Dark underbelly exposed
Damaged people can recover, and be stong once again
A bit tedious in the beginning, didn't expect the British accents, also the the OCD...But that soon faded as I got into the story. Good story line, lots of suspense, makes one wonder how often this happens in real life.
yes - it tells abuse as close to real as I ever hear
very well read.
I loved this as it told about abuse in ways that need to be told - it is as if the author actually experienced this...I did not notice if it was a true story or not but it was VERY close to my abuse story.
Karen Cass' English accent was awesome. I really enjoyed the different vernacular and couldn't stop listening due to the engaging story. The ending was a surprise.
Everything about this book was pretentious. There was nothing good to say about the heroin who spent her free time after work, hanging out in bars and drinking to excess.
She met a man who she soon found to be abusive and controlling. Instead of backing away from the relationship, she committed herself, deeper. Knowing he had the means to find her wherever she went, she never had the insight to get the heck out of the country. The fact that even her friends did not support her, should have given her the heads up to get away when she finally had the opportunity. The author spent far too much time in describing the sexual abuse and torture. And, the story did not have to take as many chapters. The first chapter was interesting and then the story went downhill from then on. Instead of being suspenseful; this story was, predictable.
Gripping Psyche Rush
The plot is revealed like two trains headed for a collision! You can see it coming, know it will happen, but can't scream.
I love the inflection & accents)
The moment Kathy decided to face her fears:)
In addition to being a page turner, it offered insight into abuse, OCD, and PTSD.
What I liked best about this story is that it was different then your normal thrillers and it did keep you in suspense.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I accidentily listened to the second part first without realizing it; I found its concept interesting and some parts were quite intense but the filler was very slow and often rather repetitive. I also found the main character to be a bit of an idiot. Once I got to the end and the next section started to play I became aware of my mistake and did not feel any need to listen to the first half....it would not add a thing.
The performance was good but I just don't understand this story gets rated so highly. I was often bored.
Although I was initially put off by the time line switches, I barely noticed them by the time I was one-third through the book. The author makes both time lines intensely interesting, so I didn't come to prefer one to the other. I also was not very patient with the initial OCD descriptions, but again, quickly became immune to my initial irritation, and it became fascinating to learn about the subject.
I don't generally listen to this type of book, but I was quickly grabbed, and when I was unable to listen, couldn't quit thinking about it. I made several excuses to go off by myself so I could listen to more! A VERY satisfying listen!
I really enjoyed this book. The topic "domestic violence" is difficult to write about and even harder to listen to but the characters were deep and complex. There was believability in the story line.
It was believable, challenging and real
I found it really difficult to have the violence read to me but it was a very important part of the story line.
I literally just finished this...Seriously, what an intense story!! I had no idea what this story was about when I purchased it. I hadn't heard any of the "Hype", so went in with a free head. I'm kinda speechless, to be honest with you... Very well written and well read. An emotionally draining read, so be prepared, however spot on with the subject matter. I don't know anything about the author, but I do hope she wasn't drawing from first hand experiences!
The story is told by the "Victim"...leaping between past and present, finally converging to a dramatic ending and complete resolution.
I am usually not into this type of "Lifetime for Woman Channel" subject matter, however this was so well done and "real"...
One thought I had, while reading this, was I wonder what Male Readers think of this story and what emotions it brings out in them. I imagine it would be a whole different read for men, then woman.
I look forward to reading reviews from a man's perspective.