Keeps you wanting to get to the next chapter. Good story made even better by the great narration. I would definitely recommend it.
I really enjoyed the narrator, Karen Cass, in this book. This book reminded me of listening to mysteries at night in the car when I was a child when my family was on the way home from a vacation - nice and spooky.
I liked the fact that the tension begins immediately and builds slowly throughout the book. And I love the narrator's accent.
I might not have put the same inflections in my mind if I had read the book that she does with the audio version. It made it much more interesting to me. And she didn't try to force different voices on the different characters - that can be annoying. However, I could still tell a distinction between characters. D. Thorpe was fine too, but his part was much shorter, so I really have no comment about him either way.
I found myself sitting in the garage for that extra few minutes to get to a stopping point or driving the long way home so I could listen to more. I also used headphones and listened while doing housework, exercising, etc. That's usually a good indication that the book is good.
I was very impressed by the author's ability to get inside the mind of the victim and give that voice credibility. This book was extremely authentic in the patterns that emerge in an abusive relationship.
I was riveted from the beginning; a normal girl, a normal life until the moment when everything changed.
Read this book, but do read the reviews and publisher's review. If this type of story is something that would offend of scare you - then simply don't read.
Tell us about yourself! i like thrillers and murder mysteries when im doing my art work, i enjoy teenage fiction as well
this is a fantastic thriller and a depressing but all too true insight into relationships and the mindgames played around domestic violence by both men and women.
I really enjoyed the narration as i lived in Lancaster for 2 years, i now live in Canada and the accents bought back many happy memories.
I would recommend this book to everyone but would add that any women who was struggling to come to terms with an abusive relationship or rape may find it upsetting if their was head was not quite in the right place. I can say this as i am very fortunate in never having experienced domestic violence ( i have had many crap relationships like everyone else!) but luckily avoided being raped a few years ago and know how peoples opinions (especially womens) press coverage, interviews with the police and court cases can really mess with your head and effect your self esteme
I hope this wasnt a spoiler, i dont usually write reviews and i really cant be bothered to correct grammar or spelling today but I did really enjoy this book and i could identify with some of the thinking of the main character as i experienced similar stuff myself after my near miss.I've come to terms with what happened to me, but still feel the need to put my two pennies in when people (both men and women) start giving opinnions on how people should react, and start giving blame to women who find themselves in situations which result in rape.
I found the book very entertaining and had to keep listening till the final chapters due to the excellent writing, plot and fantastic way in which the author portrayed a very grim story line.
cant think of one right now
excellent- very good accents
when cathy was no longer afraid of her vile ex boyfriend!
I like the way the main character took charge of her life, although I'm not too sure about the later romantic ending, which didn't seem realistic.She would be more likely to go to India and start am organization to rescue abused women.
Haven't listened to any.
If a film were made, I would wish that the main character were a realistic, not overly beautiful woman. I'm tired of movies where the actor for the female detective has obviously been chosen for her beauty.
I have a DLitt and Phil Degree which must imply a level of discernment? I just clocked over at 60. The significance is that I have read a whole lot of books. I'm now revisiting some of my all time favourites - and enjoying some first time round books. Books are my friends. Audible is JUST AMAZING - takes me back to pre -TV days, with my ear pressed to a crackly transistor radio - but now SO MUCH better and more 'classy' from a Kindle!
A unique format. A book that develops the climax; demonstrates the impact of events on Catherine - and then follows through on the impact, implications and outcome. Good character development, yet a story-line that became a bit tedious. However, given Catherine's OCD it is understandable that one needed to accompany her through her repetitive checking, re-checking and checking. Even so I was not about to skip a single one of the 120 plus chapters! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought the narration was excellent- and I liked the way the loose ends tied up ever so neatly in the end! Cleverly structured, well organised and refreshingly different. Thank you for an insightful and interesting experience
Chilling, disturbing, believable.
I liked how the author switched between past and present in order to explain the decline in Cathy and how she ultimately struggled to reclaim her life.
You'll never see OCD in the same way again.
I don't know I haven't read the print version
Yes. It took me a few minutes to get the pattern of going back and forth between the past and the present, but I couldn't put the book down and listened to it through an entire day.
I thought Hayne's description of the OCD behaviors and the PTSD symptoms were very well done and I honestly believe that this book will be helpful to anyone who suffers from OCD and hasn't sought help.
Loved to listen to Karen Cass's narration, I was continually engaged by her chracterizations and accents. Mr. Thorpe was not as prominent in the narrative, but did a fine job as well.
I am disappointed that she only has one other book and that it has been given a 3 star rating. I will listen to a sample and decide it it will live up to this one.
Everyday is a New day!
This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Wondering will she get this problem under control, will she ever be free, is he going to come back for her? It really opened my eyes to what the after math of something like this can do to someone.
Her checking the doors, windows, drawers everything she checked on a continuous basis, you felt so sorry for her. I knew there was a reason for the checking but didn't know the extent of it and you just cant stop listening.
It made me thankful for the people in my life.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I loved this book for many reasons.
2-How one person could change completely from normal to a high case of OCD
3-THE Narrator WAS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. loved the accent and she did a great job in this book.
and so many other reasons, but its better to grab this book and have a listen to it....
P.S. focus on the years as you might get confused in the beginning of the book.
Cheers and Enjoy.