When a family of three are kidnapped from their exclusive Boston home, private investigator Tess Leoni must find out why they have been taken if she is going to get them back alive. Compulsive, chilling, and utterly unpauseable, this is award-winning best-seller Lisa Gardner writing at her outstanding best.
Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter, a gorgeous house, a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?
©2013 Lisa Gardner (P)2013 Headline Digital
It is so weird. When I started on this book I was less than impressed with the narrators. But the start intrigued me so I stuck with it.
Soooooo glad I did. Less than 1/8 into the book the two narrators were the characters and I started to appreciate their talent in making a sizzling plot line totally pop. As you listen you realize how expertly these two narrators were cast.
I know I am raving about the narrators and not reviewing the book but obviously the plot needs to be outstanding to lead to such an amazing listening experience.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
It is a good thriller.Keeps you gripped even after you have guessed who the culprit is after 60% - 70% of the book. The style of writing, the characters and the pace keeps one interested. The plot is not something which I can say " I have not come across before"
For Lisa fans it is below expectation. Could have been better, for others give it a go...it will keep you thrilled!
Good beginning but went downhill. Story implausible but at least an element of surprise at the end!
I like the fact that the story was a very predictable. I also enjoyed the two female narrators and the two perspectives from the two main female characters.
My favourite character was the wife. I felt the story really conveyed her slow descent into her unhappiness and I can understand why she ended up the way that she was. The weather story was presented really enabled you to end her mind and understand her perspective.
I enjoyed both equally and I like the fact that the different voice indicated the different character in the story.
A missing family. A missing fortune.
"eh, it's alright."
The narration is good and the story moves along well, but there are a lot of holes and if you're looking to use a credit, you can probably do better.
"My First Audio Book & I Love It!"
Great app & love listening to books now I've found this fab easy method of 'reading'. Have liked Lisa Gardener for years but listening to one of her books in this way brings it alive much more & creates a more vivid/real personality for the characters, buy & enjoy!
A family is kidnapped and the insurance company has sent an investigator out to see if the ransom should be paid. As the policy is over a million, they need proof of life. Can the family survive long enough for a drop off?
I think this is the best one I have listened too. Did not see what happened in the end coming.
Too much detail,
The story line was good, I did have to finish it, but gee wizz I found there was too much background detail. If I heard it once I heard it three times,
Narration was excellent, If I had been reading this book not listening I would never have finished it.
Not in this vain, I don't
Disappointed, as I say too much about each character, not enough storyline, plot.
"Enjoyable read, interesting twist"
Enjoyed this book more than I expected. Having two narrators made a big difference. Great twist at the end and would recommend.
"A gripping thriller"
A really good romp of a thriller kept me listening even whilst going around the supermarket which meant I forgot half of the things I went for! An interesting human story mixed in with a sometimes violent thriller with a good twist. Good narration although I didn't notice the difference between the two voices so thought it only had one narrator until I looked!
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