Someone's Listening
She wrote the book on escaping a predator… Now one is coming for her.Faith Finley has it all: she’s a talented psychologist with a flourishing career, a bestselling author and the host of a popular local radio program, Someone’s Listening, with Dr. Faith Finley. She’s married to the perfect man, Liam Finley, a respected food critic.Until the night everything goes horribly wrong, and Faith’s life is shattered forever.Liam is missing—gone without a trace—and the police are suspicious of everything Faith says. They either think she has something to hide, or that she’s lost her mind.And then the notes begin to arrive. Notes that are ripped from Faith’s own book, the one that helps victims leave their abusers. Notes like “Lock your windows. Consider investing in a steel door.”As the threats escalate, the mystery behind Liam’s disappearance intensifies. And Faith’s very life will depend on finding answers.

Someone's Listening Details

TitleSomeone's Listening
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 28th, 2020
PublisherGraydon House
ISBN-139781525836749
Rating
GenreThriller, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary, Adult, Crime

Someone's Listening Review

  • Dita
    January 1, 1970
    JUST PUBLISHED!Oooooooh! Well played, Ms. Glass, well played!Faith Finley is a badass. She has written a best selling book that coaches women in how to leave their abusers and her expertise has catapulted her to fame and led to her own podcast.Life couldn't be better until, you know, it all falls apart.Her husband disappears in an accident and no one believes her when she claims he didn't leave her.And then the notes start to appear...notes with quotes pulled straight from her own book.Twisty, d JUST PUBLISHED!Oooooooh! Well played, Ms. Glass, well played!Faith Finley is a badass. She has written a best selling book that coaches women in how to leave their abusers and her expertise has catapulted her to fame and led to her own podcast.Life couldn't be better until, you know, it all falls apart.Her husband disappears in an accident and no one believes her when she claims he didn't leave her.And then the notes start to appear...notes with quotes pulled straight from her own book.Twisty, dark, explosive...this isn't one to miss.Again, well played, Ms. Glass.Thank you to Seraphina Nova Glass, Graydon House and NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    4+ stars! Well-written, snarky and suspenseful!Dr. Faith Finley is a loving wife, a psychologist, host of a popular radio show and author of a bestselling self-help novel. Her life is thrown upside down when one of her teenage patients publicly accuses her of having a sexual relationship with him. Faith’s husband, Liam, supports Faith throughout her public demise until he goes missing from the scene of a car crash where Faith was driving.If you enjoy snarky, sarcastic inner thoughts and dialogue 4+ stars! Well-written, snarky and suspenseful!Dr. Faith Finley is a loving wife, a psychologist, host of a popular radio show and author of a bestselling self-help novel. Her life is thrown upside down when one of her teenage patients publicly accuses her of having a sexual relationship with him. Faith’s husband, Liam, supports Faith throughout her public demise until he goes missing from the scene of a car crash where Faith was driving.If you enjoy snarky, sarcastic inner thoughts and dialogue, you will LOVE Dr. Faith Finley! I adored her character and found her inner snark so extremely entertaining and hilarious. I was giggling to myself at several points throughout this story. The entire novel unfolds through her perspective so connecting with her is a must in order to enjoy this book.The writing was excellent! The pace was perfect and the plot flowed seamlessly between a Now and Then timeline in the first portion of the novel. I felt for Faith but also had my suspicions about her and didn’t know who to trust. I had my suspicions about who the culprit was but that was only because I suspected pretty much every character at one point or another. My curiosity was piqued from the first to last page and I enjoyed every twist this story held. A fantastic page-turner that I highly recommend!Thank you to NetGalley for my review copy! This was a Traveling Sister read with Brenda.
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  • Bridgett
    January 1, 1970
    **AVAILABLE NOW**Someone's Listening had some bright, shining moments...and some which were not-so-great. It's a solid 3.5 star read.Let's start with the positive: -The story was compelling. I was always excited to pick this one up and read. -The red herrings were very well done. I 'kind of' thought I knew who the antagonist was, then changed my mind, finally realizing my first guest was right all along. Still, it's great that I was so conflicted...definitely subterfuge done right. As for the ne **AVAILABLE NOW**Someone's Listening had some bright, shining moments...and some which were not-so-great. It's a solid 3.5 star read.Let's start with the positive: -The story was compelling. I was always excited to pick this one up and read. -The red herrings were very well done. I 'kind of' thought I knew who the antagonist was, then changed my mind, finally realizing my first guest was right all along. Still, it's great that I was so conflicted...definitely subterfuge done right. As for the negatives...-I wasn't a fan of Faith. In no way did she behave like a professional psychologist. She was sneaky, crass, a raging alcoholic pill-popper, and not at all likable. Although I'm sure many of her choices could be chalked up to grief, I was so sick of her counting to four over and over again (as a calming technique). She came across as a self-indulged, self-pitying narcissist. It got old quickly.-There was at least one unfinished story line...an explanation was never given that I saw. (view spoiler)[Who was the bound woman in the pictures, and why weren't the cops more interested in her? (hide spoiler)] Final thoughts:-I recommend this book for the red herrings alone...they really were on point. Pick up your own copy on July 28th!**Huge thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for my review copy.
