This book was clearly written by a woman, and I can only believe that the target audience was also women. I could not understand the motivations of the female characters for much of the book. There was all of this false drama - it reminded me of the FB meme where the woman wrote in her diary, at great length, about how her boyfriend was behaving strangely and how it must indicate that their relationship was over, while the man's entry in his diary was "Motorcycle engine running rough - thought about it for much of the night and I can't figure out what the problem is".
Some of the time it felt like I was listening in on a catty high school cheerleader slumber party.
plot is strong and has good twists and turns. the romances are too sickeningly sweet and halaquin predictable, really start to detract from the suspense.
It is a very good book but I didn't especially like some of the women characters. They made you appreciate Amanda.
Absolutely enjoyed reading this book. Written so well that even with multiple characters and twists I was able to keep up with each one. I could seriously see this as a TV series. My favorite characters are Lena and Jared Adams. Looking forward to the next book
The descriptions, the inconsistencies, and it dragged.
She does not need to describe brows like "furrowed fields" or talk about bile so much. She is inconsistent with descriptions of people. They hurt, then they don't hurt, then they hurt again, and they hurt to the base of their entire being. It just gets old. Have some action, don't describe.
It was fine. A little too lilting, with sentences often ended by raising her voice.
Not really, I had to turn it off - I don't even care how it ends.
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
I enjoy most of these series. Although they are rather graphic and violent, and the subject matter is usually torture and rape, they have a fast pace and good characters. This book is about child abduction and rape, so it is even more disturbing.
The big issue with this book that about a third is spent explaining what happened in the earlier books in series. So if you have read them you may get pretty bored with hearing the same stories all over again. If you have not heard any of her books, choose another one to start with. This is one of the weakest in series.