Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she's not the only one keeping secrets. When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now she's finally engaged to a good man, and it's time to end the dangerous liaison. But Ethan has something different in mind. He intends to make her pay for rejecting him.
As Sheila attempts to counter Ethan's increasingly threatening moves, he schemes to reveal her darkest, most intimate secrets by destroying her prestigious career...and then her. Caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game, Sheila must fight for her life and free herself from the ex-lover whom she couldn't resist - who is now the manipulative monster who won't let her go.
©2011 Jennifer Hillier (P)2013 Tantor
Imagantive storyline, with solid plot twists . The narrator did a wonderful job with both pacing and building tension (she seemed to do well with all the character roles while being true to the author's original concept. what I mean by that is that I have frequently fond that narrators interpret characters (especially female characters) that I would have viewed as strong, so that they sound like paranoid or weak-willed individuals who are waiting for a man to rescue them from their miserable life; and I just HATE it when that happens! :) Now for the one thing that irritated me abt the narrator - her voice uh... just went really weird wgen playing the main character under stress; i cant put my finger on it but it is like she drops vowels or something, and it makes the character sound as though severe stress either gives her a speech impedimen or turns her into a half-wit, and then when things calm down she snaps back to normal! VERY ODD especially when u consider the amazing job she does of narration regardless of the character's gender. I purchased the author's next book (Freak) immediately after writing this review and lfinished it in one sitting (i am back editing original review). I enjoy the author's character development and interaction between characters along with plot crescendo & diminuendo development - I feel that as she continues writing she will rapidly become VERY good (following the same well-worn path as one my fav authors of this genre, Harlan Coben).
Five stars across the board, downloading book #2 as we speak! Narrator was perfect she did an awesome job with the different characters in the book through out her reading, I truly enjoyed this audible experience.
Married "mom" of 3 crazy dogs and 1 cat! I developed a love for reading just after college & only recently for audio. Loving it so far!
I was expecting an "up all night" read/listen based on the reviews of this book. Unfortunately, I didn't lose any sleep!! It was pretty tame, and pretty cookie cutter. Boy obsessed with girl, girl moving on, boy wigs out, etc.... throw in a little twist, an editor, and a publisher, and voila!! A book is born. I am not usually so harsh in my reviews.... but I am so disgusted that I can't seem to find a read that is actually unique & exciting!! I'll keep trying.
As for the narrator of the audio book.... oh my!! I wonder if she is not what ruined the story for me! It seemed like she was reading with her finger guiding her line by line. The flow was off!!! The Texas accent she portrayed for "Morris" was absurd - bordering on comical. I can't stand the way narrators make Southern characters sound so ridiculous. It was like a REALLY BAD "Dallas" skit! Her "regular" voice was ok most of the time... but she seems to slur badly around "s" and over pronounces "ed" before the next word. Quite often, she sounded like Sylvester the cat with peanut butter on the roof of his mouth!! Sssssssuffferin' Succotash!
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