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    **3.5-stars rounded up**Self-Help guru, Faith Finley, has suffered a lot of personal trauma in her life. Luckily enough, she has been able to spin these negative events and use them for a greater good. Those horrifying first-hand experiences help her relate better to the individuals she counsels and she uses it to make her advice more credible.Just when her career is starting to take off, with a successful book published and regular radio and television spots, a sex scandal hits the news waves a **3.5-stars rounded up**Self-Help guru, Faith Finley, has suffered a lot of personal trauma in her life. Luckily enough, she has been able to spin these negative events and use them for a greater good. Those horrifying first-hand experiences help her relate better to the individuals she counsels and she uses it to make her advice more credible.Just when her career is starting to take off, with a successful book published and regular radio and television spots, a sex scandal hits the news waves and her reputation is instantly shattered.A past patient has come forward and made some pretty damning allegations against her. Since her main area of interest is abusive or toxic relationships, this patient's claim seems particularly ironic.She can't believe it. She had such a good relationship with him. Why would he do this to her?Faith doesn't take the scrutiny well, relying on pills and drink to get her through.Her loving husband, Liam, claims to believe her, but still, their relationship begins to feel the strain as well.After a mysterious accident, Liam disappears. Faith is desperate to find him, or at least find out what happened to him.Is it a case of a man fleeing an unhappy marriage or did something more sinister happen to him? When Faith ends up a suspect in his disappearance, she becomes even more determined to find out the truth.With her own mental health spiraling, it's hard to determine how much Faith actually knows.Y'all know, I love a unreliable narrator and Faith Finley fits that description to a T. In addition to the fantastic use of an unreliable narrator trope, you also have Faith working a bit as an amateur sleuth in order to determine what happened to Liam.Having two of my favorite tropes, it is no surprise that I really enjoyed Someone's Listening.I found it easy to become completely immersed within the story. Faith has a lot of flaws, but I think they are flaws that many readers will be able to relate to. She's not claiming to be perfect and I think after everything she has gone through, you can't help but root for her to finally get some peace.There are so many twists and turns and exciting leads that Faith follows during her investigation. Red herrings are plentiful and really well executed, in my opinion.The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that, for some reason, I thought there was going to be a radio show involved in the story and there's not.Admittedly, that's my own fault, but I just wish we could have got a little more of her in action in her career, but that isn't a part of it at all.Overall, I think this is a fun, fast Domestic Suspense novel that a lot of Readers will enjoy!Thank you so much to the publisher, Graydon House, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review, and for including me in the Blog Tour for the book release.I definitely hope to read more from Seraphina Nova Glass in the future!
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  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I have been having a tough time with thrillers lately and have lost my groove with them. Well, Seraphina Nova Glass had me grooving to the pace here with this entertaining story. The mystery here is suspenseful and interesting with well-developed characters. The story is layered with well done red herrings, twists and turns that that kept me on my toes going back and forth with who I shouldn't be trusting. I had my eye on a few characters here and suspected most of them. I had mixed feelings her I have been having a tough time with thrillers lately and have lost my groove with them. Well, Seraphina Nova Glass had me grooving to the pace here with this entertaining story. The mystery here is suspenseful and interesting with well-developed characters. The story is layered with well done red herrings, twists and turns that that kept me on my toes going back and forth with who I shouldn't be trusting. I had my eye on a few characters here and suspected most of them. I had mixed feelings here with our main character Faith, and at times I found her entertaining with her snarky inner voice, and at other times, I found her a bit annoying. I liked her, and I disliked her, and at times, I questioned her actions. I like her vulnerable side, but not so much her flaws. Her pill-popping and drinking weighed on me at times, and I wish we would have been shown more there rather than told every time she popped one. Some things I saw coming and some things took me by surprise. What I didn't see coming were well layered and paced. Things get tense, and that final climax had me gripping my kindle and clicking the pages as fast as I could. I like how everything wrapped up, and I was left satisfied after finishing this one! I recommend it!I received a copy from the publisher on NetGalley for a blog tour.https://travelingsistersbookreviews.comPS We have another new blog look!
