Narrator: January LaVoy
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 22, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 10 hours, 5 minutes
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Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.
Former Army Captain Maya Stern inexplicably sees her recently murdered husband, Joe Burkett, on her new nanny cam holding her two-year old daughter. Her investigation sends her on a bizarre trek into secrets and lies going back decades, all the while as the police try to figure out who killed Joe and we try to determine if he’s really dead.
I’m a huge Coben fan so this twisty, around the bend story was expected. It’s got a large cast with several subplots in play, not necessarily connected (or are they?). I had a clue about midway as there was a vibe that tipped me off. The end was a little convoluted but still a bit of a surprise.
I enjoyed the story but it didn’t have me dying to get through the book. January LaVoy is one of my favorite narrators and she delivered here by excellent character distinctions and a strong performance, paced perfectly. I liked this one, just didn’t love it compared to some of his other books, though that’s still reason enough to read a Coben mystery.
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