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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"Enjoyable, but ending was not believable"
I enjoyed to continuing story of Joe and Vincent and their interaction. I thought the ending (the Whodunnit) to be a bit facile.
I started to listen to this in the morning, I couldn't stop until it was finished. If you've want to listen to suspense along with great story telling then this is the story for you.
Not only was the narration the best I've ever heard but the way it was told and the way it was written couldn't have been done any better.
I followed the plot perfectly and knew who was who. It was riveting from start to finish.
Michael Robothom writes superbly and Sean Barrett tells it wonderfully
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This book was compelling listening, it gripped me from the word go. I could not put it down until the last word was spoke....excellent! Sean Barrett was superb in his narration. You must buy this book , you won't be disappointed.
"Say Your"re Sorry"
This book is fantastic these two poor girls who are kidnapped and put through the most appalling things, and made to live in squalid conditions its pretty disturbing as Piper tells her story in detail of the things this monster of a man is putting her through I did not want this book to end highly recommended.
I would recommend this book especially to a local friend as I live in Oxford so recognised all the places so it made listening even more special by knowing where the story was taking place.
I liked the narration of Piper, even though it was read by a man, his interpretation was so good that I could imagine a young girl in trouble.
I have enjoyed the whole book so picking out a particular scene is difficult although the last bit when piper has escaped made me hold my breath in parts as she was hiding.
I didn't cry but the story made me think about recent newspaper reports where people have been found after years in captive and wondered if this is what life was like for them and how someone can ever have the kind of mentality to do this to another person.
I would easily listen to this again.
"As good as ever"
worth listening to
the twist at the end
there were more than one really
to be honest I would never want to listen to a book all in one sitting as life is too busy, but I relish the time I escape and look forward to my next fix which is just as good
Every Michael Robotham book has been worth the money and I love Ruez and the narrators way of speaking for him.
"In a minority but for me his least succesful book"
I've enjoyed all of Robotham's books and I think Sean Barrett is an outstanding performer. However, I found the narrative hard to engage with as it constantly changes between Joe and the kidnapped girl. I think Robotham failed to find a believable voice for the girl and, because her sections are so large, this makes it hard work. Barrett does his best but delivering half the book in a teenage girl's voice is probably beyond any male performer - as an audiobook this really ought to have had a female voice for the girl's sections.
All the other books in this series have been five star listens for me but this one disappointed.
"A wonderfully written book"
I enjoyed this book so much... it's my first read by this author.
It's suitably chilling and reminds you that although this is fiction, it wasn't fiction for the Cleveland girls who were held captive for 10 years. In the book, you think 3 is such a terribly long time.
The hours flew by and the ending was quite superb. I say it again and again... Sean Barrett is just the best narrator and I often wish I could tell him myself. I picked this book partly on the basis that he was the narrator. He never disappoints and for me, brings all the characters to life. His voice is never irritating, I love it!
Would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a good thriller. I am definitely going to seek Mr Robotham out again.
Nailbiting storyline that had me sitting in my car waiting to hear the end, even though I had arrived at work!!!
The narrator is excellent, one of the few who can seamlessly go from male to female and back again
"I'm certainly not sorry!"
I've read the "Joseph O'Loughlin" series of books chronologically and this is definitely the best so far.
You CAN read it as a stand alone book without losing out too much on the history of the characters which builds and deepens throughout the series but I would recommend starting at the beginning.
Joseph is once again called in to help the police and, with the help of his old friend and ex detective Ruiz, sets out to find a missing girl before its too late.
Robotham splits the story and tells it both through the diary of the missing girl and the perspective of O'Loughlin and the result is a beautifully woven tale that will keep you guessing, with a lump in your throat, until the very end.
The narrative of Sean Barrett is outstanding and, if you read the whole series, you will welcome the comfortable return of his dulcet tones.
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