Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasn't seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiancée, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip. The last thing he wants is to expose the woman he loves to the pain of his past.
Laura is determined to stand by Owen's side throughout the trial and into the life they have planned together. The trial and her final divorce papers are the only things standing between them and the wedding they have looked forward to all year. Can she convince Owen to let her in and allow her to help him through this difficult time? And what will become of the man she loves if his father walks free?
As Owen and Laura prepare for the emotional battle with his father, his mother, Sarah, finally comes clean about her violent marriage with Charlie Grandchamp, the man who has been her friend and companion for months now. How will Charlie react to hearing Sarah's secrets, and will their relationship move forward now that he finally knows the truth about why she can't bear to let him touch her?
Catch up with all your favorite Gansett Island characters from the past 10 and a half books and meet several new characters, including some McCarthy cousins on the island for Laura and Owen's wedding, who will be featured in future books.
WhileGansett After Darkcould be read as a standalone story, listeners will enjoy it more if they have heard the rest of the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, particularly book 6,Season for Love.
What would have made Gansett after Dark better?
I suffered through because I like the series but it was torture. This is the first book in the series I've listened to and the narrator is just terrible. The story also just didn't compare to the other books in the series, although my opinion could be tainted by the fact that the narrator is so bad. I understand she narrated the entire series. How do/did people stand it????
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her voice is too high pitched to begin with. Her voices didn't match the female characters' personalities. Her transitions were poor.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
Get another narrator, please!
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What disappointed you about Gansett after Dark?
To tell you the truth I could not tell you what was disappointing about "Gansett After Dark." The narrator was so annoying and so bad that I could not get through Chapter One.
What was most disappointing about Marie Force’s story?
I look forward to Marie Force's books and I have always bragged about her. I am worried that she will loose some of her loyal followers if she continues with the same narrator.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holly Fielding?
I so enjoy listening to Therese Plummer reading Robyn Carr novels, Eva Kaminsky rearing Bella Andre and Marie Force novels and the usual narrator girls Suzanne Brockmann Troubleshootrer series.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I could not finish chapter one.
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Gansett island a wonderful place for amazing charactrrs and unbelievable journeys. hou can feel yourself on the island aa you listen to the stories unfold, the chsracters emotion as you go threw your day.
Would you consider the audio edition of Gansett after Dark to be better than the print version?
Usually I prefer audio editions however this narrator really puts me off. Her inability to differentiate the characters (one female voice and one male voice) as well the lack of emotion in the presentation is off putting.
What other book might you compare Gansett after Dark to and why?
Can't make a comparison. This is a good series and I love learning about the different family members.
Would you be willing to try another one of Holly Fielding’s performances?
I took a year off from this series due to the narrator. Now I'm ready to try again. I have forgotten the particulars of the various characters so I need to read again. I just don't know if I can stand the narrator.
loved this book just like all the others. can't wait to read the next one.
loved the storey line and the bonus at the end, ready to read more, please
Love this family! So nice to see them all continue to grow and thrive. The curves just keep coming!
Narrator sounded nasally throughout which was a bit of a distraction story itself was good
Another sequel that draws you in to the end and leaves you wishing for. Can't wait for the next chapter in the lives on Gansett Island 😊
I enjoyed this story because it tells of finding true love and the importance of family,😍