I have listened to a number of books performed by Anna Fields, and I like her style. Her performance is not the issue with Broken For You.
The point is rather that there is no issue at all. There was nothing I hated about Broken For You but nothing I particularly liked either. Everything lukewarm. I just drifted out of it after the first third because I couldn't care for any of the characters, and I couldn't get a feel for the mood of the book. Initially, I liked the idea about the old woman and the dishes and so on but there just didn't happen anything with it.
Basically, this novel offered nothing to anchor me to it. With all the fantastic audiobooks out there, this one can be skipped.
I've read/heard most of Lisa Gardner's novels, and she is always good for a suspenseful plot, no doubt. With Catch Me, though, she's woven one too many strands together.
Without spoiling anything, there's internet pedophilia, Munchhausen's By Proxy, hereditary insanity, a serial killer, not to mention invisibily ink, all pressed into one story.
Plus, it's a little too heavy on the New Mom stuff (D.D. Warren's son is ten weeks old in the novel) and on mentioning / including almost every protagonist from other novels (Pierce Quincy, his daughter, J.T. Dillon, etc. - might be smart marketing but I find it annoying). The story sounds as if there was a deadline coming up and pages to fill.
Lisa Gardner's got many novels out that are better than this one ...
Is it enjoyable? Yes. For a large part, that is due to the superb reading skills of Kirsten Potter, though.
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