Frailty Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
How far would you go to protect your family?
Danny and Libby are about to face every parent's worst nightmare.
When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child's shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning.
Will they ever find Hope?
Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological story about the choices we make.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 36 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 10, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #278,166 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2,621 in Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#5,177 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#5,310 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
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The last entry made my lip tremble and when I closed the book I was in floods of tears. I wasn’t ready for that at all!
The story is told from the POV of the mother, father and their little girl. It is difficult to pull off the voice of a child and in places I wondered if the voice was too mature but given the situation I wondered if this was done on purpose because being alone in the dark for so long, Hope is forced to be mature.
As a Star Wars fan, I wanted to tell little Hope that Leia does have the force and the only reason she never used it is because the film makers were closed minded. Try it Hope! Use the force. Get out of there!
I could see awful things coming, it was like watching a train wreak about to happen and having no power to stop it.
Frailty is easy to read; my eyes were gliding over the words. It was effortless. Reavley is an expert in human behaviour. Libby and Danny were believable, as were all the characters. I could see this story on the TV. Quick someone write the script!
Crime is not my ‘go to’ genre, so that fact that I enjoyed this story speaks volumes about the skill of the writer.
I would recommend this to EVERYONE who reads crime/thrillers. YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Danny and Libby Bird are about to experience every parent’s worst nightmare—their eight year old child, Hope, trots to the local shop which is at the end of their road and a journey she has made many times before…..and then she never makes it home.
Where is she?
What would you do if this was your child?
I purchased my kindle copy of Frailty on 15th November with every intention of digging right in….and then I became distracted and somehow, it trickled further and further down my TBR pile. And then I received a text from my sister…
“Jesus, I’ve just finished listening to a book called Frailty by Betsy Really……It’s a shocker but I couldn’t stop listening to it. It’s probably the only book to affect me in the heart….read it.”
My reply….”It’s on my TBR….and just got bumped.”
And so I sat down today to read it….and didn’t stop until I’d finished.
I honestly don’t know what to tell you about how this book made me feel, but Betsy Reavley has triumphed with this novel. I associated most with Libby, Hope’s mother. God, how I felt her pain as her whole life unravelled. But my heart also cracked for Danny, Hope’s father, and Danny’s parents who are surely the parents-in-law sent from heaven, unlike Libby’s own parents who I had an overwhelming urge to throttle!
The novel moves at just the right pace; not so quick that it moves too fast through the emotions, but not so slow that you are willing it to get a move on. And the ending has a very satisfying ring to it (I won’t share whether the ending is a sad or happy one).
And if you’re into audio books more than written, my sister’s final comments….
“Probably the only book I’ve listened to where I’ve had heart palpitations, and the narrator was so perfect for the story….loved it.”
What’s that? You haven’t got a copy yet? What are you waiting for!
Narrated in the main by Libby and husband Danny but punctuated by the additional heart-rending contributions of Hope herself, it’s this three-way telling of the story that raises this beyond the norm and makes it, for me, a 5* read. I was gripped from the outset, trying and failing to second guess and predict the outcome, unable to put the book down as the tension grew shockingly. I read cover to cover in one sitting which is a testament to the skill of the author.
This will appeal to those who enjoy the likes of TV’s Happy Valley/ Broadchurch etc and certainly it would make for a gripping, edge of the seat TV crime drama.
I can’t say more without spoiling it for others but I will say that Frailty is expertly plotted and superbly written with harrowing scenes that will test the best of us. And the ending! Well you’ll have to read it to find out...
So in this book we follow a story told from both Danny and Libby's point of view Where Eight year old hope disappears without a trace. Her parents know she never have gone off alone. Even the police have no idea where she is But the case takes an unexpected turn when a child's shoe is discover.
Being a parent myself this would be my worse nightmare and words cannot describe how I would feel. But the author has done a brilliant job of writing some very uncomfortable scenes and sensitivity is taken throughout the whole story.There is something about the style of writing that I truly love. And has always the author certainly knows how to grab the reader's attention from the very first page keeping you hooked until the very last page.
OMG and the ending…..I seriously didn't see that coming
I do have to say that for me this is more a crime story rather than a psychological thriller which is what I was expecting. And having read so many Crime novels I do think this is one of those stories that people will either love or hate! But for me this is a well deserved 4 stars which I highly recommend.