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Payback

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Publisher's Summary

A split-second decision sends Marta Crawford's life spiraling out of control. On a business trip she meets the charming Todd Wilson and, much to her regret, wakes up the next morning in his bed. Filled with remorse, she tells Todd she's made a terrible mistake and flees, hoping to put her reckless behavior behind her. But Todd won't take no for an answer.

To her dismay, he worms his way into all corners of her life, befriending her husband and her business partner, and seducing her teenage daughter, Jamie. Payback is a frightening and emotionally gripping tale of deception, determination, and love

©2015 Jonnie Jacobs (P)2017 Jonnie Jacobs

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    Lisa Harris USA 05-05-17
    Lisa Harris USA 05-05-17

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "Another nail biter"
    Where does Payback rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love all the books I've listened to by this author. I couldn't put this book down it was so good!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Payback?

    The sacrifices at the end.


    What does Cindy Piller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Piller is really a great narrator for this series. I really like her style as it enables me to crawl inside the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I held some disbeliefs and shock in different places in the book. My final reaction about Marta's daughter was now maybe she'll listen to her parents since she had to find out the hard way. I'm glad that Marta's husband finally come clean and the marriage was salvageable.


    Any additional comments?

    If you see any book with Jonnie Jacobs as the author I seriously doubt you'd be disappointed in her works. They are edgy on the tip of your seat type thrillers/mysteries. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Canada 05-26-17
    Alex Canada 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good, a little predictable"
    Would you listen to Payback again? Why?

    No, with thrillers, once you know the ending I find it pointless to re-listen as it's usually the suspense that keeps you listening


    Would you recommend Payback to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes! I have listened to a few other Jonnie Jacobs audiobooks and really enjoy this author and having Cindy Pillar as the narrator


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked when Marta and Cassie went to try and find Jamie, I found their sisterly relationship very realistic


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the ending a lot, although predictable it was still good


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great listen for someone who doesn't want something with too many twists and turns - an easy listen for a mystery

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daman 05-24-17
    Daman 05-24-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Couldn't put this one down"
    Would you listen to Payback again? Why?

    The way the story untangled and became exhilaratingly suspenseful mixed with good narration left me wanting more.


    What about Cindy Piller’s performance did you like?

    Strong, Powerful narration with good cadence.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 05-24-17
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 05-24-17

    I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.

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    "Great Stalker Story!"

    I enjoyed listening to this story but boy did the characters annoy me. All of them were clueless and unable to see things for what they were. The mother never listened to her intuition and made excuses for everything and her daughter was a typical teenager. I actually wanted to see the daughter hurt by the experience after awhile because she really thought she knew everything. Everyone except for the villain wanted to give people the benefit of the doubt. The husband was such a weak man too. This book kept my attention despite its flawed characters and maybe because they were so flawed. I actually enjoyed the book despite not liking the characters. I wanted to see the villain pay more for his crimes too. At the same time, I was fully absorbedin the story and will definitely look for more books by Jonnie Jacobs. I also enjoyed the narration by Cindy Piller.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela M. Neumann 05-22-17
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    "Great story"

    I completely enjoyed this story. It had a great story line that kept not wanting to stop listening. I enjoyed it until the very end. I did get frustrated with the characters a few times, but what a great listen.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 05-22-17
    Cynthia 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Story, Totally Unlikable Characters"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I typically love a good stalking story however the characters often have unrealistic, extremely frustrating reactions to fairly serious situations that makes them straight up unlikable. Marta, the main character, tells her best friend and business partner Carol that Todd, a one night stand, showed up at her house then found her husband at work and Carol's reaction is basically a shrug. Carol tells her she's egotistical to think she's being stalked and I just can't imagine an adult woman saying that to her best friend. She seemed to peddling the old he-only-picks-on-you-because-he-likes-you idea and that's frustrating.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jonnie Jacobs? Why or why not?

    I absolutely would be willing to try another book from Jonnie Jacobs because while I didn't love a lot of the characters' reactions, there were many aspects of the book I did enjoy. I think this story itself was entertaining and maybe with more character development I would have loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda Florida 05-12-17
    Wanda Florida 05-12-17
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    "Teenage blind love."

    I think this is titled inappropriately not a clue what it should be though. My question is how did this guy get away with so much? Guess you could say one can buy almost anything given they have enough money. And could anyone get that lucky and find a cabin in the mountains without some kind of address?
    All in all the story started out slow but the pace picked of pretty fast.
    I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly watley 05-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Meh! it's ok"

    it's a slow fatal attraction by a woman who gets drunk and has a one night stand on a business trip..

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    Sorry but I could not finish too slow.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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    Dawnatarr 05-12-17
    Dawnatarr 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Makes you want to stay home."

    What a scary plot. You hear about things like this in the news. The narration, and the writing in this book, keeps you involved. I received this audiobook for free, but voluntarily reviewed.

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    Kimberly Berg Fargo 05-11-17
    Kimberly Berg Fargo 05-11-17
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    "Fascinating Read!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this free book I was given to review. I was obsessed with finding out what was going to happen. Very good story line and actually quite believable. Narration was good and the book kept me interested right up until the end. Worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
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    5/5/17
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    "Great story"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a really enjoyable listen. Although initially I found Marta a little bit pious, I found myself warming to her as the story played on. In fact, I ultimately thought that she was excellently drawn as a product of her environment. The dependable big sister who had to be in charge. All the other characters were believable and well thought out. The story moved along at a brisk pace and I was desperate to find out what happened as the villain was so evil I felt he was capable of anything. The ending was highly satisfactory and I am so honoured to have received this book for free that it is a privilege to leave a 5 star review and to highly recommend Payback to everyone as a thoroughly enjoyable read/listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SarahC1985
    England
    4/26/17
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    "Suspenseful. Read it in one sitting."
    Where does Payback rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not sure. The story was brilliant. I like how Jacobs builds up the suspense slowly, along with the esculating domestic abuse. I thought the story itself was brilliant, I started it, and next thing I knew I'd finished it! I couldn't stop. I had to know what happened. Took me a while to warm to the narrator, but once I got used to her voice, it made it easier. I think some of the characters didn't match her style of narration, but I think she did ok.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jamie. She was vulnerable, and typical teenager. I found myself feeling angry and her parents over protection on a 17 year old, but when what happened happened, I felt very sorry for her. She knew she'd made a mistake that she couldn't get out of. I wanted to help her myself....


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I'm not sure she was the ideal narrator for this book. She did the women well, but I don't think she pulled the male characters off that well. Hence my 3-5 rating of the performance. I don't know if I read other books narrated by her, but the plotline grabbed me, and when that happens, I do my best to put the narrator out of the equation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    If I was going to compare this to anything, even slightly, it would be in to the darkest corner, by Haynes. Though not exactly the same, the element of domestic abuse and violence is the same, and the way he treats her in the end is the same. Controlling, possessive, he sheds tears when he hurts her etc, just as Lee did in Haynes novel. If you've read that, you really should read this. Very good story.

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