It was fine as filler listening material for awhile. But nothing out of the mainstream, a bit predictable, and characters that weren't very interesting.
Her sarcastic, under-the-breath cop voice was so monotone, I truly got tired of hearing it. Some variation from the gritty seen-it-all cop stereotype would have been refreshing.
Overall it was entertaining enough to get me through my long commute for a week or so. But not something I would have sought out.
I spend a lot of time in airplanes and on the LA freeways. I love my "down time" while working because I am an avid audible listener. I tend to read thrillers, psychological and political are my favorite.
I love this series and I love the narrator - Kirsten Potter. This is not her best story line but it is good. I am used to have Kirsten read D.D's character, and another narrator read the sub plot characters - not so in this book. The first time another character comes in, I was distracted by hearing Kirsten's voice read their parts. By the third chapter it was no longer an issue but I do like have two readers. I think because I identify Kirsten's voice with the main character's tough, no "BS" personality, I was not able to pick up the "softer" side of the sub-character(s).
One pleasant surprise was the emergence of D.D's humanity. I like that her life changes have made her more human. More capable of compassion.
I have enjoyed all of her books. I am just hoping this is not the beginning of a round of books that are pushed out to meet deadlines.
I have the book a three star overall because of the skinnier than normal plot that I expect from this author and the narrator reading all the characters. I guess I am spoiled.
Still a good book and a good listen!
Since this was my first Lisa Gardner book I felt for quite a while she was going off into never-never land. Bouncing between different characters (Jessie, Dee Dee, etc) not my cup of tea. Being a big "in death" series lover, did a lot of comparing between Eve Dallas and Dee-Dee. Enjoyed it enough to go back and read book one in the series.
This was only OK. The characters were good, but the story, while it's premise was essentially good, had huge, bothersome holes.
The performance was the best part, and maybe was the only thing that stopped me from turning off half way through.
This was a good read. The story line was unusual and the author set up unique twists and turns throughout the book. Although it wasn't one of the best books I've ever read, I still enjoyed reading this book.
I am a truck driver who loves listening to audio books. I also play a music and some gardening when I can. I do really like to cook as well.
I am not much on writing reviews but this book is worth an A+ and the effort from me to write something and recommend this book.
top of the list
I don't usually read mystery/suspense, but this was a reading group book
her tone was good, she was able to differentiate characters with her voice without sounding fake
keeps you on the edge of your seat & difficult to stop listening to it!
This is a classic case of a complex plot which cannot be sustained to a credible ending. The story was always interesting, and brought together interesting and current themes such as child abuse, Münchausen syndrome by proxy, paedophilia in younger adults and memory loss in children as a defence against abuse. This contained within a fast moving and well developed set of plotting.Yet the ending was so unrealistic and unbelievable, my enjoyment of the whole book was in the end tainted by cringing for the last hour or so.
I have listened to four or five of Lisa Garner's books. Whilst she has pushed the barrier of credibility before, I have always been able to accept the ending. This one I have not. I will try others, but I will be reluctant to do so without having read the reviews carefully.
An excellent reader who kept the story moving forward. I doubt I would have read the story to the end had I been reading the book.
Not a chance
You'll never guess
She did a fine job
I was in shock
This book was the most suspense I have come upon in quite a while. I felt a real connection with Charlie, believing hr most of the time. Suspecting her a few times also. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery with surprises. Suspense from beginning to end.