It changes even more when Detective Mike Sullivan starts questioning her again about a body she prepared three years ago, an unidentified girl found murdered in a nearby strip of woods. Unclaimed by family, the community christened her Precious Doe. When Clara and Mike learn Trecie may be involved with the same people who killed Precious Doe, Clara must choose between the steadfast existence of loneliness and the perils of binding one's life to another.
©2008 Amy MacKinnon; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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"Good book, but the narrator makes this book!!!"
Amy MacKinnon did a great job with the book...not your typical main character...kind of dark, but I like that! Looking forward to her next book! Rebecca Lowman is by far my favorite female narrator. She does an excellent job with the characters. Very convincing changes in the voices. She doesn't rush the words, she takes her time and honors the author's words. This one will NOT dissapoint!
I am not sure who is better here, the author or the reader. If you are looking for a high adventure action thriller, this isn't it. I read this in 2 days, I just couldn't put it down. For a new writer, she writes like she has been writing best sellers for years. The reader has such a mesmerizing voice and style that puts you right in her space with her. The last 7 chapters are unbelievable. By themselves they would be insightful, but the way they are read, are just awe inspiring. More Please!
The book was very interested but startes a little slow. The lady who read to you was the most soothing voice I every heard and she made you feel like you were walking in the main characters shoes. For a new author I think she did a great job. I would like to see how she develops as she writes more books.
"Hypnotic and Thrilling"
This book ranks in the top 5 of the books I have listened to so far. I was excited to read more from this same author and was sorely disappointed to see this was her only one.
I would compare this book to The Weight of Blood because of the subject matter.
Her voice is hypnotic. I listen to books during rush hour traffic and I cant concentrait on anything else (in a good non-road rage kinda way, not a dangerous oblivious driver kinda way)
I struggled to finish listening to this book about 10 minutes into it. I stuck with it and got through the ending, but the narrator's voice is so monotone it's better to set as a sleep timer then it is a book to listen to. The storyline and plot are very fragile and don't require the need to create such an extensive storyline and excessively descriptive paragraphs.
Excellent listen. Very moving and full of suspense. Can't wait for more from this author.
Why hullo Eeyore, I see you have come back to literary life as a female undertaker with a bunch of baggage...
I cannot blame the narrator on this one, because I think she hits the nail on the head with her reading. However, the problem is, that the main character is so despondent, so lifeless, that it is not all that appealing to listen to. Even when Clara has a brief moment of -out-of-character strength, she is semi-conscious, literally.
I think the people who compared this book to one of Gillian Flynn's must have thought so because Clara is not all that likable, much like many of Flynn's characters. However, to pull that off, you need to have a better storyline and, preferably, some other females who are at least making poor decisions and sticking with them instead of the doormat style life planning that Clara does here.
I really liked this book. I'm a big fan of Gillian Flynn and this book reminded me of something she could've written. The writing was very good also.
The One I Left Behind - because of the who done it aspect and damaged main characters.
Really don't have a particular one. The whole book was good.
If I could've yes.
I loved this book. An amazing story from a wonderful narrator. Get it!
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