For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is - Will's wife, Devlin's mother - because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.
Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.
When, one night, a beautiful, hard-edged FBI agent appears on their doorstep, they fear the worst. But she hasn't come to arrest Will. "I know you're innocent," she tells him, "because Rachael wasn't the first...or the last."
Desperate for answers, Will and Devlin embark on a terrifying journey that spans 4,000 miles from the desert southwest to the wilds of Alaska, heading unaware into the heart of a nightmare, because the truth is infinitely worse than they ever imagined.
©2010 Blake Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch
Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.
This audiobook is the best of Blake Crouch's I have listened to yet. The narration is outstanding as well. Very intense, suspenseful, yet realistic, you'll be entertained to the end - never ever dull or slow!
Crouch throws you curves you don't see coming even when you expect one! This is a great story, narrated very well.
I'm not able to tell you why Kafer is good - just that he IS. Narrators either make or break a good book...this is a "make."
It is the kind of story that you recall for days or weeks to come.
Listen & Enjoy Blake Crouch. He is now absolutely one of my all time favorite in his genre...thriller, suspense.
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
This book starts fairly slow but picks up the pace rapidly. Once you start its hard to put down ( or stop listening). Having lost his wife and not sure she is dead or alive, Will Innis must run away because he assumes he will be the most likely suspects in his wife disappearance. (Just like the husband in Gone Girl). He is put on the hunt for his wife by a rogue FBI agent and then the action never stops. The plot is highly believable and keeps you guessing.
I would have given this one more star except for the ending. The author insists on one more plot twist (won't give away) that is unnecessary. If I had edited this book I would have cut last chapter. However, this is a great thriller and worth the credit. I would compare it to Gone Girl. Slightly more violent though. I can see this being a movie some day.
The Narration was 5 stars. Narrator handles both men's and women's voices quite well.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
I very much enjoyed listening to this narration of a great mystery. This was one of those books that seem written to be narrated for an audio book and the narrator was the perfect choice for it.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy mysteries
very interesting story
Will he seemed like a real person facing real life situations.
I loved his performance it was great!!! I cannot wait to listen to something else he does
I was scared
I could almost see the people and feel the cold and the heat and the fear. I enjoyed this story and story teller alot
This book captured me from the start.. I love Blake Crouch but this one is my favorite. I did not want the action to end. This book kept you guessing trying to figure out who is really a good guy . This is my summer favorite
Yes, The story was so full of twists that I am sure I have missed some..........
Yes, because I would think I knew what would happen then I would change my mind with every chapter
He sounded great and made the story real
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This was a good story but parts reminded me of a fast action film, some parts are a little improbable, however, it was an interesting mystery with a surprising ending.
When a new lead in a very cold case arises a man and his daughter set out on a hopeful journey to find their missing wife and mother, who mysteriously disappeared five years earlier. I Think our society has far too many twisted people in it, the depths of human depravity are astounding.
Jeffrey Kafer's narration was done very well and it definitely helped to keep my attention on the story. Good well rounded characters with believable personalities. Fast moving, with thorough but not over done descriptions of places and surroundings.
The storyline was a little hard to swallow but I literally didn't put the 'book' down until it was over. A lot of 'aww come on now" moments when people bounced back from horrific assaults to their bodies, or ventured into life threatening situations w no apparent fear but overall a fun gripping read.
The first part was a great listen. The story was tight and always pushing on to the next moment. The middle got bogged down with words then picked up again.
Predictable but good last few minutes.
Great job of maintaining suspense without falling into melodrama.
Scene filler seems to be a writers' disease these days. In the suspense genre it plays out in an action scene that goes on and on forever as every little detail is pumped for as many words and as much time as possible, I want to yell "I got it, now get on with the story." That was surprising here since the first parts of the book moved at a very clipped pace.
Interesting story that kept my attention trying to figure out where this was all headed. Also enjoyed the narrator.
Probably the female 'FBI' agent. I enjoyed trying to figure her out.
Not really. It's a quick listen and I never found myself wandering off while listening to it. However, no real strong emotions.
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