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  • Dita
    January 1, 1970
    Oooooooh! Well played, Ms. Glass, well played!Faith Finley is a badass. She has written a best selling book that coaches women in how to leave their abusers and her expertise has catapulted her to fame and led to her own podcast.Life couldn't be better until, you know, it all falls apart.Her husband disappears in an accident and no one believes her when she claims he didn't leave her.And then the notes start to appear...notes with quotes pulled straight from her own book.Twisty, dark, explosive. Oooooooh! Well played, Ms. Glass, well played!Faith Finley is a badass. She has written a best selling book that coaches women in how to leave their abusers and her expertise has catapulted her to fame and led to her own podcast.Life couldn't be better until, you know, it all falls apart.Her husband disappears in an accident and no one believes her when she claims he didn't leave her.And then the notes start to appear...notes with quotes pulled straight from her own book.Twisty, dark, explosive...this isn't one to miss.Again, well played, Ms. Glass.Thank you to Seraphina Nova Glass, Graydon House and NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Larry H
    January 1, 1970
    When you’ve been dedicated to helping people, what happens when you need help? Check out Seraphina Nova Glass' new thriller, Someone's Listening , for perspectives on that question.Faith Finley is a psychologist who has helped many patients, and now she’s translated that success into books and a popular radio show, “Someone’s Listening.” She’s happily married to Liam, a renowned food writer and restaurant critic, and life is good.And then one night, everything falls apart. (Doesn't it always? When you’ve been dedicated to helping people, what happens when you need help? Check out Seraphina Nova Glass' new thriller, Someone's Listening , for perspectives on that question.Faith Finley is a psychologist who has helped many patients, and now she’s translated that success into books and a popular radio show, “Someone’s Listening.” She’s happily married to Liam, a renowned food writer and restaurant critic, and life is good.And then one night, everything falls apart. (Doesn't it always?) Suddenly Liam is missing and the police are convinced that Faith knows something, despite all she says. Would he just walk away from their lives, or did someone hurt him? Faith is determined to find the truth even if no one believes her innocence.Yet as she tries to figure things out, she starts suspecting everyone, and wonders if Liam was hiding something from her. And when someone starts anonymously sending Faith excerpts from her book—pages talking about how to escape your abuser—she realizes that every step she takes toward the truth puts her in more danger. And whom should she trust?This was a quick read, full of action and drama, and it definitely kept me wondering what was going to happen. I suspect everyone in thrillers so I ultimately wasn’t surprised by the way things tied up, but I wasn’t disappointed. (Literally, a character appears in the book and I'm thinking, "Okay, did you do it?") There definitely were some twists, though!I’m grateful to be part of the blog tour for this book. NetGalley and Graydon House provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making it available!!Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2019.html. Check out my list of the best books of the decade at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-favorite-books-of-decade.html.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.
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  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    My Rating:4.5Favorite Quotes:I heard one of the women complain about her kids, and then say something like “but what is a home without children?” And uninvited, I answered, “quiet.”He made a joke about how people with toddlers refer to them in months, and stated that if they’re over a year old, you can just say “a year,” not fifteen months. They’re not aged cheese.I think of the Barbie graveyard we had in the garden where we’d buried fourteen Barbie dolls, in all, after Biff Larson’s dog next do My Rating:4.5Favorite Quotes:I heard one of the women complain about her kids, and then say something like “but what is a home without children?” And uninvited, I answered, “quiet.”He made a joke about how people with toddlers refer to them in months, and stated that if they’re over a year old, you can just say “a year,” not fifteen months. They’re not aged cheese.I think of the Barbie graveyard we had in the garden where we’d buried fourteen Barbie dolls, in all, after Biff Larson’s dog next door chewed up their heads. Each doll had its own name and gravestone, and each had a proper funeral with personalized eulogies.But it’s all the postmortem depression, that’s what the doctors say. Well, not a doctor, but her cousin Angie who want to be a nurse. It’s real shit though. I looked it up. After chicks have babies and stuff.My Review:I struggled with this one and waffled in how to rate this perplexing and engrossing tale. I marveled at the clever plot, the sustained and steadily ratcheting level of tension, the intrigue, peril, twists and turns, witty snark, and unexpectedly amusing observations. But damn, I had trouble even halfway liking the main character of Faith. I felt so badly for her struggle, but I wasn’t drawn to Faith as I found her to be annoyingly self-involved and making extremely poor decisions and idiotically abusing substances, all of which didn’t jive with her training and experience as a popular and highly successful psychologist. Faith was impulsive, causing calamity, and making a mess of everything she touched. I surprised she didn’t have alcohol poisoning with the vast amounts she was tossing down. I had nearly lost all patience with her once she had begun spiraling out of control and losing touch with reality, but the compounding and confounding intrigue were just too good to give up. I was hopelessly ensnared, on the hook, deeply invested, and grinding my teeth for fear parts of this elaborate and multi-layered mystery would never be solved. It was ingeniously clever, maddeningly paced, and tantalized me with misdirections, red herrings, and false assumptions. Everyone seemed to be suspect at one time or another and I would never have come up with this ending. Sigh, I’ll need a spa day, a crate of Moscato, and a stack of rom/coms to recover from this one. Seraphina Nova Glass (love that name) is a wily minx.
