Narrator: Tristan James

?Review: Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 27 Comments

?Review: Every Last Secret by A. R. TorreTitle: Every Last Secret
Author(s): A.R. Torre
Narrator(s): Carly Robins, Amy Landon, Tristan James
Published by Brilliance Audio on December 1, 2020
Length: 9hrs 2mins
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
Source: Publisher
Format: Audiobook
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Listening length: 9 hours, 2 minutes
Welcome to the neighborhood. Watch your husband, watch your friends, and watch your back.
Cat Winthorpe has worked hard to get what she has: a gorgeous home; social standing; and William, her successful, handsome husband. Then a friendly new couple moves into the estate next door. While cautious, a good neighbor like Cat greets them with open arms and warm hospitality.
Neena Ryder isn’t a fellow lady of leisure. A life coach with off-the-rack dresses, personal issues, and a husband who hasn’t delivered, she’s anxious to move up in the world. This beautiful new town is a step in the right direction. It’s also making Neena aware of what she doesn’t have. Namely, William. When Neena’s infatuation escalates into obsession, it’s just a matter of eliminating a few obstacles to get the life she wants. The life next door.
As Neena’s secret fixation grows, so does her friendship with Cat. But beneath their cordial interactions is a wealth of temptations, secrets, and toxic jealousy. For both women, the desire for a perfect life can turn perfectly dangerous.

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Every Last Secret by A R Torre was by far the craziest yet entertaining book I read since the start of the year. The story introduces Cat Winthorpe, who has it all. Wealth, a successful and handsome husband who is crazy about her, a gorgeous home and reputable position in the community. Cat has worked hard for this status and would protect it by whatever means possible, something which Neena Ryder will learn in the cruellest yet satisfying manner.


Cat’s husband, William, hired Neena, a life coach to aid in motivating his staff as they aim to meet a project deadline. Her intentions, however involved more than life coaching. Her aim, seduce Cat’s husband, hoping to steal her life.
I expected a story filled with secrets, but boy oh boy I got more than I expected. This was my first time reading this author, and colour me impressed. The characters featured within this story are not ones I would want to encounter in reality. Yes, they were obnoxious, conniving and despicable.


Feeling any form of sympathy towards these characters proved an exercise in futility. Regarding Neena’s husband, at one point I felt sympathetic to the manner in which she treated him, but as the story progressed the feeling dissipated as he proved to be spineless, insecure and pathetic.


The tale which unfolded was both crazy and mesmerizing. It was a colossal head on collision, yet I could not look away. I had to know how it would all come together in the end. I thought I knew what was happening, but nothing was what I thought it to be. The author left me speechless with the turn of events.


Narrated by Carly Robins, Amy Landon and Tristan James. I cannot say which of the narrators narrated Cat and Neenas’ voice. However, despite not having knowledge of this, I thought they ok in bringing across the cattiness and the sense of entitlement both characters displayed. The male narrator did not add any value to the overall narration as he only narrated two chapters in the entire story. His narration took me by complete surprise after spending most of the story listening to Robins and Landon.


Overall, an interesting read/listen and one I would recommend to readers/listeners who enjoy riveting stories which feature unlikeable characters. I would definitely read more of this author’s work.

Story Evaluation
Plot
5
Characters
4.5
World Building
4
Writing Style
5
Pacing
4
Cover
4.5
Narrator (Audio)
3.5
Enjoyment
3
Ending
4.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

 

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About A.R. Torre

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written twenty-three novels, including multiple New York Times bestsellers. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was a breakout hit, rising to the top of the ebook charts on Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second six-figure print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for the Deanna Madden series, an erotic suspense trilogy. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest-blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com. In 2017, her New York Times bestseller HOLLYWOOD DIRT, was released as a full-length film by PassionFlix. Torre’s novels have been translated in eighteen languages and are distributed in over thirty countries. Torre is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink – an authors community and online school with over 20,000 members. She is also the founder of INKERS CON, an annual authors conference. A self-publishing advocate, Alessandra speaks frequently to universities, conventions and author groups. In 2019, Alessandra co-founded Authors A.I. – a company that uses artificial intelligence to help authors with their development and editing process. In November of 2020, Authors A.I. launched BingeBooks, an online community that helps readers discover their next great novel. From her home in Key West, Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. When not battling her husband at Scrabble, she chases her pet chickens, three dogs, and shoos away iguanas.

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