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Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her--though it is stressful--and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill's life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2012
ISBN: 9781427223708
142722370X
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr., 25 min., 50 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Reed, Maggi-Meg

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dayle66
Feb 23, 2015

Terrible. She needs to return to the lawyers office. I disliked every character that I came across. it seemed very far fetched that after 8 yrs or so she drops everything to help these miserable ex-step children, to the detriment of her own child and relationship. I gave up after 4 discs. I just didn't care what happened to any of them.

I have listened to other books that Maggi-Meg has narrated and felt she dropped the ball on this one. Sometimes a book that I'm not very invested in can be saved by a good narrator, but not this time.

bbonier Oct 12, 2013

The basic story is good, but the writing style is cliché-like and the conversations are often predictable. The reader, Maggi-Meg Reed, does well with adult voices, but exaggerates her teenage voices, making them sound overly dramatic and child-like.

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sharonofmastin
Sep 26, 2013

I agree with JudithE''s comment. But, I didn't have her patience. I quit after enduring the first CD. The reader is a very good one and she was able to sound like a blubbering, drunken 19 year old for the full length of the 1st CD, (over 1 hour). That was hard enough to continue listening to, but then the story was so slow in moving along that I gave up.

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c210flyer
Sep 17, 2012

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it. 7 of 10 for me.

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JudithE
Aug 18, 2012

I feel mixed about this one. The amount of whining, as read by the narrator, almost had me shutting it off fairly early in the story. I didn't like how unreasonable the husband-to-be was and then how unrealistically he about-faced at the end. Similar things happened with the daughters and the detectives. Reactions felt contrived to build up the suspense. That said, there were moments when I enjoyed listening to the story (even though there were others when I checked to see how many cd's were left to see if I could stand to listen to that many!).

Cdnbookworm Jun 07, 2012

Another great thriller with an everyday mom at the centre. Jill Farrow is a pediatrician, engaged to be married, and proud mom of her 13-year-old precocious swim team leader daughter, Megan. But when her ex-stepdaughter Abby shows up drunk and distraught to tell her that her ex-husband is dead, she finds that she still has unfinished business from that marriage. As we discover, the marriage ended abruptly, with her ex cutting her off from contact with Abby and her sister, Victoria. She finds that she still feels like they are her children and wants to figure out what really happened with her ex's death and what really happened between the two of them. She can't move forward until she figures out what went wrong in this previous relationship.
As she delves deeper into things, she finds that things look suspicious and lead her into danger and threaten her new family.
With twists and turns and thrilling moments, this fast-paced novel takes us on a whirlwind journey of discovery by a woman who learns more about herself as she figures out this mystery.
Scottoline always raises interesting questions, about relationships, about feelings, and about women.

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May 19, 2012

Dinder thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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