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The Playdate | [Louise Millar]

The Playdate

Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? And who will care for her rather frail daughter, Rae, while she is gone?
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Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? And who will care for her rather frail daughter, Rae, while she is gone? Suzy and Callie live close to each other on a typical cramped, anonymous London street. Neighbours seem to move in, and move on, before you have even learned their names. Callie's increased sense of alienation leads her to try to befriend a new resident on her street, Debs. But Debs is anxious, odd. You wouldn't trust her with your child - especially not if you knew anything about her past.

©2012 Louise Millar (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Delah Palm Desert, CA, United States 05-03-12
    Delah Palm Desert, CA, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2011

    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

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    This was a very good book. The plot was interesting from the beginning. Very Engrossing. The narrator was top notch. I highly recommend. I would classify this as a phsychologial thriller.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    gingerbread scottsdale, AZ 01-27-13
    gingerbread scottsdale, AZ 01-27-13 Member Since 2012

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    This book was more complex than I originally thought it would be( based on the synopsis).
    It was well written and drew me in from the start. Definitely a "wortth listening" to book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Sugar Land, TX, United States 10-08-12
    William Sugar Land, TX, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "British accent"
    What would have made The Playdate better?

    The reader was too hard for my Texas ears to understand. I missed about half of the words.


    Has The Playdate turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The British accent was too much for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I could only pick up about half of her words.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed. When I read about the book, it sounded like a good story. Maybe I should read it, instead of listening.


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    Amy KENNEWICK, WA, United States 08-25-12
    Amy KENNEWICK, WA, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    I didn't want to stop listening! Great story, good twists and excellent narration. Loved it.

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    12/23/12
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    "An unexpected joy"

    This book was a lovely surprise. I was expecting chick lit but it is so much more and definitely one of my most memorable listens of the year. The characterisation is excellent and the plot twists and turns so many times to keep you continually guessing. Clare Corbett is an excellent narrator and Louise Millar an author to watch.

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  • Sarah
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    5/5/12
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    "Keeps You Guessing"

    Calle and her daughter rely quite heavily on their American neighbour Susie who seems to have it all - she's pretty, has three boys and lots of money. When Calle decides to go back to work, Susie is there for her as always but a new neighbour on the block arrives causing the women concerns - why was she sacked from her old job, doesn't she seem overly paranoid....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Keziah
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    "really absorbing!"

    Fantastic narrator and a very interesting story which I was riveted by! The way the story unfolds slowly really sucks the listener in and the accents were spot on.

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  • M
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    11/7/12
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    "Excellent "listen" !"

    Clare Corbett is an exceptional narrator - her characterisation is wonderful - such an enjoyable listen and the book itself is "keeps you guessing" one ... really found it hard to stop listening when I got to work or home ... thoroughly enjoyable.

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