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The Atonement

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What a crazy end to a crazy trilogy! This was a series that you just had to know what would happen next. Morally grey characters abound and I could never tell if I loved or hated them.
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Next time you are thinking about binge watching a TV series, think again and either pick up "The Arrangement" book or audiobook trilogy. I guarantee, if you love a good psychological thriller you won't be disappointed. Easy to listen to audiobook read by two wonderful narrators. The dual POVs is easy to follow. 
Big thanks to Netgalley to review the last book of the series of this toxic marriage.
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The Atonement
by Kiersten Modglin
Narrated by George Newbern; Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

I am absolutely THRILLED that I was given the opportunity to listen to and review The Atonement. I've been a fan of the trilogy from the beginning, and it was a blast following Ainsley and Peter through their completely twisted reality. The Atonement really brought everything full circle for me, and while I loved them all, I think this one was my favorite. Peter and Ainsley aren't in the subtle cat-and-mouse phase; they're in the full-fledged, their future depends on it cat-and-mouse stage. If you've listened to the first two books in the trilogy, you'll love the third and final installment. If not, I encourage you to listen to or read those ones first, and I'm sure that you'll love them all. If you haven't listened to the first two, you'll miss some super important backstory, and this isn't what I would consider a standalone novel, though it *could* be...but you'll be missing out on so much. 

The narration was top-notch as well. George Newbern and Sarah Mollo-Christensen ARE Peter and Ainsley. They did a fabulous job, and I'm always happy to listen to stories narrated by them. Overall, I definitely recommend The Atonement and the entire trilogy. Kiersten Modglin always does a grat job crafting original tales that keep me entertained and listening to the very end!
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This was the last book in the series and I have to say that I did not see any of that coming at all. This book was really a rollercoaster for me from the time I started it. I did not know where it might take me. As always I loved the two narrator  in this audio.
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6️⃣9️⃣The Atonement by Keirsten Modglin 
I definitely had to re listen to the first two in this series before I was able to listen to the ARC audiobook from @netgalley! 
The Atonement was a wild ride. Just when you think things could t get any worse for the family that has been through it all, but they out themselves in these messes, it gets worse. The development of characters is exquisite and the reader understands sides and reasons to deepen the characters and their relationships with others. 

“First, there was THE ARRANGEMENT—a scandalous story about Peter and Ainsley Greenburg’s attempt to fix their marriage, no matter the cost.
Then, came THE AMENDMENT—with their darkest secrets revealed, the couple set out in a treacherous attempt to repair what had been broken.
Now, Peter and Ainsley’s marriage will be put to one final test with THE ATONEMENT.

Ainsley Greenburg has always been a fixer.
But her latest attempt to repair her marriage left it more damaged than ever before.

Now, trapped in a vicious game of cat and mouse with the man she thought she knew, Ainsley must do what it takes to put out the fire their arrangement ignited.
But it won’t be that simple.

As Peter closes in on her, Ainsley finds herself driven down a path of paranoia and fear.
Her only hope relies on her ability to trust her instincts, but they’ve let her down before.
This time, there’s so much more at stake and the secrets waiting to be revealed will change everything.

Whom can she trust when her world is up in flames?
One wrong decision could cost her everything she has left—her family, her home, and her life.

And, with a final showdown looming, Ainsley must decide what she's willing to let burn in order to survive.
As the blaze continues to heat up, it's only a matter of time before someone must atone for their sins.”
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The Atonement by Kiersten Modglin is book three in The Arrangement series by the author. The final installment and it didn’t disappoint. It picked up right where book 2 left off. Peter and Ainsley Greenburg is a couple you won’t forget. Definitely, pick up The Arrangement(book one) & The Amendment(book two) first. I suggest binging them right in a row for the best reading experience. 

If you love quick chapters, a twisty fun cat and mouse chase than this book is most definitely for you. A true binge worthy series. Kiersten Modglin is a new to me author this year and I can’t get enough of her current books as well as binging her back lists books. 

The Atonement is a satisfying ending to this series. I highly recommend. It’s beyond gripping and totally unpredictable. The surprises, you’ll love them. She’ll have you guessing until the very end. 

