Once you start, you won't be able to stop. Gripping, dark, fascinating thriller. Agree with other reviewers about the ending, but that didn't ruin the book for me. Immediately bought her other two novels, which I would recommend as well.
I rarely find women mystery writers that I enjoy, but this book kept me going, and it's a nice long book too. I expected predictability but was surprised over and over. Didn't much care for the ending, though.
Great story - very unpredictable. It kept me reading, although at times I was tempted to quit. I still don't understand why writers feel they need to fill their word count with the f-bomb. This one does it way too much. Totally unneccesary since the overall story is good. If you don't get offended by language, its a good book and I recommend it.
Not a writer, a writer wannabe, editor, lit maj, or pretend literary critic. Just an avid reader/listener. My ratings are opinion only.
I enjoyed this story very much as a good tale and a fine performance. There was a little predictabilty, bit not overmich. There were still a few surprises and twists to make it abetter than average listen.
This story has so many twists and turns. The story had me captivated and on the edge of the bed until 2 am the 2 nights I listened. Couldn't go to bed until I was done. Awesome, awesome story. You will be hooked the moment the book starts! Gillian is there a second book? It could be..... You won't be sorry for this listen!
All the twists in plot. don't want to say too much as you can give things away.
It makes these characters real. Like this could be a real story. Of love, manipulation, and betrayal.
I did pretty much do that very thing.
No. Not very upbeat and there is no feel good parts as it went along.
For people who liked the book it needs a follow up.
One of the best, if not the best, audiobooks I have listened to so far.
The two perspectives of Amy and Nick were very well written and performed.
This was my first time hearing them perform.
A surprise at every turn...
Really great book. I will be looking to read and/or listen to Gillian's other two books.
I read from almost every genre but I do love a good science fiction. When not listening I'm camping with my Girl Scouts, baking or at work.
In the details.
The division of seeing the story through both Nick's eyes narrating and Amy's eyes diary entries kept me guessing as to who was telling the truth...and wanting more. One minute you're sympathetic to one and then the next, you're solidly behind the other.
There was, of course, never a confusion as to who you were listening to. Julia nailed Amy's clear understanding that she was superior to everyone else, more intelligent and deserving.
I was disappointed in the ending. In a book so involved with details, contingencies, and advance planning - that Amy should walk away from a "self-defense" murder so easily was unsatisfying. Det. Boney was portrayed a "stick-with-it" pitbull who believed in Nick. I think she would have kept going.
This is one of the best books I have read/listened to in a long time. It was captivating and written to slowly expose certain details. The character development was excellent. I would highly recommend this book!!
It took a few minutes to get into the story and the red herring was sooo red that you knew it had to be. Great plot twists, fun to listen to, and very entertaining. Not too happy with the ending but......I'm not a writer. would recommend whole heartedly.