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  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    Whoa!! Talk about a sleight of the hand, and it is author Seraphina Nova Glass who came to my forebrain. The subtle clues and blind alleys all spoke of a socked mind which could think of such a plot.A psychologist with a best seller book on how to escape the predator, Faith soon found her life turned upside down. A wrongful charge, missing husband, suspicious cops, and threatening notes tightened the noose around her neck. A race against time to save herself, she had to find the starting point w Whoa!! Talk about a sleight of the hand, and it is author Seraphina Nova Glass who came to my forebrain. The subtle clues and blind alleys all spoke of a socked mind which could think of such a plot.A psychologist with a best seller book on how to escape the predator, Faith soon found her life turned upside down. A wrongful charge, missing husband, suspicious cops, and threatening notes tightened the noose around her neck. A race against time to save herself, she had to find the starting point which was the end too.My first book by this talented author, I loved being led down a merry path. The writing turned darker with each chapter, suspense coating the words. Faith was absolutely unreliable, I couldn't trust her. How would the cops?I did don my Detective's hat to get to the perp who was playing games, but Ms. Glass played me well. I was left dithering over my choices, then realized the best way to be right was to suspect everyone.I love it when the plotlines and red herrings keep me stuck to my kindle despite a narcissistic heroine. Certain subplots could have been polished more. But that didn't distract me much from the story.Complexed nuances of other characters were etched well with their secrets hidden. The story read fast in the latter half where the suspense was at a high cusp. Wanting to know the identity of the perp kept me glued to my kindle.Overall an entertaining read, I enjoyed it before my afternoon siesta. Off to bed, now.
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  • Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Someone's Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass was a twisted and mind-boggling read, which featured a complex cast of characters and had me guessing throughout most of the story.This was my first experience with the author, and I have to say she impressed me.The story introduces Faith, a happily married psychologist, author and radio host. However, beneath all the success lingers remnants of an abusive childhood. All appears to be going well until she’s accused of an unspeakable crime; from that mo Someone's Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass was a twisted and mind-boggling read, which featured a complex cast of characters and had me guessing throughout most of the story.This was my first experience with the author, and I have to say she impressed me.The story introduces Faith, a happily married psychologist, author and radio host. However, beneath all the success lingers remnants of an abusive childhood. All appears to be going well until she’s accused of an unspeakable crime; from that moment her life began spiralling out of control. Her husband went missing under mysterious circumstances. Her friends abandoned her, and she has resorted to drinking and self-medication. The police refused to listen to her concerns regarding her missing husband. Besides, why would they believe the utterances of drunken and drugged up woman. Then she began receiving notes taken from directly from the book she authored. Does this have anything to do with her husband’s disappearance? She takes it upon herself, despite numerous warnings from her lawyer and the police, to to investigate who was behind the notes and to determine if and how they tie in with her husband’s disappearance.Faith proved to be the most unreliable character. I could not trust her judgement because of her love affair with alcohol and drugs. Even with the mysterious notes, I still wasn’t sure if I could trust her. The fact the story was told solely from her POV added to the complexities of uncovering the truth.I found the secondary characters, who aided in driving this intense story interesting. I could consider all of them except for the police suspects. I didn’t know whom to trust.I found the story to be well written. It had me turning the pages. I needed to know the outcome. I thought I knew the route the story would take, but I was sorely mistaken. It wasn’t until near the end I had it all figured out. Wow! Talk about shocking, I never saw it coming until it was too late.Conclusion/RecommendationSomeone’s Listening is one of those stories that will keep you reading way into the wee hours. A fitting story for fans of psychological suspense. This review was originally posted on Totally Addicted to Reading
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsSolidly good, fast-paced psychological thriller. Keeps you guessing until the end, and even if you figure out who the "bad guy" is, knowing the reasons and motive behind it all will definitely be a surprise.I wasn't a big fan of Faith, I thought that she self-medicated way too much for my comfort, it got a little old to read about the drugs and the drinking and the drugs...etc. You'd think if your life was as messed up as hers and you needed to try to prove your innocence you'd try to h 3.5 starsSolidly good, fast-paced psychological thriller. Keeps you guessing until the end, and even if you figure out who the "bad guy" is, knowing the reasons and motive behind it all will definitely be a surprise.I wasn't a big fan of Faith, I thought that she self-medicated way too much for my comfort, it got a little old to read about the drugs and the drinking and the drugs...etc. You'd think if your life was as messed up as hers and you needed to try to prove your innocence you'd try to hold it together a bit better. She doesn't even try. Overall though, there are suspects galore and red herrings galore, so the way the author puts the puzzle together for the reader is creative and intriguing. Good choice for a suspense novel for the summer.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon.
