Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
This one was one of those books that made me want to listen instead of doing anything else! I started it just before a 4-day trip and was happy to stand in lines at airports because it gave me time to listen. Very intriguing and cleverly plotted. Original in so many ways. Loved the characters and am looking forward to Lisa Gardner's next book. The narrator was outstanding! SO many different voices and she made the story that much more interesting.
This was my first Lisa Gardner book. I very much enjoyed it. I enjoyed the story and the narration. The first half was a little slow but still interesting. The 2nd half was a page turner. I was able to figure out the 'who done it' 3/4 of the way through, but it was still intriguing to finish the book. I've read other reviews for Lisa Gardner and most seem to really like her books but I saw lots of complaints about the narrators. This narrator was pretty good. I recommend this book!!
I am looking for other Gardner novels....
Without a doubt the best thriller I have ever heard. I will admit I have been slow to love Lisa Gardner's work but this book is so totally admirable both in the story and in the writing I have become a diehard fan. The whodunit portion of the story is tense and will keep you in suspense at least until near the end. But the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of the main characters will keep you totally involved as well. It was not the ending I was hoping for but still a satisfying book. An excellent use of time and credit.
Couldn't stop listing
OMG YES!, All of Lisa Gardner audible keep you on edge it's the way she writes gets you thinking.
She was perfect I know which character was speaking throughout the audible.
No, I just didn't want it to end, I like knowing about Tessa, I hope Lisa Gardner keeps on this story for another book.
I have enjoyed all of Lisa Gardner's audible but this one has to be up on the top. Way to go Lisa Gardner.
I read a lot of reviews prior to selecting a book. I value my time too much to spend it reading a lemon. I hope my reviews will be helpful as you look for your next book
I listened to this story during a long drive, and really enjoyed it. The plot was good, and the story kept me on the edge of my seat. This isn't one of those stories I'll look back on as one of my favorites of all time, but it is certainly entertaining. I'm glad I listened to it, and will definitely listen to more from Lisa Gardner.
I love books!
This is my 7th Lisa Gardner novel and I've enjoyed them all. She writes taut thrillers set mainly in the Boston area. My overriding goal in any book is to be entertained and this was entertaining. It had a kidnapping, murder, fraud, a family falling apart, good police wrok, and at different times in the story 4-5 characters that could' have been the "whodunit".
This is an absolute must! Every time I thought I knew who was behind the kidnapping there would be a twist and then a turn and then another twist. I was in knots by the end. This was my first Lisa Gardner novel and it won't be my last. I loved it!
The characters in this novel are very well rounded, with believable traits and responses to the danger they face. Gardner does a great job of directing suspicions to different suspects, each with a logical motive. It is told from the point of view of the wife, but it stays true to the plot without becoming maudlin.
I would compare this book to the others written by Lisa Gardner. Characters with depth, and a good believable plot.
Elisabeth Rodgers does a great job of narrating the plot from the wife's point of view, but it could be greatly improved with the addition of a good male reader for the more threatening antagonists.
Like all of Lisa Gardner's books, she keeps the pace up, with builds and twists that really captured my interest.
It was time spent working on household tasks while listening to a good book. Well spent!
I don't know.
Deedee the detective.
Maybe...I don't know.
The story had a melancholy start and was difficult to get in to, but as the story unfolded it became much more interesting and compelling to listen to.
I really enjoyed the accents, they added to the narration. The story line is fun, you get glimpses of who the "bad guy" could be so you are never truly sure who it really is. I had a hunch toward the end of what was going on, have to keep this as general as possible to avoid giving anything away, and in the end my hunch was right but that didn't detract from the way the story progressed and I didn't feel disappointed or unfulfilled.
I liked that they drew in stories and background on all the characters, it helped story development but also gave more suspense to the who done it aspect.
Overall I enjoyed all aspects and would recommend to a friend looking for a detective mystery.