Lena has fled back to the place where she grew up hard, careening back through the shadows of her past and into a shocking underground world of bigotry and rage. The man who raised her is slowly killing himself with drugs. The man who beguiled - and beat - her is reaching out from prison. And now only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies, betrayal, and brutality that has trapped her - as this powerhouse of a novel races toward its shattering climax...and a final, unforgettable twist.
©2007 Karin Slaughter; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I regret giving this such a low rating, but the writing had serious problems. The worst is that the timeline skitters all over the place, way over the line of comprehensibility. You never know whether something is happening now or happened weeks ago. There are also odd grammatical errors that aren't enough to ruin the story, but mildly annoy -- given that she's among the rare few who know not to say "firstly" or "importantly," it seems strange she'd then misuse "comprise." The story is miserable, too. All of the major female characters have been savaged and brutalized. And the sex scenes are gratuitous rather than contributing to the meaning of the story.
AUDIO: Adequate, but there are noticeable misemphases and her low voices lose expression.
Karin Slaughter's books are fantastic and always a great read/listen. I didn't love the reading of the male characters' voices compared to past readers.
All 3 main characters are great.
I didn't love her performance overall, but Sarah was the best.
Wouldn't listen to performance by Joyce Bean again of Karin S's books.
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