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When a body is found buried near the desolate forest road of Kellers Way, Detective Melanie Carter must identify the victim if she is to have any chance of finding the killer. That's no easy task with fragmentary evidence from a crime committed years earlier and a conspiracy of silence from anyone who might have information. The one person who may be able to help is Julie West. 

In a troubled marriage, Julie often jogs along Kellers Way to clear her mind and escape the confines of her suffocating suburban life. Until one day, something happens there that shakes Julie to the core, making her question everything she ever believed about her life, her marriage and even her sanity....

©2017 Megan Goldin (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia Audio

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Wow, what a surprise

There is a really stimulating storyline and I loved the alternative chapter representations of the two main characters. I fell in love with the voice of Julie, who read her piece perfectly. I suspected the outcome, but not until late into the book but I was never really sure of it until the very end. I'm looking out for further books by Megan.

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Engrossing

I thought I had it figured out - wrong!! Twists and turns galore. Sequel please!!

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Total disappointment

I really didn't enjoy this book. The narration was so annoying especially the voice of the little girl. I was constantly rolling my eyes, with the story line. I was so irritated by the way the author over described everything that wasn't nessasary to the story line. I found the ending such a disappointment, it had every chance to be a great double twist but no such luck.

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good book

love this book, I want to know what happened to Julie. did she get out, did Matt get caught?

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Disappointing ending

A great story with so many possibilities but the end was far from satisfying after all the investment in listening to the novel

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Good story but ending let it down.

This was a great book and kept me interested. i wish the ending would have been more satisfying but overall a good listen.

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Decent Book but One of the Narrators Was Annoying

Almost couldn't finish this book. The cop narrator was so irritating. Weird over the top accent and constantly letting out breath at the end of sentences.
hard to listen to but a decent enough storyline.
I finished it and enjoyed it regardless of the annoying narrator.

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the narrator is everything

While the narrator for Julie was wonderful, the cop character's narration was not fabulous, and quite distracting.

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WOW

I thought it was a good from the beginning. Nice little twist at the end. Along the lines of some of the great physiological thrillers

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  • Jo
  • 10-08-2019

Not as gripping as The Escape Room, but ok

The narration was good and the story was ok but I didn't like the ending.

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  • Jessica R. Hughes
  • 24-08-2019

Returning for my credit

I really enjoyed The Escape Room and hoped to follow it with another from Goldin, but I absolutely cannot listen to this book one more minute. I’m maybe ten minutes in and if I have to continue to hear the narrators gasp for breath after every clause spoken I’m gonna go postal. And the pathologist sounds like a valley girl. What the hell. Just awful.

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  • Jen
  • 07-12-2019

This is certainly not up to the quality of Goldin’s first book The Escape Room.

If you recently read Megan Goldin’s first book The Escape Room and are looking for another great read by the same author, this is NOT it. There is so many awful things wrong with this story that I myself could write a book. I will only name a few as to get my point across.
I am not sure which awful thing takes precedence because they are all equally damning to this train wreck called a book. One thing an audio book needs for it to be successful is a decent narrator. This book had two narrators and they were both without a doubt awful. To the point that the awful sound and cadence of their voice made my ears hurt. Two separate narrators and they both couldn’t pronounce simple words. An example being both female narrators pronunciation of the word “schedule”. They both continued to pronounce it as Shed-Wool. If listening to them both mispronounce simple words isn’t grating enough the gasping breaths they continuously took while reading a sentence had me wanting to scream and bang my head on a wall.

I am completely baffled at this story. It is without a doubt the worst book I have ever listened to. Normally I can find at least a couple positive things to say regarding a book, however this book I can’t. Not a single character is believable or well developed. I have listened to 1,000+ books on audible over the years and this is the only negative review I have written. This is truly and awful story and the ending is well.....so absolutely horrible. I can’t begin to describe what’s wrong with it. There’s no words to describe the torture.
Save your credit, do not buy this book!! Your ears will thank you. If you haven’t listened to The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, then spend your credit on that one because it’s definitely worth it and has amazing narration, where as the book...NOOOO!!!!

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  • Anna M. Whaley
  • 28-12-2020

The performers mispronounced words frequently

The book was mostly engaging and interesting. Occasionally there were too many unnecessary details that did not add to the story (i.e., detailed description of what someone was eating) but I’m wondering if that speaks more to the fact that this book might be better when read vs. listened to. That being said, I’m not well versed in crime fiction. I’m mainly leaving this review to mention the awful performance. The main character Julie sounds robotic at times and both characters (Julie and Mel) mispronounce words frequently. There were mispronunciations of places (such as Boca Raton) but also of common words such as controversy, capsules, and weekend. I thought at first it was because the production was from Australia but as I listened to the book more I honestly wondered if they were using AI to do the performance. It was difficult to listen to and I almost stopped listening to the book altogether.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-2020

Did not care for the narrators voice

Decent story but I did not care for the narrators voice. This author has better books than this one.

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  • Lindsey
  • 11-12-2020

Breathy

I like the book but can’t stand the detective narrator. You can hear every breath she makes, it’s like she is gasping for a breath every sentence she says. Terrible New York accent.

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  • Texas Proud
  • 10-09-2020

Been there read this story line!

I listened all the way through because I spent money on this! Same story different vulnerable woman with husband drugging her. 1st read with this author and probably last. Ending was VERY STRANGE! Boom it's over with no resolution. I actually thought I had fast forwarded but I didn't. Just ended. blah! Glad it's over!

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  • DeAndre
  • 25-05-2020

The narration - readers ARE THE WORST!!

I’ve listened to 100’s of audio books. The readers of the book are PAINFUL!! Vocal fry for the investor and she sounds like a valley girl. She sighs and stumbles over words. Pausing is off like she looses her place.

I can’t even tell if I like the story because the reading of it is so bad. She breaths out after every phrase.

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  • Christine
  • 28-03-2018

horrible

the worst ending I have ever read. Terrible narration. I am tired of the "Crazy Broad" plotline.

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  • Michele
  • 25-06-2021

Intense. I was glued from the beginning to end.

This was hands down the easiest way to make a 12 hour drive. I was intensively listening my entire drive, and it made it go by so fast.

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  • Scotty/Audible addict!
  • 21-06-2021

Woa!

Well done! Another great plot, twists and turns, and unexpected ending. The narrator with the Southern accent, used her exasperated sigh a bit too often, but otherwise she did a very good job, just like the other narrator. I'm on to the next book by Megan Goldin.

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