I'm not a picky book critic but I really didn't enjoy this book. It felt like a cheesy love/mystery story and the writing felt a bit cheesy too. The narrator had this wispy voice that made everything sound really exaggerated, like a bad soap opera.
The plot was interesting unique in many ways. It moved a bit slowly for me, but I think this was due to the bad narration.
I don't know names of the narrators usually but I would never knowingly get a book narrated by this person again. His voice was "draggy", maudlin and all in a minor key. I had to force myself to listen to the whole book and I only did because I like Harlan Coben so much.
I would definitely buy a Coben book again, but not with Scott Brick as the narrator
Second time reading/listening to this book. Still suspenseful. I wonder about Shanta at the end. I could see Jennifer Aniston playing Natalie on TV. Benedict would definitely need to be Jaleel White. I love Coben. I could read his grocery list.
Listening to this on 1.25x or 1.5x speed on the Audible app made it tolerable. Brick spoke so slowly that listening at the faster speed was easily comprehensible.
I read a lot of mediocre reviews on this book so I was hesitant but I liked it. Not mind blowing but definitely worth listening to.
So, I did like it, not love it! It was a little bit of a let down after reading STRANGER. WAS NOT Thrilled with narrator. Story line dragged out a bit. That being said, I would still recommend it... Not all books can be 5 star!!!... This was close !
Scott Brick delivers with a spot on narrative of a twist and turn story of love, suspense, and action. Most enjoyable!