I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.
The intrigue, the complexity, and the delivery.
When (spoiler alert) the reader gets clued in that the "diary" of the woman was written as a ruse to secure the case for her husband's arrest.
This is an unexpectedly fascinating book; alot of intricate detail and spellbinding plot. It was a welcome surprise from the other genres and books I usually read, and is definately being recommended to all of my friends, regardless of their genre-preferences.
Life is great!
The constant thought of what's next? This loving husband, loving wife(?), a mistress(?) stalkers? What really happened? Who is telling the truth? What is the truth?
Go...the truly honest one...
Not really, I enjoyed thinking through the story and characters when I wasn't listening.
I did really enjoy this book. The way the story was written, from each main character's side and hearing his and her's story in alternate chapters. The story was fresh and the plot, while dark, was also new.
Yes, the book held my interest throughout.
Things were always changing. Just when you thought you had it figured out, you didn't.
The ending...but I can't say anymore.
the ending unless there was a second book.
yes - but I hope they all don't end with you hanging
yes - maybe that's what will help with the book- it just seems unfinished.
I listened to this book with my 10 yr old son on a 7 hour car ride. We were so gripped by the story that we stayed in the driveway to keep listening to it even after we got to our destination.
Totally on the edge of my seat. The different stories from the male protaginist and the female protagonist were enthralling. SO fun.
They captured the characters perfectly. The acting was flawless.
Will be looking out for this author and narrator.
No, I would not!
The ending was so anticlimactical! It was very difficult to sustain interest for the first few chapters because the characters were so shallow and incipid. The mystery of the disappearance intrigued me enough to finish the novel, but there were so many editorial errors in dates and ages througout the story that it was hard to follow. I am not a detailed person but even I caught those and was distracted. The condescending attitude of the author as expressed through the characters was annoying.
Didn't have one that had that effect on me.
All of part three.
At least I know not to read anything else by this author. Definitely not my taste!
An amazingly fascinating book. Really kept me going up until the end. Rarely do I want to "reread" a book immediately, but I have already started. Great narration. Kudos to Ms. Flynn for a great psychological thriller.
I actually started to listen again. Looking back, it is funny to see how my mind worked the first time around. I had everyone pegged as the "bad guy" or "girl" at some point throughout the story. I love long stories, and some do seem to drone on, but this was exciting and surprising and I was sad when it was over!
I really enjoyed this book even though there was a lot of negativity in the characters. I like her style of writing, and have downloaded "Sharp Objects".
Excellent performance by the two narrators. Very engaging, made the characters feel trully alive. I agree with some of the other reviews. You will be desappointed at the end of this book. Even though the story itself it's good and well developed. You will scream and cry and want your money back. But you won't do anything. Because you know you loved the book; you bought the story whole, sinker, line and bait. You'll find yourself switching sides every other chapter. And most disturbing of all, you will find your own personal traits are uncomfortably too similar to those of the characters. It may be cliche but this book is definitely haunting.Good luck looking at your spouse the same way.