My name is Piper Hadley and I went missing on the last Saturday of the summer holidays three years ago.
When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind....
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I have a personal policy of writing reviews only for books which I would give 5 stars to, because they are the books I tell my friends about. I read Michael Robotham's first 2 books, and they were quite good, but not gripping. Say Your Sorry is different. It got me in right from the start, and kept me enthralled wright to the last chapter. One of the best points about it was the passages written from the point of view of one of the victims. Often I find books that alternate between past and present to be confusing, and the technique can detract from the suspense. But with this story the excursions into the recent past only add to the drama. Although there is some graphic detail, Robotham doesn't go overboard with the sex, blood and guts. If you like a thrilling crime novel that has you cheering on the sleuths and the victims, this one's well worth your credit.
It is more than just a story about kidnapped girls. It is also about Joe the psychologist with Parkinson's who is a brilliant analyzer of characters and you might learn a thing or two about psychology while enjoying the listen.
The narrater's voice is a perfect fit with Joe. His voice really matches the character. A pleasure to listen to.
the book was about 12 hours, so that wouldn't work, but I listened to it every chance I got.
The detailed analysis of the characters
Yes the grief of the parents
yes, if i did re-listen to books, which i don't
all of them
pleasant to listen to and can vary his narration according to each character
same as title of book
gripping, intelligent and creepy
This is the first book I have ever read of Michael Robotham ( or should I say had read to me as I bought it as an audible book awhile back now for a cruise but never read it) What a brilliant author I listened to 7 hours of it at the weekend and finished it today, character profiles are excellent and you really get into the book. I just HAD to finish it today and the twist in the ending I was not expecting. A very enjoyable Listen :-)
No particular memorable moments I wont be forgetting this book and I am looking forward to reading the next. Michael Robotham books are now on my ' Book Bucket List '
Joe, what a wonderful character I could invite him round for afternoon tea he is in need of some TLC after what he endures in this story.
I wanted to listen to this in 1 sitting but at 2am I needing to sleep for work the next day. I didn't get the chance to listen again until today 3 days later when I finished it. So NEARLY a full sitting :-)
Thank-You Michael Robotham for an excellent read.
"is Barrett the best narrator around, in this genre?"
Barrett's wondrous, beautiful quality narration. I'm new to Michael Rowbotham & somehow in my head, the writer & narrator have merged and morphed into one - such a perfectly quirky combination; great story, great storyteller!
"Loved it, would recommend"
Definitely worth listening
All of it, kept me interested and I couldn't wait to listen
Once I got used to his voice I loved it. He plays the characters well, i don't have a favourite
A great series of books. I like them because they are a great mix of psychology, crime and personal life of the characters thrown in
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, for me even better than Shattered (though of course that too was brill), kept me listening from the very beginning. I would have listened to the whole book in one go in fact I very nearly did and am sorry to have finished it now.. Might listen again right away. Sean Barrett is a great narrator he brings the books to life. Buy it you won't regret it!
"One of the best"
This was more fast moving and action packed and all those words but still thoughtful..because Jo is. More centred on Jo and less on other characters although they did make an appearance. Also majored on victims which was spooky and felt weird. A lot of victims but two main girls real stars. This book was scarily realistic because you've read the headlines. ...for once glad I am too old...probably.
"Another great listen!!!!!"
Second time round on this series and I still love it. The depth of the characters is enthralling and Sean Barrett is a gifted narrator, bringing to life the great characters and conveying their emotions as well as their words.
This story was gripping right to the very end. Highly recommend the whole series and will look for more Sean Barrett narrations.
"The usual high standard"
I wasn't sorry!
I think it was all memorable but the scenes in the cellar stick in my mind
I am working my way through the series and know that as soon as I hear his first words I am in for a memorable performance.
I found it almost upsetting as it was so plausible.
The book follows the others in the series and the continuing threads make reading them like visiting an old friend.
"Read the complete series"
Another excellent book
Excellently narrated by Sean Barrett and yet another story that I listened to from start to finish in one go
Would suggest any crime novel read by Sean Barrett is most definitely recommended
Is range of voices and internation is 2nd to none very appreciated by a visually impaired listener
As well as these series of books I would suggest Joe nesboas Sean narrates those as well
"Compelling, chilling and utterly moving."
I had to hold back the tears. I was terrified for the victim. Sean Barrett was at his scintillating best. Every character was superbly portrayed; especially Piper Hadley.
"narrator brings the story to life."
robotham writes a good story and Sean Barrett makes it worth listening to!
"Complex and compelling"
I have read so many crime novels I'm usually sure who the guilty party is way before the end but I was uncertain right until the end in this one. Grisly details I could have done without but great characters kept me hooked.
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