The story reminded me of the Lacey Petterson case, but it turns out much differently with ongoing twist of events. I hope they make a movie on this one!
This story is well-written and well-performed (hence the stars for story and performance), but it's an awful misery. No kidding. If you listen to this you'll be dropped into a terrible situation between two insane individuals. The story will be interesting and stressful, but a nightmare from beginning until the author grows tired of telling you about it. Justice is not served, evil prevails and the innocent suffer.
I wish that someone had warned me away from this because it will likely take the rest of the day to get this dark feeling out of my heart.
A different plot
the characters, the endlessness, the lack of appeal of any lead characters
A different story to read
I only finished it because I needed something to listen to at the time -- miserable story - not a beach read, more like a garbage dump read
I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.
I am not a person who is bothered by profanity. However this book had so much that even someone who isn't bothered by it was bothered by it. It's gratuitous and the story would've been just as well, better without every other word being the F word.
The mystery was good. And there were some thought-provoking storylines on relationships.
Not really. I kept listening because I had read reviews and they all were pretty good. Then it got exciting in part two, and I thought "This is what everyone is talking about". Then it flatlined again.
They did fine, it was the subject matter that bored me. The endless descriptions of the past ...ugh
The production of the story was amazing. Both narrators did amazing jobs and i really felt as though i was hearing the characters' true voices. I never wanted to stop listening....completely engaging!
The closest comparison i have to this story is the film War of the Roses. Both main characters are massively flawed and it's difficult to determine who the real "hero" of the story is when all is said and done.
The beginning of the second part....I felt like i was slapped across the face with it in a way that was designed. It was incredibly entertaining!!!!!
i found myself reacting throughout the book, laughing, gasping, and getting angry with the MC's. It's worth the read!!!!
Just read it. I am sure you will NOT feel like it's a waste of time. My only criticism is that, in the end, you might argue.....did anyone grow as a result of the actions in the book??? Perhaps not, but man, it was sure a fun ride!
It was long so I wasn't trying to figure out what to do until my next credit.
Both readers were excellent but Julia Whelan in particular took the author's words and put the spine-tingle into them!
How well do you really know your spouse?
I didn't like any of the characters, and they didn't get any more likeable as the book went on. I really didn't like the ending!
Narrators were okay.
None that I can name. I would not recommend this to anybody else, and I'm disappointed that I paid for the Audible copy
I would recommend to a friend. The story is gripping and leaves you guessing. It shows that we don't always know people the way we think we do.
I enjoyed the story being told from two perspectives.
I can't say that the narration of Nick, was my favorite. I would have preferred someone else.
It is a book worth hearing, I feel the story is compelling and holds your attention. I was a bit disappointed with the ending.