The only reason I would is because they are making it into a movie. It wasn't a hard read. Good for the beach, but not really that deep.
The book has two alternating narrators. As you read on, you realize one of them (or both) is a sad liar. Neither of the main characters was likeable to me, and I just ended up not caring what happened to them since they were both awful people.
Probably not. If this is indicative of her style, glorified beach novels, I'd rather not. It's interesting, but I didn't really get anything out of it.
Not bad. Not good. Murder mystery beach novel.
Intelligent, Twists, Captivating
Yes, just when I thought I had it figured out, a part of the story made me change my mind. This occurred often until the very end.
I was impressed by the rave reviews of other reviewers and gambled a credit. I did listen (albeit painfully) clear to the end. Yes, this story is demented. First half is somewhat boring, 2nd half has a little more action. Narration is too slow for my taste. Others may truly enjoy this book but the genre isn't one of my favorites.
I was taken aback by the story line. It was suspenseful and sad. I would not recommend it.
I don't think I would be willing to invest the amount of hours in this author's work. While it was well written and the style in the book was interesting. I don't like sad stories with no real good conclusion.
Avid Reader in TN
I believe the voices added a nice element to the story. Amy was especially "amazing".
I liked Detective Boney and Margo the best as they both seemed really interested in finding out the guilty culprit AND the most sane.
Julia Whelan did a fabulous job as Amy. Really brought her to life for me. Kirby was great as Nick, but I didn't enjoy his female voices as much.
Well, I was pretty upset about something close to the end, but by the last line, I had to laugh out loud!
At first I thought the book was great for any newlyweds because it shows how quickly a union that is not properly tended to can go from "You are the perfect match for me" to "how could I have EVER thought this person was for me?" in a couple of years. You can't get too comfortable in your happiness that you don't do the work required to keep it going. Communication is key. Once some of the extreme psychological twistedness came out, I found it a fascinating read on how some people's minds work! Scary stuff for sure!
I enjoyed the narration and also the story. It had many twists and turns and I was often quite surprised at where the book headed.
I liked once the book started to inform the reader what happened to "Gone Girl"
Suspense, Intrigue and Deception!
AFTER THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS IT WAS HARD TO STOP.....
MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF THE CHARACTERS WERE DESPICABLE AND INCREDIBLY FLAWED HUMAN BEINGS......TO BE ABLE TO PAINT SUCH A PICTURE, THOUGH, IN WORDS, IS BRILLIANT.
IN HINDSIGHT, THE WHOLE BOOK. BUT, THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS, NOT KNOWING WHAT EXACTLY WOULD HAPPEN LATER, WERE VERY SLOW.
YES, IT MADE ME CRINGE WITH DISGUST...ENTERTAINING DISGUST.
Great writing style, I liked how it really kept the reader guessing what the real story was without giving much away up front. Then revealing bits and pieces as it progresses to put the puzzle together. Unfortunately for me, the picture that came together in the end left me very unsatisfied. I know that is part of the draw of the book for many people, but for me it was a very unfulfilling end to the story. That's all I can say without spoilers.
Surprising. Compelling. Fresh.
The twisting and turning of the characters personality was unexpected and fabulous.
Amy disclosing her true personality.
I wasn't prepared for the turn of events when Amy planned her own murder.
I was late a couple of times while I sat in my car and didn't want to quit listening. Each chapter had surprises and kept me guessing. The book gave me a couple of ideas in case my husband stops being attentive!!
I did not enjoy listening to this book. But it was highly recommended and we needed something to help us get through a road trip. So we were essentially committed to listening to two spoiled adults complain about each other for hours and hours. The book had some interesting twists, but overall it was like being stuck in the car with a bickering married couple. Not fun.
The ending was hopelessly unbelievable.
The Nick character was flat.
Be nicer to my husband.
I don't understand why this was the novel to read this summer.