Can kidnapping a sick woman alter the course of a nation?
After stepping off the corporate treadmill, Clint finds love to last a lifetime in Beth, who is recovering from kidney failure. When she blows off their date and misses her dialysis session, Clint suspects she's been kidnapped. In spite of the mounting evidence, her family refuses to call the police. They have their reasons, but without routine dialysis, Beth won't survive.
While Clint pursues every lead to find her. Beth's dilemma draws the attention of spy trackers at the CIA investigating a computer system breach.
Someone launched an unauthorized mission. Was it terrorists? Or someone more sinister . . .
Clint must find Beth before her kidneys fail or her abductors pervert the justice of a nation.
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"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.".. it's fantastic how this thriller reads... suspenseful, intriguing, realistic and wonderfully written...
A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com
I want to start this review by saying that in general, spy thrillers are not one of my preferred book genres. However, with that said I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to others in the genre and by this author; thank you for expanding my comfort-zone. Although I rated the book 4-stars, if given the option I would have more likely rated it 3.5-stars; because it is not a three-star book.
The author did a good job of weaving a believable story that included many twists, turns, and suspense throughout. Many times I was surprised by a given outcome and said to myself, I didn’t see that coming. The author was able to create characters having depth and the main characters were involved in complex relationships which kept them interesting and more life-like. Her ability to simply describe a scene that allowed me to see it like a picture in my mind kept me listening and engaged.
I laughed multiple times at one of the characters lack of having a cellphone in today’s society, however the author herself said on her Amazon page, “I wrote 3 LIES, in part, out of my own struggle to untether from the digital world”. This realization while reading the book gave this specific character more meaning to me. I can her love of animals, especially dogs from her story, and this part was again one of the surprises for me. The book has vulgar language; however, it was not frequent or gratuitously used. I would not feel comfortable allowing my teenager to read the book because of this. I include this as it is important for many readers when looking for new material for younger readers. Such language is only used at points when the characters are in high-stress situations. I will have to say that I will never look at people wearing colored ski masks the same again.
Let me touch on a few areas of the book which I found were less believable for me. I have been in the technology industry for over 35 years and focused on information security for over 20. This is not to say that I’m an expert in the specific technology the author was describing, however I felt at times that I had to just go with the flow and remind myself it was a story. Some of the technology described seemed farfetched or more futuristic in general, and the trouble with some of the computers and how it was handled seemed to lack deep research into the topic. Again, this is more nit picky on my part as it touches on my area of expertise, yet I do not think others would be impacted by it. I will also admit that the general population often is not even aware of the types of technology that are out there or the power of surveillance.
A few of my recent reviews have called out authors for having very long chapters, and this book is almost on the extreme other side of that for me. A number of chapters were extremely short, consisting of only a page or two. Other authors will often join these smaller chapters into a larger one and simply separate or transition the scenes. Once again, this is more a personal issue and did not take away or add anything to the story itself.
The most memorable part of the book for me was the love shown between himself and a dog. Not to sound funny, but only those who read the book will understand.
For the audiobook, I enjoyed Patrick's narration overall. I think I would have enjoyed more if he had been more expressive with his voice both during times of action and low-points of the story. More to put emphasis and keep the listener tied to the story-line. I would have also liked to have had more uniqueness in the various character voices, yet I understand how difficult this can me for a narrator. I know it can also be difficult for a male to voice female and female child parts.
I look forward to listening to more by this narrator in the future. I did find it somewhat interesting during one portion of the book when the narrator was describing a driving scene and he pronounced the word "route 3" like it is said in the west instead of "root 3" like it is often said in the Northeast. Again, the narration was good, not outstanding, but good.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to no charge to the reviewer by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for a non-bias review.
I bought this book wanting to read something light, but not expecting too much. I thought it might be another spy thriller or mystery but found a book that I had a hard time putting down. Ms Hanson has created a very clever plot with interesting characters and a mystery that kept me wondering until the end of the book. The publisher's description does not do justice to the book as the plot is very complex with nothing quite as it initially appears. Still, at the end, everything hangs together very well and the result is very satisfying.
Mr Nolan's narration is well done and lends a feeling of suspense to the writing. All in all, a very interesting read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Edge of your seat? YES! YES! YES! It truly has a little bit of everything all in one. I definitely recommend this book for readers who enjoy a twist and turn thrill ride.
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Mystery, suspense, kidnapping, murder, greed, the supreme court, the CIA, a dash of romance, a deceitful ex-wife, a tech savvy business man all combined into a really enjoyable and entertaining story.
The action starts out almost immediately which is great. It pulls you in and doesn't let go.
Clint Masters is in a race against the clock to find his sick girlfriend Beth Sutton after she is kidnapped. With roadblocks at every turn it is up to Clint to try and piece together the answers before it's to late.
Who knows what. Who can you trust. Plenty of twists and turns keep you guessing who's actually the mastermind of the plot.
Patrick Nolan did a fantastic job with the narration. All his character voices were really good. Nice pacing, clearly spoken. The emotions of each character came through in the narration. He really made the characters come to life.
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Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.
Id rank it in my top 25
Most interesting was who was ultimately behind the kidnapping. Least interesting was the soon to be ex wife.
My favorite character was the Australian friend of Clint who helped him when nobody else believed his girlfriend had been kidnapped. He has a background that sounded a little shady and could almost become another story itself.
Not quite in one sitting, but close.
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I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!
When Beth, the girlfriend of techy millionaire disappears, he realizes she's been kidnapped, and that her family is pretty much useless as far as helping. he learns there has been a chain of several kidnappings intended towards a sinister goal. Whether or not the kidnappers harm her doesn't matter much, without her dialysis she will not be alive much longer, and time is running out for her. Clint must use all his resources to find his girlfriend, all the while avoiding the bizarre interference of her powerful, and crazy relatives.
The characters are likable and engaging,
. I like how the author explores some of the kidnapping through the POV of Beth.
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For me, what made 3 Lies enjoyable was the multiple characters in the novel. As well the twists and turns throughout the book kept me engaged and did not want to turn the book off.
The plot did keep me on the edge of my seat for reason mentioned previously. The twists and turns throughout the novel kept fully engaged and interested. Just when I thought I knew who the "bad guy" was, another twist in the book would make me second guess myself.
My favorite character was Clint and the special relationship he had with his dog.
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“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
This book has everything a suspense / thriller mystery romance reader could want. There is kidnapping, murder, hostage holding, love ending, romance beginning, animals, and children. You never know if the good guys are good or bad. Or are the bad guys bad or good. I listened in 2 settings to find out what would happen next.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed, you could almost see them in front of you.
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