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Payback

By: Jonnie Jacobs
Narrated by: Cindy Piller
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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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Stalkers are just no fun!

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"Payback" is a thriller I won't soon forget. The characters in this book felt real to me, and by that I mean they were filled with flaws, often stupid, acting carelessly, acting on passion, making rash decisions, etc. This story feels like it could really happen to someone. In fact, it probably has. One woman's adulterous mistake brings a dangerous man into her family's life that will change them forever. I thought this story was a complex, dynamic tale of obsession, psychosis and revenge gone too far. Jacobs did an excellent job of keeping me on the edge of my seat and Piller kept me listening with her expert narration. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller! 10/10

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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.

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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.

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careful who you pick up from a bar...

Excellent psychodrama thriller.
You just never know how in one night stand will turn out. One night of fun has definitely wound This woman's life marriage you name it. What do you do that I will not take no for an answer, and believes that he is your soulmate and you are meant to be together? Even if you tell him repeatedly no. Before you know it, you come home and he in the kitchen with your husband having a great old time sharing a beer. That is when things start to get very interesting. Some good twist and turns lay ahead.


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EXCELLENT READ

I received this audiobook for free from the author, narrator or publisher and I am freely offering my unbiased, honest review,

This book kept me completely absorbed from beginning to end and I recommend it highly.!

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Jonnie Jacobs

Another great read by Jonnie Jacobs. I love the fact you get so caught up in the story you don't want to stop listening. I think I have read all the books by Jonnie and loved them all. This book was narrated by Cindy Piller who has a lovely voice. I was lucky to be gifted this audio book from the author. I have left an honest review.

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Not my cup of tea!

This is the story of a married woman that gets drunk and has a one night stand with someone. As a result the man begins to stalk her. He integrates himself into every aspect of her life. Her marriage, her child and her work.

While I don't usually enjoy this type of story line the book is well written and well narrated. Nothing wrong with the book I just didn't enjoy it.

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Loved the book!!

I was given this book for free in return for an unbiased review. The story kept me anxious to see what the sociopath would do next. The narrator was very natural and did a good job.

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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

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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.

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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.

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