Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
I was able to follow along better with the voices changing between the male and female. It was easier to distinguish who was telling their part of the story.
I wish the end was wrapped up better. Many questions were left unanswered. But a great quick read over all.
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Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
Where does The Lucky One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is at the top of my list. I love John Bedford Lloyd. He is a wonderful reader, he speaks clearly and at the perfect pace.
Which character – as performed by John Bedford Lloyd – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It 100% made me cry. I never saw the end coming.
Any additional comments?
Everyone should read it before seeing the movie. The book is 100 times better.
Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.
I would have given it 5 stars but the reader is HORRIBLE! The author is one of my new favorites.
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