This is probably the 7th or 8th Lisa Scottolini book I've listened to and likely my least favourite. It lacked much of the extreme suspense for which she is famous as well as the multiple plot twists that usually keep me on the edge of my seat. Overall I enjoyed the story and the narration was mostly good EXCEPT the voice of Melly, Rose's daughter. The voice the narrator used was different all the time and fluctuated between sounding like a Marg Simpson impersonation to a drunk teenager. It was almost unbearable to listen to the parts that had her talking.
It started out as a mom who was completely misunderstood and she was only trying to do the right thing to save her child.
The heroine mom
The mom Rose
I haven't listened to anything read by Cynthia Nixon before and I was very impressed with her performance.
Sometimes an author goes too far and too long to make a "surprise" ending and it is enough to make it a bit unbelievable. The narrator was good with adults, but the baby sounds were weird, and the child sounded like an old woman. Since the child had a big part, it was annoying. The good parts were the legal discussions, and factory descriptions.
No. I really wanted to like this author so this is the third book I've listened to that she's written. I've found that all three books (especially this one) have had really bad endings and weird plot twists. In life, not everything always miraculously turns out just perfect in the end.
I can't think of any
Fairy tale endings are irritating
Overall the story was good but I almost had to stop listening when there was a lot of dialogue of the children. The tone of the narrator was quite annoying when speaking in the children's voice.
This book started off great, dragged a bit in the middle and finished up well. It was an interesting storyline. The main character seemed a little immature and undeveloped for the role that was created in the book.
Was very boring at parts and very slow progression of the story I went online so I could see the ending so I could stop listening but since I couldn't find the answer I continued to listen. The resolution and ending was predictable but better them the beginning.
This book took me almost 200 pages to "get into" the story. I was just about to give up when the storyline finally picked up. This was just not the case with any of her older books. And this isn't the only recent book by this author to disappoint. Her other recent book, Keep Quiet, was just ridiculous and I only rated it 1 or 2 stars. The dialogue in this book was immature and too simple. It was if a new, inexperienced author wrote the book, not the accomplished writer that Scottoline has been in the past. It feels like she has lost her zeal for writing and I sincerely hope she gets it back or her writing will continue to go downhill. I know she can write better books then this. I certainly hope she gets inspired to write something great again! A generous 3 stars!