Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip.
Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.
©2001 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
Although I have to admit, I did find myself daydreaming a little in the first couple chapters, the further I got into it, the better it was. It wasn't long before I found myself hardly able to wait to listen again to see what would happen next. Great & realistic characters, and great story plot. It kept me in suspense until the end! I would definitely recommend this book to others.
I've always liked Sandra Brown's work, but I think this one tops them all! I have to also give credit to the narrator...great voice and excellent job!
Great book. Great reading. The story has enough twists to keep you going, but doesn't get lost in trying to be too smart to follow. Fun book to listen to.
This was a great book and definitely captivated my attention. The characters, plot and the twists were great. But as others have said pretty erotic scenes! This was my first Sandra Brown and I chose it because others said it was one of her best. It made me want to hear another one of her books. It was a great summer book!
What a great book - Loved it and will keep it to replay again - Never a dull moment and the reading was great
The second part I thought was much better than the first but it kept my interest and wanting to listen everytime I had a few minues. You do not know untll near the end what actully happened or "who did it" so that was great. Will keep it and listen to it again in the near future. It was Worth my credit and I finished it in less than 7 days!!!
Right from the beginning I knew I wouldn't be able to put this one down! I had just finished Smash Cut and this one was even better! And I love Victor Slezak's narrating.
The narrator's voice for Parker, the main character, was very good. The rest of the time he was quite monotonous and couldn't do a woman's voice at all. The plot was full of inconsistencies and became increasingly unbelievable as the book continued. It was a good enough page-turner, but not a great listen overall.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, which I hate to admit, is my first Sandra Brown book. Incredible plot with many twists and turns; believable characters; and I enjoyed Victor Slezak so much that the next audible book by Brown ("Rainwater")I downloaded and am presently listening to had to be narrated by Slezak. He is excellent. This is a must read.
I listen to Audible books while commuting, doing housework, exercising and gardening.
The story line was very good- a book within a book, and interesting plot twists. But the dialog was so stilted and artificial, especially in the main "book". Part of the blame I attribute to the narrator, as his word emphasis contributed to the "just off" feeling.
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