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  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,132

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

  • By Tammy Mitchell on 09-24-18

Great Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

I really enjoyed this book. It took me a really long time to figure out what the hell was really happening, so the author did a good job on the twists. I’m usually good at predicting what’s going on and how the story will end but this one definitely threw me for a loop! I loved the characters and the story all around. Great read! 😺

  • The Babysitter

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge of Your Seat Suspense
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How stupid were these parents!!!!!!!

  • By meg on 04-05-18

It was okay

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-18

This book mostly just made me feel angry. I hated the villain in the story so much because she was not only delusional and crazy but she was an evil psychopath! And the reason behind all her motives was very ridiculous and unbelievable. I think this story was a stretch and could have been better if the motive was a little more realistic. I love thrillers that keep me guessing but this story was over the top and I put me in a crappy/angry mood most of the time. The writing and storytelling were pretty good though so it’s not a complete bomber.

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Truly Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I really truly enjoyed this story because for the first time in a long time, I can say, with complete honesty, that I was not able to predict how this story would end. This novel was masterfully crafted and I love that it challenged me & kept me guessing. All of my guesses were wrong (and I’m pretty good at putting things together and figuring out where the story is going - but not this time)!

I read one of Wendy Walker’s other novels, (All is Not Forgotten), which led me to this book because I enjoyed that one so much, I had to find more of her stories. After reading these 2 books, I’m a fan!

It’s just rare these days to come across works of fiction that have unique, unpredictable plots, and this book, Emma in the Night, was truly brilliant. This story has a whole range of emotions, intelligence, psychological analysis, mystery & suspense; it pushes boundaries and commands you to evaluate yourself, your own morals and the decisions you would make if put in some of these inconceivable situations the characters in this story faced.

I gave this story the highest ranking possible in every category because it is one of the best works of fiction I’ve read in a long time. It’s just a truly brilliant story. If you like dramas, full of emotion, with some mystery/suspense and some good detective work plus some even better psychoanalysis work thrown in there, you will love this book!! 😀

  • The Lucky Ones

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer - a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evil deeds

  • By J Clark on 05-24-18

Another Good Story by Edwards

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I like every single one of Mark Edwards’ books. I also really like the books he co-wrote with Louise Voss. These kinds of stories are what I enjoy reading most.

This story was a typical Mark Edwards novel- it keeps you on edge and wondering who the killer is. The stories can be a little bit predictable but there were some surprises in this one. The motive for the killings in this story were particularly different/unique, so that gave it some originality. Overall, the book was a good read (hard to put down).

For those who like Edwards, you will definitely enjoy this book. It’s not the best book he’s written, but it’s pretty darn good and I enjoyed it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,376

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do people really act this stupid?

  • By MCubed on 03-11-18

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I love this author and this series. Both books were very exciting and suspenseful stories. I was actually quite fearful a few times while listening to this one, which is a true rarity for me (it takes a lot to scare me).

I enjoyed the first book (Stillhouse Lake) so much that I preordered this one, and I finished it just a few days after it came out. I didn’t think I would like it as much as the first one but I was so wrong about that- I think it was actually better than the first book (which is another rarity).

I hope this author is going to keep cranking out good stories because I will read anything she writes. I like her style so much. These stories aren’t for the feint of heart, or the simple minded; I really appreciate plots (like this one) that challenge you intellectually. I love books that require 150% of my attention and keep me in suspense.

Anyone that enjoys a good thriller will totally love this book (but you absolutely have to read the first book -Stillhouse Lake - before you read this one). Both books/stories are AWESOME!!!

  • The Last Thing I Remember

  • By: Deborah Bee
  • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle, Lucy Middleweek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

A novel that grips from the very beginning and that will live long in the memory, The Last Thing I Remember is Deborah Bee's startling debut thriller. Sarah is in a coma. Her memory is gone - she doesn't know how she got there. And she doesn't know how she might get out. But then she discovers that her injury wasn't an accident. And that the assailant hasn't been caught. Unable to speak, see or move, Sarah must use every clue that she overhears to piece together her own past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised me!

  • By Yikes on 02-25-17

Bad language

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-17

The language was ridiculous but it didn’t bother me that much, that kid was freaking hilarious! The story was pretty good. And I have to say the author gets major points for telling an original story!! A breath of fresh air! Different story with realistic characters, I loved it. I cuss sometimes myself, so bad language doesn’t bother me but I think it could have been toned down a lot. Still a good story though! Go Debbie 🐝

  • The Trap

  • By: Melanie Raabe, Imogen Taylor - translator
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 293

For 11 years, best-selling author Linda Conrads has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister - who she discovered in a pool of blood - and the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene, Linda's hermit existence helps her cope with debilitating anxiety. But the sanctity of her oasis is shattered when she sees her sister's murderer on television.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Clever & Character-Driven, but No Empathy 4 Linda.

  • By Kelly on 07-07-16

Good Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I really got duped a few times by this author. Every time I was convinced I knew what happened, the narrator switched, and she was like, “that’s what could have happened”! It was crazy! But I really liked it because it was different. It’s nice to find a story that’s unique, and this one certainly was just that. Great Story and really Great Ending 😊

  • Black Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

On the surface, Annie Powers' life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of thriller

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-03-08

What Really Happened???

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This story is really quite hard to figure out. With our main character seemingly having psychotic breaks and imagining a great deal of what's happening, we don't really know what's real and what's not. Did she kill Marlow or not? Did Ray Harrison exist or not? Did someone kill Dr. Brown or not? Dude, I don't know what really happened in this book or how or when, or anything, lol! I'm above average on the intelligence scale but I still couldn't figure out what the hell was going on half the time. It's all good though; I definitely can't say that the story was boring! 😉

  • My Husband's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,621

For fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door comes an addictive psychological thriller that's already an international sensation. When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • weak

  • By Jen Irish on 09-16-17

YAWN

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This story was really long, uneventful and extremely boring. There was so much missed opportunity. Nothing really happened until the end! And there wasn't even any build up before the climax.

I hate to leave negative criticism but I think it's better to be honest. The story is okay, but it's just very long and drawn out, without enough substance. I feel like this could have been much more exciting but instead, it was a yawner.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • A Simple Favor

  • A Novel
  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,415
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,994

It starts with a simple favor - an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son, Nicky, after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn't come back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • yuck

  • By Tabitha on 05-05-18

What a Biiiiich

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I hated this story. First of all, it's too much like Gone Girl (authors really need to stop trying to b