I wanted a thriller, and this author predominately writes romantic thrillers, so that may explain the problem, but I found her writing style ridiculous. The main character is very troubled and walks around following hunches with virtually no character development. To fill space, the author just puts in pointless filler. No one walks up stairs, they tread up subtly diminishing staircases. They don't dig a hole, they rythmically thrust a shovel into the soft earth, then move the soft earth in a rythm. Same words, adding nothing.
I was not expecting fine literature, but this book was so poorly written and edited that I felt cheated.
I found this book patchy and at times very repetitive. The main character would slip in and out of her character. One minute being strong and the next excruciating weak and pliable. What ever anyone says, (without giving the plot away) I am sure a woman would know if she had given birth or not!! the author seemed to run out of ideas as to how to end it and it became a bit of a circus. Not very satisfying.
This book was a little slow to catch my attention, but when it did, I listened every chance I got!
There are a lot of characters on the canvas, and none of them feels like an "extra." Some are fleshed out better than others. Still, I was sure I knew early on how the story was going to end, then I figured it differently mid story, and still had it wrong until the actual reveal.
Story line was good although it became overwhelming towards the end. When the author interjected sexual thoughts of the characters, they often times seemed contrived and out of place, especially the thoughts of the police detective. And how many times can you use the term "gas lighting" in one book? I think the author exceeded that limit. After saying all that, it was a good book of guessing "who dunnit."
If I had to hear the narrator scream "Noah! Noah!" one more time, I thought I would scream too. Of course, it could have been the writing as well as the performance. I got it after the first 10 times the main character called out for her son, whether sleeping, awake or in a hypnotic trance. Maybe it wasn't so noticeable in print but it certainly was annoying in the audio format.
No... I know the ending... duh!
It was SUPER suspensful from the beginning to the end and incorporated just enough sexual tension, etc...
The narrarator was the best I've ever listened to... she could read anything and make it amazing.
When the truths came out! Crazy twists at every moment.
Severe editing would have greatly improved this book. The author repeats herself and repeats her repetitions. She either was stretching out the number of pages or believes that her readers will completely forget within 5 minutes that the heroine is feeling stressed after having her son disappear, being committed to a mental hospital by her husband, losing much of her memory, having multiple murders of people close to her, as well as being Gaslighted. The entire story is at full throttle--almost too much to take for more than a half hour.
No. This one seems to stand on it's own
I quickly got tired of the heroine's dialogue always seeming to be at a screaming level, but that may have been the only option, given how it was written
Weariness: "Oh, no, not again...."
I think more than enough was said
started off lame but really picked up and the twists and turns made me love it
This book would have been better with half the words removed. I got irritated listening to the unnecessary words used to tell the story. The f word doesn't need to be used at all.
Turned me off of this genre? No. Turned me off of this author? Yes. I will never bother with a Lisa Jackson again.
Most of them.
The language in this book is better suited to a Junior High student who is trying to impress his friends than the characters in this book. I finally went to the last chapter just to see how things ended, the story line was great but the language was very distracting.