Thirty-year-old Daisy DiStefano has two people she holds dear: the grandmother who raised her and her three-year-old son, Elliott. But when Daisy's grandmother is killed, Daisy must take steps to protect herself and her child.
Thirty-six-year-old Brooks McClain has returned home to spend what little time his mother has left before she succumbs to a deadly disease. The seasoned investigative reporter has taken a position with the local newspaper and been on the job fewer than 24 hours when he's summoned to cover the death of Pauline Thorpe. Brooks is all business, but the more time he spends with Daisy, the more invested he becomes. And when the unthinkable happens, Brooks will do whatever it takes to clear the name of the woman he's fallen for and the child he'll protect at any cost.
©2014 Tracey Garvis Graves (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
I'm a landscape architect by profession and an avid listener of audio books ! I particularly love the historical based fiction series, like Courteney, McCammon, and Gabaldon,. I listen in the car, while designing in my studio and most evenings.
I love how Tracy Graves shapes her characters and stories. I started this book thinking I'd read a few chapters .. It's now 3 am and I just finished reading it all the way through! I could not put it down!
Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.
I had loved On the Island (print version because narration sample sounded shaky), so when I saw that this had good reviews and liked the audio sample I didn't hesitate to get it.
Like On the Island I finished this in a few days. It's a sweet, interesting though fairly predictable story narrated pretty well. I like that Garvis-Graves books are straightforward and pithy in a way that's makes the reading experience easy. I also appreciate that her protagonists are in their early 30s as opposed to 20s, the way they are in most new adult books.
I did notice that her dialogue is a bit unrealistic at times. People in her book talk how they would write and the sentences in the dialogue are overly polished.
The audio had some glitches where it was clear from abrupt changes in tone that the narrators were re-reading to fix errors in in the original narration.
In my opinion, the regular price seems rather high, especially since it's just 10 hours. But if you have a spare credit or it's on sale, go for it.
tired of surprise endings that are NO SURPRISE AT ALL...... IT'S ALWAYS THE BEST FRIEND OR THE HUSBAND THAT "DID IT"
I liked this book so much I've actually listened to it 3 times in the last 2 months- love this author- also highly recommend the island
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