This had me gripped from beginning to end. I loved the way the author built the story, the characters, and gradually ramped up the suspense. Very believable story and highly recommended.
Maybe not Karen if she had to do an accent!
Yes, but the narration made it difficult.
Karen needs to listen to more Londoners in order to get it right. Her narration was a cross between English, Irish, Jamaican and American..it was disturbing. Here the asserting takes place in London, but her 'accent' is more Irish. She loses her place at one time with the 'accent' completely and it throws me off. I've never strayed from a book I was listening to, but I strayed several times...I have A.D.D., and I pick up on things most others don't...dialects are my thing! And this narration disappointed me.
I would listen to this story again, I couldn't seem to quit listening.
She was a normal girl, could have been any of my friends and she got in over her head! But she persevered and kept going.
Easy to listen to each of the readers
Right up near the top.
The ending ... a relief!
Not familiar with the narrators.
I was captivated, completely involved and ultimately relieved.
Very different from my usual choice of books, but excellent!
It was a really great listen. Not my favorite genre, but the story kept my attention and the narrator was soooo wonderful to listen to.
the interesting portrayal of OCD and that I really wasn't sure where t was going to end.
The creepy factor.....I was surprised alot, I liked that.
Well written and well portrayed by the narrator(s). Rarely do I lose track of time but I found it difficult to stop listening. I like that her recovery wasn't rushed and wasn't easy, but wish there was a more definitive ending. I presume the author didn't want complete closure.
The story line kept me on the edge of my seat in its entirety.
Catherine. I can relate to what she went through.
Admittedly, at the start of the story it was a bit confusing with the two different timelines that included all of the characters going at the same time. You really had to take note of which year the dialogue took place in. Also, at the end during the trial, it was even more confusing. It was like the narrator was reading from a script word for word saying each characters name just before reading each of their dialogue.
Dawnknitella in Oregon
I'll admit - I had to turn this off at one point because I was just too scared to go on. In the end, I persevered because it was a good story. I felt the psyche of an abused woman was well portrayed. Less so for the antagonist, but still there was insight as to why a person would act like that. I also learned something about OCD, which I had never thought could be caused by an event, but it makes sense. There were some poorly edited moments, where you would hear the reader shuffle papers and clear her throat - I guess the editor droned out for a bit and it did put a hiccup in the story line so I gave the performance 3 stars for that, not for the reader, she was fine. All in all an enjoyable listen and worth my credit and time.
This audio was a little confusing at first - going from present to past & back to the present - but I decided to stick to it. I did have to rewind a couple of times (maybe I just wasn't paying attention) but only in the beginning. Once I got into it (or figured out how the author wrote) I was so totally engrossed!!!!! I couldn't wait for the truth to unfold - then I didn't want the book to end! This is a fantasic read!! I will be looking for other books by Elizabeth Haynes