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  • Girl in Trouble

  • Alex Mercer Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Stacy Claflin
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister's disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears. Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next in this new series...

  • By shelley on 03-24-18

Immature writing of a somewhat contrived story

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Reviewed: 06-13-18

I don't know if the tone of the book changed after the first (couple of) chapters, or if I got less tolerant, but it felt as if an adolescent wrote this book. There were also too many saccharine expressions.
The narrator didn't exactly improve the tone. She placed the emphasis regularly on the wrong syllables and words and often halted in the wrong spots. I didn't like her different voices for the various players. Some female voices were too sweet, some male voices gruff or commanding instead of conversational.
I found the ending confusing, partly because I either fell asleep, and had to go back a couple of times, and partly because it seemed too quickly thrown together to provide an explanation.