Kendall Monroe is handcuffed to a car in the desert.
Is this life imitating art or art imitating life? The only thing he’s sure of is that the situation he finds himself in is a copy of a scene he filmed earlier, only this time, there is no director yelling “cut” and no crew to rescue him. Terrified for his life, Kendall takes comfort remembering happier times with his longtime lover, Johnny. He hasn’t seen Johnny in weeks since Johnny stayed behind to finish his latest best-selling novel.
As he attempts to survive scorching-hot days and freezing nights, Kendall tries to figure out who did this to him. Could it be Johnny, or the research assistant he suspects Johnny is having an affair with? Both options fill him with bitterness. Or is it a more likely suspect? Kendall has a stalker who sends him flowers and always seems to know where he is. But what does this stranger have to gain by leaving Kendall stranded in the middle of nowhere?
I enjoy Andrew Grey's writing and have listened to many of his books. This one seemed to oversimplify the story to cram it in to a shorter book. Not enough detail was given, and you find yourself thinking "No one would actually do that." The book needs to be rewritten and made about 50 pages longer to add more detail and explain away bad parts in the plot.
That being said, the story was somewhat enjoyable, the narration was good and the story, while flawed, was passably entertaining.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I like Andrew Grey and most of his books. This narrator is my least favorite. He sounds more like a children's book reader. His voice is too old for the characters. And listening to an older man reading sex scenes like a children's book just doesn't do it for me. I like the story but I think for me it would have been much better with a different narrator.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Once you get started, you won't put it down! Grey always gives a stellar storyline with lovable characters!