A crime story you won't soon forget by a New York Times best-selling author.
©2014 Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris (P)2014 Gregg Olsen
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
This grabbed my attention almost immediately, I needed to know what happened next and why...it was super intriguing!!!
Riley...she was tough, and determined...she did what she had to do, and never gave up...was it all nice, no...but this poor girl had some very rough circumstances!
I have not, but I would!!! She was great!
Yes it was...and I almost did!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ^^
HONESTLY LOVED THIS, EVERY SECOND OF IT!!! This is a mystery/thriller that will keep you guessing and you will not want to stop listening!
Riley has always lived her life on the run with her family...new name, new town, new school...her family lives in fear....she comes home and finds her dad dead...her brother hysterical and her mom missing..and we go on a whirl wind mystery with her...she knows the protocol...she takes her brother and runs.she changes their looks to blend in and goes to her moms safety deposit box..she learns a horrible secret that changes everything and ultimately goes on the hunt to save her moms life!
Intrigue,Suspense and Satisfaction
Her tone, inflection and rhythm kept me feeling the love and hate for the characters more intensely than just reading.
It made me want to cry but I was so happy to see justice served that I laughed more than I cried.
Alexandra's voice was perfect for this book. She showed passion and concern for the characters at all the right times which made me want to keep listening. She was able to project the voices of teens and adults very convincingly
Girls on Film took turns and twists that were not only unexpected, but exhilaratingly suspenseful...and I remained riveted until the bitter end. I especially loved the fact that I could put in my earbuds, close my eyes, and still see every little detail, thanks to the wonderful narration.
Without giving away the plot, I must say that Girls on Film came from an angle, related to crime and victimization, that I've never ever considered, and unfolded, and unraveled, the backstory in a most captivating, and terrifying, way. Gregg Olsen took an idea and twist and turned it to make an incredible story full of suspense.
My favorite scene was when the heroine is taking care of her brother, while they are hiding out, and she has to find shelter, food, and disguises for them both. I loved the sensitivity and emotion that was evident in the narrators style. The fact that this book was read to me, made it that much more powerful, and having it read so perfectly, made it even better. The scenes sprung to my ears, and instantly came to life, through the professional and polished sound of the narrator, Alexandra Haag.
There were a few touching moments, when Riley was finally displaying outward affection to her brother, Hayden, that I felt myself tearing up. Also, I was tense, on edge, and a bundle of nerves, when Marie came into the picture. Her physical handicap, combined with her sociopathic behavior made her a most memorable villain.
I will definitely want to check out another title by Gregg Olsen. His writing style is relentlessly intense. It is also very literate, yet, readily accessible. Also, I've heard a lot of audio narrators, some good, others not so much. Alexandra Haag is now one of my new favorites. Her articulate narration style, incredible grasp of the characters, warmth, and tone worked to draw me deeply into the story and keep me FULLY there to the absolute end.
Interesting, suspenseful, compelling.
I really can't compare this to any other book I read or listened to in the past. It's in a class by itself.
Overall this was an interesting, enjoyable book.
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