This was a nicely woven story with all the makings of a dark mystery. For me though, the author didn't delve into the real heart of darkness I feel the story required, especially given the rich material in the relationships between girls and their mothers. So much rich potential there yet emotionally, motivationally it all fell flat. Too often if felt Nancy Drew meets Judy Blume and even then it felt very surface. Seemed McMahon was reaching for something deeper with the different subject matter but didn't get there. I liked Whelan's narration in other audible books but here her 'voices' went sideways sounding more like cartoonish mimicry when not reading the part of the main character and there are a lot of different characters in this. I only finished it because I bought it, but from about a third of the way in, the ending was no surprise. I wish I could be kinder with this review.
The best part of my day is relaxing and listening to my audiobooks.
There were a lot of twists in the book. It was suspenseful and interesting from start to finish.
Julia Whelan's performance was excellent. She portrayed all the characters very well. I purchased this book because Julia Whelan was the narrator.
Counselor with eclectic taste, I enjoy all types of fiction, dark, strange and twisted things, humor and explicitly.
Can't say only listened to the audio.
I was kept intrigued and interested.
Yes, although the male interpretations were kinda odd.
Yes and No
A good story, had me guessing but it also left a lot of things hanging at the end.
My parents told me that my very first word was...BOOK! That was no surprise to me. I have always been surrounded by books.
I would not call this book a waste of time because it was an easy listen for my long commutes. The story line tended to drag at times, but there was just enough suspense to keep me listening.
I recently listened to another book by this author, Promise Not To Tell. I liked Promise more than this book.
Julia Whelan has enough "whine" to her voice to bring life to the teenage characters; however, her attempts at male voices are amusing.
Not at all.
Gramma Ann in CO
Good "who done it" book. I didn't suspect the ending. This book will not be a re-listen but I enjoyed it once.
Very surprised by the twists, more than one.
This is my first book by this author. I might listen to another one.
This is a good stand alone book.
The narration is good and clear.