I'm not who they say I am.
But can she?
Reclusive novelist Aaron Westhaven, a man she's admired - and more - for years, has accepted Olivia Dupree's invitation to speak at a local fundraiser. But the day he's due to arrive, she gets a call summoning her to the bedside of a John Doe whose sole possession is her business card.
Can this undeniably compelling man - survivor of an execution-style gunshot wound - really be the novelist the lonely Olivia has grown to think of as a near soul mate? If not, he can be in Shadow Falls for only one reason: to kill her.
Olivia, too, has secrets. And discovering the truth about the man in the hospital bed means dredging up her own past - a past she's been hiding from for 16 years.
©2010 Maggie Shayne (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I am into chapter 2 and just can't listen to the narration anymore. The voices given to the characters are ludicrous. The cop sounds like a bumbling idiot and the heroine like Betty Boop. The story line is interesting enough I'll switch to the printed version.
Olivia's past is about to catch up with her and she may not get out alive. Unsure of who to trust she finds herself on the run with an amnesiac who may have been hired to kill her. With the enemy on her trail, she must use her wits and limited resources to outwit those after her and reclaim her life, once and for all.
Maggie Shayne's inimitable style is evident in this second of the Shadow Falls trilogy. Well written and fast paced, the listener won't want to hit pause. The only complaint I would register is the narrator; the voice was oddly nasal and distracting. Still, don't let that keep you from the great story!
The narator does not do well with voices. The 2 main characters sound like a mob hit man and Marge Simpson! Narration is an important part of an audiobook and bad narration can destroy an otherwise excellent story...unfortunately I have been finding alot of that from Audible lately.
A former accountant and staff trainer. Now retired, I enjoy knitting and weaving. I enjoy intelligent, insightful books with lead characters I respect. I deplore novels fille with gratuitous violence and depraved sexual behavior written to shock the reader.
The narrator tried to use different voices for the various characters in this book. Unforttunately she chose the most irritating "little girl" voice for the heroine who is supposed to be a university professor. It made it excruciating to finish the story. The book itself starts out fairly well, but the story line got lamer as it progressed.... with the events and behavior of the characters becoming more ludicrous. A very disappointing listen.
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