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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

You name it -- it's in this story!

First read for me of this author. I really enjoyed the story line and found myself getting caught up the characters lives, struggles and the convoluted twists and turns of the main characters and their extended family and friends.

The setting in Nantucket's rich and beautiful makes it even more fun to read. Even the rich and famous have struggles.

Already purchased another book by this author.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Was Justice Done?

I'm not sure where to begin. For the most part I really liked this book and I learned so much about Asperger. The core family members, Emma, Jacob and Theo were obviously complex. When I read the synopsis I did not expect the actual story line. The sacrifices the mother made for her son was incredible. I found myself constantly wondering who committed the crime.

Spoiler alert: I still don't know....

The narration was just okay. I actually think the voice of Jacob was the best.

It was hard to stop listening due to the complexity.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

What a pathetic female lead

I can't believe I finished this. My first book by the author and most likely my last. I was not impressed at all. I will have to say this was very predictable until the last few pages. The lead female character was pathetic. It's hard to imagine someone would willing put herself through all this drama. The husband was a class A jerk and total womanizer.

The narrator was painful to listen to and at times when she was changing characters it sounded like she had a mouthful of cotton. Note to self - skip the next read with her as the narrator.

I'm not a fan of the language used in the book either.

Don't waste your money.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Almost the best book I have listened/read

I was enthralled from the first sentence and had no idea where this story was going. The synopsis on the purchase page does not do it justice. Every character was interesting, some likable, some lovable, some down right disgusting. Of course my favorites were Simone, Reed and CeCe. Simone is a strong survivor as well as Reed. CeCe was the most interesting character ever. Courage in the face of total despair and at times terror. Nora Roberts out did herself with the exception of one aspect.

The language was atrocious. The F*** bomb was used over and over again not to mention G**D**.
this story would have been perfect has it not been for this. I don't understand why authors feel the need to use this approach in their writings. You can build a strong character without using language as a crutch.

Truly one of the most interestingly, complex stories. Drop the language and write another winner Nora Roberts.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Baldacci does it again

Amos Decker and Alex Jamison continue to make a great pair. Oddly this begins with an attempt to have a vacation and personal time. Facets of Amos are revealed and he actually connects with one of the characters.

A different level of violence in this book but in this day and age the plot was somewhat believable.

Narration was good, but do miss Ron McLarty with the Baldacci series.

Ready for the next one!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Reminds me of John Grisham or David Baldacci

Didn't see the end result coming! I loved this from the get-go. The characters were multifaceted. I liked the healthcare aspect and the gifted not to mention the politics of the presidency. I really liked all the ones involved except the darned Dr. Gleason, he was a selfish egomaniac.

First book for me by the author. Reviews for his other books aren't so good so not sure if I will read more.

Narrator was very good as well. Plus for me that there was minimal vulgar language.

Kind of listen where I didn't want to put it down and certainly didn't want it to end.

Good job!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Nothing accidental about the quality of this one.

I listened to this every available moment! This is the best DS book in my opinion. It's relevant in our current state, very diverse characters and I especially loved that the heroine was a very strong female pilot! The TSA agent was also one of my favorites as well.

My only complaint is the language of the Homeland Security agents and the co-pilot. It was very unnecessary.

The narrator was good, he doesn't do female characters the best but he is okay.

When is the next one? I'm ready!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

One of MHC Best!

This was one of her best, if not her best! I loved it all. Stable characters, good clean mystery. I appreciated the character with special needs being so involved. Justice was served. I will say I did suspect the killer but couldn't quite put it all together until close to the end.

January LaVoy is terrific as usual.

Waiting for the next one!

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Glad it wasn't the first Baldacci book I read

If this was the first Baldacci book I listened to it would have been the last. The explicit sexual content ruined it and was completely unnecessary. I literally had to make myself finish this to find out whether justice was served. Perhaps the abridged version would have been easier to tolerate. Supposedly this was made into a movie? It would have to have been rated X. Shame on you Baldacci.

Scott Brick is a narrator that I prefer not to listen to if at all possible.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

The Right Time was perfect!

Loved the strong lead character and how her life evolved and how she faced each adverse situation with determination. Each episode in her life was well written in unpredictable ways. I was rooting for her in each and every turn and so glad of the outcome.

There were many great characters to compliment the lead such as her father, her agent and editor as well as the nuns and dear friends and the loves of her life.

Danielle Steel was spot on with this one and I was sorry to see it end.

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