On a quiet, gray Saturday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous, and loving, not depressed.
The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered by the same man who killed Livy's sister Kara 18 years ago.
Desperate to understand the tragedies of her past, Livy throws herself into the search for Kara and Julia's killer, who she now believes is someone close to her family. But if that is true, who can she still trust? Damien, the man Julia was secretly dating? Leo, her husband's boss and a close family friend? His son, Paul, her husband's best mate since college? Or Will, her own dear husband, who has betrayed her perhaps one time too many?
When Livy finally faces her sister's killer, and he tries to force her to destroy her family with one horrible, impossible choice, she must finally decide: Is she strong enough to trust herself?
©2014 Rosefire Ltd. (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
This story offered a good diversion in the summer but leaned towards the dramatic a little too often. Still I hung on to learn "who done it" and was almost glad to learn that I was close but not exactly right. I think the author dangled clues and created some decent diversions. A little too contrived but still enjoyable.
Say something about yourself!
Good story. Great narrator. II listened to the whole thing in one car trip. It made the miles fly by.
I chose this book because I was very disappointed in the last 3 or 4 Audible books I'd wasted my credits on. I wasn't expected much, just to be truthful. It turned out to be a book about love, friendship, trust, betrayal and murder. It is a bit predictable in spots, and I did figure out "who done it" before it was revealed. Still, I recommend this book if you enjoy drama and suspense.
On a scale of one to favorite, with similar books, this is about a 9. Slow to catch on, but worth staying with it.
I think I liked the main protagonists' character arc. She grows and changes and emboldens as the story thickens and becomes much more likeable and strong by the end of it.
The Bus Stop or the Cliff scene. You'll know the ones.
Your friends are close, your enemies are far closer. (?)
Loved that I guessed who it was before they revealed it, although I must admit it was very hard in this one (if that's your sort of thing). I don't think I've listened to a novel this suspenseful in a while.
I didn't really care for any of them
She created an air of suspense
started slow, was a bit preposterous BUT thoroughly entertaining. Never a dull moment for me!
Although there were some redeeming qualities in the overall story ,and it kept me guessing for most of the book about " who"... I thought it would never end! There was a great deal of unnecessary rambling that went on and on, and quite often not even in complete sentences. Sometimes it even felt as though the author just got lost in mundane details talking in fragmented sentences to herself, and by the end, I don't think I really liked a single character. To say more about the story itself would be to give too much away. I'm glad I finished it, but I can't recommend it.
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