They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack 12-year-old Madeline in her grandmother's hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn't be bothering them anymore...ever. Still, their lives would never be the same.
Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel - a place she never wanted to see again - a dying man's last words convey a warning: The secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered. Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain's new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts...and wants.
Jack is no good at relationships, but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack's brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth....
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By Gretchen SLP on 13-12-15
Horrible Mismatch of Narrator and Material
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. This audiobook is impossible to listen to, due to the dreadful mismatch of story (slightly chick-litty, but also with very serious subject matter such as murderous psychotic pedophiles) and narrator (who speaks in lively, chirpy-cheerful, sing-songy sentences that would be ideally suited to regular chick lit where no children get abducted and no one is brutally murdered).
If you try really, really hard, though, and repeat each sentence in your head in a serious (or even conversationally neutral/normal) voice, you can see that this is a reasonably good story with a plot you'd want to get to the end of, to find out what happens! I have given up and purchased the iBook, and I urge you to save yourself the anguish of attempting this grotesquely mis-narrated audiobook and just skip straight to reading the book yourself. It is a good story and, when you tell it to yourself, well told!
15 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Annabelle on 16-12-15
Slow story, good narrator
I thought this book was a bit slow, honestly, but I thought the narrator did a good job. Her voice is pleasant, and I could tell all the characters a part. Lots of plot twists as always. Somehow, I just wanted more dark suspense, I think. It didn't seem to gather momentum like some of Jayne's other books.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful