The story unfolds well & is expertly narrated, but I was so disappointed with the implausible ending & sickly sweet epilogue that I almost regret listening to the book.
54 of 58 people found this review helpful
The story started off well but then fell flat as the author tired to drag it out. Became very predictable and unbelievable.
Also the voice was the daughter was like nails on a chalk board.
There are better choices
46 of 50 people found this review helpful
I started figuring it out close to the end of the book. It didn't ruin it for me... I was actually feeling the suspense wondering if I was right.
25 of 27 people found this review helpful
This was what I'd call a guilty pleasure, okay in a Lifetime Movie Chickflick kinda way. The abusive marriage is well described, and the characters were likable enough so that I kept reading just to see how it turned out - in spite of the fact that it was all pretty predictable. The main narrator does a fine job. The person reading Sophie, the daughter, has a peculiar speech pattern that's distracting (but not a deal-breaker) in that her voice lifts up at the end of sentences making almost everything sound like a question, even chapter titles like "Chapter 44? Sophie?" And. She pauses? In odd places? Anyway - not exactly great literature, but I admit to binge-reading this one anyway.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful and had some twists that kept the pace of the book consistent throughout the entire story.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
Poor writing. Poor Narration. Sophomoric, like written by a 13 year old and the narration is unbelievable, like it can sometimes make you laugh at its amateurish quality. I have enjoyed her previous novels, but I think she has gotten worse over time. Also, its quite the man-hater novel and I'm a man. Probably not wise to tick off half your potential pool of readers. In her previous novels she hated her mother and in others her father, maybe she's just a hater. I rarely write review but felt compelled to write this one.
23 of 27 people found this review helpful