I like thrillers, especially ones with psychological aspects, and I don't like poorly written books. I stay away from series because the writing tends to become formulaic. I was unsure about this book for several reasons--not least of all because I work in mental health, and it seemed like I would be taking my work home with me to listen to this story!
However, I loved it and couldn't stop listening. The writing is intelligent, the characters realistic, the dark scenes are intense but the nerve and humor of the main character keeps this book from descending into pathos. It's a fun listen, full of action, romance and suspense. Don't miss it!
One of the best I've listened to on a very difficult topic.
Cathy was so weak but yet so, so tough
They brought the characters to life and kept the plot thick.
It scared me to death and made me realize how easy it would be to shift blame to a victim.
This book was captivating! It moved a little slow through the first half but I couldn't put it down near the end. The reader is fabulous, she pulls you right into the story. Language is a bit harsh but if you don't mind that, it's an awesome thriller.
I would go e this book 5 stars. Among some of the best out of more then 200.
There are too many memorable moments to count. U will feel yourself being pulled into Cathy's horror film life, and u won't be able to stop listening.
I had 2 start writing this review while only listening to about 75% so far. I just felt the need to do it while my feelings were so fresh. The parts that moved me most was Cathy's fear and bravery at the same time. I was moved by every blow, every terrible, cruel, sadistic, punishment inflicted on Cathy. I felt sorry for her.
This book is not for anyone who can not read about horrible, terrible, demonically, crazed abuse and the traumatic effects.
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.