This was a great detective thriller. Both King and Lane are strong, flawed, women; and are a good foundation for a series of thrillers. I’ve already bought the second book in the series, and will be starting it soon.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I received a copy of the audiobook for my honest review.
The story was not good. At first I thought it was the fault of another terrible narrator, but I bought the kindle version so I could just read the story. Still a terrible story. I love horror, but this wasn’t horror. I was bored and had to stop myself from skipping ahead.
I think the book was awesome. I will still love the movie, even though it’s very different. Different because the characters of the movie can’t compare to the books characters. The scare in the movie was more scary than the book. I can see why King doesn’t like the movie.
Narration was ok. The gentleman’s voice was a bit monotone, and made it difficult to listen to when I was tired.
It’s easy to see why there is a comparison to Girl on the Train and Gone Girl. Behind Her Eyes is told in the same manner. Chapters come from different people, and from their point of view. What isn’t the same as either of those is the way it ends. Not the way it twists at the end, but the EXTRA twist at the VERY end. I’d figured it out just over halfway through, but I didn’t take it far enough. I absolutely love that this had me fooled. It’s hard to do when I read as much as I do, and Sara Pinborough got me good! Great story, deep characters, and excellent narration by Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and Huw Parmenter.
The problem with audiobooks is that if the person reading has a monotone voice, it can be hard for them to show emotion in the characters they’re reading. I’m going to guess that this is why the narrator read as she did, and not because she’s just bad.
With that being said, the story itself was not bad, I liked it. I would listen to another in this series, with a different narrator that is. The dog in the story is lovable, as is the main character. The mystery was a good one, and grew quite intense as the story came to its climax. I recommend the book, not the audiobook, however.
*I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.
This story was basic, and simple. The perfect combination for a teen romance. The vernacular is definitely current teen, made apparent by the use of “anyways” and “you don’t even know”. Although slightly annoying to me, it’s fine for the audience this is most likely written for. The over arching storyline is quite interesting, and I will be happy to read the next installment when it’s released. The narrator was very good with different characters, and had a nice voice acting quality to her. No dull reading of the text. This is certainly worth the listen!
Disclosure: I was gifted this audiobook in return for an honest review.
The audiobook of this was wonderful. Narrated by Amanda Dolan, I fell into this story easily. Her voices consistent, I cannot imagine anyone else narrating these books.
This story seems familiar, and like the somewhat typical story of an undesirable rising to power by luck and chance, but it is more. I felt like I’d heard this story many times, but since I enjoy it, I didn’t mind. Then suddenly after I’d listened to about 80% of the book, something changed.
I’ve read reviews where people gave up reading this book 40%, 50%, 60% into the story, because they were bored. Don’t be them. Wait for it…
Wait for it…