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The Schemer | [Kimberley Chambers]

The Schemer

It’s 1983 and Stephanie Crouch’s life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go. When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family.
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Publisher's Summary

The heir to Martina Cole’s crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery.

It’s 1983 and Stephanie Crouch’s life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go.

When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family. Lonely and heartbroken Stephanie turns to Barry’s childhood friend Wayne for comfort, and their friendship soon blossoms into romance, leaving Barry fuming and promising revenge....

,P>Ten years later Barry returns to England. Within one month Stephanie's happy world with Wayne is turned upside down. People immediately start to point the finger of accusation at Barry, but is he the one to blame? Or, should Stephanie look elsewhere to find the schemer who has ruined her life?

©2012 Kimberley Chambers (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Easily as good as Martina Cole." (News of the World)

"[a] faced-paced tale with gritty authenticity." (The Guardian)

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    What made the experience of listening to The Schemer the most enjoyable?

    The diversity of all the characters and how they were all relatable to real life.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes definetly!! Basically by just wanting to know what happens.


    What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

    each character was had was made to sound interesting


    Who was the most memorable character of The Schemer and why?

    Gosh this is a hard one due the fact I liked them all. But if I had to choose it would be Stephs mom because she was always so strong.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was absolutley amazing and riviting!! Looking forward to The Schemer part 2.

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    12/30/13
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    "Cracking good read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook as the narrator is easy to listen to once you get used to the accent and manages to hold your interest with the pacy story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reveals


    Which character – as performed by Annie Aldington – was your favourite?

    Stupid question


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but that would not be practical


    Any additional comments?

    As I was saying I would highly recommend this audiobook as the story never wanes into boring uninteresting territory, there are several twists and turns and you somehow care about one or two of the characters and want to know what has happened to them. To say much more would be to give away the plot in this mystery story. One of my favourites and recommend without hesitation as an excellent listen.

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