Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder?
Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future.
As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.
©2014 Kathryn Croft (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
I have to say I could only put this book down to take care of housework ect. But I also have to say the ending was a HUGE disapointment. For heavens sake, after I stuck with this story and loved it so much to have it just end was terrible. There was so much more to be done to finish it. I don't want to discourage others from reading it , because there were so many good things in this listen. Suspense was incredible, and I so wanted this to turn out much different. I can't say much because I don't want to spoil it for others, but after Callie went through so much with this dispicable, messed up family, I wanted more for her in the end. So many times I wanted her to just walk out on the whole bunch of them. James the father was an oblivious idiot who should have stayed around more to see what was going on in his own family. He didn't need a wife , he needed a shrink. And the boys needed serious attention. The story kept me tied in knots, and even after all my rants, I still consider this a listen to recommend. While I was listening to the story, I was thinking I want to read more of her books, but now I'm afraid I'll go all the way with another and find the ending just as diapointing. Write an epilogue or more of the story next time and don't leave the reader going WHAT, ARE YOU KIDDING.
They make more coffee and more tea in this book than you could possibly believe; complete with descriptions about how each cup tastes.
Callie's decisions are so painfully stupid I want to slap her, but it's like watching a train wreck. You have to see it through to the end.
I had just read behind closed doors
and that book was great (but quite weird)
I wanted something similar
This book was very entertaining especially about 1/2 way in
I thought I knew the ending too but a great twist was in store
Please have more books by this author
What an incredible story, had me guessing and changing my mind the entire book. I found myself holding my breath for the last page and the last line will definitely stay with me. Haunting, thought provoking and amazing.
There were moments when I felt sorry for her, and others when I wanted to scream at her! Either way, I could not stop listening. It's definitely not a happy book. I really enjoyed it though. Excellent writing! Perfect performance (narrating)! And I disagree with a previous reviewer who did not like the ending. I thought it was perfect and beautiful.
This book was the best I have listened to all year. Narrator was perfect and the story keep me from getting work done because I couldn't wait to get back to it.
This book was like a wreck I couldn't look away from.
I didn't like it , and can't really recommend it, but I'm still glad I finished it... odd.
I really enjoyed this book. Great plot,plenty of unexpected twists and turns. would recommend and looking forward to hearing more from this author
this is the 1st book I have listened to by kathryn croft and what a treat brilliant story had me listening to the early hours of the morning. the narrator lisa coleman has a beautiful voice telling the story with great voices and emotions she is the best narrator I've heard and will be listening to more books with her narrating.
Another brilliant read! Can't get enough of these books. They grab you from the very first chapter
"Brilliant gripping story"
loved this book. gripping storyline. lots of twists and turns. I didn't see any off them coming. another great read. couldn't put it down.
"Can't stop thinking about this compelling novel."
There are some novels that I'm certain are improved by great narrators but this novel, even though it's read by the quite superb Lisa Coleman, will be equally superb in the written form too. Great writing and a terrific listening experience.
I loved the sheer strength of the characters and the story-line which are nothing short of compelling and unforgettable. You might think at the early outset that you just know how things will turn out but forget that because you'll mostly be wrong!
Easy to say that the lead female character, Caroline, was a favourite, but this means under-valuing the rest of the compelling and important characters that make this such a memorable novel.
Many, many moments in this great book moved me through various emotions but none as powerfully as the final chapter.
Read this book over 2 days because it was so well written and SO well read by the wonderful Lisa Coleman who never over-plays any parts of the novels she narrates. Always her 'pitch' is quite perfectly suited to the book. I just can't stop thinking about this whole listening experience. Quite special and how to follow this one?? Next one asap please Kathryn Croft.
Enjoyed book immensely, unexpected ending. Book moved along at a great pace. Great read. Excellent.
fantastic novel kept me gripped and really enjoyed it!! highly recommended and the characters are great!
"Couldn't stop listening"
Very clever book that kept me listening and awake late wanting to hear more! Recommend
Loved this book, could not stop listening at every opportunity!!
One of my favourites so far
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