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Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat; and his construction company is about to finish a “green” housing development that will secure a solid future for them all. Then the unimaginable happens: Something from Mike’s own past, a past he doesn’t even remember, comes back to visit terror upon him and his family. Menacing characters show up and begin threatening Mike, and when he reports them, the police seem more interested in Mike’s murky past than in investigating or protecting his young family. Now, with Mike, his wife, and their daughter suddenly under attack from all sides, Mike must turn to Shep, a truly dangerous man  —  and Mike’s only true friend  —  from their childhood days together in foster care. Together, the two of them will do whatever it takes to protect Mike’s family against the hidden men behind the terrifying warning “You’re Next!”

©2011 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Janice
  • Sugar Land, TX, United States
  • 07-18-11

Edge of my seat.

This was an Audible recommendation based on my previous selections, and after reading the summary, I thought it sounded promising. It certainly delivered on that promise with a tense thriller, well developed characters and a spot on reading by Scott Brick. Brick was consistently good throughout the entire story, but especially great with his voicing of hearing impaired Shep, the friend coming to repay a childhood debt. What a terrific character he is. The danger appears insurmountable, especially as the family has no idea what has brought it into their lives, but their committment to each other is what keeps them going. The story is well paced and plays fair by providing surprising twists without making them so preposterous that belief cannot be suspended. I sacrificed sleep by not being able to turn it off at the end of the day, needing to find out what came next. This author is new to me, but I am now looking at what else he has written. I hope other selections are as good as this one.

200 of 210 people found this review helpful

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Everything a great suspense story should be

This is a great suspense novel. At times the tension is so tight the story had me feeling apprehensive to the point of pacing the floor. I could not leave the ipod in the car, I had to listen to this story on walks, around the house, it is very hard to put down. The characters are well developed, the storyline is complete and you understand the motivations of everyone involved. The villains are truly menacing and the good guys are cut from the fabric of normal life. The writing is solid, the narration is wonderful, on this one Scott Brick is the perfect choice. I go through a lot of audio books during my commute - it is very, very rare to come across a book that is this good. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Lesley
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 09-15-11

A real "page" turner

The first 15 or 20 minutes of this book are a little slow--but don't worry; that's the only break you're going to get! Real estate developer Mike Wingate's life takes a bad turn. And then another, and another, and another, and they keep on coming. Several times I found myself thinking, "OK, things have to get better soon..." but then they'd get even worse.

It's hard not to root for Mike, a foster-home kid who's turned his situation around and made a successful life for himself, his wife, and his daughter. Scenes from the past are skillfully woven in with the current tangle of fear and danger, adding an extra dimension. The turning point in this novel was completely unguessable, but still plausible. That's hard to pull off, but Hurwitz does a great job.

At times the rain of bad stuff seemed a little over the top, but it wasn't enough to detract from the story. Narrator Scott Brick, as always, is wonderful, doing a great job on all the characters including 8-year-old Kat. One word of warning: there's some graphic violence which, while not gratuitous, might be unpleasant for some listeners.

Overall a very exciting read. I'll be checking out Hurwitz's other books!

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Very Dissapointed

I bought this book because I listened to another book (Orphan X) by this author. I loved Orphan X. This book was awful. It was way too long, too repetitive. Plot was not even partially believable. I got sick of the repetitiveness of the main family characters. Could have used more of Shep. It was one of those books that was so bad I kept going back to it in hopes something would develop but it did not. The reader was very good.

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Great mystery read!

I had never before read any of Gregg Hurwitz's books, but I actually saw this book advertised elsewhere and decided to buy and download it. I couldn't stop listening to it and hated it when the book ended. I haven't felt like that about a book in a long time! I personally was very impressed with the writing and am looking forward to reading more of his work. Hope I'm as happy with the others as with this one. Try it if you like a good mystery! Would love to have these characters return in a follow-up, perhaps.

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  • D.
  • 03-26-17

terrible book. not worth your time or money!! stru

struggled to finish and now I'll never get that time back. such a disappointment in every way!!

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so-so.

became predictable pretty quickly. The precociousness of the eight-year-old daughter was annoying. unbelievable overall and wouldn't recommend.

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Horrible

Don’t waste many hours of your precious life on this one. I did, and I will never get those hours back. Nothing ever happens, and when it does, nobody cares.

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Too much bad for the ending.

99%evil people and bad things happening.1% payoff at the end? No thanks. Frustrating story in monotone. 👎🏾

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What happened

The book came in 2 parts and part two is blank . Do I pay for the test?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful