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.
Started off great. I was intrigued and looked forward to every opportunity to listen. I didn't even mind the long, drawn out sentences. Then came too many chapters about the love connection between the two main characters. I did mind the long, drawn out sentences during those chapters and found myself skipping over quite a bit. Then it got interesting again... only to end like a Murder She Wrote episode where the killer reveals the whole plot at the end. Voice over talent Susan Ericksen confused her delivery of the different voices a couple of times but I find that typical with audiobooks. Overall I liked her delivery.
Enjoyed the mystery and love story. Wonderful characters that brought the listener into the drama. Highly recommend to all who enjoy a non grisly mystery.
At the bottom.
Probably not. The story was very simple.
Her narrating was really good.
The outcome had no deep impact.
It didn't matter how it ended, I just wanted it to end.
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.