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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica's The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.

Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions - or are they memories? - of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.

As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep listeners enthralled through the final, shocking twist.

©2016 Anjali Writes, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Mediocre, ordinary listen. Would not recommend.

With all the great books of the psychological thriller and women's story genre out there these days, this read is a waste of time. It had all the right components, but the timeline is rough, uneven and therefore difficult to follow. Characters we're uninteresting and lines we're repeated over and over (I'm sorry, are you OK, I'm fine ) with no progression. These factors combine to make it very difficult to hold the reader's interest. Time after time, I would have to rewind and repeat because my mind had wandered. I struggled to finish. Just didn't care.

I usually enjoy Ms. Campbell's narrations and chose this book because of her, but her usually crisp, clear voice had been replaced by a ridiculous breathy, wispy version of Marilyn Monroe. Very annoying and difficult to imagine any kind of strength or intelligence behind it! Pass.

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Narration was torture

The story was very entertaining and had a surprisingly fun twist at the end. The narrator's slow, breathy voice was so painful to listen to, however, that I had to actually speed up the narration to make it sound like a normal person speaking.

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Annoying Narrator Decent Story

Decently entertaining story with a good twist. I couldn't stand the narrator though. She made the character speak in a really annoying soft whisper. The main character was annoying too. just really...dumb. Another character would say something and she would reply "Oh?" or repeat what they say as a question. "My mother had a garden." "A garden?" 3 stars. Will be avoiding​ this narrator on future books as she made the character seem like a soft spoken, vapid idiot.

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Great Read!

This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I immediately felt in sync with the main character and couldn't wait to unravel her story.

The storyline reminds me of The Girl On The Train- dark deception that slowly reveals itself through memories and flashbacks. I loved the way the flashbacks were seamlessly intertwined into the present day narrative.

It was a tiny bit slow and repetitive in some parts and I would have liked the 'big reveal' (of Kyra finding out the truth) to go on a bit longer without Jacob finding out- the ending came very quickly for me. That being said I still really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good and easy mystery read!

+ the audible narration is two thumbs up!

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Meh

This was pretty predictable in my opinion. It played out almost EXACTLY like a movie I just watched on Netflix that came out a month or so ago, the one with Brenda Song. Also, the woman reading this had little to no affect in her voice so I felt a bit detached from the action of the story; she gave it no gravitas, especially the scene with the guy having an allergic reaction. The whole story was just kind of...for lack of a better word, dumb.

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It might just be me...

But I wasn't the biggest fan of the voice-actor in this. She spoke so softly I found my mind drifting while she was talking. But the story did surprise me. I thought I had it all figured out and it really flipped towards the end. Overall worth the listen, but I feel like because of the performance I kind of missed half of the book.

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Good

Takes a little while to pick up but it does. Good narration. At first some of the transitions were fast and seemed out of place until you realize this is reflecting the kyra's way of processing thought after the accident.

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The sea holds all secrets, memories, and dreams

The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner is the story of Kyra Winthrop, a marine biologist in her  mid-thirties who is suffering from memory loss due to a head injury.  Kyra’s journey to recovery is fascinating, mysterious, and frustrating all at once.  The setting and her marriage appear to be perfect - at least at first.  As the story progresses, doubt seeps in, carried by a wave of Kyra’s dreams mixed with possible memories.  The uncertainty is palpable...What is real?  Who can be trusted?  What actually happened?  Why? Most of the characters are very well-drawn..  However, it is the setting and the sense of being trapped in a very remote environment- an alternate universe - that gives this book its unique and compelling power.   Uncertainty and mystery hang over every aspect of the story and all of its characters, including Kyra herself.  For at least a portion of the book, the reader is not entirely sure what sort of person Kyra is or used to be before her injury.  The plot twists in very unique ways that did surprise me. The Twilight Wife is a clever, tightly constructed novel.  The performance provided by Cassandra Campbell contributes substantially to the overall mystery and suspense.  Her slightly haughty delivery makes the reader a tiny bit unsure about Kyra, which is perfect.   However, I was still left with mixed feelings.  While The Twilight Wife is entertaining and well-crafted, it left me wanting.  I think this is because in order for the story to unfold as it does, the reader must be kept at arm’s length.  Reading this story during the time of a pandemic which keeps everyone apart physically and psychologically highlights this intrinsic disconnect.  At any other time, I might’ve viewed this device as a bonus, but at this time, it just made me a little sad and dissatisfied.

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Captivating

Great book. Grabs your attention. Twists you dont see coming. You can't stop until you finish it. I would definitly recommend this book to everyone.

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Twisted memory

Somewhat predictable, but did hold my interest. I would recommend it to someone who likes the suspense and psych type.#twisted#obsessed#Tagsgiving#Sweepstakes