  • Robin Loves Reading
    January 1, 1970
    Despite a horrifying childhood, Faith Finley is a successful author, psychologist and host of a popular radio program. What is more Faith is a happy wife. However, one night after returning home from a book signing, she wakes up after being in a car wreck. Not only does she not know how long she was unconscious, she cannot find her husband Liam. One moment she was on an icy road. The next she wakes up in a hospital. Still no Liam. What's more, no one believes that he was in the car with her. Som Despite a horrifying childhood, Faith Finley is a successful author, psychologist and host of a popular radio program. What is more Faith is a happy wife. However, one night after returning home from a book signing, she wakes up after being in a car wreck. Not only does she not know how long she was unconscious, she cannot find her husband Liam. One moment she was on an icy road. The next she wakes up in a hospital. Still no Liam. What's more, no one believes that he was in the car with her. Something is dreadfully wrong. Time passes. A lot of time. Again, still no Liam. Gone without a trace. No one, especially the police, will listen to Faith's concerns. Amidst Faith's fear and worries, she begins receiving notes. These notes actually come out of the book she had written, ones that begin to appear like threats. Faith is determined to tie these notes to Liam's disappearance, but must act quickly because her very life is soon to be on the line.As this book continues, Faith becomes more and more like an unreliable narrator. She self-medicates to deal with the pain of her past and I couldn't help but wonder if I was siding with the police when it came to the fact that they did not believe her. Was Faith hiding something, and was her use of medication and alcohol a way to keep secrets buried? But then the threatening notes coming into play further complicated things. Yes, this book takes the reader on a wild ride of truth and lies. Someone's Listening is a well-written book that was impossible to put down. It was a one-sitting read for me as the story hit the ground running, had some wicked twists and turns which kept me guessing from the very start and managed to leave me reeling after a jaw-dropping conclusion. Many thanks to Graydon House and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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  • MissBecka
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't really care for the MC Faith, she just kept doing stupid sh*t!I was totally down for how complex all the other characters were and how much shade was thrown around though. Everyone had secrets and it made the book addictive.Thanks goes to NetGalley & HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing for my DRC. I didn't really care for the MC Faith, she just kept doing stupid sh*t!I was totally down for how complex all the other characters were and how much shade was thrown around though. Everyone had secrets and it made the book addictive.Thanks goes to NetGalley & HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing for my DRC.
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  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Finally successful and happy, but then Faith’s life fell apart. One of her teenage clients accused her of sexual assault, her husband disappears, but then is found dead with a gunshot to the head.She knows she is a suspect because she was the last one to see him alive.But...what about all the things Liam did like taking out a large sum of cash, taking his passport, and leaving a cryptic email that was to go to no one in particular but could have been for any number of people.Many things happen t Finally successful and happy, but then Faith’s life fell apart. One of her teenage clients accused her of sexual assault, her husband disappears, but then is found dead with a gunshot to the head.She knows she is a suspect because she was the last one to see him alive.But...what about all the things Liam did like taking out a large sum of cash, taking his passport, and leaving a cryptic email that was to go to no one in particular but could have been for any number of people.Many things happen that have Faith questioning what really happened and how it happened.Then one day Faith opened her mailbox and found something unexpected - actually shocking. It was a page torn out of the book she wrote giving advice about safety. These pages keep showing up in random places. Just what is going on?The only good thing is that the things that are happening should take the focus off of Faith as a suspect in her husband’s death.SOMEONE'S LISTENING is filled with twists and pretty much unlikable characters that have bad habits.You will be confused about everything happening just like the main character, but that is what makes SOMEONE'S LISTENING a good read.The book has a slow buildup, but an edge-of-your-seat ending as it all comes together and the stalker/murderer gets his plan to completion. 4/5This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Aga Durka
    January 1, 1970
    Someone’s Listening is a suspenseful and twisty story with a very enticing beginning. I was hooked from the very first page, though somewhere in the middle I started to lose my interest, and the main protagonist was turning into a less than likable character. However, the author quickly redeemed herself with a fast-paced, edge of my seat ending, and even though I quickly figured out who the perpetrator was, there were few moments where I doubted myself. In the end, Someone’s Listening is a solid Someone’s Listening is a suspenseful and twisty story with a very enticing beginning. I was hooked from the very first page, though somewhere in the middle I started to lose my interest, and the main protagonist was turning into a less than likable character. However, the author quickly redeemed herself with a fast-paced, edge of my seat ending, and even though I quickly figured out who the perpetrator was, there were few moments where I doubted myself. In the end, Someone’s Listening is a solid 4 stars suspense/thriller book, and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys this kind of stories.Thank you NetGalley, Graydon House and the author for providing me with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion
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  • Shelleen Toland
    January 1, 1970
    Faith seems to have it all. She is a psychologist with a great career, a best selling author and hosts a radio program, Someone's Listening. Her husband, Liam is a food critic.Then one night everything goes wrong and her life is shattered.Faith and Liam are driving back from a book party and get into an accident. Faith wakes up and asks about her husband. The police say he wasn't with her. She says yes he was. Where is he? She is not believed and Liam is missing.Then she starts getting notes tha Faith seems to have it all. She is a psychologist with a great career, a best selling author and hosts a radio program, Someone's Listening. Her husband, Liam is a food critic.Then one night everything goes wrong and her life is shattered.Faith and Liam are driving back from a book party and get into an accident. Faith wakes up and asks about her husband. The police say he wasn't with her. She says yes he was. Where is he? She is not believed and Liam is missing.Then she starts getting notes that are things from her book.I have never read anything by this author before but I am looking forward to more of her books.Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin for the ARC to review.