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When teenage best friends, Callie and Avery are kidnapped from a tent in their front yard in a sleepy Midwestern town, the entire population of Newell is rocked to its core. But when one of the girls returns 24 hours later, her body covered in injuries and zero recollection of what happened, the search is on for the girl who didn’t get away. Callie is still missing, her whereabouts unknown. And as Avery attempts to piece together an impossible puzzle, she stumbles upon the terrifying realization that her best friend was harboring a dark secret, and she may have paid the ultimate price for it.   

©2018 Marin Montgomery (P)2018 Marin Montgomery

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A+ Mystery

I do love a good mystery and this one was a really juicy one! 'The Girl That Got Away' follows two young women who are kidnapped while camping in a suburban front yard. Marin Montgomery spins a complicated tale that requires much unfolding to discover the truth. It also successfully pulls off some dramatic twists and I didn't see coming (a rare feat!) and culminates in a satisfying ending. Grace Pauescu and D, Michael Hope both deliver a good narrative performance that will keep you listening. If you like a mystery/thriller, then this one is for you!

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

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  • Sara
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  • 05-24-18

Great storyline, great narration!

I really enjoyed the tension build up and the suspense as we went through the story. This story is such a sad, but common story. I’m really thankful most don’t go like this one did. There were a few times I screamed at Avery and I really wondered where her parents were. I know that I wouldn’t be leaving mine alone after such an ordeal.

The narrators, Grace Paunescu and D. Michael Hope were really great. Henry gave me chills with his voice. I totally felt for Avery. They did a great job and seemed to have complimented each other.

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Kidnapped

The Girl That Got Away is the story of two fourteen year old girls who are taken from their sleepover in the front yard. One, Avery, is found and the other , Callie, is still missing. The story is told from two characters alternating perspectives and narrated by Grace Paunescu and D. Michael Hope. As Avery’s memories return the mystery starts to unravel. There are numerous twists to the story, but the end was mostly predicable. I enjoyed the double narration and would listen to more of the authors books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Suspenseful and Engrossing

During a sleepover in their front yard, fourteen year old girls Avery and Callie are kidnapped. A day later, Avery is found naked in a totaled car by the side of the road. Henry, the man who found her, is lauded as a hero, but he's keeping secrets of his own. As she recovers in the hospital, Avery tries to piece together her memories of the night leading up to the kidnapping, hoping to remember in time to save Callie.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat, it was suspenseful and engrossing. It was written in a Dan Brown style with each chapter ending in a cliffhanger before switching to the other person's point of view. It kept me hooked and reading late into the night. When it comes to mysteries, I like clever revelations that make me rethink the entire story, rather than being bamboozled by an unreliable narrator. While I did feel a bit cheated by that, I think this one was well worth the read and I'll be checking out more of the author's books.

I liked the dual narration style, each narrator brought their own flavor to the performance. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 05-14-18

Mixed emotions

I had mixed emotions while listening to this book. I loved the duo POV and the two narrators did a great job. There was just so many twists and turns to this listen and so many that-did-not-just-happen moments that I never settled into it. And don't get me started on that ending!

There is plenty of intrigue and lots of subplots - some subtle, some not so much. It was an interesting listen with an interesting whodunnit. Still, it left me with mixed emotions.

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The Girl That Got Away

The Girl That Got Away
: Marin Montgomery

This is the first book I have listened to from this author. The plot is interesting, grabbing the listener from the start. As you read / listen you are spun in many directions. There are multiple suspects that come under scrutiny. It makes you wonder who is good and who is bad. It kept me on edge until the end.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. I really liked the duel narration by Grace Paunescu and D. Michael Hope. I hope to find more from them in the future.



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

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  • Tatiana
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  • 07-08-18

Engrossing

This sat for a while in my library before I listened, but now I wish I had gotten to it sooner. It was very engrossing and suspenseful, with an interesting storyline. I was really drawn in!

There was some frustration involved due to the behavior of the characters, but not the sort that makes you think it is unrealistic. Unfortunately, many people are exactly as idiotic and careless as some of these characters. Maybe if some of them listen to this book, they might get a wake up call.

I'm not a fan of dual narration in most cases, but it was alright here. Both narrators were competent and did a good job.

I received this book for free at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great mystery and suspense!

Absolutely loved this one! Great narration, fantastic storyline. Goes back and forth between two characters and two periods in time as the story unravels, giving you bits and pieces at a time. I had a pretty good idea of what was going on about halfway through, but it does twist and turn a lot. No spoilers! Listened to this one on a very long drive and it was perfect for the road trip. Definitely recommend! *** This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.***

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Worth the read

I enjoyed everything about this book. It is always fun to read a book where you are offered a number of possible criminals. The performance was excellent and added to the enjoyment of the book. The story was excellent except for one thing. The thoughts attributed to the 14 year old girl were way too mature for a 14 year old. Most 14 year olds are more mature than their age but not this mature of a thought process. I think 16 years old would be much more accurate and believable.

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Suspenseful

A great suspense story that kept me engrossed until the end! Narrators were great! A MUST read/listen!! This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.