Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm. Thinking they've found a safe haven, they soon realize that they are not alone in the valley....someone is watching.
After one of their party is injured, Maura sets out to find help. But just as she leaves the village, she is attacked and dragged into the woods. A blow falls and the world goes black. Searching for her friend and colleague, police detective Jane Rizzoli's investigation leads her to the abandoned valley and a gruesome discovery. But it turns out Maura's not dead--she's on the run, forced to place her life in the hands of the unlikely savior who has kept her alive until now: a 16-year-old boy.
©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I would definitely try another Gerritsen book but not if Eby is narrator. I have read a number of Gerritsen's books and many of them are at the edges of medical possibility but I like them. I hadn't realized, until I listened to this book, that Gerritsen was the author of the Rizzoli and Isles stories. I was pleasantly surprised to have an audiobook version of this series until I heard the narrator. Oh my. Not good at all.
Seriously? Is this person made of steel? It seemed a bit far-fetched.
Almost anyone else. Tanya Eby is a poor reader with bad inflection and pacing. I like Carolyn McCormick who narrated the Hunger Games.
Turn it into an episode of the Rizzoli and Isles TV show and I'd watch it.
This was a very good book. Tess Gerritsen writes taut, edge of the seat books. This was one of them. It was somewhat spoiled by the reader, however. She read in somewhat of a monotone and had either a lisp or some speech impediment that was very distracting. I enjoyed the story, just wish I had read it instead of listening to it.
The narration was almost comedic! I will NEVER download another audiobook read by Tonya Eby.
I was really drawn into this story when I first started reading it. I got the audio book so I could listen at work. I was hugely annoyed by the choice of reader. She sounded like a robot and the voices of the character were hokey. It kind of took away from the story. I kept having to try and imagine how I would have made it sound in my head instead. As for the story, the ending was kind of a let down. Maybe I just prefer drama and resolution as opposed to anti-climactic surprises.
I commute with my sister to work and we and we usually spend the first half of our commute discussing work, etc., before we listen to our book du jour. Not with this book! It was a fast-paced, edge of your seat story. Wow! Don't miss this one!!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Let it be known that I was reading or listening to TG before she became famous for her TV show. This being the tenth book of TG that I have listened to I rank it in the upper middle.
I have always been interested in the stories that TG tells. I am not normally a mystery reader, but Tess always throws in enough weird stuff to keep my interest.
This story has plenty of the unusual. I like the village that is hidden in the middle of nowhere and then the entire population just disappears. The story about the lost boys. The reference to off Mormon sects. As some one who grew up in the seventies, I remember the Moonies and James Jones and Waco. Some people may think this stuff is way out there and the rape of young girls does not happen today. I suggest you listen to Jon Krakauer's Banner Under Heaven. I thought the story got very intense when the group was stuck in the middle of nowhere and they had to decide if they should amputate the leg of one of the badly injured party. Can you imagine trying to make that decision?
I wish I would have read this book, before I did a speech in high school on if you should look before you leap. I think Tess does a good job of showing what happens when you live with a devil may care attitude.
There where parts of the story that where very weak. but it was not enough to keep me from enjoying the book.
The narrator was not so good. She had most of her characters speaking in a cadence, At the end of each sentence there would be a pause like a comedian giving one liners. I expected to hear laughter or a drum roll.
My favorite Gerrtisen books are, Life Support, Gravity, The Surgeon and The Apprentice.
I am typically such a fan of Tess' work, that the narration wouldn't matter so much, but this narration is so awful I couldn't enjoy the story. At one point, I considered not finishing it because I find it so disturbing and so inappropriate for this story. Just for the sake of knowing how the story ends, I will continue.
I found the book too drawn out and up till now I've only read her books and was able to skip over the blasphemy and swearing. Hearing it bothered me and I wasn't able to finish it.
Good reading bring each character to life tho for me it was generally too long .... Ok but not a great page turner of What's Next.....
"Fist book from this author"
An avid fan of Kathy reiches and Patricia cornwell, I chose this book after a recommendation because I was out of books! I have been listening to audiobooks for a while now due to an eye issue causing problems with prolonged reading. I was not disappointed with this book, I thought the performance was solid and easy to listen to unlike some others out there which ruin good books and I would actively seek to listen to this reader again. I have watched rizzoli and isles on television and I expected the characters to differ from their tv's portrayal but was happy to find both characters very likeable. The story was good although I got a little lost with the passage of time, however this could have be deliberate on behalf of the writer, and got a little disoriented at one point. I will certainly listen to the next book in the series and look forward to catching up on those which come before it.
Yes,love the characters
The excitement and it knowing where the storyboards to and who are the true culprits
Excitement and suspense
I love the books of tess I watch the series with Dr isles loves those characters it's twist.
I didn't want to stop listening had me riveted to the spot. Great twist at the end recommend. Loved it
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