This story may be interesting for teens or young dating singles. I absolutely could not enjoy this book after many, many (many.....) attempts. It's silly, sad, dumb and immature.
Yes, you felt the tensions rise and I like the "sliding-doors" (movie) sort of plot of before/after being told at the same time.
No but I love her accent!
I did become attached to the main character. I felt like she could be a friend.
I loved the suspense in this novel. It made me check my doors, windows and curtains. The obsessive nature of the main characters was cleverly written and very believable. The domestic violence and stalking seems very real.
I chose it as it was suggested in the editors choice list and I was not disappointed. I loved it.
I didn't find the characters or the story very compelling.
It was passable.
I wouldn't; I'm not interested in abridged versions.
I have gotten 3/4 through this and I suppose I have to complete it at this point. It's a good story, but really, I'm so frustrated. It's like the narrator has never heard of CHANGING THE LOCKS. I mean, she just has to stay with this guy because he won't give her her house key back...?? Absurd!
This is the best thriller I have ever listened to. Of all the best writers of our day this book by Elizabeth Haynes puts them to shame. I wish this book could be put on the top of everyone's list of must reads.
I could not stop listening on the edge of my seat clear through the entire book. As an avid reader I have not had a book keep me engaged so thoroughly as this story. I will listen to this book many times again. I wanted to jump right into the book and take part in the story.
Karen Cass does an amazing job portraying this woman's story. David Thorpe comes in only when needed which is perfect.
Prepare yourself to forget the popcorn and soda as you will be in the movie yourself.
I just picked this book out of thin air but I wish I could tell everyone that loves thrilling books to read this one.
This might have been a good story, but I was so annoyed with the British accent of the lady narrator I couldn't tell. Between all the "meselfs" and "don't they now"s I could hardly focus on the plot at all. And frankly, I think Catherine was the world's most stupid character - it was like watching a bad horror movie where you know the girl is going to get killed if she goes down in the basement but she goes down in the basement anyway! I might try looking at this one in print and might like it better. Am just amazed at the difference narration can make.
This is my second British one this month. Audible staff - we aren't all from London! How about cutting back on the British narrators?
I can’t say, I have both the audio and written and I enjoyed switching back and forth between formats; depending or where I was reading. However, with a great narrator the story comes alive faster with audio especially when I’m inpatient and want to know what’s next.
The story itself lends great insight to domestic violence and mental disorders. I could easily understand a health person can become physically and mentally trapped.
I truly loved the patience Stewart had.
Kathy’s interactions with Steward, can’t say more it would spoil it.
Yes, very much.
This was a book I took a chance on and it panned out well. It was worth my credit. I hope you enjoy.
Yes, the book goes into so much detail about OCD and PTSD that it almost feels real, you really feel for Catherine, to the extent that you could almost feel her fear.
Catherine for her determination from surviving the depths of dispair and hell to come back to the person she is at the end.
Emotion, empathy and suspense.
I would not say I had an extreme reaction, I did laugh and I almost cried. But this book did in my opinion almost perfectly what it is like to suffer OCD and PTSD.
I would recommend this book to anyone suffering OCD or PTSD as a way of seeing that they are not alone and even though this is only a fictional book, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I would also recommend this book to doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists.
I felt there were a few parts in this book that were left out, the abrupt end of one side of the story without what seemed like a logical end.
I can't wait for the next book.
I read, knit and read and knit at the same time thanks to audible!
A GREAT BOOK
I did not have a favorite. I enjoyed all of the characters and how they interacted with each other. There were times that Cathy got on my nerves and other times where I was cheering her on.
I absolutely loved the accent of Karen Cass. It make listening so enjoyable. Usually I have problems when it is a female narrator but not this time.
The entire book moved me. For different reasons at different times. It moved me to anger when Cathy put up with the crap that she did, then it managed to move to to compassion and understanding of why and on to excitement when things were coming to a head!
This was one of the best audio books that I have listened to. I believe it would not have had the same impact on me had I read it in print. The author did a wonderful job of taking up into the life of a person with OCD. She explained how she got there, how the disease was overtaking her life and how she managed to take the steps to overcome it.
All of this was wrapped in a very intense story of abuse, love, trust, betrayal and unexpected humor to break it all up. I highly recommend this book for lovers of psychological suspense.