Desperate

  • by Daniel Palmer
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, Gage and Anna are married. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, they begin the long adoption process, until fate brings Lily into their lives. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to Gage and Anna in exchange for financial support. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways, then things take a more sinister turn. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna.

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What the Critics Say

"If you've somehow missed reading Daniel Palmer, it's time to - pardon the pun - get Desperate." (New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I couldn't put this book down!

This was indeed a thriller! Such a surprising ending! I was so stressed that I went on line to look for spoilers to ease my stress. I'm glad that I didn't find so that I could guess and enjoy. It is quite conceivable that a woman desperate for a baby could ignore signs. I'll was more by this author for sure.
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- Christine

Very Nearly There

Yes, Daniel Palmer is developing along nicely as a thriller writer; just a little bit more investment in the development of believable and intelligent heros would be a welcome move. With the exception of Gage Dekker, all the other character remained ghostlike and underdeveloped. Upon reflection, perhaps this was intentional and the writer just wanted the whole story to be totally directed by his main character, Gage. If this, indeed was the case, then Gage's character needed further development and given more insight, less hysteria, and more intelligence than the present character appears to have. Having said that, I enjoyed the book thoroughly. The suspense was strung like a tight wire throughout the book and it was hard to put down. Peter Berkrot's performance as Gage Dekker was excellent and he brought the character to life. I look forward to Daniel Palmer's next book.
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- Janie O'brien

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2014
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC