There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth...
Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?
The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?
Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem...Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.
Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author of Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.
©2016 Sibel Hodge. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
So refreshing to come across a solid mystery that is neither a cutesy cozy nor a gore-fest. This is very well-written, driven by characters that are fully fleshed-out and relatable. As always, Simon Vance is a class act and a pleasure to listen to. The central secret (no spoilers here) is one that has been used in mysteries before, but not always with this much finesse. One character has a tragic history that brought to mind Jody Foster's monologue in Silence of the Lambs. Animal lovers may want to skip one descriptive passage in particular as I did. Overall, a really good read.
I want to start this review with one of the very few negatives, because it's also a warning (NO SPOILERS): One of the final partz of the book was clearly made to be read. To avoid even the tiniest of spoilers, I'll only say you should read the last 10 chapters, for reasons that will become obvious during that segment.
The performance is incredible. Just amazing. Congratulations to the voice actors and their team. Absolutely nothing negatie about it. 5/5
The plot is also very good, although it requires just a bit too much suspension of disbelief. It's not an impossible story, but it's weird enough that a reader may doubt it. Also, there was a small part of the book, net the end of part 2, and during the start of part 3, that was very slightly boring. 4/5
Overall: Worth reading/listening to. But take my advice and read the last 10 chapters, for the sake of your experience. 4/5.
I worried in the beginning through some of the back and forth Police procedural parts that I may have made a mistake with this book, but I'm very glad I stayed with it.
It just gets better and better.
really enjoyed the story. I had an inkling but couldn't work out how and then aahh that's how! Was not expecting the ending so it's always a treat to be surprised.
Enjoyed this book, a good deal, due to:
- multiple twists
- good narration
- being a little different
"Brilliant book by an amazing storyteller"
Wow. I need a lie down after this book! The audio version was brilliantly narrated and added colour to Sibel Hodge's amazing writing. I'm a big fan of this author and could not wait to consume this book. I was not disappointed. I loved the characters. They were so fully fleshed out, I felt as if I was listening to a movie, their images and actions were very real in my mind. As for the story, there are so many twists and turns, I was constantly changing my mind as to who the real antagonist was. When I finally settled on someone, Sibel shook things up all over again. I could not stop listening to this book. It went everywhere with me. And the ending - what a roller coaster! For the reviewers who said they had to suspend belief - it's fiction, just go with it. I loved every second and was not thrown out of the story at any point. The author is an amazing storyteller and this is a brilliant book. I could not recommend it more.
"keeps you guessing!"
Bloody brilliant. every time I thought I had guessed what was happening there was a twist that had gasping.
"dog walker sussex"
totally implausible story, only saved by good narration. won't be reading more by this author.
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