A disturbing psychological crime novel which will appeal to fans of Alex Marwood's Wicked Girls. They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied? I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don't you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my 12-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address, and a chance to rebuild my tattered life.This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he's dead? If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?
©2014 Jenny Blackhurst (P)2014 Headline Digital
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"brilliant but quite dark"
I really enjoyed this book although it was a bit dark. I liked the narrator too.
"A bit slow but does pick up."
Started off ok but slowed a bit in the middle and I got a bit bored.It did pick up and it kept me listening.
"Excellent story, totally gripping."
Great storytelling, fantastic characters. Particularly liked Cassie and Susan's friendship which was v well observed. Gripped to the end and totally on the edge of my seat. Switched between audio and reading on phone effortlessly.
No, I'm afraid not. It just wasn't believable although I bought it because I felt the storyline had great potential. Unfortunately it did not fulfil expectations. The narrator was ok but didn't do men's voices very well. Personally I think narrators should just read the story without attempting all the different voices.
No. As already stated I found the story unbelievable and felt no empathy with the characters. This is essential for an enjoyable listen.
Not sure really. She was perfectly adequate in her narration and I always enjoy being "read" to rather than read a book myself. It was just unfortunate she had a rather silly story to narrate.
Not really. It wasn't bad enough that I gave up on it as can happen occasionally. But I can't honestly recommend it very highly , but if you really had nothing better to do then it passes a few hours.
I didn't hate this book. However I like realism and a "sensible" story. But many people may really enjoy this rather sensational tale. It's a question of taste which is always individual.
It kept you guessing until the very end - it was a gripping and capturing story
The twists and turns and how you never knew what was round the corner
She brings life to the characters in the voices that she uses - she makes you believe them more than what you probably would if reading
Was hooked from the start! characters were brilliant, story intriguing, narration easy listening. If you like a story with a beginning, middle, end and loose ends tied, then this is for you.
"Listened to in one sitting..."
Not well today so had a day in bed, this fast pace thriller made a boring day exciting! The narrator is very good she made me believe every word.
started very well and I was gripped, but around a third of the way through I started to feel as though another author had taken over! constantly explaining the plot to the reader, and allowing the characters to say and do really quite unbelievable things.
"The story was very thought provoking. It seems to"
The story is a great deal of thought and the reading this book is great
Almost ditched this listen several times due to the ridiculous plot read by an annoying narrator who made it even less believable. To my own annoyance I stuck with it to find out what happened, realising I would have been better ditching it.
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