In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home.
Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance. Now she’s back at Neptune’s Gate, the family estate she once intended to restore to its former grandeur. Slowly, her strength is returning. But as Ava’s mind comes back into focus, her suspicions grow. Despite their apparent concern, Ava can’t shake the feeling that her family and her psychologist know more than they’re saying. But are they really worried for her well-being - or anxious about what she might discover?
Unwilling to trust those around her, Ava secretly visits a hypnotist to try and restore her memories. But the strange visions and night terrors keep getting worse. Ava is sure she’s heard Noah crying in the nursery, and glimpsed him walking near the dock. Is she losing her mind, or is Noah still alive? Ava won’t stop until she gets answers, but the truth is more dangerous than she can imagine. And the price may be more than she ever thought to pay….
©2012 Lisa Jackson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I didn't figure it out until the end! Good plot, Christina Traister did a very good job on narration.Think I will get another Lisa Jackson book.
There are few things in life better than losing yourself completely in a really exceptional story.
This book and narration worked for me in every aspect, and I highly recommend it - especially to those, who like me, enjoy a solid, beautifully-written, suspenseful yarn! I recommended it to a friend, who also gave it high marks. Thank you, Audible.com, for another winner, and as usual, from a very satisfied fan.
Tell us about yourself! I love to read or listen( audio), nothing abridged ,I want every word the author penned that is what I want.
I almost always know who did it but this book kept me wondering and changinig my mind several times
I wanted a thriller, and this author predominately writes romantic thrillers, so that may explain the problem, but I found her writing style ridiculous. The main character is very troubled and walks around following hunches with virtually no character development. To fill space, the author just puts in pointless filler. No one walks up stairs, they tread up subtly diminishing staircases. They don't dig a hole, they rythmically thrust a shovel into the soft earth, then move the soft earth in a rythm. Same words, adding nothing.
I was not expecting fine literature, but this book was so poorly written and edited that I felt cheated.
I found this book patchy and at times very repetitive. The main character would slip in and out of her character. One minute being strong and the next excruciating weak and pliable. What ever anyone says, (without giving the plot away) I am sure a woman would know if she had given birth or not!! the author seemed to run out of ideas as to how to end it and it became a bit of a circus. Not very satisfying.
I couldn't finish this book due to the narrator and how unlikable the main character was. The narrator yelled the name Noah so many times and it was difficult to distinguish between characters.
Also, the main character was very whiney and rude to everybody. She kept wondering why people didn't like her. I know why, she wasn't likable.
Enjoyed every minute of it, I am bed ridden and probably listen to 3 or 4 books a week so it is hard to surprise me, this book surprised me and least 3 times.
Worth the read
Yes, but only because I've liked other Lisa Jackson books. If this were the first, NO.
The story itself has its good points but it is melodramatic and circles monotonously!
At the beginning, I loved this narrator. She enunciates slightly differently and in a way that keeps you interested. However, she screams every time the main character does and is as melodramatic as the character. I had to skip whole chunks of the book.
It make me want to scream myself - MAKE IT STOP!
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