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this thriller and thought it was mostly entertaining, but it also felt really slow at times. From 80-90% I was glued to the pages with wide eyes and a racing heart, but some of the other parts dragged. On the while would recommend if the blurb excites you, but not my favorite in the genre.*I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    I’m always here for an unreliable narrator, so I was eager to get to this one. I liked Faith well enough. She’s struggling with an event that blows up all sorts of things in her life. I do wish we could have known a bit more of Faith before everything happened as it felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story I should have already been familiar with. There are other characters, but I’m not going to mention them. Plot wise, it was good. I really liked the then/now format of chapters as it I’m always here for an unreliable narrator, so I was eager to get to this one. I liked Faith well enough. She’s struggling with an event that blows up all sorts of things in her life. I do wish we could have known a bit more of Faith before everything happened as it felt like I was dropped into the middle of a story I should have already been familiar with. There are other characters, but I’m not going to mention them. Plot wise, it was good. I really liked the then/now format of chapters as it was a great way to show instead of tell. And with Faith’s constant drinking and pill taking, I was left wondering how much of her memories were actually truth. There was a good amount of tension and enough suspects to have me second guessing everyone. Overall, it was a quick read with a satisfying ending. I’ll definitely be looking at other books from this author. FYI: child abuse, alcoholism, drug use **Huge thanks to Graydon House for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Finished reading: June 14th 2020 "The thing is, how can I blame the world for believing him? We need to believe victims." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***(view spoiler)[There was just something about Someone's Listening that attracted me straight away, and as soon as I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read this story. I think I was intrigued both by the description of the main character Fait Finished reading: June 14th 2020 "The thing is, how can I blame the world for believing him? We need to believe victims." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***(view spoiler)[There was just something about Someone's Listening that attracted me straight away, and as soon as I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read this story. I think I was intrigued both by the description of the main character Faith and how her life suddenly fell apart... It sounded like a story filled with secrets, twists and that ominous feel and I thought the story and me would be a perfect fit. I'm definitely glad I decided to read Someone's Listening now, because it turned out to be a more than solid read.The plot itself is really well done. Both the mystery around the disappearance of Faith's husband Liam, the mystery around her past, the things that happened in the previous months as well as her present situation will keep you on your toes the whole time. There are lots of different sub storylines to keep track of, and lots of suspects and possible truths too... I always like it when a psychological thriller is not transparent and instead leaves us with a puzzle and that hint of foreboding and urgency to solve the mystery before the story finally reveals its secrets. The multiple suspects, flashbacks and subplots give the story that multi-faceted feel and while I had a hunch about the truth early on, I never stopped doubting that hunch and therefore I didn't mind too much that I ended up being right.The writing draws you straight in and I literally finished Someone's Listening in less than a day. The story incorporates difficult themes such as child and domestic abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism, but it was interesting to see these elements developed in the plot. The story will definitely have some twisted surprises for you in store as well! It was interesting to learn more about Faith's past as well as seeing the present storyline developed as plot twists and secrets are being revealed and that ominous feel is slowly transformed into real danger. The final reveals are also brilliantly handled!As for the characters... I think this was probably my main issue with the book. Why? While I do think Faith is a fascinating character with her background and past, I really didn't like her. Sure, her alcohol and drugs problem can be related to recent events and grief, but I didn't like the constant focus on it and the whole counting to four (to calm herself) mentioned multiple times got old fast too. I didn't like the way she treated others and constantly complained about her life either... Sure, there is no denying that she had a difficult past and the things happening to her in the present are without doubt twisted, but I just couldn't find myself feeling sympathy for her and wasn't able to connect to her for the same reason. The other characters were not that easy to connect to either, but as the main focus is on Faith that didn't bother me particularly. That said, this was probably my only issue with an otherwise excellent story though.Someone's Listening is an engaging, twisted and compelling psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes until the very last page. Recommended if you enjoy the genre and don't mind reading about an unlikeable but intriguing main character. (hide spoiler)] P.S. Find more of my reviews here.
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  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    January 1, 1970
    Welllllll, I really wanted to like this one but this wasn't the right read for me. However, there are a ton of amazing reviews for this so definitely go take a look at those. I seem to definitely be in the minority on this one. Now let me explain why.As someone who reads a ton of thrillers, I think I may just be over the woman who is grieving her husband's disappearance, then drinks a lot and takes pills and everyone is a suspect and then the reveal comes and by the time that happens, my interes Welllllll, I really wanted to like this one but this wasn't the right read for me. However, there are a ton of amazing reviews for this so definitely go take a look at those. I seem to definitely be in the minority on this one. Now let me explain why.As someone who reads a ton of thrillers, I think I may just be over the woman who is grieving her husband's disappearance, then drinks a lot and takes pills and everyone is a suspect and then the reveal comes and by the time that happens, my interest is pretty much gone. Faith isn't an easy character to like and despite her profession, makes a slew of rash and terrible decisions to try and clear her from the suspect pool. There were also a couple of loose ends that I would've liked answers to and felt the pacing was a just a bit too slow for my particular taste.I do appreciate the concept of this read. Faith's history into why she went into her business. The spiral downward as things escalate as the villain is driving her a bit crazy. Being in the public eye which makes things even harder when dealing with personal issues (but also increasingly frustrating to see the actions she was taking because of this as well).I don't know, readers. This isn't a bad thriller by any means and may be better suited for those who don't read a ton of thrillers that are similar. Take a read and then let's discuss as I'd love to talk about this and see different perspectives.
