I have nearly 450K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
I love suspend novels and mysteries, but this felt more like a Harlequin romance than a thriller. Unnecessarily flowery language didn't help matters. I'm sure there's an audience for this sort of "damsel in distress" novel, but I'm not it.
It should not have been marketed as a mystery - I have listened to over 9 hours and the mystery story line has not progressed at all. Almost the entire first 9 hours consists of "I want him - I can't stand him" - "She's so hot - She's a spoiled brat" on and on and on. After 9.5 hours - we are subjected to a 10 -15 minute obligatory sex scene - after which the main male character goes right back to "this is a mistake - yada yada yada. Additionally, I think Ms. Robards may be a wishful fashion designer because I think I know more about these characters wardrobes than I do my own.
Nothing by Karen Robards
I have enjoyed this narrator with other books, but her "southern drawl" made the characters sound more like inner city hoodlums than gentrified Kentucky horse breeders.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!
Sticking to the mystery would be great but after five or six hours into it and it hadn't even gotten to the mystery yet, I had to abandon it. It is like the old Victoria Holt novels of 40 years ago. All it needs is a bodice to be ripped!
Freeman. Horns. Rescue Ink.
Susan did what she could with such poor material. A different narrator would not have improved this book.
The main character.
A waste of time. I would like to read a book with the premise advertised - the disappearance of a family 30 years prior and the resemblance between a lawyer and the disappeared mother in the photo from long ago. I wish this book had actually been about that.
A story that captured my attention from the beginning. The tension between the two main characters is well achieved. When they finally accepted each other is great.
I didn't give it five stars because it is a bit predictable at times.
Never a boring or dragged out moment. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment! Mystery, thriller, love story and family story all in one! A book that kept me thinking about the story after it ended.
I caught myself rolling my eyes in some parts, maybe because some parts sounded a bit cheesy read out loud. That could be put down to my own cynicism. Still, the story & narrator kept me engrossed throughout.
Not a big mystery, not suspenseful - ok, more like a cheap romance novel.
The first half of this book dragged a little, but the story picked up and was quite entertaining over all. And I originally chose this fuck not because of the author, but because of Susan Ericson.
It's too bad that this book didn't stretch the readers talents, because the charactersdidn't