Published by Tantor Audio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on May 26th 2016
Genres: Psychological Thriller
A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told...
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I’m about to write a short review about a book I liked very much. Why a short review if I liked the book so much? I find myself in the unique position of being unable to write very much about The Broken Ones without giving spoilers! I was blithely typing along when I suddenly realized that I had written a whole paragraph about one of the many startling twists in the storyline! So . . . delete, delete and we are back to square one. I almost stopped listening after about 10 minutes. The prologue was bizarre and chilling, but the opening paragraphs of the first chapter didn’t support what I was expecting to be a gripping psychological thriller. Within another 10 minutes, I was utterly captivated by the hapless and abused character Sophie Howland. At that point, I could have listened continuously to the end. If I were writing for a group who had all read the book, I would make what is, to me, a striking comparison to the book I reviewed last week. Even though Anansi Boys is dark humor and The Broken Ones is a psychological thriller, there were some similarities that made me smile.
The Broken Ones is narrated by Alison Larkin, a gifted American-born performer who was adopted and raised by British parents. Although Alison was raised and educated in England, she does a believable American accent. I will also give her kudos for her voice for Sophie’s mother, Maureen. Every time she opened her mouth as this noxious woman, I wanted to slap Mrs. Howland silly.
I am amazed at the number of reviewers who claim to have figured this one out early on. I don’t believe you! 😂 There are too many others saying they were as blindsided as I was. Yes, I thought I had it figured out, but all I can say is “Wow!” I highly recommend The Broken Ones to my thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. At just under 7 hours of listening time, you won’t have a huge time investment. Some may find the ending a bit abrupt and under-developed, but I, for one, was satisfied. Not every question was answered for me, but the Shadow knows . . .😉