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  • Bridget
    January 1, 1970
    Someone's Listening is an extremely suspenseful story and kicks off with a tantalising prologue. The reader is first introduced to Faith Finley, a talented psychologist with a flourishing career, a bestselling author and the host of a popular local radio program, Someone’s Listening. One icy winter's night she is travelling home from a book launch party, then wakes up in hospital having been in a car crash. Happily married Faith asks for her husband Liam, but he appears to have vanished... into Someone's Listening is an extremely suspenseful story and kicks off with a tantalising prologue. The reader is first introduced to Faith Finley, a talented psychologist with a flourishing career, a bestselling author and the host of a popular local radio program, Someone’s Listening. One icy winter's night she is travelling home from a book launch party, then wakes up in hospital having been in a car crash. Happily married Faith asks for her husband Liam, but he appears to have vanished... into thin air. The police aren't listening to Faith's concerns, but then she starts receiving threatening messages.This compelling début had me hooked from the very first paragraph, and Faith made a very good, if unreliable protagonist. In this chaotic whirl of lies and duplicity, the abundant wicked twists and turns kept me guessing from the start. The complex characters and arresting dialogue helped to make Someone's Listening a riveting read. For me, the cherry topping was the obvious ability of Seraphina Nova Glass as she probed ever deeper into the psyches of her characters, creating some fascinating, though alarmingly troubled souls. I read it in one day and was left dumbfounded after the astounding, fast-paced conclusion. Very highly recommended to fans of the genre. 😊A special thank you to Graydon House Books, the author, and NetGalley for a complimentary copy of this novel at my request. This review is my unbiased opinion.
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  • Melissa Borsey
    January 1, 1970
    In these times a book that has me totally engrossed is a life saver! I loved everything about this book and to have the ending be a huge surprise was the icing on the cake! I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this great book.
  • Elliot A
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to the publisher, Harlequin Trade Publishing, for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.The GistOver the last few months I have noticed a theme has emerged that is giving my reviews a certain flavour, shall we call it?This theme is that it’s hot. I’m hot and not like the strutting down the beach in my beachwear, turning heads with my confidence that makes me desirable, yet approachable. No, I’m talking about the constant sweat s Thank you to the publisher, Harlequin Trade Publishing, for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.The GistOver the last few months I have noticed a theme has emerged that is giving my reviews a certain flavour, shall we call it?This theme is that it’s hot. I’m hot and not like the strutting down the beach in my beachwear, turning heads with my confidence that makes me desirable, yet approachable. No, I’m talking about the constant sweat stains, the film of oil that has permanently settled on my face and the raging headaches I get from overheating. Yeah, that kind of hot.So, when I’m sitting in the semi-dark cave that is my shoebox-sized apartment, the portable air condition unit working overtime just to get the temperature down a few degrees, reading a mystery/thriller in my skivvies that is set during the fall/winter, I rejoice.Call me biased, but it gets a few brownie points by giving me the mental break from the third heat wave my hometown is having since the end of June.Also, a certain type of mystery/thriller is just more atmospheric with gloomy weather as its backdrop.The DetailsThe protagonist, Faith, is a bit of a mess. And she finds herself in a bit of a messy situation, which doesn’t bode well.I appreciated reading the story of a relatable character. She is still suffering from past trauma, practices some unhealthy coping strategies and isn’t shy to talk about her anxiety and panic attacks. All this while managing to become quite successful in her career.She is stubborn and sometimes her decisions and the subsequent actions she takes makes the reader want to cringe a bit as they look like a train wreck in slow motion.Yet, she isn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands. Good for her! She isn’t perfect and her decisions are at time questionable, but her heart is in the right place.There are also plenty of secondary characters that make you wonder about their intentions. How do they fit into this story? Why are they here? And what could it all mean?Each character had their specific role without appearing to be just that: a means to an end. They enriched the story without cluttering it.The story is narrated from the first-person point of view, which works very well for a number of reasons.Firstly, it adds to the mystery surrounding this story. The reader will always doubt the first-person narration, because it is difficult to determine how much we can trust this character.This seedling of doubt spices up this particular story and keeps us guessing right up until the last chapter.Secondly, in the past I have come across stories narrated by the protagonist that got caught up in the minute-by-minute description of their every thought, feeling and wrinkle in their sweater. It gets tedious after a while and distracts from the story.Having a story that is told through the protagonist’s perspective and that doesn’t lose itself along the way is a treat. And this story nailed it.The plot, generally speaking, was very straight forward as I look back on it now. But while I was in the middle of untangling the mystery, I scrutinized every suspect and puzzled over every possible outcome.The VerdictOverall, I have to say this was a great read. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted to keep reading. I was invested. This was a mystery/thriller after my tastes. The twists and turns throughout, the protagonist and the atmosphere all made for a great reading experience.I highly recommend it to any mystery/thriller fans.ElliotScribbles
