On a sunny day in July, Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search of a different story - her story. Just months before, Clare was a bride-to-be, living in Chicago and looking to the future - until the day she learned her entire life had been a lie. Not only was Clare adopted, but there is no record that she or her adoptive mother ever existed. The only clue is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School.
Unable to get on with her future until she reconciles her past, Clare breaks off her engagement. Unraveling the mystery is like trying to sculpt fog - until the first piece of the puzzle unexpectedly drops into place: Clare's birth mother, Lily Gundersen, was murdered in Grand Rapids. Lily's murder was one of the most talked-about events in the town's history, but no one is talking now. Clare doesn't know the whole story - and someone intends to keep it that way.
©2008 Martha Powers (P)2012 Martha Powers
Amatuerish and monotone.
I am impatient with filler material. I don't know if there is some minimum goal of words/pages for a novel, but this book had so many useless details, ie. she got out of the shower, grabbed a towel, looked in the mirror, dried herself, hung the towel on the rod, walked to the closet, etc., that I wanted to seriously edit the thing!
Playback was slow so I set my player to a faster speed and it listened much better.
The surprise ending and enjoyable characters were the most interesting.
A different narrator. She did not change her voice at all for the different characters. Most of the time, I couldn't tell who was talking, they all sounded the same. It made it difficult to follow the story.
No, but I will never listen to anything done by Becky Boyd again.
It is a shame for the book, because it might have been a good story, but the narrator just murdered it. I couldn't finish it because I could not stand her voice. It was flat, no intonation or emotion put into it at all. I can't believe someone actually paid her to read it.
I am sorry that I wasted a credit on this audiobook. People should be warned about this narrator.
Had the story been better. Perhaps Becky Boyd's inept reading caused the story to be worse than it really is.
I will NEVER try anything by Becky Boyd again. If the book is appealing, I will buy the book rather than listen to her horrible rendition! I have never written a review before but people should be warned about this narrator.
I cannot enjoy the book because the narrator speaks too slowly. The pondorous style is annoying and the pauses between chapters makes me check that my i pod is still working!
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