Pretty Little Liars meets Medium in this fast-paced thriller and fantastic YA debut from a New York Times bestselling author.
Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.
Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she's unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.
Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?
©2015 Victoria Laurie (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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The fear of death is something we all face and this is what happens when one girl knows that death is coming, Maddie at times seems younger than her years and other times she's the oldest soul in the world. Her going from victim to hero is a wondrous progressions
This is such a good book, I literally couldn't stop listening.
It went above and beyond my expectations.
The whole book was my memorable moment
The narrator did absolutely fantastic!
This story was different for Victoria Laurie. I was pulled in from the beginning. I was both horrified and intrigued. If you like a good mystery you will enjoy this.
Admittedly there was a section where I just had to skip forward, it was maddeningly slow and a little depressing. I guess its better to say that there weren't enough lighter moments to counter the darkness of the story. I had to take breaks to keep from getting bogged down in the gloom of the characters involved. This story could defintely have used some more lighter moments.
Also there were instances when the protagonist was unbelievably nieve for a teen in this day and age. I found myseld being frustrated by some of the choices made by a few of the characters that honestly just didn't make any sense. Still, overall it was a good listen.
The narrator read the story well and portrayed her parts convincingly...but the emphasis she placed on the phrase, "and then" grew to be more and more distracting.
I gave this an overall score of four because it has so much potential and the overarching story really was good. All on all, it was a good listen and I dont regret the money spent.
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
I couldn't finish this book and returned it - thank you Audible! It may have been intended for a much younger audience - like 10 year olds. The story was unbelievable and disjointed.
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Victoria Laurie pulled me in to the story right at the beginning. beautifully told, interesting plot, great characters... listened to the book until it was done.
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