Just when you think you might be figuring out this novel, EVERYTHING changes! First the wife is the "bad guy" and then, it's the husband. It changes every few chapters! Suspense!
This story gets up and goes full speed to the very end. Can't wait to start another Gardner story!
The story was horrible, and bored me to tears. It didn't get interesting til the last quarter of the book. NOT one of Lisa Gardner's better yarns.
yes.best book yet!
this story kept you glued to the chair from beginning to end!
kept characters where they sounded different you could identify with each character
when I knew what was going on but the twists kept coming
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
This is really terrific mystery/crime/detective story. The plot is a truely tangled web of suspicion and dysfunction -- within one family of three and a wholly owned wealthy business. Loved the story line -- although at one time I felt there were so many detectives and agents and FBI folks involved I couldn't keep their names straight. The only other critical comment I have is with the strained characterization the reader used for the males in the story. Really. Contrived. Hard. To. Listen. To. at. Times.
Nevertheless, it kept my rapt attention to the end and although I thought I had it solved once or twice, I was proved wrong until "everyone" including me "got it" near the end. If you enjoy crime stories, this one is a good buy -- especially if you can get it on sale!
The book needed more action in the middle.
Love the ending!
Since I listen at work and I got it on a discount... I guess I would say I did not waste my time. But If I were just to sit and listen to it I would have felt like I wasted at least half the day.
This was a decent book, I have read and listened to many many many of Lisa G books and this one I was struggling to get through. If I was reading it I would not have made it. It is very slow going I thought. Im happy I got it at a discount deal!
The ending was AWESOME~~Getting there was the issue.
I have always loved to read but I never realized how enjoyable listening to a good story could be! I am addicted!
I love stories where there is a good mystery or problem that needs to be solved. This one had lots of interesting surprises clear to the end.
The narrator does okay but is not one of my favorites. This is one of her better reads for me.
This was definitely a story that made me want to keep listening, even when I knew I had to stop!
Lisa Gardener does a great job developing her characters.
this book had some twists I didnt see coming which actually made me gasp audibly.
Not necessarily a good thing when you ride mass transit.....
it was performed exceptionally well. I believe the reader/performer has as much to do with your enjoyment of a book as the story.
the story was fluid and with the alternating chapters by character, I thought it moved along at a quick pace. I did however, at the end figure it out before the characters. The product of too many thrillers I guess. At any rate, thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the next one!!!
I am going to download her other books as well.
Really liked Tessa and Wyatt as a team. They sort of complimented each other's thinking process.
I always enjoy a performer who gives each character their own personality, inflection and can make you visualize them in your mind. In this case, once the characters were introduced, you were able to immediately identify each one even if the book did not.
as mentioned before, several times, I gasped or made some other audible comment while on the train. got some looks from other passengers but if a book causes you to laugh, cry or some other emotion, it is awesome in my book.
My problems with this version of the story:
1.) I like the narrators voice, low and sultry... but the voices she does for the "bad guys" are so hilarious its distracting. Its like if u are reading a story about monsters to your kids.
2.) The woman who the story is about, is so emotional and weak its ridicules. If u are a Danielle Steel fan, this book may be right up your alley. If u are a capable, competent, strong woman... egh. For me, her fragility was beyond too far.
Things I liked:
1.) The action
2.) The twist (even if it was a bit predictable)
All in all, I got through it with mild enjoyment.