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Really great story, brilliantly written.& narrated

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-12

This story had it all! It was engaging, realistic and had very relatable characters! The narration elevated the story and characters and brought it to life. It was very entertaining however, there were a couple times I didn't quite follow or understand the plot but this didn't take away my enjoyment of the novel.

All time favorite author/series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-07-16

I love the Myron Bolitar series. I think Harlan Coben is extremely talented in all aspect of his writing. His characters are always well developed and super likable. The Myron Bolitar series always had me excited to listen, it always held my interest and often made me late for appointments because I couldn't turn off the audio book. I always got a few good belly laughs from each of the books in the series and would highly recommend that you purchase them. I doubt you will be disappointed!

Another enjoyable read from Patterson

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-07-12

Although I enjoyed the story quite a bit, I think part of the problem may have been in the narration. Although I love Taye Diggs as an actor, I don't think reading audio books is where he shines. His voice really didn't change as the characters spoke. It was difficult at times to tell who was speaking & whether they were speaking out loud or if it was a character's thoughts or if it was just the story being told. I got lost a few times, perhaps there were too many characters. So I did find myself having to go back in the book a few times. I found the author's use of the phrase “Soneji slash Murphy” really annoying after about the 30th time he said it! If you can over look a few of these issues I think you will enjoy the story.

Not Nora's best, but I still enjoyed it.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-28

3.5 Stars
I normally really enjoy her style of story telling but found this a bit slow and too some degree, unrealistic & predictable. In my opinion, the narrator did a good job with this read. However, I feel that the thrill component was lacking & because of that the book seemed to drag on a bit.

I wanted to know more about the girls!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-21

Because I wanted to know more about the 2 girls, this book hooked me from the very beginning. The story kept me guessing and I couldn't wait til I could listen to some more. I think Tate's character could have been better developed, perhaps a chapter or two could have been told from his point of view. I thought narration was great & overall was an enjoyable book.

I kept waiting for it to get better, it didn't!

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-14

2.5 stars
I really enjoyed the first book in the series but this next book was far to out of the realm of believability for me! Just when I thought there would be no more far out there thoughts, scenarios or ridiculous outcomes, another was right around the corner! When she asked the police for help with a 50 year old disappearance and the cop got to it immediately I just had to stop listening. I felt that Leah's self talk and thoughts were not logical at times and were quite repetitive. I think I kept with it because I thought it might get better. I am quite disappointed in the sequel and will likely return this one.

What an amazing story of resilience & ...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-05

What an amazing story of resilience and the power of family & positive self talk,. I thought this book was well written, it was well narrated and had the story to make for an interesting listen. I couldn't wait to do things like clean my house, work in the garden or cook, all because I could listen to this book. There were times of laughter and times where although you laughed, you felt you shouldn't be. It was told in such a genuine way that you could feel the emotions of the author as though you were there living the scenario. There were times I laughed out loud and times when I was so frustrated I was talking to myself and yelling (at who I don't know because Jeannette certainly couldn't hear me, nor could either of her parents). I truly try not to judge others life choices, however, when your life choices don't put food on the table for the children you chose to have, nor clothes on their backs or a roof over their heads, then I gotta problem with that. There were times when I truly thought Jeanette's parents had some good philosophies but there were far too many times when I thought these people don't deserve to have children in their care. I really don't understand why child welfare was not called more than that one time. I think one of the things that blew my mind was the parents unwillingness to "accept charity" for their children. If you don't want food from a food bank or clothing from strangers or assistance with housing, then get off your asses and get a bloody job so your poor children can have at least one meal a day, clothes to keep them warm and a place to get a good nights sleep! It floors me that you need a license to drive but any Tom, Dick or Harry can have children!! I believe that in their own way, they loved their kids, however, they certainly didn't give them the very basics in life due to in my opinion sheer laziness & desire to fill their own needs first, no matter what it cost, even if that cost was at their children's expense, literally!

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book and so far, it's my favorite of 2020!

This book just wasn't for me!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-01

I looked back on the one and two star reviews and for me, those reviews summed up how I felt. Sadly, this was someone's life, and because of this, I find it difficult to speak my true feelings on the book. I think that the childhood Adrienne lived was quite sad and really unbelievable. The fact that she truly loved her step father and had to deceive him for so many years is quite messed up. I can't imagine how that would feel.Her mothers lack of regard for her daughter is unfathomable to me. Some people were just not meant to be parents and I think her mother is one of them, having absolutely no boundaries and teaching your daughter to lie to protect you is beyond messed up. I have no doubt that Adrienne is a strong women and should be proud of how she turned out (for lack of a better term). Even more so, I think it takes an extremely determined person to "Not mother the way you were mothered" and make an effort and the decision to do better for your children and for that I give her the utmost respect and admiration. The best part of the book was when her daughter approached her about the homework assignment and how she really didn't understand it. Hats off to you Adrienne! You must be an excellent mother despite how you grew up. That must have made you so proud, it should have!!

The book however, was just so slow and drawn out. I did not enjoy every detail on meals from how they were butchered to how they were prepared and what spices were used etc etc. Boring! It did not add to the story and I thought about stopping the book several times but thinking back to all the five star reviews, it made me continue. I figured it had to get better, but nope it didn't. Although I felt the book was indeed well written and very well narrated, the story didn't hold my attention, it's just not interesting enough for others to read about. I don't understand why there were so many five star reviews.

I couldn't stop listening!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-26

Although this is not my first book of Denzil's, it certainly was a favorite. Narration was great too

Well written but not very realistic.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-21

This was a 3.5 ☆ book.
It was an entertaining listen and some of the twists I seen coming in some way, shape or form. I think the "who dunnit" required such a high level of suspension of disbelief that it took away from the ending a bit.

Also, Kat's thought processes in some areas were so crazy and out of this world that they drove me crazy and I almost stopped listening a couple times.