I would recommend it.
I liked the husband, the wife was scary to me. She seemed to evil.
Have not yet.
Whelan was not good with other character voices. She was good as Amy though. Heyborne was adequate for this type of simple genre fiction, but probably wouldn't hold up to literature or anything too complex.
I don't think there was a single worthwhile character in the whole story. I am capable of enjoying horrible characters....Dracula - monster, Ripley - psychopathic multi-murderer, Humbert Humbert - sexual "deviant", and I love those characters and their stories. There is a way to write the horrible reality of humanity, even gut-wrenching suspense, and well-crafted twistedness doesn't have to be completely unredeeming so that you lose your readers' desire to continue. The story was clever in its concept, but the delivery was a complete failure. It felt like the author was playing both sides of a checkers game (not complex enough to use chess as an example), so that every time Nick did "this," she would flip to decide what Amy would do, and vice versa.
SPOILER ---> She was clever to make the diary a fiction, and not reveal that until it was time to bring Amy back into the story, but it was otherwise just a story filled with incredibly unlikable people doing shitty things to each other. A murder mystery without a murder, and not very mysterious... <-- END SPOILER.
I shudder to think that this has been optioned as a movie because the producer thinks the story has strong female characters. If this is an example of strong female character, I'll take the 1940s any day of the week. A woman in the role of a murdering manipulative psychopath is just a murdering manipulative psychopath, not a strong woman. The female detective still depended on the man to play "bad cop," and never did anything remotely remarkable in investigation; the sister was a blubbering whiny baby; the mother was an enabling, codependent, airhead; the girlfriend was a clingy twit...and then she assaulted him...but she got the "atta girl" from him when she didn't answer his telephone call - wow - No...these are not strong women. The strongest woman in the story, was Nick.
In the suspense/mystery genre, there are much much better writers out there; this is NOT a 5-star book. It's at 3 at a stretch, but for me it's a 2.
This was a captivating book and i want my friends to read it so we can discussion it.
I liked both of their performances.
The ending, which i hated.
This was certainly intriguing! I found myself rooting for one character and then the other. This story is sure to captivate you and even drive you to self reflection. It is entertaining, moves quickly and does not disappoint.
If you like watching Keeping up With the Kardashians because you think their lives are glamorous and enviable, and their petty dramas are fascinating and relatable, you might enjoy listening to this book.
Written about people I find less annoying? Nick is painfully self-conscious and constantly bumbling, if he'd relax and find ways to connect with other people, he wouldn't have the problems he has... and Amy is a horrible human being. If I met her in real life, I'd go out of my way to avoid her in any context.
Honestly, this book is so unpleasant to listen to in traffic that I can't pin point one specific thing.
Disappointment. I was hoping for a murder mystery, not the inside of the mind of a vapid b$t@h and her husband.
Seriously, don't listen to this book in traffic. The only thing worse than sitting in traffic is sitting in traffic while listening to a privileged, neurotic, selfish princess complain about her husband not taking enough time to celebrate their anniversary.
This book starts slow, but heats up about a third of the way through and I couldn't stop listening. The ending almost ruined the book for me. It left me mad for days, hell I'm still a little pissed over it.
Wife, mother, working girl, and book addict! Love a good fiction, series, romance, sci-fi, or mystery thriller!
This is one of the best! Maybe right behind Inferno by Dan Brown.
Nick was my favorite. I could just feel his frustration! I hate that "nothing you can do about it" feeling.
Nope, first one. Cherry popped!
True love never did run smooth.
My favorite parts were the little bits of truth and comparison throughout the story. There were so many things that were relatable about all of the characters that I found myself saying, "yea, that's just like me" to all of them. Such great backstory and character development! Loved it to pieces!!!
did not read the print version
the two character aspect of their life
NO extreme reaction until the end, what a terrible ending, like the author got tired of writing or it got too long
I enjoyed the experiece of forming an opinion of one of the characters, only to have that flip once I had more information. Each time you think you figure it out, another turn of surprise. What a fun story and a fun ride. didnt want it to end.