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!
Tell us about yourself!
I may need to go back and re listen to this audio, it started interesting then I lost interest
Suspense, Mystery and Mayhem!! I couldn't put this one down. Finished it in 2 days.
Love the characters and Scott Brick told the story so well. Loved it from beginning to end.. I tried to figure out what was going on in this story. It was not predictable as some are. It took me by surprise.. I will be ordering more from Gregg Hurwitz!
Yes, this plot kept me interested by adding new situations and ideas to the overall scenario.
I became interested in this book by reading the synopsis. I felt that the main character had come from an interesting background and was interested to see what he would do next.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this book. The narrator and the author were paired well. I enjoyed the ideas of the various characters and their flaws as well as their successes. I really enjoyed the character Shep. This characters personality made for an interesting story as well as how the main character meets and continues a relationship with him. Well done. I will listen to others by this author and narrator.
Great story, great characters, well read, couldn't put this book down. Couldn't figure out where the story was headed for the longest time but instead of getting frustrated I was totally engaged. Stayed up all night to hear the plot unfold… it actually unfolds a couple of times … loved this book.
I have always loved to read but I never realized how enjoyable listening to a good story could be! I am addicted!
I normally like a softer read, but I really got caught up in this story. I will definitely try another from this author when I am ready for something more high risk again.
Yes, this story definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. It didn't start out that way, but after about 3 or 4 hours the story really ramped up.
Some of the images described were disturbing to me, but they are well written and the story has a good ending.