Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there.
She manages to escape but no one believes her story - not the police, not the doctors, and especially not her husband, Liam.
When she suspects Liam is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.
But who is following Chloe?
Look behind you. You never know who's out there.
©2014 Sibel Hodge (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
If I had read some previous reviews before purchasing, I would have been prepared for the dreadful narration of this story. The constant rise towards the end of sentences became so distracting that I almost gave up after the first chapter. However, I persevered and must have become more tollerant although I do think a grittier narrator is required for this story. The plot was ok with several twists and turns but I found parts very repetative and weak. Overall, an ok thriller read by an irritating narrator.
Overall I enjoyed this story. However, I had figured it out right from the opening so none of the twists had any effect for me. It's a shame really because I felt the author came on too strong in one area and so the twists never changed my mind. Having said that, I did enjoy the story and it wasn't ruined by knowing the secret.
Unfortunately, I found the narration monotonous and irritating. She's good with accents and voices in short dialogue, but for any lengthy dialogue or prose her voice repeats the same intonation for each sentence. I almost didn't continue listening at the beginning because it was so irritating and distracting. A real shame.
The story was enough to make me cringe through the narration but only just....
From the start the rising tone of every sentence drove me crazy ! It was a relief when other characters were introduced just to get a different tone. I almost gave up but the story was interesting enough to make me persist to the end.
Exciting and realistic story. I wouldn't listen again because knowing the outcome would spoil it.
Chloe 'acted' her part very well and you were made to feel a great deal of sympathy for her but the listener was never sure whether she was deluded or not until the last chapter.
Great sympathy for Chloe - near to tears.
Hope she has some more great books like this one.
Neither, I'm afraid. I'd be more likely to read one of Hodge's books than listen to Daerden's narration though.
No. It just didn't meet the standard of psychological thriller that people expect these days.
The main issue I have with the actual novel is that there is no twist. It's spelt out all the way through. It's obvious- so obvious that I was waiting for the huge twist and it never came because the 'kidnapper' was suspected right from the beginning.
The first chapter when Chloe is being held is boring and repeats things over and over. It felt like filler.
I'm surprised I got this far to be honest, as the narration was atrocious. The narrator has a pleasant voice and it is easy to differentiate between characters. Her accents and pitches are good. But the tone of Chloe's voice is so irritating. I accepted it in the first chapter as she was being held captive: it's the whispering, suspenseful tone of somebody who has been abducted, nervous, rushed and scared. But this continued for the duration of the book, yet with a narrative tone. She sounded like a cross between a newsreader and Mystic Meg! The direct speech parts were truly awful and couldn't be distinguished between the narrative parts.
So much more could have been done with the abusive husband. He could have been acted in a really clever way but was given a 'general' menacing voice.
Change the narrator.
Not now I've read the book and didn't like it.
Very enjoyable listen, story had me hooked, it had good pace although it was familiar territory. Well written with a sympathetic central character I was pleased to share the mystery unraveling with.
"Pick this one."
If you love to read mysteries/ psychological thrillers but you often have a problem enjoying them wholly as your fun is taken away before the second chapter has ended because you already know 'who's done it' - you might like this book. I had "figured it out" plenty of times throughout listening to this book, but only to find myself doubting my thinking over and over again. I enjoyed the narration. Listening to this story in an accent that is different from my own added to the intrigue, I think. I really enjoyed this book!
A little predictable yet still suspenseful, a little cliché yet still interesting, a little too drawn out yet still compelling.
"Keeps your attention"
Pretty decent story. Not a masterpiece but a good little thriller that keeps you guessing and holds your attention.
"The most Predictible and cliched book I've read."
An original thought
Stephen king or Jodi Piccoult possibly.
A better book.
This book was so bad that I actually wanted the whiny main character to die. Then at least I could have said it had an enexpected ending.
I almost never write negative reviews because I admire anyone who can write, but this book was so bad that it was a complete waste of my money and time.
"Not as suspenseful as I'd hoped"
The story was often repetitive (the book's narrator kept reviewing her gathered facts) and I kept hoping the plot line would be better than it kept turning out to be. Reader was good, though.
"A Place I've Been Before...."
Yes, while I always immersion read, I ended up listening to the audible version of this book all the way through. It was the type of book where you had to have the desperation of the character in her voice constantly coming through.
At this point I really can't give you a good comparison.
No, but I loved her in this one!
When she went to school and was asked to withdraw herself, because of her .....(Plot Spoiler)
Really enjoyed this book, will be checking her out for any others that she has written!!!
I always write a review on Goodreads, because I immersion read. Please look this one up!!!!!
I enjoyed the story, however figured out quite early who the kidnapper was. maybe because I'm a policeman . I still enjoy crime stories and trying to figure out the who done it. My initial guess was correct however, I begin to wonder if it was Jordan. I have to say as one without an accent, I truly enjoy listening to readers that have such a soft voice with an accent.
"Good psychological thriller. "
Well development story. Amnesia is a very old l plot device,so I was skeptical it would be a satisfying story, but it worked pretty well.
Loved this. kept me wondering. I thought i knew where it was heading and then i found i was mistaken.
don't know that i could name one without revealing too much
loved it all
Well written by the author and very well narrated. Quite suspenseful. An ending unexpected but satisfying.
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