5 CAPTIVATING STARS!!! Great series!! Happy Reading.
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I really enjoyed this audiobook! 
I had heard great things about Modglin, so couldn't pass up the chance to see the hype for myself!
I hadn't realised this was #3 in a series, so I think I would have been better to read the first two, as I felt somewhat at a disadvantage listening to this. I'm not sure it works as well as a standalone- I was a little lost. 
That said, once I got on track with the characters and plot, I loved it! The characters were excellent, shown superbly by the narrators. I was listening all the time, utterly gripped! Every chapter made me change my opinion, and that is down to the excellent plotting and characterisation by Modglin. 
Fantastic, and would have been 5 stars if I'd read the previous books in the series.
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thank you so much to Netgalley for my audio copy. I've read the first two books in this series and was lucky to receive an audio copy to listen to book 3. I liked every book in this series, but didn't love them. Instead of 3 separate books I would have LOVED to read one epic book. I did have fun with the series and the idea, but again think this could have been one great book. I did enjoy the audio narrators I thought they did a great job of keeping me engaged in this story. It's a really quick listen and a great conclusion to this story. If you have read the first two def make sure to pick this one up as well!
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Enjoyment: 5
Total rating: 4.71

The Greenburg's saga reaches its satisfying conclusion. I adored following this couple's not-so-suburban marriage. To mention details of this book is to spoil the timeline, so I will say this - the books in the trilogy should be read in order. Each is better than the one before; Modglin has set a very high bar to the amount and quality of meaningful and entertaining twists and turns an author can include in a series, AND the audiobooks are just as fantastic as the books. Get both, grab wine or popcorn and treat yourself by binging this trilogy. You're welcome. No, actually, thank you Kiersten; meeting Peter and Ainsley has been one of my favourite parts of 2022.
Disclaimer: In exchange for an honest review, I am thankful to the publishers and NetGalley for providing a copy of The Atonement.
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The Atonement, just like The Arrangement & The Amendment, kept me wanting more! The suspense in the novel and thriller curveballs kept me reading for more. I enjoyed this trilogy by Kiersten and cannot wait to read more of her novels!
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I absolutely love this author! Any time I see her book come up its an immediate request and purchase. Love her! Her books are just crazy enough. They keep me enthralled for sure.
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The Atonement is the third and final novel in the trilogy written by Kiersten Modglin. This novel, just like the two prior to it, is full of twists and unexpected turns throughout. I have enjoyed following Peter and Ainsley through the three books, and the final installment of their horrific marriage does not disappoint! I don't want to give away too much, but if you haven't read this terrific trilogy yet, you need to! Modglin is a master at crafting characters that are complex and full of surprises. I highly recommend!
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In the final installment of The Arrangement trilogy.  I was hooked when I listened to The Arrangement and just needed to finish up the set.  This isn’t the most realistic thriller I’ve read, but I was thoroughly entertained again.  Please note this is NOT a stand alone and you need to read/listen to these books in order.

I’ve listened to the whole series and George Newbern and Sarah Mollo-Christensen are superb at bringing Peter and Ainsley to life.  

This one picks up right where The Amendment left off.  The cat and mouse games continue.  Can you guess who is the ultimate winner?
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This bitch just won...I mean read the whole trilogy!! Fantastic! Loved every minute... Couldn't put it down!! I am completely vibrating with all the twists. I listened to the audiobook for the last installment, and absolutely fantastic!!! The narrators were perfect!! 

