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This book has all the virtues of other recent thrillers like "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train", but it also features a likable and relatable cast of characters. It is, in other words, a real winner!
Our two major characters are Zoe, a single mother with boyfriend and so-so job, and Kelly, a young cop with a checkered record and a tendency to push the envelop of police rules. Both are people the listener/reader might come across in real life - and we'd like and sympathize with them.
Their lives are soon linked by a bizarre case which threatens the safety of women who commute every day on the same transport lines. Kelly gets an assignment on the police case, and Zoe is a justifiably fearful potential victim. Both women are smart, resourceful, and fully engaged in solving the mystery.
The action moves fast, with the twists and turns which are likely to keep you up late and/or thinking of excuses to drive just a little further or sit in the car in the garage. Sure, there are a couple of places where you ask yourself if there's a bit of implausibility in certain details and coincidences, but the story moves quickly enough that disbelief is easily suspended.
I really liked this tense story line, and the narrator is just about perfect. It's a satisfying thriller/mystery.
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I should have known better. I read this author's other book and found it pretty basic. I was hoping for more from this one, but it's in the same league.
There were times while listening to this book that I thought the premise was really interesting and unique, but then the predictable and boring characters would do some more predictable and boring stuff and the author would lose me again.
I suppose this book might appeal to some readers. It's pretty straightforward, and though it purports to have "twists", I found it pretty flat. The twists just sort landed with a big thud and seemed lame and contrived. Add to that a total lack of character development and you just have an average book.
The narration was okay. There was some fairly melodramatic overacting, but I've heard worse.
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