I am an audio book addict. Love staging the drama in my head, especially psychological intrigue and mysteries.
One of the more intriguing books I have read so far.
Very reminiscent of the 2000, neo-noir psychological thriller, Memento, about a man with a mental inability to store memories, so he writes notes to himself..
No. Orlagh Cassidy is outstanding.
Well, at least in two settings.
Watson offered an entertaining tale full of intrigue and surprises, flawed only by the author’s over confidence in the reader’s desire to suspend ones’ imagination. The catalysts in solving the mystery, the psychiatrist and the use of cell phone (that never need charging) were paramount to solving the mystery, yet these dramatic technical details lacked credibility.
Nevertheless, the story, pace and dramatic tension my attention to the end. The narrator, Orlach Cassidy did an outstanding job of delivering the drama. If you liked the 2000, neo-noir psychological thriller, Memento, about a man with a mental inability to store memories, you will love this novel.
Christine is a woman with a past--unfortunately one she can't remember. When she wakes up each morning she has to be told where she is, what's happened in the past twenty years, and who the people are in her life now. She starts remembering things and then the pattern changes. It's a mystery with a little suspense. Different than I thought it would be but I was hooked very quickly by the plot. Truly a page-turner and a fascinating story. I wish I didn't know what happened so I could read it again!
My favorite genre is Mysteries. Thank you Audible for keeping me company on my commute, doing chores, etc. What a treat!
I liked the concept of the book and would have thought it truly original had I not seen "Memento" several years ago. Losing one's memory is an interesting plot device and I thought this one fairly well done. SPOILER ALERT: I thought the ending was too "happily ever after" and did not buy the fact that family and friends weren't more engaged in the protagonist's life or at least status. The first half of the book is fairly slow, but the second half did build momentum and kept me engaged.
The plot was not too bad but the whole story was weak. This could have been a 3 or 4 hour book but it stretched way too long. Not enough substance to keep it going. Really depressing and repetitive. I would not recommend this book.
I had no problem with sound quality or an "echo"
I found this book a depressing slog of buildups and disappointing anticlimaxes. A roller coaster ride with long, drawn-out, hauls to the top followed by disappointing drops; leading nowhere, except to more incessant whining, few if any tangible clues as to what is real and what is not, and failures; all along, to validate clues and ground the reader.
I found the characterization of the husband annoying and unpleasant, which made me wonder if the author intended him to be really unpleasent or if the reader was misreading him.
All in all I found this a frustrating and depressing read.
I do not know how this made the best sellers list. In concept it should've been an amazing tale. Unfortunately it misses the mark and you are left waiting for something to happen. The narration is good enough if not a bit slow. But, how can it not be slow when sluggishness is the tone of the story.
Well written story, and very well narrated. I would recommend this to someone that either likes psychological thrillers, or stories where the main character has forgotten who she is.
Orlagh Cassidy is likely the perfect voice for this.
The premise was interesting but there are definitely moments that you have to suspend logic. So much of what happens leaves you scratching your head and saying to yourself, "there's NO way".
There was a lot of repetitive dialogue and phrasing. The worst was the "Ben" character... Although the narrator did an excellent job overall, the "voice" she used for him was highly annoying. And it seemed he was set on "replay". He said the same phrases over and over and was just irritating from start to finish.
My biggest complaint was one mentioned in a previous review... the "F bomb". It was used WAY too much to the point of distraction. Very unnecessary and disappointing.
This one started slow for me. Just as I was thinking I might give up, it started gripping me. I'm kind of wondering if it was the narrator that put me off a bit since some narrators can't pull off suspense.
Anyway, I loved the story and loved the ending. I will be looking for more from this author.