Set in the sophisticated world of the rich and privileged, Trick of the Eye is a hugely entertaining, page-turning read, with a surprising twist ending that is sure to appeal to suspense-fiction readers and to Jane Stanton Hitchcock's many fans.
©1992 Jane Stanton Hitchcock; (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Dramatist Stanton's first novel is a thoroughly satisfying thriller, simultaneously luscious and....Pure pleasure for psychological-suspense fans." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Fields captures all the suspense of the story..." (AudioFile)
This author really had me going.From beginning to end the characters never ceases to amaze me. There is such a turn in the end that I was actually angry with the author but that,to me makes a great novel. They get you going, make you feel as though you have all the answers and BAM! here's a switch for ya! I got lucky with Anna Fields as the narrator. She always does a bang up job. Get this one. you wn't be dissapointed.
Preposterous story line, but first-rate characters. Jane Stanton Hitchcock has the gift of perception. She spins outlandish tales, but the deepest, most real people inhabit these storylines. As in Social Crimes, Ms. Hitchcock weaves a complex and mesmerizing look at deceit and intrigue in the land of the rich and privileged. I wish there were more of her books to add to my queue.
This author can create characters with the most complicated motives and emotional baggage. As I listened to the book I could feel the oppressive air of the big house and vividly imagine the scene. When I can lose myself in a story and see it in my head - I know I've got a great book. You will become engaged with the story and not want to stop listening. Who murdered the daughter - what's with the butler - why is the mother so reclusive - will Faith fall for the suave Italian? Part of me wanted the ending to go another direction - wouldn't that have been an interesting twist!
Like all of Ms. Hitchcock's characters, the ones in this book are so well-developed that I really I cared about what happened to them. The plot is very twisted, which makes it a brilliant read. As with all of her books, the setting is interesting and the story is engaging right from the start. I always learn something, too.
This book is very entertaining - intricate without being too complex. You will love this one if you like richly drawn characters and settings.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Way too slow for me. I had to use the 2 X speed to get through this story. Great outline, but even the great late Ms Anna couldn't make up for the editing for me or this author's writing technique. The last 21 minutes worth of listening/writing should have been all through out this book for me.
The other reviewers gave much better reviews, so you may like this author, but she just was not for me. I did not enjoy all the deep artistic descriptions, I go to a museum for that and I felt author spent way too much time doing this. The actual mystery was very good but was diluted with an in-depth review architectural digest .
I only purchased this author as the late great Ms Anna read it. If you like mysteries, try her Kate Wilhelm Barbara Holloway series. If you love romance stories, then get Susan E. Phillips books read by Anna. They will make you smile.
The book did spark disappointment for me as I spent 8 hrs to hear the author's moral points. They were good as the other reviewers seem to like this author. I just wanted a fast pace mystery and got a morality and art lesson.
I did not enjoy this audiobook at all. The narrator's cadence was annoying and the story left a lot to be desired. I cannot recommend it at all. I was extremely disappointed in this book.
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