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Nancy

Tokyo, Japan
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Over the top and very silly

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

The narration could have been cut to around 8 hours if the repetitive action scenes had been edited. I kept thinking I'd jumped back a couple of episodes - but no, just the same action happening in various parts of the boat or ocean.

I got the feeling the book was written with a movie in mind.

Now I've read the reviews I wish I hadn't just downloaded the audio book on the author's reputation alone - although to be fair I now realise the book was released 10 years ago so that may account for the stereotypes and gnarly story line.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Unbelievable characters and plot!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

Looks like I'm the only person here who didn't enjoy this book at all!
It started off Ok but then when the mother started telling her story it just unravelled into unbelievable drivel!! And when the Dad's story kicked in....well I gave up.
I'm not even sure why this rates as psychological thriller.
As you can tell I'm left underwhelmed.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Cracking story with a brilliant twist

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

Any additional comments?

A really enjoyable story with a great twist that I didn't see coming at all. In fact it made me rethink everything I had already listened too. I can't say either character really appealed to me - but then maybe that is the whole point of the story? You love and loathe them both!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nail biting start that spiralled into nonsense!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-2018

Would you try another book written by Sarah A. Denzil or narrated by Joanne Froggatt?

The narration was excellent and Joanne Froggatt did a great job of keeping the story line interesting and moving.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Initially I thought this was one of the best audiobooks I'd ever listened to - I was desperate to find out whodunnit it. But then the story very quickly took a nonsensical turn when the baddie was revealed - and the reason why. It was so disappointing - almost like the author was more interested in the buildup than the actual reveal.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No!

Best book I've listened to in a long time!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a really gripping audio book with the narration keeping the suspense and story flowing flipping between the two female characters. All the way through I was trying to work out who the baddie was and I thought the twist was handled really well.

Any additional comments?

I only wish the first book in the series was available to listen too as events are referenced throughout book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Compelling central character

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The first 2 books had only one narrator, Elizabeth Bower, so it's distracting to say the least to have another narrator join series and it doesn't really add anything to the enjoyment of the series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story line is ok and I'm interested in the development of Helen Grace but not sure I'll be going back for book 4.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's Ok for running to, but not one that I can't stop listening too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Too similar to the other books in the series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-2016

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

After 3 books I've come to the end of the road with this series. The actual storytelling and build up is OK, but the wrap up of the whodunnit is over and done with so quickly it's actually quite trite and secondary to the first 3/4 of the book.

Any additional comments?

The series promised well but I'm moving on!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Easy listening who dunnit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's an easy going who dunnit - good old fashioned police work without any gore or violence. The narrator is great and keeps the story line moving along nicely. There isn't a big twist and you won't be shocked - it's just a nice book to listen too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessica the lead character is well drawn - flaws an all she's very believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Trust the reviews - the narration is terrible!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-2016

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have bought all of Karin Slaughter's audiobooks and have been enthralled with Sarah's life after her husband died. They are great books to listen to when running BUT jeez, the narrator on this one is terribly off putting. Her characters change tone and accent half way through a conversation and her deep voice is distracting - and just terrible.
What a shame. All I can think of when I'm listening is how did this get released.

Any additional comments?

Love the series and the characterisations. The plots are all different and keep me interested. Disappointed with this one - it shouldn't have been released in it's current format.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful