This is my first written review, but after listening to the end of the book, especially being a mom, I just could not help myself!
The book is gripping, beautifully written, and the narrator has always been one of my favorites.
It is the ending that you can never see coming, but mostly (and I will not spoil it for you at all), heart breaking. I never thought I could actually stop breathing and start crying the way I did..
For all of you readers, especially mothers and fathers, brace yourselves, and hold your kids tight!!!
I loved this book. Some days I sat in the work parking lot listing to just one more chapter before heading in. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a crime/court novel. With that being said, I don’t think I could listen to it again. Once you learned all the “evidence” you can’t re-listen with the same enjoyment. The development of the case chapter by chapter and all the twist and turns makes this book very exciting.
The most memorable moment for me was when Jacob’s friend, Derrick, confided in Andy what he told the police about Jacob. It was at that point I realized the story wasn’t as clear cut as I expected.
Great story. The audio was a little drab to listen to at first since I am used to speeding up the tracks. If you listen any faster than 1.25 it jumbles too many words. Great ending. Nice to read with your ears!
Yes, now that I know how the story ends, I would like to be aware of how the author set the events up.
Unexpected turns of events.
The father was my favorite.
Hard to put down.
Onetime Lit major, I now seek the best page-turners to get me through workouts.
Here's my problem with this book: It SHOULD have been fantastic. It's edgy and an interesting take, and gets weirder and creepier as the book goes along. But.
I think the author misses the mark by switching from inconsistently tedious and detailed courtroom proceedings to being about parenting, to action and "mystery." I feel like it needed to be one thing or another. The back and forth was inconsistent in tone, in pace, and ultimately detracted from the believability. I stopped caring about the characters because they weren't relatable and Jacob was especially one-dimensional.
Truly loved this one! The narrator really brought this story to life. The ending is chilling!!! I thought I had the whole thing figured out a couple of times, but the author is great with his twists and kept me on my toes.
I listened to the entire book within a day. It was an utterly compelling psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns. The narrator does not use a lot of different voices but reads with excellent dramatic delivery. If you like murder mysteries, family and/or courtroom dramas that keep you guessing, try this one.!
Incredible. Listen to books at double speed which thoroughly enhanced the trial scenes here. Wow, the end was amazing. Listened while running a race and believe me it totally distracted me from the miserably cold rain! It is wonderfully written, narrated and brought to life. Not expounding on plot since don't want to give anything away but believe me it's worth every second of listening time. Loved loved