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Black Eyed Susans Audiobook

Black Eyed Susans

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Publisher's Summary

Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a 'Black-Eyed Susan' by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars - or so she thought.

Now, decades later the black-eyed susans planted outside Tessa's bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison. Haunted by fragmented memories of the night she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter's safety, can Tessa uncover the truth about the killer before it's too late?

©2015 Penguin Books Ltd (P)2015 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Gail 02-26-16
    Gail 02-26-16
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    "Super suspensful"
    Where does Black Eyed Susans rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the top handful


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was constructed beautifully, the suspense lasted, the twists were beautiful, and so well read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Here grandparent's house.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    -


    Any additional comments?

    I am not completely convinced of the ending, it felt rushed that then I also hate it when a good book ends - so maybe its me not the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Andy
    9/25/15
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    "They said like 'Girl on a Train'. Nothing like it"
    What did you like most about Black Eyed Susans?

    The storey stood on its own feet, was a bit long winded before reaching its climatic end. The characters were plausible, and I grew affection for most of them. The back drop is quite disturbing but that is hardly touched on as you spend your time living in the tormented mind of Tessie/Tessa. Overall, 7/10


    If you’ve listened to books by Julia Heaberlin before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't but I will keep an ear out for her


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Tessie as a teenager and Tessa as the tormented adult


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not particularly, I consider being moved by something emotional in a beautiful way. As I've said the back drop to this storey is quite disturbing.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let anyone tell you its like Girl on a Train (a fabulous book). This book deserves to be considered on its own merit, but it didn't blow my mind like some of my recent books.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    9/22/15
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    "Good story."

    I picked this title up from an Audible recommendation. Not my usual sort of listen but entertaining nonetheless.
    The characters are well portrayed and the "truth" doesn't become clear until the very end.
    I found this story a bit disjointed in places but overall an entertaining piece.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Laurence
    Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom
    5/8/16
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    "Gripping story, entertaining listen"

    This is in my top 25% of Audible books. The story held my interest. The perspective changes character and jumps backwards and forwards in time just a little too often for me and I found that a distraction from the plot.
    There are a number of narrators. A couple of them grated and I had to work to focus on the story rather than the somewhat OTT accents and inflections. The odd use of words (most notably 'digger' for spade) had me on an odd trajectory a few times, but perhaps that's my fault for being English. Do they really call windows 'winders' in the US?

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
    United Kingdom
    10/21/15
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    "Gripping!"

    Loved this! everything about it was brilliant. great narrative, excellent story line, couldn't stop listening to it. going to listen to it again!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • PurpleVelvetElf
    Milton Keynes, England
    10/3/15
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    "Original -not your typical who done it"

    very enjoyable. Good story well read.
    The story is told by going back and forth between past and present and we hear from different characters too. This adds interest and ensures everything feel dynamic.
    I liked all of the narrators.
    Good story with some mystery but without being a typical 'who done it', much more original

    Nice strong characters.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    St Martins, United Kingdom
    9/24/15
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    "Very disappointed"

    I heard this book being reviewed on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio Two and also looked at reviews on Audible. Somebody compared the book to the brilliance and suspense of Silence of the Lambs and there were other great things said. Well, I just don't get it, I thought it was terribly boring and barely managed to finish it. The characters aren't particularly likable or interesting and nothing grabbed me. I didn't find it had suspense at all because I didn't care who the murderer was or what happened, apart from what happened to Terrell perhaps. Very disappointed.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • NR
    3/31/16
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    "Wish I had the film rights !"

    Superb - more twists and turns than a roller coaster - Harper Lee meets Truman Capote !Great writing , by turns gothic , romantic and horrific !

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia White
    Kendal
    9/20/15
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    "A real Thriller"

    An excellently crafted storyline. The narration suits it perfectly and the result is utterly compelling.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • S. Christie
    UK
    6/8/16
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    "Long winded and uninspiring"

    Unfortunately this book left me a little underwhelmed. It was too long, and the jumping back and forward every alternate chapter was annoying and confusing. I persevered, despite almost throwing the towel in on numerous occasions, thinking that the ending would be worth it.... It wasn't. It was entirely predictable and painfully drawn out. Definitely not my favourite Audible listen. I wouldn't recommend.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/28/15
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    "Great story just a little confusing"

    Loved the story and brilliant writing.
    Had a little issue with jumping back and forth to different times.
    But a brilliant read and a must for any adult reader.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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