Why would anyone confess to the murder of someone who isn't dead? Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth.
He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen - because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive.
©2009 Sophie Hannah (P)2009 ISIS Publishing Ltd
The narration was good, with excellent voices.
The story dragged on a little and was quite a complicated story. However, it was gripping at times.
She brings the characters to life very well.
"Read them in order!"
I've done my usual and read this particular series out of order, don't make the same mistake as me, as it is quite relevant to the two main characters.
A couple are considering getting married, but decide they must be completely honest about their lives before they met. The girl is understandably gutted when the guy admits to killing a woman. Did he really do it, or is there a cover up going on?
"One of the best Sophie Hannah books"
This is one of me favourite audiobooks, I loved the story already but the reader was great and I was totally hooked.
I really enjoy all of the simon Waterhouse series by Sophie Hannah but this has been one of the best, I've read it multiple times and still didn't want to stop listening to this!
I've got another of Julia Barry's performances to listen to and am excited to start it as her tone was great and she made the characters much fuller.
I listen as I drive and this was one where I would sit on the drive and finish the chapter before getting out!
"Really enjoyed this"
Well written and couldn't wait to go to bed to listen to it there! (Think I went early one night just so I could)
"Preposterous, boring tale"
The complicated story of artists/murder/torture/detecting was far too long and there was very little about it that I liked
The length of the book; the horrid characters that it was impossible to empathise with; the stereotypical foul-mouthed misoginist police detectives.
I always enjoy her reading of books and the different ways she portrays the characters but even she couldn't make listening to the book a pleasure
I have enjoyed some of Sophie Hannah's work, but this one was far too long, contained far too much foul language and two of the main characters, Charlie and Simon, were just unbelievable, as was their relationship.
"Improved by Julia Barry"
Fairly average simply because it is made complicated by the constant 'scene changes'. I kept listening because I enjoyed the narration so much.
Nothing comes to mind in either case.
Not at all!
She writes well, but honestly she doesn't half go on. I read some of her short stories previously and liked them, but this finished me with her. It wasn't worth it, I dont believe a word of it and wish I hadn't bothered
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