When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again.
Two years later Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...
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"Rachel Abbott will keep you guessing long into the night and just as soon as you’ve figured it out...think again!" (Suspense Magazine)
I liked the attempt at the Northern accent but feel that it would have been better to just have a Mancunian narrate. The male narrator was not the best at doing female voices but overall both narrators were easy to listen to.
This is a decent story, worth the money but I wouldn't rate as brilliant. The author was good at making you think hard about the clues in some areas but not so much in other areas.
I didn't like the subplot/side stories like the love angle or the detectives break in because it didn't go anywhere - I mean literally didn't go anywhere at all.
Overall though if your into this genre and want something easy and a bit cheaper than other audible' s it shouldn't disappoint
"Wow! Fantastic story!"
What a great story, full of twists and turns, really well written and the narrators were good too. Would definitely recommend this book!
"Gripping story - well paced & excellent narration"
Very close to the top - I found it hard to stop listening.
I really like Tom - he's not hard to like - he seems to have an instinct for when the evidence is not what it seems.
No I don't think I have - the narration was very good - as an avid Audible listener I really appreciate good narration - it can really make the experience for the listener.
Yes it definitely was.
This is the second book I have listened to by Rachel Abbott - really enjoyed The Back Road but this is even better.
This book was spoilt for me by the narration. In particular the male's accent and inflection grated so much so that I almost returned it.would also have been better if the female narrator played all the female parts and visa versa. Nevertheless, overall the story was very good and an enjoyable listen.
"Not a bad story, but needs polishing"
I really enjoyed the first crime novel by Rachel Abbott, but this book did not compare very well, and it seemed a bit half baked in comparison. I can see that Rachel Abbott is on the way to creating detective series with her Det. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas, but I think that she might benefit from doing more extensive research in police work for the series. I personally did not like that Tom Douglas was a completely different character from the way he was in the first book, almost unrecognizable - he was caring and gentle, and in this book he was quite cynical in his attitude. I also found the narration a bit strange, Andrew Wincott was probably attempting a Northern accent, but instead it sounded a bit American and cynical, and Olivia's voice was sweet, but it sounded a bit electronic at times, probably because of sync editing. The story is interesting but very improbable in UK setting, it would be a more likely scenario for an American crime novel, it did have that feel to it, I am sure that it would do very well with American audience.
One of the best books I have listened to of late just wished it had lasted longer!!!
I highly recommend it!!
The narrators were very good and the story quite gripping. I did listen to it over 2 days, because I had to know what happened. Recommended.
"Spot on twist turner!"
Loved this book - the narration was super, the story kept me guessing all the way through - loved all the twists and turns! Can't wait to get into the next Rachel Abbott
Great story great narration.
I really enjoy Rachel Abbott's writing, this book kept me entertained right until the very end.
"Fabulous - really gripping with a little twist"
It's among the top books I've listened to. Good plot, pacey (although the 'ending' was a little more drawn out than the rest). A slight twist at the end, which is always good to have. Some of the ending was rather predictable, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story. I thought the characters were well drawn and the narration (particularly Andrew Wincott as I love his voice) was very good.
The end of the book where the plot comes to a climax was very well written and well narrated. I won't say too much about it so as not to spoil the plot for others, but I found it very engrossing.
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