Her secret life...
Beth Walsh seems like such a demure housewife. The young woman is someone you'd meet at a church social, the type to take care of her attorney husband or do volunteer work. But Beth has a secret life. While her husband works, Beth slides into what she calls her "slut clothes" and goes on the prowl. She becomes a completely different woman, wanton and uninhibited, with dozens of handsome strangers...until she meets the one blindingly gorgeous stranger who will make her more than sorry for her secrets and lies.
Abbott Lowery is every woman's dream: handsome and muscular, with intense blue eyes that contrast with his thick, black hair. Women want him. Men want him. But Abbott is deeply damaged, and inside lurks a monster just waiting to be released. When Beth Walsh pursues him, it pushes a deeply buried rage to the fore, and he becomes determined to punish her. Beth and Abbott 's meeting lights the fuse on a bomb. Its explosion leads to a tale of terror and desperation so intense, it will sear everyone who knows them. High Risk is a story of secrets, tainted histories, murder, and kidnapping. Its ending is so brutal and shocking that listeners will be left breathless.
©2008 Rick R. Reed (P)2015 Rick R. Reed
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Story was way too dark for my tastes. It also was not plausible, none of it made sense. I never really understood what motivated any of the characters. The ending left me unsatisfied and confused.
I could tell that this author is a fine writer, he just missed the mark with this book.
The narrator had a clear, easy cadence which made the audiobook listenable. There were times though when I was not able to tell that the scene had changed because there was no pause or voice differenciation of characters throughout the book. Since I didn't have the text in front of me I count on the narrator to make me aware of these things!
"This would make a great movie!"
I liked this book. It is a murder and thriller, exciting and made me so angry! There is abuse, neglect, rape, adultery and bad life choices. A little boy grows to be a sadistic adult after seeing his mother raped. 11 years later, his mother commits suicide when no one believes her story. A shy young girl is gang raped at a fraternity party. Later, successfully married, she has sex with anyone that looks at her. These two lost souls come together in nightmarish events.
The only weakness in the story is that it skips around some, but other than that I am glad that I listened to the story.
"NOT For This Listener-Dark, Violent & Disturbing"
Beth has a perfect life, she is married to a well respected lawyer. She serves on committees and looks the part. We soon learn that she has a very dark side to her proper one. She plans trysts with men. Not just A man, looking for a mistress but men who live on the edge. She wants men that disrespecting her as well as themselves. And she loves it.
One day a chance encounter brings her to meet Abbott. He is handsome, beautiful, a strong, alpha male (all of the usual clichés.) However he does not act like the rest of her suitors. When she finds that her husband is on his way home Abbott is in no hurry to leave – making Beth sweat before disappearing at the last second.
Abbott is everything vile, reprehensible, disgusting, and twisted that one could imagine. I have read a lot and this one hit on every topic.
You may not want to read this part as it could be considered spoiling, however this book hits some pretty dark places including rape and torture.
The author kind of skipped around from one bad situation to another more awful situation. It had a thread of continuous storytelling but it was just that, a thread.
The narration was really good. The array of characters and the different situations would be quite a challenge, but are performed very well. Kudos to the performer.
Those who read my reviews for hot romances will probably steer clear of this one.
Notes: Violence, strong language, sexual situations (including but not limited to deviation, molestation and rape)
Creditworthy/$: No on both from my perspective...too dark, graphic and lack of plot. I was given a copy of this title in exchange for my review. I cannot advise using a credit.
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