between chapters as I wasn't expecting it. The writing was pretty good, as was the narration. Nothing stellar, but certainly held my attention, and the ending was a good twist.
I purchased this book for a 3000 mile drive. Unfortunately the majority of the book is character development instead of action. I had a hard time staying awake to this book. I have since read other Lippman books, same writing style, not bad, just not enough to keep you awake on a long drive. Maybe ok as a running book though.
As the story unfolded I found myself timidly following, unsure that I wanted to know what followed. But, I was compelled to see it through. I loved this book. The story was heart wrenching. It was as if all the characters became known to me personally. I was totally invested them. The ending couldn't have gone any other way.
I thought the story was so so... it reminded me of the TV series "cold case". slow place, no action. My husband and I listened to it on a long road trip. we skipped ahead at chapter 30 so that we didn't have to endure the rest at home.
Well told and unfolding. I can do without the musical interludes... That was a little cheesy. And was pretty confused why the last 3 chapters played twice? Or did I miss something?
The beginning was very choppy. With it being an audible book, it was often difficult to discern who was speaking.
The music at the beginning of sections was very distracting. It had no place and it was unnecessary to have music playing over the dialogue.
The last couple of chapters repeated. Not sure why.
Ultimately, the story was interesting for a short period of time. Entertaining but not the best.