Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who's been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn't know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
We know where you live....
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie's stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.
©2016 Catherine McKenzie. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
At the most basic level Fractured is about disagreements between neighbors. Only one is a psychopath writer and the other a homeowners association president with a determination to control. It is the mildest psychological thriller I have ever listened to. There is little suspense. Narration is excellent. There are too many really excellent novels of this genre to listened to this novel. NOT RECOMMENDED.
the beginning is very confusing, its switches back and forth with no different narration. I was up to Chapter 14 and was still very confused. Who was speaking? Who was where? Not great character development to differentiate. It was ok
The narration was fine except for the kids' dialogue - "Mumsy!" was awful. The entire story was a big pointless goose chase that was not intriguing in the least. Protagonist was very annoying and not believable. Not for me.
Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)
The narrators, they made the book.
I don't know there's so many stalking books out there, they're getting to be all the same in one way or another. Don't get me wrong, this is a serious issue, I've had a friend who was "stalked!" The thing is that very rarely do you come across a book that actually "CAPTURES" this issue, and one that I have read is " THE BOOK OF YOU!! Now there's a book that leaves you thinking....
Cindy made me laugh, Susan, there was something about her voice I thought I knew, and John's was the logical one.
When moving, Check out your neighbors!!!
Change the book cover- tacky 😱
Nope, I couldn't get into it, did't care about any of the characters, so in the end I couldn't care less about who got hurt/killed in the accident in the end.
No, I love mysteries.
I did like the different voices, they helped in distinguishing the different chapters.
No, I was just surprised by all the positive reviews about this book.... I was just glad I was done with it in the end, and I would really consider myself a very easy person to entertain. I do like to give positive reviews, but I just did not care about any of the characters which is highly unlike me.
I just can't bear it any more and am giving up. I have been listening for 1 hour and 43 minutes and NOTHING interesting has happened. I think she spent 15 minutes talking about making a stir fry out of old veggies in the fridge. BORING. The type of book where you only need to read the beginning and the end as all else in between us pointless.
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