Narrator: Madeleine Lambert
January BOOKIES Book Club Selection
What it’s ABOUT: This is a mystery/thriller about a woman who is a child psychologist and former rodeo competitor who discovers she may not be who she thought. With her father recently deceased and her mother in a nursing home suffering Alsheimers, she has no one to ask. Trouble seems to find her and she races through clues and abductions to solve the mystery.
I liked it well enough. Listening to a mystery is not a good idea for me. When I think I’ve missed something a few minutes/pages prior, I don’t have a good way to go find it and work out my confusions. Plot pace was good, characters interesting enough, odd clues finally tied up at the end.
QUESTION: When you read a book and want to flip back to reread something, are you the kind of person who has a general idea or visual memory of which part of the book and which part of the page to look? I am. I can usually find what I’m looking for in a physical book but am horrible at it with eBooks and Audiobooks. We had this discussion at “pre-” book club the other day…
Narration was sufficient. POV was from the main character, a girl named Tommie. She had a gentle Texas drawl; I couldn’t tell you if authentic. However, the voices for her young niece and her supposedly hot boyfriend were not good at all. The niece sounded like a goofy three year old rather than a middle schooler and the boyf sounded like a dullard.
Three slices of pie.