It grasps you in a deliciously addicting and somewhat morbid fashion and then it lets go.
I have never been much of a reader until I discovered Audible!!!!
Julia does a superb job! I love the way the she reads in different tones for all of "Amy's characters" while still being recognized as Amy.
Not for the first two parts, you need a little time to think about what has happened and appreciate how clever this book is.
I demand a re-write for the end. That just sucked! The story was so detailed so many twists, so unpredictable. You couldn't even guess what was coming next. Then the third part... rush rush rush. It felt like Ms. Flynn was told she had to fit 25,000 words into a 1000 word essay. The end could have been so much better had there been more substance to it. I guess she left an opening for another book, maybe. I just couldnt believe that was it.
I got about halfway through, and I thought I'd figured it out. I thought I knew "who-dunnit". But I was only halfway, so what else could happen? Well, part two took off like a rocket ship. I think the situation was best described by the lawyer when he said, "You are the two most f**ked up people I've ever met, and I specialize in f**ked up people." I didn't really like the ending, but the author very cleverly set up the story so that you wanted some sort of revenge scenario because that was what the book was all about! Very clever. Great story.
Van Buren MI
I thought the performance was very well done. Plenty of chances for slip up in cadence etc that may have provided too much information.
I was really enjoying the book but not loving it until about two thirds of the way through. Then I did not want to put it down.
Excellent book!!! Highly recommend. Entertaining, intriguing, and great suspense! This is the best book I have read all season!!
I've done a few and this one hits the spot with a good story and good narration.
Female narrator (Julia Whelan) has great tempo and does a good job. The pauses in the narration are important for the meaning and she got it.
They did. It took me a few chapters to get used to them switching back and forth, but I liked both of the narrators and would like to listen to more that they have done.
Loved the cover. Simple is perfect for this story.
I'm sort of speechless after finishing this book. This book was a mindf*ck like no other.
I'm left feeling shocked and a bit annoyed, but in this case it's a good thing. The author wrote a story that was able to suck you in and make you feel all of these crazy feelings. For the longest while, I had no idea who did what but once it was clear Oh My God it was insane.
This author is brilliant. I have no idea how she even came up with half the sh*t that she wrote in that book.
The writing was descriptive and funny, almost quirky. It was written in a tone of a person who's telling you their story in their natural voice.
I don't normally read murder mysteries, but this was incredible. I'm a bit freaked out by it, but that was the brilliance of the story itself and her ability to make it so frickin' psychotic. I think this book is great to put things into perspective. When someone thinks they're a bit crazy, they can just read this and realize there are people way more crazier than them.
Great book, great author, but completely psychotic. The ending was just ... well, I felt resigned. Sad for the Nick. I'd be curious to know how they end up.
This was a very exciting book with unexpected turns! I couldn't decide what to think of this stupid man. Everyone should listen to this book. It should be an audible essential if it isn't already.
This is my first review and I have listened to dozens of books on Audible. This is by far the worse book I have ever read or listened to and I have no idea how it’s got such high rating, it is as if I ended up with a different version.
If you still plan to get it stop reading as potential spoilers ahead.
The story is alright up until the ending. I was, really that’s it. The evil psychopath won at end, did I read an alternate version “if you prefer psychopaths to win at the end read this version”. If you like a book that, at least, ends in a sort of positive way, stay away from this, there is nothing positive about its ending.
I found this book to be different from any other book I have read or listened to. It is hard to explain. There is very little scene description it is mostly what the characters are thinking or saying. But it is captivating and riveting. You can't put it down. It consumes you. It is a thrill ride of a read!!!!