I like edgy, offbeat books. All of my audiobooks are mysteries because I listen in the car. I prefer to read more literary works.
The people were hollow, not worth knowing. I truly did not care what happened to them and was very bored at the beginning, but since the book has been on the best seller list for so long I thought it must be good. I kept thinking it would get better, and it did in terms of the reader wanting to find out what happened, but when I got to the end I was completely tired of these people and felt very unsatisfied.
I will go back to the mystery/thriller genre. Somehow I thought this would be a mystery. I had just completed Creole Belle and loved it so much that I probably expected too much from this book.
I can't say I had a favorite at all. I did enjoy the part in which the female main character is on the road and finding a place to stay.
I guess I would not cut any scenes because the book seems to have so many admirers as it is.
I definitely like the dark side of books and films. Noir is a favorite of mine, so the darkness of this book does not bother me. Simply put, the characters lack empathy and seem to have no redeeming qualities.
The first third of the book was very engrossing. I don't think I liked any of the characters by the end of the book.
The book was unpredictable throughout and kept my interest but the ending was so incredibly unsatisfying and depressing.
After having to read about bad people in a disasterous marriage, I switched to witches and vampires to clear my brain.
All the scenes from her time in the cabin.
This isn't the genre I would normally choose. It was a mystery all the way through. Although well written...I was relieved to have finished the book. Definitely not warm and fuzzy.
Overall, yes. I enjoyed it, until the ending. Very let down with the finish.
The story ending is unpredictable right up to the end. Every time I thought I had it figured out, new information came to light, turning my theory upside down.
Absolutely. Throughout the book, the question is "who did it?" And the information is doled out in just the right doses to keep you on edge.
They made a good team. Both did a great job and complimented each other.
Actually, this would be a great movie. So many twists and turns to the story. I would call it a "cliffhanger" right up to the final chapter.
I listen to audiobooks in my car, and with this book, I would often arrive at my destination and stay in my car to hear more. It is a VERY good and entertaining audiobook.
I hate to see this book ripped apart in its reviews. First of all, the narrators do a great job. Julia Whelan is such an awesome story teller! Secondly, it's on the NY Times bestselling list for a reason. A book is suppose to make you feel for the characters and this book is no exception. If you find yourself only enjoying the first 3/4 of the book than you're too into the "Hollywood ending." Lastly, this book is witty, creative, and cleverly written. Not your typical Hollywood ending, but is that so bad? I think it's definitely worth a listen!
This was a GREAT listen. From beginning to end it keeps your attention! The performers doing the readings were excellent and really brought the voices and thougths of characters to life. I'm not sure what more I can say besides you will not be disappointed!
I didn't read the print version, but the narration was very good, and I am sure it added to the story.
A good psychological thriller.
You really get an idea of the psychology behind the characters.
She was lost in her marriage. Now she's completely disappeared.
Full of great surprises.
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
The couple has everything in the city. They move, and again seem to have everything. But without any warning the pretty wife disappears. Husband doesn't seem to be as concerned as he should be. An affair is discovered. All the things you've heard before. But this has so many turns you don't know who to hate and who to cheer for. Then you decide, and your choice was way wrong. The changes happen and happen again. This is a story that I refused to put down, even when I had "life" to attend to.