*Thank you @netgalley and @dreamscapemedia for the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.*
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The Atonement (The Arrangement #3) was a great read by Kiersten Modglin. This is the final test for Peter and Ainsley’s marriage. They marriage may be the one thing that Ainsley can’t fix. She’s now trapped in a vicious game of cat and mouse with the husband she thought she knew. When Peter starts closing in on her, she finds herself in a state of paranoia and fear. She knows that she must trust her instincts, unfortunately her instincts have let her down before. I enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read more by the author.
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The Atonement is the deliciously twisty conclusion to The Arrangement trilogy by Kiersten Modglin.  In preparation for reviewing it, I listened to the first two books of the series – The Arrangement and The Amendment as the story makes more sense when enjoyed as the final installment of a dark, domestic drama and mystery.
Ainsley and Peter Greenberg are a couple whose marriage has “stalled” so Ainsley proposes an “arrangement” to keep things interesting in their relationship.  As this experiment was not quite as successful as she had hoped, an amendment is introduced.  Thus the last of the tree books – The Atonement – wraps up all the betrayals and permutations their marriage has gone through.
Told in dual first-person POVs, the reader/listener is drawn into the minds of Ainsley and Peter.  Experiencing first-hand their motivations and reasoning is fascinating and feels like eavesdropping!  
No spoilers here—the plotting is compelling and intriguingly dark and fast-paced, hurtling to its OMG conclusion!
Audiobook narrators George Newbern and Sarah Mollo-Christensen read all three books, and are terrific, providing the continuity that makes this couple come to life in their own over the top crazy way.  
I recommend this trilogy for those who enjoy domestic drama with plenty of intrigue.  It is perfect for binge-listening!

Thank you to Dreamscape Media for the advance audiobook file.  This is my unbiased review.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.

Ainsley Greenburg has taken her children and is on the run from her monstrous murdering husband, Peter.  The couple have been working to salvage their marriage in an untraditional way for years but they have reached the breaking point.  This is a suspenseful cat and mouse game between the couple as the story unfolds from both perspectives, each trying to stay one step ahead of the other.  I really enjoyed this dynamic and the back and forth kept my interest.  I had made the mistake of not reading the first 2 books and got a few surprises, I want to go back and read the first two and I would recommend reading them in order.  Even so this was a good mystery suspense and I look forward to reading more work from Kiersten Modglin.
I had the audio version narrated by George Newbern; Sarah Mollo-Christensen who both did an excellent job.  They are fun to listen to and captured my attention.
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I loved the ending to this trilogy. I read the first two books earlier this year and LOVED them both, so I could not wait for this last book to come out. While I did not love it as much as the other two, I did think it was a great ending and still highly recommend it. I will post a full review over on my IG, @chandlersbooknook, in the coming weeks.
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I'm a huge fan of this author. Her books are typically dark and twisty, which are two characteristics that draw me in when reading a thriller. And although I didn't find The Atonement as jaw dropping and cray-cray as the first two books in the series, it was a fast paced read with a satisfying conclusion. 

Spoiler Alert: This is the third book in a trilogy so some details in this review may give away events that happened in the first two books. It is recommended that the first two books be read before reading this book!!

Peter and Ainsley are at it again. But this time the stakes are high. With Ainsley 's failed attempt at ending Peter's shenanigans once and for all, Peter has now become Ainsley's number one fear. As Ainsley tries to protect her kids and herself, Peter is manipulating and scheming his way back into their lives...with disastrous consequences. 

This book was more cat and mouse and less suspense. It was more "in your face action" and less "subtle twisty deception" that was characteristic of the first two books. Readers who love that fight until death do we part kind of thing, will probably get a lot more from this story than I did. Just a personal preference really. I wished there had been more duplicity and big reveals but also appreciated the battle of all marriages.

The audiobook was terrific. The narrators aced the perspectives of Ainsley and Peter. 

A gracious thank you to Dreamscape 
Media and Netgalley for an advanced audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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After falling in love with The Arrangement I had some mixed feelings about The Amendment so I was a little nervous to jump into The Atonement but am I glad I did.

This is the first of the trilogy that I listened to and again am I glad I did.  I kind of wish I had listened to the first two as well because I feel the narrators really added to the story.

You should not read this as a stand-alone, nor should you skip around on the order but they are all three very binge-able books.  This one made me want to get some tedious chores completed so I could sit and listen and see what craziness Peter and Ainsley could get into next.  You definitely need to go into these suspending reality and with a mindset that it will be over the top.  But they are just fun, popcorn-type thrillers when that is what you need in your life. 

I don't want to say much else because the ride is much better if you just go in blind.
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