Retired autoworker, and photographer! Started to listen to audio books, when I developed cataracts, and never stopped! Love the listen!
I found this story to be so far fetched and improbable that it was difficult for me to finish this book. It just seemed to drag on with details so the author could complete the book.
worth your time
difficult to say... it was a love hate thing for all the characters ...
In the end... .it comes down to one thing: choices
I was hesitant at first and not really into the book until Part 2. There were parts in Part 1 that made you second guess some actions and built the intrigue but not enough until the very beginning of Part 2... then I was hooked. This is typically the case with good books.. it takes a little while to dig through the beginning or tredge through the beginning.. but it is well worth it once you get to the climax. This book kept on dishing them out though. I kept listening to find out what the next twist was going to be. I experienced many emotions while listening to the book. I was routing for the husband then the wife then the sister then the police then back around again. Really good twists and turns in the storyline.
For me, this book had a bit of slow beginning.. but that would just be me swallowing the hook, the line and the sinker! I loved the character development.. even if I didn't like the character.. I went deeper and deeper ... enjoying the ride... almost clapping my hands at the surprises... overjoyed .. until the ending. Bleh. Unsatisfying.. even irritating!.. So is it worth a listen??? You bet... but prepare to be left feeling a bit irritated.
This book is AMAZING! There were several moments of "Nuh-uh!" I couldn't believe some things that happened! I was sucked in. Couldn't stop listening!!!!
Don't know if I'll go looking for one by Flynn. Her writing was a little "in your face" for my taste. I did, however, like the twist in the middle. Very much caught me off guard.
I am not a prude, by any means, but I was a little put off by how many times I listened to so many words that I don't usually say. I don't know if it was more offensive listening to it or if I had read the words on a page, but if this isn't something you want to hear, don't download it. It is prominent.
I thought this was really long by audio; in fact I stopped and went back to it, but I really liked it and was glad I finished it. I hated Amy--ugh!
Mom of Twins
I loved it when the first big twist happened--I knew this book would be something out of the ordinary. The plot kept thickening and it was not at all predictible.
My favorite character was Amy because I hated her and that was fun.
Kept you guessing, couldn't stop listening....
Once you think you have it figured out there is a twist, and it starts all over again. Very engaging.
One of the best books I've listened to all year
The ending to the story was just unsatisfying. I know that you can't always get the ending you want, but this one just left so many questions unanswered and there were so many holes in the story. I was so frustrated at the end and really hated it.
Plus there were so many things that were repeated over and over that it was annoying and I just wanted to yell "SHUT UP!!". But I kept thinking that it would pay off in the end, but those elements never did.
Also, the story was bloated with so many things that just needed to be edited out.
Slow, over-pronounced, and southern
Disappointment was the biggest reaction. There were so many things I was screaming at the characters. The actions and dialog were so unnatural. No one would react the way the characters acted in several scenes.
The twists in the story were intriguing but the payoff was terrible.
I loved the story and the narration. Having a male and female voice helped with the story.
Yes, I was hooked