I honestly wish I had never listened to this book.
The abuse was described WAY too graphically and left me feeling absolutely disgusted and saddened.
Semi retired computer field engineer.
Lisa Gardner's mind is this amazing place I love to visit, but I would maybe not want to live there. It's a little creepy? But in a good and entertaining way :) How does she come up with these scenarios? I am sure it's from diligent research and careful thought about what she is going to write.
Of all the story, there was only one small point where I felt the basis and presentation of one little relationship thing just was not plausible for me. It could have worked if it had been set up just a bit more. I found myself saying "No... Come on Lisa, you're better than that!" Out loud I might add.
Narrators were both very good. Great casting here for sure. I felt Ann Marie Lee had wonderful characterizations and Lincoln Hoppe nailed his part.
The story was very well written, great development, balanced treatment of the important aspects of setting things up, revealing things at the proper time, and feeling satisfied with the outcomes in terms of being "real", believable and delivered with great skill. I had that one little point I felt could have been better, but it was a very very small foible in my opinion.
Highly recommended. After a couple of Lisa Gardner books now, I'm a fan.
enough little twists to keep it VERY interesting
Ann Marie Lee - she is always a easy narrator to listen to and makes even bad book enjoyable
This is one of Lisa Jackson's better books - she does an excellent job in keeping the story going with some nice twist - this could actually be a true story
This book is beyond creepy, crawling into just plain disturbing. I was on a road trip so I was caught in the web with no escape. I did not like the way the characters presented and in the end it was predictable. Pass on this and pick one of her other books, as she is usually a great read
Almost stopped listening after the first 15 minutes, but kept it up and then couldn't stop. Tough subject matter, but great story line and never stopped the intrigue. WOW
The performance was fine but I just had to stop listening as the subject of spiders and child molestation was more than I could stomach. If there was more to it, I apologize, I just couldn't listen to it.
Absolutely, this one just wasn't for me, was wishing that it could be returned for a refund as Kindle books can be.
I'm typically a murder, suspense, & thriller type reader; however, I'm expanding, exploring, & open :-)
This was my first Lisa Gardner book. I was hooked from the start, I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in 3days. It is not for the faint at heart though and I found it hard to read at times--crimes against children are difficult for me to stomach. If you can get through the "difficult parts" it is REALLY good!!
Great narration performance! I really liked the two use of 2 narrators.
Yes, to see what clues I missed
I'm not sure however it was a great mix. I wasn't sure about multiple narrators before but I really enjoy them now.
Cry for sure. The serious nature of child abduction and this story of how children can be broken and brainwashed. It was a great book. It will make you more aware of the things in your life you thought were safe.
A serious book but I love the twist and turns of it. I enjoy all of her books as they are very well written and researched. A great listen.
As many others have said in their reviews this in a really intense story. If you can't handle intense drama such as rape, molestation, and murder do not read this book. Gardner has a very intense descriptive imagination and it pours out in this story. You may even find yourself feeling pain for the wicked characters. I loved this book and recommend it if you can handle the stories of pain that is our world we live in.