Laurel, Maryland | Member Since 2012
in my opinion a total rewrite
I really am straining to review this book. For one thing the way it is written it forces the reader to pay close attention since it goes from the present to the past & back & forth. The book is in my opinion more depressing than intriguing which of course is only my opinion. It isn't that story does not compete with complicated story lines so that it would sell, but it made me feel depressed through the book because all it did was cover psychopathic behavior in children & adults, made comments about bad parenting, unhappy marriages, adds adultery, lesbianism, gender confusion & ends with murder. Even an unsolved murder. In my opinion too much! And as an educated mental health professional I found times I totally disagreed with the authors viewpoint as writtten.
When I got done I asked myself what the book gave me & although the story weaved in & out of the main characters life I ended up thinking this book really did not offer answers or solutions to the problems & left me feeling down. That is why I probably would not give this book my highest rating. This is not to say the fans of this author would not enjoy it, but for me it left me feeling the world sucked for the most part & some people just kept on suffering. Not my cup of tea.
I thought the narrators did a good job with what they had.
Hard to say.
To me this is a good way to depress the reader.
I have more than once. I lept loosing my place.
No clue so far...this must be a first
can't wait til the second book comes out
Full, modern, interesting
I liked them all
She nailed the part as narrator from beginning to end
The Charity Ball
How Sophie was always one step ahead of everyone.
I loved the language & words never heard in todays society. The men actually had something to say.
She brought the character alive in a very neat way.
Oh yea, I laughed everytime Sophie got the upper hand which was always.
Just about everything!
Absolutely, especially when you realize even the smallest comment from Reacher has a big meaning.
He is a wonderful narrator who makes Reacher the character he is.
Watch your back, then watch it again.
Nope, except read the book or listin to it.
How anger, emoitional & mental pain can be healed & love can reenter ones life.
Coudn't choose just one
It was a good thriller all the way through, & the bad guy gets it in the end
All the parts that described how two very unhappy people could stay the course to happiness.
Very, very high in writing style, believability & intrigue.
I can't answer that it would give the ending away, I will say this - Wow, this book had everything a great mystery thriller book called for. It was like a cross between Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde & Sherlock Holmes. I liked everything about this book, especially how cleverly the plot kept unravelling & unravelling. From a psychological viewpoint it was mind boggling & I kept finding myself slipping into the place of the main character “Jackie.” Although I do not think I would have been as courageous & determined as she was. What is so sad is there are evil people roaming the earth like that.
I only use aufible books but she was great.
Yepper, but I had to give my mind a break every once in a while as it was overwhelming.
This was the first book by this author i have heard, but i think i will be coming back for more.
The story line was very good. It was a fresh approach to what could be called the evil in this world with a very suprising ending
I can't recall, but I did like this one a lot. It also proves how perserverance & dedication plays an important part in life.
Nice Narration too.
Weirdos out there
The suspense & characters were so good & well balanced in a book so suspenseful it was fascinating. I liked the ending too.
Everything he is the best
Hide under my bed every once in a while
It kept me wanting to keep reading it.
Too hard to choose
He is one of my favorite narrators
Well, first of all if the story emphasis had not been on bad family realionships, alcholism. poverty, obesity, self pity, teen-age struggles. laziness, illness, self-centeredness, dirty houses, depression, people making poor choices all over the place, insecurities everywhere, broken marriages, poor parenting, who knows it may have flown as a decent book. But wait, maybe if the ending had come together in a way that was pleasing maybe, but the end only imploded in on itself. So no, nothing I can think of could have raised the rating on this book
They were the only saving grace I even finished listening to it.
I would suggest they start all over with a story that was entertaining & not so depressing
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