This was a great edge of your seat thriller! It was just what I needed to get me out of my reading slump; it was very hard to stop listening!
When Mike was 4 years old his father dropped him off at a school playground and told him he’d be back but he never returned and Mike spent his whole life wondering why? And what happened to his mother? Now a grown man with a child of his own strange things are starting to happen to him and his family, Mike thinks he is being followed and from there things go from bad to worse as history repeats itself in an awful way.
This book kept me guessing all the way to the reveal; because Mike was so young when he was abandoned he has no clue about his parents so he decides to hire a private detective to help him find out who they were and what happened to them but this one decision changes his entire life.
After things get really bad Mike reaches out to his foster brother Shep, (I loved Shep!) who is always there for Mike no matter what, I don’t think Mike would have made it through without him and I loved his last line in the book! Shep is a great character because we see in flashbacks what it was like for him in foster care and how he and Mike bonded and became true brothers but Shep is also a criminal and he and Mike had a bit of a falling out but he was right there the minute Mike called him and that just endeared him to me even more.
I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone so I don’t want to give too many details away but if you are looking for a great thriller look no further than this book. This was my first book by Hurwitz but it definitely won’t be my last!
Scott Brick’s narration was as always amazing and he really brought the pain, worry and anxiety in the characters voices to life beautifully. I love Brick’s voice for mystery/thrillers he always gives a great performance.
4 ½ Stars
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense constantly. Good reader too.
engaging the feels
The character Shep was my favorite thing about this book...and Catherine, she's a sassy little one!
Junkyard pay back.
Not a husband. Not a father. Nothing to lose.
I initially bought this title just from listening to the audio example. Not one word went by where I did not regret my buy.
Yes, it is a page turner so to speak. The plot is full of twists and the narration adds to it as well.
Shep is my favorite character as his heart if bigger than his feet.
This was one I wanted to listen through from beginning to end. Truly enjoyable.
I want this to be a movie. It is suspenseful, heartwarming, heart wrenching and even humorous in spots. Loved it!
I loved the character of the characters. Really done well.
The story was believable. The characters were like real people. The ending was great.
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.