What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies... and that finding out the truth could cost you your life?
Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can't find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen's existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.
Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened? On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can't be certain of anything--not even his own memories.
©2011 David Rosenfelt (P)2011 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
On Borrowed Time started slow and confusiing and then kicked into high gear and finished strong. It certainly kept me guessing. I wonder if we will see this cast of characters in the future.. I liked the line "I could eat the air"
A bit of a departure for Rosenfelt. I'm so used to the Andy Carpenter/Grover Gardner combo that this came as a bit of a surprise, but it was a good read.
The premise was fascinating, and despite an inevitable disappointment in its resolution, I was very keen to see it through. And I didn't guess the twist, even though I was looking out for it.
Nice work by the narrator, Chris Ensweiler. Seamless and unnoticeable like all good narration.
I would indeed. This was a unique book in several ways. The book held my interest and gave me several hours of pure listening pleasure. I re-read books I enjoy quite often. This will be one of the ones I listen to again.
The main character.
A very different plot here...unique...fresh! The storyline absolutely held you in its grip all the way through.
I have read practically everything that David Rosenfelt has written. All Andy Carpenter books get an automatic five stars! But this was no Andy Carpenter. I would have given it a 3 1/2 rating if there was such a thing. I felt the plot was just a bit too far out to be believable.
What a disappointment. We were on a trip and wondered where we and the book were headed!
I agree with Karen -- the book went on forever and ever and ever.... agonizing details, etc.... great narrator, just could not get into the premise.
For a 7 hour book, it went on forever. I could never really get into it and had no problem putting it down.
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