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The title, and first 30 minutes of listening may lull you into thinking you've got a cozy little mystery, but do not be fooled! This book moves abruptly into child abuse, madness, kidnapping, murder and many other horrors. The story is compelling, with complex characters and plot twists, but it is often overshadowed by the stilted dialogue. Her characterization of a couple married more than 40 years is awkward and reserved. The author seems to pause the story periodically to stand on various soap-boxes regarding a number of worthy social causes, but they are weird breaks in the story telling and don't serve the book. The narrator uses an artificially low-pitched voice for the main character, making her a bit irritating when the listener should feel sympathetic. She does a far better job with other characters. I'd recommend it for the overall story, but be prepared to overlook some awkward writing.
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the ending was a little predictable but it was a long in depth book with twists and turns.