This is a solid read. Is it the best book I've ever read? No. Is it the worst? Not even close. The narrator does a fantastic job. She keeps you engaged throughout. Some of the story lines get a little... I'll say far fetched, but alas, this is fiction.
Audible Addict since 2013
I was hoping for a more grand ending. Gossip girl was actually a guilty pleasure of mine so I had no issue with the themes. I thought it was an engaging mystery and I couldn't wait to hear the ending.
A beautiful story told from multiple perspectives. I couldn't stop listening because I wanted to reach through the pages and stop the pain of a broken heart.
I listened to this book after reading Kimberly McCreight's 2nd book. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was drawn right in. Some of the twists were kind out of the blue, but I enjoyed it nonetheless!
This book is very good. The characters are well written, the story is catching attention and keep you on the hook till the end. To be honest, the last chapter made me cry - like a young woman and like a mom I can fully imagine those emotions myself. Definitely worth listening.
Lot's. It was incredibly predictable. With very little closure at the end.
No. Her word choices and sentence structures were incredibly immature and amateurish. I do a little writing on the side (hell, even took an Ivy League course for creative writing), and her writing mirrors mine. I can honestly and openly admit that I am even a moderately good writer....she got lucky and this book was promoted, giving her a bump for her career. But, I can only call a duck, a duck. She is not a good enough writer to keep me coming back.
Also, I get the idea of bouncing chapter back and forth with all the different characters as the new, main voice (chapter 1-kate; chapter 2-amelia, etc) but if the author was going to choose to do that, they have to be careful with it.
This author was not careful and thoughtful in how she executed this. Each chapter had the same voice and characteristics. Each one sounded like the last with no differences in how they spoke, acted and thought. If you want to switch back and forth between characters narrating that chapter, you have to change your word usage, voice and behaviors.
I would compare this book to the structure and lack of differentiation between characters in the third Divergent book (Allegiant).
Anybody. She was a horrible narrator. I cringed every single time she tried to do a male voice...each and every male sounded like they were one of those greasy, creepy guys at a bar with their hair slicked back with an over-abundance of gel and one corner of their mouths curled up. It was as if every guy in the book was a pompous jerk with their nose up in the air. Her male voices need improvement.
No, there was barely any plot in this book.