The One That Got Away

  • by Simon Wood
  • Narrated by Emily Durante
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever.
A year later and still tortured with guilt, Zoë latches on to a police investigation where the crime eerily resembles her abduction. Along with a zealous detective, she retraces the steps of that fateful night in the desert, hoping that her memory will return and help them find justice for Holli. Her abductor--labeled the "Tally Man" by a fascinated media--lies in wait for Zoë. For him, she is not a survivor but simply the one that got away.
With an unforgettable heroine, a chillingly disturbed psychopath, and a story that moves at breakneck speed, The One That Got Away is thriller writer Simon Wood at his finest.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well Done Suspense Novel

I must say, I was engage from start to finish with this book. The author managed to keep me intrigued for the entire book, with its great writing, fast(ish) pace story-lines and gripping suspense.

The female heroine was perfectly written, strong, confident, a bit reckless and flawed. But as the story develops, she also manages to grow herself. She takes ownership of her situation and refuses to be defined by it, but eventually starts the process of healing.

The narrator was great for the female characters and so-so for the male. They weren't bad but some male characters kind of sounded the same.

Overall, I recommend this book. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and look forward to more works from Simon Wood.
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- qpj100 "Writing is not my forte, but I can listen with the best of them!"


First of all this is not for the squeamish. It's a gritty thriller, and what a thrill ride the author takes you on. Good luck trying to put this down once you've started. I got the Kindle (print) edition that syncs up with the audio, so I could read when it wasn't possible to listen and visa versa.
Zoe is a very believable and likeable character. She goes to hell and back several times in this story, but the violence never seems gratuitous.
Do not choose this book if you like cozy mysteries with lemonade and cats on the covers. But if you like a gripping, high tension thriller, this book is for you.
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- Malena "2boysMOM"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio