A focus on the thriller aspect was what I expected and wanted. This steamy sex-driven nonsense was almost embarrassing, and I'm no prude. Sheesh. Honestly, even the first two chapters where the "lovers" pretended to dislike one another was so transparent as to be laughable. Double UGH.
Anything BUT a bodice ripper. BORING and utterly predictable.
The breathy rising vocals whenever the heroine was being embraced by her lover were ridiculous. The equally annoying urgent undertones whenever danger hove in sight were no better. Altogether, unworthy.
Every single sex scene; all the dreamy assertions about what a good ASS the man had, his beautiful biceps, etc. etc. OY. Talk about predictable gas.
YES - I'm returning this book with associated nasty comments. :D
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
if you are a long time fan of author, and I am, then you will appreciate another one of her good books.
Karen's, One Summer and Paradise County are in par with this story. This book and the afore mentioned are romances with a mystery. Good entertainment
Ms Susan is an excellent reader, see her J.D.Robb series, excellent. Her Irish accent is yummy. However, she did not do her full range of voices in this one. A disappointment as she did not deepen her male voices in this one as she has in other books. She may have had so many recordings when she did this book, that she may not have had it in her to do all her deeper male voice ranges. Her young voices are great in this one so that wasn't a disappointment. She just didn't deliver on our hero Scott.
When all the truth comes out...get a hankie
the ending should have been better. the book was open with young marissa, so you feel instantly connected to her. it was a bit disappointing at the end to not know much about her..don't want say much..but yeah. too much time spent on lisa's dynamic with her family and personal life, not much time on the actual mystery suspense of the book. overall though it was nice and I couldn't figure out the mystery so it kept me interested. the narrator was great!
I struggled to finish this book, it was a very predictable storyand many parts way too descriptive. The sex scenes went on too long and the narrator made them sound more like a play by play game than an intimate moment. I found the narrator very hard to listen to and didn't think she portrayed the characters very real.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that I found the 'mystery' predictable. However, I would happily listen to it again and I'm looking forward to other books by Karen Robards. I always enjoy Susan Erickson's narration.
This story kept us riveted as it took its twists and turns. We were constantly trying to guess the roles each character played in the mystery and the author proved us wrong every time.
Great story, nicely performed. Highly recommended by husband and wife listening team.
Sometimes the story seems to drag a little! I liked the narration but I found the sex scenes too long - I am sure that is just me. I prefer the mystery to be a bit more unpredictable.
I loved the Narrator, she gave life to all the characters, you knew who they were and felt for them all, super job
I liked the constant tension between Scott & Lisa that came to a......(well you will have to read it to find out) and then all the twists and turns with the case that she gets involved in, really great drama and suspense.
Hard to choose but I loved Martha, felt sorry for her, and she played her well too, and then there was Lise and Scott, and I could go on... lol.
I just LOVED this book, it had twists and turns and romance and an ending you wouldn't expect, it was fascinating, and Susan Ericksen, the narrator, did a wonderful job with all the voices, I couldn't stop listening to this book, can't wait to read some more from both the author and the narrator as this was my first taste of both!. Kudos!!!!
I liked the mystery part of the plot, I was bored by the romance and long-winded writing. That said, I don't typically read or listen to romance novels. Also, Lisa, the main character, is a little too vulnerable for my liking.
Learning the truth in the end. The least interesting was the teenage-esque romance and the frequent parts about transportation. I've never read a book where there was this much concern about who was going to drive which car and when. Too trivial.
It was good. Her voice was pleasant and it was easy to distinguish between characters. I think her rendition of "Lisa" sounded a bit too mature though.
Definitely not. Leaves no loose ends.
I was pretty bored with the book at many parts. It drags and the vocabulary is contrived. However, the mystery was interesting and I'm glad I stuck it through until the end because it proved to be an interesting surprise.