This was an enjoyable listen. There were some slow parts to the book. Also the story line is at times unbelievable, but this is fiction, of course. The narrator was fine.
The essential question of the story, "Why would someone escape from prison 1 day prior to his release?" kept me wondering through the entire story. The story was excellent and the writing even better. I was so hooked by the end of the story that I could not go to sleep as I needed to find out what happened. The performance was also excellent, although the voice for the teenager was not very believable. I would definitely listen to more books from this author and narrator.
I did not have high expectations for this book. First, this book represented a departure from my usual repertoire of procedural detective stories. Also, I was not a fan of "Gone Girl" (way too long and too slow) which some readers compare favorably to this book. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed listening to this book. Enjoyed may not be the correct emotion as I did not really like any of the characters in the book. But even though the characters did not have any redeeming qualities, they did produce strong emotions in me, so I was compelled to keep listening to the story. I think employing 3 different women narrators for the 3 main women characters was a stroke of genius. This helped me keep each character's story separate and also kept me engaged in the story line.
To be fair, I usually listen to fast-paced murder mysteries. This book was not that at all. For me the story line was too slow and too much story telling about the wives and their lives. I kept waiting for some investigating to occur. I tried to keep listening, but about half way through, I gave up. Maybe the book gets better at the end. Also, I just couldn't find it plausible that the wives had no idea that their husband was already married, particularly in this age of technology. The performance of the book was fine, but overall this was not my cup of tea.
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