This book is superbly written, performed perfectly by narrators Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, and plotted to perfection.
It will keep you guessing, will make you wonder which one of these two people you should be rooting for (you flip flop several times), and ends in a way that delights.
After reading a string of bad to mediocre books, this one has restored my faith that there are excellent writers out there.
After all the hype I heard about this book, I was really disappointed in the story. I thought it would be a good murder mystery type and instead i got a twisted money pit story with a married couple showing how crappy they can be to each other and the ending was ridiculous.
I got so absorbed in this audiobook that I was listening to it even when I should have been doing other things. I was fascinated by the fact that I found the story so compelling even though the characters were so unlikable. There wasn't a single character I could identify with, and yet I couldn't put this book down. This was my first Flynn book, and I will certainly be looking for more!
Since so many people liked this book, it must be me. This was a painful experience. I listen to anything and everything, and love history, romance, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and humor. I was looking forward to this book, and I had saved it for a long weekend. I started the book in the car when I left home for the park where I walk and listen to my books. I didn't even get out of my neighborhood to the main road when I had to stop and turn the thing off. It couldn't have been more than a few minutes, but I couldn't stand another second of the story. Painfully awful to me - I wish I could wash the words from my memory. Awful, awful, awful. I am not saying not to read this book, but I recommend that you try the sample first. With all the high ratings, I didn't even think about trying the sample. Learned my lesson. I would give this minus five stars if I could. I have struggled through books I didn't enjoy, hoping they would get better, or trying to find something in them that was worth the time. I would not even consider listening to one more word of this book. This book was not for me. I will avoid anything by this author in the future.
No, because I know what's going to happen now.
I would have to say Amy because she is such a clever, twisted person.
I loved how Julia made you understand which Amy was talking by her incredible performance as Amazing Amy or just plain twisted, crazy Amy. Kirby Heyborne's intense portrayal of Nick made me repulsed by him but also made me feel so sorry for him.
I just couldn't quit listening to it because I wanted to know what happened next.
Mom of two,I love listening and reading at the same time. I love the immersion reading option,I enjoy it a lot.
If only I had a seamless listening experience I would've given it 5 stars. Great story and voicing I felt the characters come to life,but it would always stop half way or when the page is about to turn. By the way I listen using kindle fire HDX with the immersion reading.
I would say the last part,towards the end when Nick seemed to have finally accepted his faith.
Really wish you could fix the immersion reading problem.
I was disappointed. I listen to a lot of classic books that are free on Librivox.com. This book was not my style. Too long. I Should have read the abridged version. Also, too many f... words.
I really enjoyed this book, I have recommended it to almost everyone I have spoken to since I started listening to it. This book kept me guessing for the whole time. Not only, was this story good but the narrators were great. I did not want to stop listening to this book. My only regret was that I only purchased the audio book and do not have the hard copy yet.
I couldn't stop listening. The story is so messed up you can't make yourself stop listening to it. The characters were written so well that I kept flip flopping back and forth between hating them and liking them. Overall it was a good book and I would recommend it to a friend.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
About two very disturbing people. The center of the book for me is neither Nick or his missing wife ... But their relationship. The book is extremely well-written. The author takes you back in time when Nick remembers moments with his wife or when she writes her journal. Then she flashes forward to the present ... The slow early days after she disappears. We see Nick floundering to convince the police that he isn't involved. And then we see him grasping desperately at his own theory about what happened to his wife. We watch as he seems to dissolve into himself, going a little crazy. And the whole time your horror at his wife's story grows. Eventually I found myself relieved to leave the insanity of these two people when the book ended.
Saying that you might think I didn't like the book. This isn't true. I found myself repulsed by these two people and their relationship. And that repulsion is exactly why I liked this book. It was a tight and gripping story about unlikable people.