The voice of the teenagers, especially Meghan. Her voice was so overdone with the "braces lisp" and the "over-the-top" drama, I almost clicked this off and moved it to "archived". I know how dramatic teens can be, I had two, but the narration was just so repulsive to me. Also, the character of Jill was too unbelievable. There is no mother on earth that would not love and protect her children, but she was just "too much".
Tone down the voice of Meghan. Jill needed to be more realistic.
I love Lisa Scottoline, but, this one left me unsatisfied. The basic storyline was great and initially stimulated my interest, but it left me cold. I barely listened to the last few chapters.
I have enjoyed Scottoline in the past, but this novel was one unbelievable scenario after another. The protagonist constantly takes stupid risks under the guise of being a good mother and is repeatedly and unrealistically saved at the last minute no matter how ridiculous her choices were. Big disappointment!
I usually don't write reviews but this time I felt so strongly that I should. The narrator was awful. From the start, she made the teenager in the story sound like she had cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, which she didn't. It was hard to remember that the character is a "typical" teen and the narrator's talking like she has marbles in her mouth can be very distracting.
The story line is okay, but not up to par for Scottoline. I usually like her work and this was a let-down. It was not realistic at all, not believable, and there were so many holes in the story that became annoying. Finally, there were a lot of metaphors that were so flowery and pseudo-poetic to the point that it took away from the imagery rather than adding to it. I don't know what Scottoline was trying to do but it was like she had a bunch of pretty lines from a poem and decided to sprinkle them into every other sentence of this book. It turned me off from Scottoline for a while and I will steer clear of this narrator for certain!!
i cant imagine who would enjoy the constant crying and wiping of tears for chapter aftr chapter...nothing suspensful or exciting. i cant listen any longer
An interesting story.
The WHOLE thing. Too much waisted story line on stupid details.
I never write reviews and I have listened to many books by many authors, but this story line was boring, no intrigue, no mystery and a waste of my money and time.
Ugh. I looked into returning this book. I almost did, then stuck it out. Waste of time. The narration is the worst. I am pretty tolerable to narrators and don't complain, but this is was unbearable. The crying was awkward and annoying and went on for too many chapters. The voice of the child was like nails on a chalkboard. So whining and irritating. The story wasn't very good and characters were annoying. Total waste
the book freak
Lisa Scottoline has become one of my favorite authors. I find her books quite entertaining. I read for pleasure and escapism, not facts or history; so the minor inaccuracies in the book and happily ever story line are just fine with me. I listened to the book while driving back and forth to work and doing housework. It definitely made the time go by quickly.
I had a hard time getting through the first couple of chapters. To much crying and sobbing. I love Scottoline books up to this point but this one I didn't like the reader or the way the book started off. I just about gave up but the story kept me listening and liked how it all came together
It was a good plot
Lover of life!
A great mystery with Scottolines tone and cadence that keeps you glued to the book. Scottoline is a master story teller!