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!
This was a hard to put down audiobook! Being a mom, it was heart wrenching to think that someone could be put in this position!
She was a super-hero, doing what all moms wish they could do!
She is an amazingly talented woman!
Listen to your heart or your head?
This was a very powerful read. The content makes every mother, grandmother or sister stop and think what they would do if faced with the same choice. It is a very emotional and thought provoking book and grabs the reader’s attention at the very beginning and keeps it until the end. Lisa Scottoline hits it out of the park with this one.
What I like about Lisa Scottoline is that she takes a question of relevance to contemporary women, and brings it to life in the pages of a book. You may agree. You may disagree. But you will ask yourself the question.
In this book the question is, "If you were a volunteer at your child's school -- and there were an emergency, would you save the children who have tormented your bullied child -- or would you save your own child -- at their expense?"
I found that question and the way that it gets answered by the protagnoist and the reaction as people judge her choice the most interesting part of this book. The mystery sort of lost its way for me in the end -- but I can forgive that as Ms. Scottoline's books never drag. They are page turners that offer the perfect distraction if you just want to loose yourself in the pages of a book.