©2004 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"A twisted, effective psychological thriller." (Booklist)
"Gardner keeps readers spellbound, not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge." (Publishers Weekly)
I'm all for suspending your logic in order to enjoy a good story... but as murder mysteries go, this was terrible. No police officer in his right mind would behave the way the main character behaved - his judgments were so poor over an over again, it was laughable. The female lead was awful too... bouncing between being a lying, cold hearted, manipulative sociopath, to being vulnerable and needy.... not likable or noble in any way. She's willing to throw anyone under the bus in order to protect her son, yet at the same time she depends on Nanny's to parent for her?! Not a very credible story.
I have to say that I am a Lisa Gardner fan. I think she shows great imagination with the stories that she dreams up. I have no idea where she comes up with the ideas for the stories that she tells but if she were to say that she gets them out of thin air I would have to say her air has something in it that isn't in the air I breathe. I also thought that the narrator did a surpurlative job as well. And to think that I got this book on a sale. Good deal!
It took me a little longer to get into this book than some, but once I was in..I was hooked.
It has more layers than one might have expected as it unfolds. The narrator was ok. For me, the voice she gave the male lead isn't the one I would have wanted---but it may work for others and the writer for all I know. I just like my males to sound more intelligent than this guy. It wasn't a big deal---when we get a hold of an interesting yarn--we are glad when we can tell the difference between the characters--and in that this narrator did a good job. Good story---not that shallow when one is drawn into considering the damage to a child victim of a crime. None of us can judge the kind of person the character became.
To be fair, I should tell you I couldn't finish listening to the book. Maybe there are plot twists that happen in the 2nd half of the book. But I just couldn't listen anymore. The plot and all the characters can be seen in virtually every cop show on television at one time or another. It was a definite waste of money.
First Audio book. Loved it, my commute to work is long. I am almost disappointed to leave off when I get to work. I only listen in the car so my attitude is positive now rather dreading to get in the car and face the long commute.
I didn't have any in particular.
Easy voice to listen to. She did a great job with both male and female voices without over doing it.
First of many Lisa Gardner's books for me.
When I purchased the title, I thought it was a mystery. However, it was part romance part mystery and I found myself cringing on hearing some of the bad writing and breathless narration.
I have not finished the book. I found the narration to be dreadful. I couldn't get into the book at all listening Anna Fields narrate. Her voice lacks any real emotion and having her narrate for the main character which is male left me wandering and continuing to replay just to hear what she had last read. Probably won't finish which is too bad.
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