Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

FEATURING


Mystery | Thriller | Suspense
Online Solicitation
Urban Legends
Secrets
Middle School
With Audio Performed by Brittany Pressley


LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)


MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-



MY THOUGHTS


First off, the narration by Brittany Pressley was phenomenal.  She did multiple POV's with ease, even the male one.  She especially did well with the voice of a 12-year-old Cora.  I usually complain that multiple POV's need multiple narrators but it IS possible for one to pull it off, sometimes.

I finished this Audiobook in one day, it was super compelling right from the very beginning and held onto that intensity until at least the last quarter of the book.  The hints are laid out for you along the way and you'll feel like you know where this is going...and then the ending, while unexpected was not necessarily what I wanted from it.  Nonetheless, it was still quite a thrilling and mysterious listen/read.  Dealing with issues of bullying, online solicitation and inappropriate behavior by a teacher this has a very timely theme going on.



THE BREAKDOWN⇢  


Plot4.3/5
Narration Performance 5/5
Characters 4.3/5
The Feels 5/5
Pacing 5/5
Addictiveness 4/5
Theme or Tone 4.3/5
Flow (Writing Style) 4.5/5
Backdrop (World Building) 5/5
Originality 4.3/5
Ending 4/5
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Book Cover It's okay...I like the other one with the three girls on it better.
Setting Pitch, Iowa
Source Audiobook (Library)
Length 10 hours, 18 minutes


I read this for New Release Square for Halloween Bingo 2019


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