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  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    Someone’s Listening is Seraphina Nova Glass’s debut novel. It is a thriller featuring Dr. Faith Finley who wakes up from an auto accident in the hospital to find her husband missing. The police find no evidence of Liam being in the car despite Faith’s insistence. All evidence points to Liam deciding to disappear. Of course, it is understandable considering recent events. Their lives have been in flux. Faith leaves their Sugar Grove home to return to their Chicago condo. Then the notes begin arri Someone’s Listening is Seraphina Nova Glass’s debut novel. It is a thriller featuring Dr. Faith Finley who wakes up from an auto accident in the hospital to find her husband missing. The police find no evidence of Liam being in the car despite Faith’s insistence. All evidence points to Liam deciding to disappear. Of course, it is understandable considering recent events. Their lives have been in flux. Faith leaves their Sugar Grove home to return to their Chicago condo. Then the notes begin arriving. Are they threats or warnings? Someone’s Listening has a unique format. It is told in alternating chapters of Then and Now. We get to learn about Faith and Liam’s past in the Then chapters and what led up to the accident. I found Someone’s Listening to be slow starter with the pace increasing in the second half of the book. Some parts of the story moved very slowly. There is some great suspense and action near the end that will have you riveted. There are a variety of suspects and you will be wondering who you can trust. Many readers will be surprised with the outcome. I was not a fan of Faith Findley. She is an unlikeable main character who drinks and pops pills. I would not want Faith as my therapist. She was self-involved and just plain annoying. I wish the main character had been friendly and warm. It would have made a difference. There is foul language, intimate relations, pill popping, and vast quantities of alcohol consumed in this story. Someone’s Listening is a twisty suspense novel with a lost spouse, nasty notes, an abundance of alcohol, a disengaged detective, and a prominent psychologist.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    The author grabbed me and didn't let go. I kept guessing as the characters were introduced, and yes, I guess wrong. I got blindsided!Old boyfriend, odd lady that was put out of business because of a review, business associate, former patient, the list goes on. Who wants our girl Faith, author, Phycologist, and now widow, dead? At times I wondered if she would actually kill herself, and how she even functioned.A woman whom as a child was horribly abused and raised by dysfunctional parents, was li The author grabbed me and didn't let go. I kept guessing as the characters were introduced, and yes, I guess wrong. I got blindsided!Old boyfriend, odd lady that was put out of business because of a review, business associate, former patient, the list goes on. Who wants our girl Faith, author, Phycologist, and now widow, dead? At times I wondered if she would actually kill herself, and how she even functioned.A woman whom as a child was horribly abused and raised by dysfunctional parents, was living the good life, as a successful practice and now a book, along with a blissfully happy marriage.Talk about hitting rock bottom, and trying to survive, we walk in Faith's shoes with her, and wonder if in the end she will be alive.A stunning thriller mystery that will keep you up late page turning.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Someone's watching. Someone's listening. Someone's out there!Good grief- Faith- is either losing her mind or has been spending too much time as a therapist helping others.But seriously- Liam was her everything and now he's gone.Strange texts start to appear which are threatening and fear mongering in nature.She's right to be worried because who knows what anyone is capable of these days.It's a nail biting madness that escalates rapidly with a thick plot and fab characters around every corner to Someone's watching. Someone's listening. Someone's out there!Good grief- Faith- is either losing her mind or has been spending too much time as a therapist helping others.But seriously- Liam was her everything and now he's gone.Strange texts start to appear which are threatening and fear mongering in nature.She's right to be worried because who knows what anyone is capable of these days.It's a nail biting madness that escalates rapidly with a thick plot and fab characters around every corner to enhance the drama.This thriller was very well written and thankfully typed out on NetGalley with enough spacing to zip through it without being bunched together and w/o any spelling errors which makes it a pleasant read.When a scuffle occurs the police are contacted.Well, what can one say but be careful and watch your back! Ps. I guess they believe her now!!Thank you to Seraphina, the pub, NetGalley, and Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • Julienne Greer
    January 1, 1970
    Ms. Nova Glass’ Someone’s Listening is an amazing novel. She has the ability to allow the reader to step into the lives of her characters with such specificity and emotion you feel as if you are in the room with them. Seraphina Nova Glass is a storyteller I’ll go back to again and again.
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  • Matthew Peters
    January 1, 1970
    As gripping and engrossing a thriller as I’ve ever read. Perfectly cadenced dialogue, evocative imagery, and nuanced characterization make this a riveting read. Once you start reading, it’s a mad dash to the finish line to find out whodunnit. I awoke in the middle of the night to finish it. I can't wait for more from this author.
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  • Catherine Woodward
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 ⭐️, rounded up
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