Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, a famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws.
And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: someone close to the senator planned to assassinate him. Now, to save the life of the man she loved, Avery must live another woman's life - and risk her own.
©2007 Sandra Brown; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Audie Award-winner Dick Hill excels in adding depth and intensity to the story....Hill's performance and the story are riveting." (AudioFile)
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It made you think about what a family knows and the secrets they keep, and how to keep your own.
I liked the tension between Avery/Carole and Tate. It kept the story interesting.
I liked Dick Hill's narration for the most part, but I prefer his work on Harry Bosch novels. This novel would have been more engaging with a good female reader.
This is a good book, but you have to wade through the set up in the beginning. This could have gotten a little higher rating if it hadn't drifted off to a harlequin romance novel two or three times. Sandra, they're having sex, we get it. They like it, they feel close, awesome. Move on and get back to the story. But it really was a good book.
The narrator's voice was barely audible at times dipping so low to almost a growl. Apart from poor diction,the voice sounded like the narrator's chin seemed to be stuck in his chest and that took away any enjoyment a reader could have had. Disappointing because the basically the story line looked good, but the frustration of missing so much due to poor narration prevented me from being able to complete listening to the book.
This narrator just doesn't work for this book.
This is probably the most shallow plot I've listened to from this author. Between the plot and narration I have to give up on it with 3 hours to go.
I read books to see what an author has to say about relationship development wrapped up in an interesting story. The story itself is fascinating, but the premise is so flawed it was almost unreadable. The author apparently tried to use in-depth sex to bolster the story so that the reader will stay the course.
Despite Ms. Brown's intriguing storyline, I find it unbelievable that people can hide their character (or change it superficially as dramatically as she does in her story) for any length of time, much less spanning 20 years. It's an easy trick to use on the reader to create one persona and then reverse it, to create suspense, instead of developing a story with depth.
The women's voice always sounded whining, grating, and wimpy to me. The narrator voice was excellent.
Yes, look for books that have integrity to the story-line. If I'm going to give my time and energy, I would like a fair exchange of realistic characters.
I'll take a look at the writer's early books to see if there is more depth to warrant reading them. She definitely has excellent writing style but it's sad to see it cheapened by the overuse of sex scenes and lack of real character development.
...didn't make the cut. All the women had a pitiful southern tone to their voices. They came across as fearful, weak and pleading. Did not care for the narration at all. Story pretty good but narration spoiled it for me.
My aunt was the librarian in our town, I've been reading since I was 5! Books were my besties in grade school. Reading is exercise 4 R minds
The story is A little far-fetched but it's pretty good. I like to twist of the ending but the beginning is a little slow.
The narrator is terrible, maybe he does a good job with other books but he's totally wrong for this book and does a terrible, horrible job at women's voices.
There is a sex scene that literally made me laugh out loud that could have been written by an adolescent boy. In other words it was ridiculous, but Sandra Brown always seems to throw in a ridiculous sex scene that makes me say yeah right... Oh Sandra, if only orgasms were that easy...
The reader made the story sound ridiculous with his performance of different women. Rather than sophisticated or even intelligent, they sounded ludicrous . Great book, however.
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