Laura Lippman is not a new writer but this is the first of her books I have either read or listened to. I will find others. The story was interesting and engaging. The characters were believable though outside my frame of reference. The performance was excellent.
I was very happy to discover Laura Lippman. She is an excellent writer, tells a good story, and sends an intelligent message. Easy reading. Not intellectual, but a real pleasure. The narrator was very good.
Could not identify in any way with Heloise...totally unsympathtic character, whined about the choices she made. She ran a highly successful escort service and then whined through the book about not getting any respect! Just annoying. I have read and enjoyed other Laura Lippman's books but not this one.
Nothing per se. It was average quality. Worth the credit but nothing I'll 'read' again.
Unremarkable. By the time it ended I was getting a little bored with it.
I think she captured the essence of the character well.
Fairly well written, good characters, some funny notes and side plots. Not difficult to listen too, good for workouts and walks.
yes, I would recommend it. it is the story of a woman who through a series of circumstances, some of her making, finds herself a well paid suburban madam. When the book begins a woman with the same occupation a few towns over has been found dead, Is it murder? Is there a connection? And how did the main cgaracter, Heloise, get to where she is in life?
I never quite knew where it was going. It was very simplistic yet it really held me. I could put it down but enjoyed picking it up again.
Heloise, the main character dominated the book and was in every scene, so if had to be her.
A different kind of story not really a mystery or romance but more of a "why this happened this way." It is a sympathetic portrait of a suburban madam with many interesting curves along the way to the not very surprising yet satisfying conclusion.
You are the sum of what you read!
As much as I wanted to like the book and its main character...I could not. I found her uninteresting and could only listen for about 2 hours. I finally gave up
One of the ways I judge books is by how long I'll remember and be contemplating them. There have been a handful of books that have fallen into this category - ones that at the end of the book I wish for more, wish it hadn't ended and just can't get it out of my mind. This story won't be one of them. It's not bad..... and it's not great. Just mediocre. The book jumps back and forth between the past and present. At times, the jump was a bit subtle and I wasn't sure which I was hearing (after a couple of paragraphs though, you figure it out - probably would have been more evident in an actual book).
Yes. I recommended this audiobook to my husband and he enjoyed it as much as I did.
The character development and the way the story goes back and forth in time, rolling out slowly.
The characters were all very compelling and the reader did a great job defining them.
The way it was laid out kept me interested.
I would read others books by this author.