This book is as so vividly written in a completely demented way! I felt like this was one long a$$ episode of criminal minds. It was scary and a made me feel a little sick at times. But at the same time I could not stop listening. I was riveted and it left me ready to buy The Neighbor.
I enjoy Lisa Gardner very much, this is the only book I would not revisit. Best- that Kimberly Quincy is involved. Least- the content. This book is heavy into child/pedophilia rape.
It would have to be entirely new subject matter.
I enjoy her voice very much, the story telling is excellent.
No. However the main character is a central character in another Gardner book. "The Neighbor" I believe.
I enjoy dark and gritty, but not vivid pedophilia, this is one of those you can't unsee things you do not want to see...same with this listen.
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
What a great story! Kept my interest from beginning to end. I enjoyed the little factoids on spiders but wish the author had kept the quotation credits for the end of the book. We really don't need to know where you got your facts from at the beginning of each chapter! Otherwise, a superb story and narration.
I would try another book narrated by these performers. It will be a long time before I can handle listening to another book by Lisa Gardner. I need to recover from this one.
No. I read crime stories, thrillers, mysteries all the time. I only know of one other book that was as dark and unrelenting as this one and this one was still more difficult.
Rita. She was the only character I actually liked.
The book is still compelling. I finished the book while sitting in my car in the garage. It's just a very difficult subject and there is no let up. All of the characters are flawed and difficult to like, including the heroine, except for Rita.
I had no problem with the spiders. They don't bother me at all. The scary part was how the author depicts how monsters are made.
“Favorite authors- Nevada Barr, Craig Johnson, Louise Penny. Narrators, Marguerite Gavin, , George Guidall.”
I usually enjoy Lisa Gardner 's writing but the descriptions of children being raped was too graphic for me.
I am the mother of three grown children. I own a horse ranch and enjoy listening to Mystery/Suspense novels and Personal Development books.
this is the best Lisa Gardner book I have listened to yet. I highly recommend it.
I liked the victim's narration throughout.
The plot was so full of twists and turns there was always an unexpected surprise.
The tone of the victim's narration caused me to become more deeply involved in his story feeling the depths of his plight.
I feel this is one of the best books I have read in this genre. Anytime you cannot quit thinking about a book and its characters long after you have read it says everything about its success.
These narrators were amazing! Ann Marie Lee was so good at distinguishing the different characters voices and Lincoln Hoppe was perfect at conveying the flat tone of the abused characters he portrayed. All around just great.
I love Lisa Gardner - the way that she has all her characters in one universe is so well done. It turns out that the abused boy in this book is the main adult character in her later book The Neighbor which I had listened to previously. LOVE that!