Pretty good story line. I didn't realize that it doesn't take place in the states. Sometimes the accent gets in the way of the story. Overall, I enjoyed the book.
I had trouble with the story jumping back and forth in time. I made it hard to follow. I just could never get into the storyline and wasn't really sure what the point was. I got really tired of all the OCD. I understand it, but didn't want to keep listening to it over and over.
It was fine. I loved the accent.
I totally enjoyed the writing style which flipped back and forth from the past to present day. The author created a great deal of suspense - we know something bad happened to the heroine but never learned details until much later into the story. The british accents of the narrators were most delightful and I don't think I would have enjoyed the story as much had I simply read it.
I really loved the flow of the story. It kept me hooked from the beginning to the end.
Hard to say, there were a lot.
They made the characters believable.
A fascinating story that shows how a woman becomes involved in a horribly abusive relationship. This story also shows the development of OCD in a realistic way
This book doesn't quite live up to its publishing hype, or - in my opinion - to the many highly positive reviews. Although the suspense builds very well in the second half, the first half is confusing at first, then settles into a long and tedious drag that, so slowly, finally becomes more promising.
The growing terror for an OCD victim getting to know someone, perhaps anyone.
She should have at least slightly varied Cathy's voice and presence between the two periods of time depicted. That's the confusing part, which I suspect would not have been so puzzling in print. However, I doubt I would have been patient enough to keep reading beyond chapter 40.
The basic story is quite thrilling.
This is by far one of the more captivating audio books I've heard. The story was a bit hard to follow at the begining because it skips from past to present and uses Catherine as the main character's name in the past and Kathy in the future. It took me a few chapters before I realized that it was the same woman (because she is so different after the abuse). After I realized this, it was a fantastic book. It really showed how controlling abusive men can be and how the abuse can affect a woman's psychology. The main character becomes very OCD and also suffers from PTSD. I would certainly reccomend this book.
This is my first book narrated by Karen Cass and I absolutely loved her. I've had some great listens and each one I think is good but Karen really was superb. I'm on Audible now hunting for more books read by her.
I initially started listening bit by bit, as I had the chance. As the story progressed I found myself listening for longer and longer, late into the night - way after I should have gone to sleep. I did the last few hours in one dose because I so wanted to know what was going to happen.
Each chapter hops between years (I think it was 2003 and 2007) but because the main character is so different earlier and then later in her life, it is easier to follow in listening that I expected.
Stewart seemed absolutely charming and as for Lee... what a psychopath! His personality was brilliantly conveyed. Catherine - poor lass! What she went through and then all the OCD stuff.
You can't go wrong with this book.
I would recommend this audiobook for those people who like a great story line and like great endings that are open for a second book. I sure hope the author comes through with a follow up book. She left the ending sort of open for another book.
I like how Kathy recovers from her obsessive abusive past boyfriend and moves on to a better life for herself. Even though at first she is major OCD and that sort of got on my nerves at first but after I realized "why" and "how" she became that way I felt for her.
The narrators did a great job.
I was always wanting for Kathy's revenge moment. I just knew it had to come eventually.
I really enjoyed this audiobook and was pleased with Elizabeth Haynes. I would read more from her.
I loved Karen's accent....very well done and her voice was very animated.
The Lee character was very intense and frightening.