I'm not even finished listening to this book, but I really love the narrator (Kathe Mazur). Within the first few minutes of reading, I was laughing to myself in my cubicle. I think her "EARMUFFS!!!!" outburst was hilarious. This is not usually the genre of book that I read, but I'm so glad that I did. As a mother of 2 little ones, I can relate to those who say that the message this story conveys is not at all funny, however, the book is very well written, and the narrator is quite engaging. It's a great read!
I bought this audiobook several years ago on a whim, being unfamiliar with the author. I was immediately drawn in by the narrator, the characters, the intricate storyline, and the dark secrets that unraveled slowly throughout the course of the book. After listening to it again this week, I had to write this review. This book is absolutely phenomenal. True, there are some explicit sections, however, I felt that they helped to illuminate Arlene/Lena's character. The musical score was very effective in building suspense -- I became so engrossed in the story that I felt like I was watching a movie. The secondary plot of her interracial relationship pales in comparison to the main plot, which is not completely revealed to the reader until the very end. I highly recommend this book; you will not be disappointed.
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