The perfect life....
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York - including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.
The perfect lie....
Nina's secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity.
The perfect way to die....
Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet - a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
©2011 James Patterson (P)2011 Hachette
This book is C writing at best with a C- reader and then the thought adding some crappy music to it would help. Well it doesn't. I'm not half through this painful book and doubt I ever make it to the end.
1) The writer uses and then over uses descriptive words. Three or more per sentence. You wonder when it will end but it doesn't.
2) The writing is just poor in some areas. Mostly when they try to set up a new seen the transition is very awkward.
3) The reader does ok when she reads the main character but when she tries another voice it is way off and takes from the story.
4) When the story is supposed to be suspenseful they added orchestra music that doesn’t match the scene. Just weird!
5) Like I said - I'm not half through yet but I am on chapter 46. Chapters begin and end mid subject with most chapter only a page or two long.
I do not recommend this one.
My reivew title says it all. What better compliment could a suspense author want? Great development of characters, each very colorful, and the intrigue was artfully woven. Each time I anticipated the book was about to come to an end, there would be another twist and the novel would continue on. Well done!
I liked this story very much. It kept me listening because it was fast paced. I thought the narrator was good but really a bit too light sounding for this story, although, I still really did enjoyed it. I really like all the Patterson and Ledwidge collaborations.
Kept me guessing until the very end. Narrator was very good and used different tones for all characters. Very easy listen
Yes. The story teller was energetic and made it even more interesting.
Many unexpected events.
The story was fairly predictable and lacked any clever twists or turns. The production of the audio book made it by far more ridiculous than the story actually was. The reader's voices are just terrible and there are sound effects throughout. Corny music sets in when something is about to happen or when there is high tension. Just awful. This was definitely not my type of book, needing a better vocab and intelligent plot, however, the production made it downright laughable at times.
No. The story is better suited for a high schooler than an adult reader.
Not really. It was lightly entertaining in parts, but so ridiculously unlikely.
In the top 5
Loved it from start to finish
I simply love all of James Patterson's books
J.P. Writes another delicious yarn that follows a girl who gets into some trouble during spring break. I thought some of the plot got really thin at times, which is why. I said not his best work. But as with everything else he writes, the book reads quick and the narration was outstanding!
I'm a devote Patterson fan but the last few books I've listened/read have been terrible. The story lines are just way to far fetched, and downright corny at times. The reader of this book also was pretty annoying as well. To be honest there really just wasn't much of any redeeming qualities to this book. I really wish James Patterson would stop putting out so many disappointing co-authored books.
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