Excellent, suspenseful and well written
no-too long for one sitting
This is a great book. A smart thriller
Male and female readers filling the roles in the book.
Presumed Innocent because it has a similar interesting twist.
They became the character and made the story more interesting
Secrets between partners, a deadly choice.
When I started this book, I felt like I'd never care for the two main characters. One was snotty and pretentious, the other was just a loser. I felt like the writing and the readers were both over the top.
THEN...the plot became clear.
And I couldn't put it down. I carried the book around in my iphone while I dressed and drove to work (and wished I had longer than an 8-minute commute), I listened when I walked the dog, I fell asleep listening in bed at night.
And now I hope there is a sequel. Because I miss the book. I still don't like the characters, but it's sort of a train wreck kind of thing...I can't turn away!
It didn't take all that long to figure out the most likely scenario behind the 'credibility/probability' conflicts between the two (excellent) narrators. But that does not detract from this gripping read. Several of the plot twists were predictable,but again, only because you've gotten to know the well-drawn characters. I couldn't imagine how the narrative could possibly be resolved, and I wonder if the author had the same dilemma. While I found the ending compelling and thought provoking and, on some levels, psychologically believable, in other respects it strained credulity. There are too many loose ends for "it" (lest I spoil the plot) to work out as it did. But still highly recommended.
I was suprised at the rave reviews this book received. I admire the witty and original dialogue of Flynn's characters, and her acute insight into human nature, but I found the book tedious and predictable.
Noir is not a word I would use to describe it. I found it stilted, overworked and lacking the intricacies, nuance and character depth I associate with books deserving of that label. This is no Hitchcock, or Poe
To me it was Nancy Drew for readers over 20.
The performances were good.
There are so many I couldn't actually be specific.
The author did not allow enough room for the readers imagination - or mine anyway: Because of this I was aware I was listening to a book the entire time rather than entering the world of the author created.
I love being surprised. I don't like it when I can guess what will happen next, who did what and how. This one kept me guessing.
When the husband came to realize what was really going on
You'll never knew what hit you.
The end was much like life, bitter sweet, not what anyone had planned, and foreseen tragedy which no one has control over. The end was surprising and unpleasant but real, the way life is sometimes.
Avid reader, loves suspense, classics, and any books that are well written no matter the genre.
Initially I wasn't aware that this book was written by the same author as "Sharp Objects" but I wasn't at all surprised when I found out. The books both relate a twisted dark story. I couldn't stop listening. I felt compelled to KNOW....what they were thinking, what they were going to do or had done, what they were feeling and on and on. For me this book was DIFFERENT...told by the two main characters but still a mystery and suspense and VERY enjoyable. I wanted the ending to be different but at the same time the ending just worked.
Love to Read
No, I loved them. I usually dont like female voices, but Julia was great.
Better than any Hitchcock film you have every watched!
Young professional listening to books that help me make it through my work day!! Always looking for new interest.
The story kept me guessing until the very end. Was engaging and understandable.
Amy was my fav... Crazy but in a way you wish you knew her
No I haven't
Hmmm, I might. I usually only reread all time favorites and although this book wouldn't qualify as that, it does have some value for a revisit. I chose this book to listen to as I made the long drive from WV to FL and very often I found myself impressed by the author's poignant insight into not-so-happy relationships. Flynn has a gift in perfectly articulating the thoughts and feelings of two very imperfect people (and aren't we all) coupled together for years...when sometimes love turns to hate and back to love and the lines between the two feelings blur or become completely non-existent.
none come to mind
The narrators did a great job conveying the emotions of the characters
Really a great read. After reading this story, I want to read the author's other titles