Mike Wingate had a rough childhood — he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted — he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat; and his construction company is about to finish a “green” housing development that will secure a solid future for them all. Then the unimaginable happens: Something from Mike’s own past, a past he doesn’t even remember, comes back to visit terror upon him and his family. Menacing characters show up and begin threatening Mike, and when he reports them, the police seem more interested in Mike’s murky past than in investigating or protecting his young family. Now, with Mike, his wife, and their daughter suddenly under attack from all sides, Mike must turn to Shep, a truly dangerous man — and Mike’s only true friend — from their childhood days together in foster care. Together, the two of them will do whatever it takes to protect Mike’s family against the hidden men behind the terrifying warning “You’re Next!”
©2011 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
İt was extremely monotone and tidious, except for dialogues. İt felt like he would burst into tears any time during the narration. İn my opinion,he would make an excellent necrology, eulogy or funeral speech deliverer.
A good book overall, unexpected ending, original plot.
Nothing socially or morally redeeming
dark, dysfuctional, bad descision making characters, too much angst over obvious bad decisions without changing direction.
everyone sounded like a shady character
too dark for me, no suggestions
This is by far the best book I have listened to in a very long time. Now I love Scott Brick and his voice is more than enough to make me listen to anything he reads but this book was amazing. My first Hurwitz book but definitely not my last.
Yes. The best friend character was represented in such a way as to help you understand his difficulties coping.
When you finally realized the reason behind all the turmoil.
I would listen to anything Scott Brick read. He is one of my favorites.
All of the moments with his daughter were very touching and agonizing.
Great narrator and characters are well developed.
First one of Gregg's books I've listened to---downloaded another one right after! Hoping to like it as much as this one.
This book had me from the first words. Of course, Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator and could make any book come alive. Hurwitz's characters are strong and I immediately felt attached to the story. The "stamina" and "loyalty" message of the book, as illustrated through Michael's various relationships and challenges, was refreshing in a book filled with suspense and violence. I would recommend this book.
Michael Wingate has only a few sparse memories of his childhood. Abandoned on a playground at the age of four, knowing only his first name, Michael grew up as Mike Doe. For years Michael would sit by the picture window of his foster home, waiting for his father to return.
Now, all grown up, Michael has more than he could want - a good job, a beautiful wife, and a loving daughter. Despite all this, Michael continues to search for the parents he barely remembers, enlisting the help of a private detective.
Then, on the eve he is given a special award for a building project, a sunflower seed chewing cripple and his oafish sidekick begin to harass Michael. Within days, the harassment escalates. Michael knows they want something, but what? Michael calls an old foster-home buddy, Shep, for help after receiving a cryptic text message: You're Next.
The story keeps you guessing who is the mastermind and Scott Brick's voice for Shep is wonderful.
SCOTT BRICK IS EXCELLENT AND I PURCHASED THIS BOOK BECAUSE OF HIS RECOMMENDATION AS ONE HE READ THAT KEPT HIS INTEREST BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNEW WHERE IT WAS GOING TO TAKE YOU. THIS BOOK IS SCARY AND VERY INTERESTING. HE IS RIGHT YOU CAN'T GUESS THE ENDING OR WHAT IS COMING UP NEXT.
YES AND HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOOD
Usually I pass right over anything that Scott narrates as I've experienced his delivery as just too sing song to keep me alert. However the reviews and synopsis of the novel really seemed to be intriguing.
I'm glad I took the chance. Hurwitz had me guessing throughout most of the novel and the pacing was such that I was fully engaged from the beginning and found myself drawn back to listening for more throughout my day. Not one of those stories that have me hoping for a series with characters I haven't had enough of but still a worthwhile read.
The plot never stood still long en0ugh to get fleshed out and understood
Was his search for his mother and father primary? Was the misuse of construction material the
plot? Was his fear for his daughter the plot?
WAs his relationship with child primary?
And on and on....it just rambled without purpose or understandable explanation.
Patterson, Alex Cross
Again, a reader with no variance of emotion...
THOSE AREN'T ENOUGH?
I FEEL LIKE I SPENT MONEY WITHOUT GETTING A RETURN IN ENJOYMENT!
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