When librarian Laura Griffith's 16-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous - it's deadly. Chilling and at times terrifying, Trapped is the latest thrilling listen from Irene Hannon, the queen of romantic suspense. Hannon outdoes herself with this fast-paced tale of fear, deception, and just the right dose of romance.
©2013 Irene Hannon (P)2013 Recorded Books
This review might have been different if a different narrator had done the story. I just did not like the contrived tone of the narrator.
I like Irene Hannon's style of writing very much. Her novels move seamlessly amongst the characters, giving the reader a real sense of what makes each character 'tick'. The character-development of the teenaged sister in this novel was interesting and moving.
I like Irene Hannon's books and had just finished an audio book that I thoroughly enjoyed ("Deceived") by the same author (though a different narrator). I looked forward to another fast-paced and enjoyable novel as I selected "Trapped" but I simply could not get past my frustration with the narration of the story. I am not usually very critical of narrators. I know that narration is an undervalued professional skill and I have the utmost respect for a good narrator. Ms.Ciulla's style and tone just did not do justice to this novel.
I cannot recommend the audio book though I would recommend the novel.
I really enjoyed the story, but the narrator was clearly just reading lines. Not done as well as some of the others I have listened to.
But... the narration isn't so bad that I won't listen again.. the book is too good for that!
I wanted to like this book, but it was heavy handed and predictable, even for Christian romance. There is nothing literary here, and the characters, which usually carry this genre, were cardboard. The listen was not helped by the narration, which was full of weird emphases and odd pauses in awkward places. Forgettable.
I would recommend this book in kindle edition to a friend; not in audiobook. The story is good but the narrator left too much time between sentences and the chapters that it loses your interest. I've started and stopped this book 1/2 a dozen times.
No, I would not.
I know this is a Christian romance but there isn't even any romance in this book unless you count a slight mutual interest and an agreement to start dating when the case is over. And to be honest, there isn't even much Christian inspiration. The mystery portion is quite good.
The story is compelling and interesting. Irene Hannon does a good job of developing characters to enjoy.
I listened to the first book, in a series of three, and the first one, I give a 5 star and a good review, but this one just got better, if there were more star's I would rate it higher. Be sure to get the whole series..you won't be disappointed.
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