1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Trisha Wolfe comes her most gripping psychological thriller yet.

Lakin Hale, true crime writer and victim of an attack that left her for dead, helps crime solvers and victims close cold cases, yet there is one crime she hasn't been able to solve:

Her own.

As she embarks on a new case, working closely with Special Agent Rhys Nolan, the details of the murder begin to eerily resemble the event that nearly ended her life. A silhouette of a man haunts her dreams, but there were only two people there that night - Lakin and her murderer. Is the phantom hero who pulled her from the water a delusion, or is he the only one who can unlock her dark memories?

Buried in a watery grave of lotuses, the victim calls out to Lakin, unearthing painful memories of what was stolen from her that fateful night. For those that played a part, it's now time to answer for their sins.

©2019 Trisha Wolfe (P)2019 Trisha Wolfe

What listeners say about Lotus Effect

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Unable to suspend my common sense

I enjoyed this book and finished it but why would the FBI work with a victim of amnesia/attempted murder to solve cold cases? Totally unbelievable. BUT! I did finished it and enjoyed the characters even if Lakin makes ridiculous mistakes. It had surprises that I didn’t expect and I liked Lakin and Rhys though I usually get bored with romance added to a good mystery. Narrator was excellent and emphasized Lakin’s flat affect from her trauma. I hope that was the point of some of her decisions and outbursts. Fast forwarded thru 20% because of repetition. That all being said, I did enjoy the book and didn’t consider returning just not stellar.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good listen, slow to start.

I was captivated by other novels of hers, but not so much with this one. It was slow to start and lacked in the psychological twists throughout. That being said it kept me interested enough. It's a good book, but if you want something more like her other novels (eg. The Ties That Bind, Visions of Red) then this is not the book for you.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A nice listen

New narrator for me. Not a bad listen, I love a good psychological thriller and this was good, not her best, but good. The abrupt back and forth between past and present was a bit jarring, but I think that was intended to fit the h's narrative. Some light romance and a couple humorous moments. This gets you thinking and analyzing with the h, so 👍

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not as intriguing as Wolfe’s “Darkly, Madly Duet”

Trisha Wolfe leads us an unusual case as a cold case, an attempted murder, is investigated. Narrator Victoria Villarreal’s narration is well presented. I found the plot hard to follow and a big disappointment and skipped chapters to finish it. Perhaps it’s just not the book for me. As my editor, dear friend and mentor wisely told me in the ‘70s, “If everyone liked the same things, the world would indeed be a boring one.” RIP Dan Di Leo.
💥💥💥
Since it’s been a few years, I am definitely listening to “Wolfe’s “Darkly, Madly Duet” a second time; now that was epic!