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Would recommend...…...although close to losing interest at the start, it turned into a good winter read.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I actually like books with different characters' perspectives. It reminds me of Jodi Picoult. While the dialogue in this book isn't stellar by any means, and is in fact, overly dramatic near the end, it's the kind of book that kept me reading well into the night. And of course, I'll be checking out more by her!
This book's dialogue was remedial at best and that worked to make her characters hollow and poorly developed in their adult motivations. The book would have been stronger if the author had stuck to one (or two, tops!) point of view and worked to craft her suspense through a more stilted lens.
I could not stop reading! I thoroughly enjoyed the audio book as well. Since I could not put this book down, I was able to listen to it at work!
I used to cringe at books that shifted characters, back & forth each chapter (not sure what type of writing this is), but I was surprised by how well I could keep up with the characters and how much I actually enjoyed the different perspectives. This book was a great read for me.
I really enjoyed the build-up of this book and the background stories of the core four characters/their families. I was surprised and slightly confused by how the author decided to end the book. The last few chapters lost my interest. I felt there could have been a better ending. Overall, worth the read!
It took a while to get into this book because it took too long to get things moving. Once it finally got interesting it was a good read. I find this author seems to let things go too far until it finally breaks into the real guts of the story. I did enjoy the book after it got going.
I have read all of the author's books, but I really disliked this one...too many characters, disjointed reading. It is almost as if different people were assigned to write each "chapter" wherein another set of characters was described.
Furthermore it was depressing ...nothing good ever happened.
I just could not finish ‘Someone Knows’.
Adults who write about young adults shouldn't try so hard to make it sound like they are trying so hard. Just like with ‘After Anna’ the dialog and the narrative are both stilted and juvenile. None of the characters I met before I quit were likeable.
As I felt with ‘After Anna’, I was willing to read ‘Someone Knows’ because I'm a huge fan of Scottoline, but there is a growing pattern here.’ One Perfect Lie’ received a generous 4 stars from me, even though in my review I said, "There was no cohesiveness and it was too clever by half". ‘After Anna’ only earned 3 stars and now ‘Someone Knows’ is down to two.
I'm having a hard time understanding why Lisa Scottoline has been striking out with these last few non-series fiction books. I've read 32 of her books. I have enjoyed every Rosato & Dinunzio and always look forward to the non-fiction she pens with her daughter.
I think before I attempt to read Lisa Scottoline's next stand alone novel, I will re-read my reviews (and yours) of her previous ones..
I was not too happy with this book...it dragged on but the ending was not great...Lisa has done much better before.
I read all of Lisa Scottoline's books as soon as I can but this surpassed her usual style. I was hooked all the way through!
This book is typical Lisa Scottoline, a page turner with some incredible drama at the end. The book starts with a teenage prank going totally wrong and then relates how the teenagers handle this situation over the years. At the end of twenty years there is a twist in the tale. I felt the ending was too dramatic and uncalled for. I liked the characters of Allie and Larry and hoped everything turned out well for them. Read the book and if you're rooting for Larry and Allie you'll want to read it till the end.
RATING: 3 STARS
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First of all, I love the colours on this cover! Second, while I mostly enjoyed the novel, there was just too much happening to real get into it. While there were two narrators to do the male and female voice, there were just too many characters! It was nice to get all the different point of views, yet it seemed a bit unnecessary. I did like the story idea, especially around the teens and how they react to things around them. The ending wasn't bad, but the little twist right at the end, made it seem implausible and made it seem a bit overly dramatic. This is a good beach read.
This book read much like a young adult novel. It had many characters to follow, I thought it was just ok.
What happens when a game goes terribly wrong, and the teenagers playing it are frightened what will happen to them? What follows are 20 years of lies, regret, and eventually, a suicide. While this book was a little more dark than Lisa Scottoline's others, the plot twists were amazing. I had absolutely no idea until the end what was going to happen. I highly recommend it!
A real page turner. You really can't figure out who knows until the end. Love having to wait for the conclusion.
This domestic thriller has an ambitious story line that spans twenty years. The linchpin for the narrative is a game of Russian roulette that went horribly wrong. Our story begins and ends with Allie Graves who turns out to be a key player in the drama. There were times when the twists and turns in the plot were riveting. At others the large cast of characters seems to be unwieldy. Faithful fans of Lisa Scottoline will find this a decent addition to her list of novels and one of her better domestic dramas. I found it to be a somewhat depressing read and would not commend this title to those unfamiliar with Scottoline's earlier works.