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.
As always, Lisa Scottoline is able to take random things and weave them into a great story.
I found the performance too dainty. Lisa's characters seem grittier than what was portrayed. A lot of that was lot in the performance.
Horrible huge waste of time and money. Narration was so bad and the story went for boring to ridiculous. It's the first time I couldn't finish a listen and was never so happy to hit delete when it was over. Believe the other reviews: Don't Bother!!!
This book had a great premise and then became a completely unrealistic thriller wannabee with a soccer mom as the crime-solving heroine. It was predictable almost to the point of cartoonish and laughable. I am still shaking my head wondering how the story went so wrong.
I really enjoyed this book! The story was so moving! I was never bored and could not foresee the next turn that the story would take! Also fantastic was Ms. Nixon's narration! I always loved her work but she morphed into the different characters so perfectly and I never even heard Miranda! :-D. I look forward to more from this author!!! Thank you for sharing your gifts, ladies!
This book was hard to finish. Mushy. I will be hesitant to keep this author on my preferred list. It took me weeks to finish. On and on and on. Yuck!
I loved listening to Cynthia Nixon narrate this book. I found the book quite compelling and though the story was far fetched at times, there are real topics that need to be written about like bullying in a school setting. As a mother, I would be moved to do some of the things the main character had and needed to do. I gained a lot listening to this book. Thumbs up!