Action - Characters - Enjoyable
Shepard White -
Yes - Would have no problems and Scott Brick continues to impress
The pace of the story was great and kept you interested.
yes. it was hard to leave it.
Over the top, but I blame this partly on the story. I'm not sure that a different approach would have resulted in a much better listen.
Sadly, the main character. An hour and half in I suspect that I'm supposed to be pulling for him, but I find him insufferable.
Frustrating listen. As at least one other commentor mentioned, the plot is just so implausible, and the distress that the contractor feels at the error he finds is overblown, and could easily have been remedied in so many ways... So yeah, this one just wasn't for me.
I'm typically a murder, suspense, & thriller type reader; however, I'm expanding, exploring, & expanding my interests.
This book captures you right away. The beginning does focus on getting to know the main chapters though- Mike, his wife Annabel and their daughter Kat.
I thought this book was full of suspense and edgy enough to keep me very interested. This book was different, but if I had to compare it to another book I've read it would be Pines, by Blake Crouch.
Mike was abandoned when he was a young child and was raised in a foster home. He has a great deal of childhood issues, but seems to turn it around. During a party Mike meets a stranger who seems to know him. It soon becomes clear that this is not a casual encounter, but rather a sinister meeting. From that scene on, the sense risk & fright stay with you the entire book.
As the story unfolds Mike will stop at nothing to protect his family, but he has no idea of the dangers that wait. I was literally wincing at some of the situations that turned up and found myself hoping Mike would get even with all of them!
I became a little frustrated towards the conclusion of this book. As the details unfolded I found it odd and bizarre. It certainly didn’t stop me from reading though. There twists along the way and characters were captivating.
This is my first book by this author, Gregg Hurwitz. I can't recall what motivated me to buy the book, but it is the most chilling and gripping mystery I have read/listened to since Gone Girl. It may even be better. The first 20% is a little slow and meandering, but once everything comes together, the roller coaster is fast and furious. Once the motivating factors become known 80% into the book, they are a little implausible, but the magic is that these circumstances don't diminish the fast pace action and plausibility. Hurwitz has the ability to slowly develop a story line that quietly grasps the reader into a web of mystery and horror without the reader realizing it. He develops the story and characters very skillfully. I cannot recommend this book with any more enthusiasm. I hope you enjoy it.
I was most impressed by the author's ability to grip my attention in a way that I was able to relate to the protagonist and his plight in such a manner that I not only cared what happens next, but I took it personally as though the action was actually happening to me.
I am a hugh fan of Scott Brick and often the fact that he is the narrator is my deciding factor.
In this novel Hurwitz writes about flawed characters that you can't help but root for against shadowy characters you dislike instantly.
Very well done. I was a captivated listener. You don't know "why" is the reason.
Mike and Shep
When Mike realizes he is not a husband or a father.
I caught myself laughing at Shep "what?"
This is my first Gregg Hurwitz book but it won't be my last! Pleasantly surprised!
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I may need to go back and re listen to this audio, it started interesting then I lost interest