They say everyone has a secret. For Grace Adams, her secret lies underground and was called Rose. She was nine years old when she died...
Grace has lived in the same idyllic Scottish village for almost her entire life. It is the perfect place to raise a family. But then she receives a call from her childhood best friend, Orla, who she hasn’t heard from in years - for good reason.
And when Orla threatens to finally tell the truth about what happened to a little girl called Rose more than 20 years ago, Grace may finally have to face the fact that her darkest secret cannot remain buried forever . . .
©2009 Julie Corbin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This is a story with many twists and turns. Deep understanding of human character and strong development of all characters. Loved the narrator! She covered a range of voices - young, old, male, female, Scottish, American.
"Mistakes of childhood"
This was a great listen. Chapters moving back and forth through time telling the story of Orlagh and Grace and how their friendship soured in the latter teen years. They both have secrets, but how deadly are they?
"Degenerated into whiny naval-gazing"
I had high hopes for this book. It seemed to be a good premise for a story and it started out well enough. But by about halfway through, I had lost all sympathy for the main character and I was none too keen on any of the other people in the novel either. I suppose the author's idea was to point out that we all have skeletons in our cupboards, but it did just come across as having a really bad group therapy session full of people you just want to slap.
"Enjoyable Book - gets you hooked!"
Girl on the Train
Get narrator - brought the characters to life.
No laughter or tears - a bit of frustration with the characters and what they did, but that was probably because I wanted to get to the end and find out what had happened!
I felt it gradually connected your to each character and the back and forth of the past and present events worked well. You cared about the main characters and what happened to them, which gets you invested into the book.
Great story. Even though the main character could do with more questioning of her dilemma. Good flow to the story with little in the way of irrelevant detail, which I dislike. Excellent narration. I am very sensitive to narrators. All round good purchase. Wish there were more from this author on Audio
Really well written and suspenseful, I found Grace very likeable.
Although a little predictable in parts, I didn't want to stop listening!
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