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Growing up abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother, Celeste was determined to create the perfect family - but even perfect families have secrets. Her days are filled with a rewarding career, a devoted husband, and her 4-year-old daughter. Celeste is the only one who knows the precarious house of cards her family is built upon - until the day her daughter falls critically ill. 

Then her world quickly spirals out of control, her secret threatening to destroy her marriage, family, reputation, and sanity. She’ll go to any lengths to protect her family - take any risk, break any law - anything except tell the truth.

©2016 Lucinda Berry (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Kelly
  • 08-10-20

SPOILER ALERT. Sigh...

If you like listening to a woman self flagellate for nearly 7 hours even though she was a VICTIM. She runs, she apologizes, she takes blame she grovels she apologizes. .... and finally she loses anyway. Wow... but the husband spends the entire book hating, seething getting even. For what? I never understood. He walks off into the sunset with her best friend. She loses her child, her dignity and believes she’s a murderer for most of the book. This book made me so angry I was driven to drink.
This was certainly a setback for rape survivors and a yeehaw for crappy husbands and betraying best friends. Poor kid. I guess it’s just ok to tell a kid their mom is dead when she has a breakdown. Geeez.... another drink. This time , made it a double.

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  • Jacqueline Spinney
  • 14-10-20

weak, sad female character *spoilers*

I struggled to listen to this after the first apology for being raped, then the justification, further apologies and how weak and pathetic they made this female character genuinely made me hate this story. It's too bad because it has interesting themes and plot twist but was never fully developed.

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  • Pink Amy
  • 12-11-21

Narration improves the story

1.5 STARS

When Celeste’s daughter life is endangered, secrets come to light that cause ripples throughout the lives of everyone she knows.

Lucinda Berry is usually a five star read for me, so giving MISSING PARTS such a low review pains me. Aside from great writing and Celeste’s complexity, I dislike the reading reading MISSING PARTS. She made so many uninformed decisions with her friends and family, choices with potentially catastrophic consequences. I sympathized with the raw deal life handed her, understood why she became so but couldn’t get myself to root for her. I rooted for her to make less destructive choices. The secondary characters weren’t fully fleshed out.

The ending of MISSING PARTS was a real letdown, except for the last sentence. I recommend Berry’s other books, but not this one.

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  • natalie kirkland
  • 05-08-21

Predictable

So very predictable…. The storyline could have been a worthy investment but, the characters are so unrealistic in behavior and thought that it was ruined. It was made more frustrating by the reader’s overly theatrical performance of what was already over the top writing. The oft repeated “…electricity shot through my body…” is her favorite exclamation right after, “…my heart froze…” and other very common / pedestrian / boring snippets. Disappointing.

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  • Tammi Damm
  • 15-06-21

Wonderfully written and performed!

Great story that yet again Lucinda Berry hits issues of real life. thank you,. Also Abby Craden did a wonderful job performing all the hurts, hates, and tragedy. thank you!

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  • Violet
  • 27-04-21

Sooooooo good!! WOW!!

WOW!!!! A twist you can’t see coming! The end of part two was one of the best twists I’ve ever read! Ever!!

Abby Craden’s performance was incredible. I cannot say enough positive things about her narration.

This book is incredible and I suggest you get it!

The ending wasn't what I’d have hoped, I couldn't relate to it. But, not all endings have to be what we’d think they are. Didn't take anything away from the story at all.

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  • Dezaree
  • 21-03-21

WOW

totally a good book. I absolutely didn't wanna stop listening. I just wanted to see what happened next all the time. I love books that are never boring.

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  • Moie Dog
  • 14-01-21

Somewhat boring!

The story itself was good but not on the top of my list for great. The reader was good for the main character but all the other ones that she played made me not likie this book. There have been very few women readers that can duplicate a man's voice well. And this one definitely is in that category of me not wanting to continue to listen when she was trying to be a male voice.

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  • J. Gervais
  • 03-11-20

Sensitivity warning should be included

There were some odd twists and turns but overall I liked it well enough. It was ultimately predictable but still worth the journey.