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Publisher's Summary

A secret hidden for 40 years is about to come out. The man at the centre of this secret discovers from his dying adoptive mother that he has a family he knew nothing about. With nothing to go on, he is determined to find them whatever the cost. However, the more he learns, the more dangerous his quest becomes. But when he finds out the truth it is so shocking and scandalous, it may well cost him his life and the lives of his family.

©2017 Peter Martin (P)2018 Wordwooze Publishing

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Awesome Story

This book has a terrific story. It depicts a family drama, relationship and tragedy. It’s a bit dragging though initially; however, the author tries to complement it with exciting, descriptive sceneries with the tragic ending.
The narration was professionally done. It highlights exciting scenarios in the story. It presents a thematic approach to the events and situations of the entire narrative.
Anyone keen on family drama, this book is very much recommended.
I write this honest review in exchange for the complimentary audiobook I received.

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shocking and suspenseful!

let me begin by saying, the narrator does an excellent job! He is one of the few male narrators that does a wonderful job of female voices. He really makes all characters come to life.if you are a fan of psychological suspense, this is the book you need to read! The suspense level, and the psychological affects, are both at top level! He finds out a shocking secret on the sudden death of his mother. This is what starts everything. He begins a quest that could cost him, his wife, and their family, their very lives! Along the way, shocking twists and turns are around every corner!

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Creepy

This book is really pretty creepy. The themes are definitely 18+ but it is not explicit. There is some swearing but it is mostly limited to one very heated scene.

This book deals with the death of the main character’s mother.

It may make you rethink your approach to what’s important in life.

Narration was very engaging.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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Great Story!💜

This story was definitely a page turner. A fast paced mystery and at every corner you’re asking yourself, “what next?” It will keep you engaged all the way through until the end.
I had trouble with the narration at first but once I got into the story I really enjoyed it.
This was a good mystery & I recommend this book.

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OMG

This is an awesome listen it grabbed right from the start i could not sleep it is a thriller with a plot from i dont even know where when the secrets were revealed i just sat there with my mouth open i recommend this listen looking forward to more listens by this author and the narrator was spot on

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What a great plot!

Sometimes we get what we ask for and it’s not always what we deserve. When Gary’s mother dies she tells him he was adopted. As he tries to find his adoptive parents things get stranger and stranger with the help of his wife Delia he thinks he finally got to the bottom of it and winds up on a secluded island in Hawaii with this family and meet his mother who seems like a very generous person at first. Trust me when I say things or not what they seem. This is an excellent plot it’s original it’s quirky and it’s serious. I loved it I thought it was awesome. If you like family dramas action adventure read this book it’s truly awesome! I always say the narrator can make or break an audiobook this narrator made it so much better it was awesome I love them can’t wait to read more books done by him.

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Not a Psychological Thriller

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Trigger Warning: There is incest and sexual assault. None of it is described in graphic detail but it is a plot point.

I found the premise of this story interesting - Gary finds out he has been adopted on his mother's deathbed. He then wants to find his birth parents. As he investigates further, he is foreclosed when individuals initially interested in helping suddenly change their minds.

I found the plot to be rather slow moving and some points stretched credibility a bit. It was labeled as a psychological thriller - but it's really not. And the twist - not my cup of tea.

The narrator, Jim Selleck, did a good job and used different voices for the various characters.

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Not a Psychological thriller

*** I received a copy of the audible from the author for a honest review.

Overall, I enjoyed the book; however, I would give a two star for few reasons:

1. The title of the book mentions psychological thriller; however, the book reads like a cozy mystery with a twist in the end. In my opinion, a little twist in the end does not label the book as psychological thriller.

2. The narrator has a gentle, British voice that suits a cozy mystery genre but not a psychological thriller. If the genre was leaning towards mystery, I would have gladly given a rating of 3 stars.

3. The plot was interesting where it starts from searching for his biological mother to escaping the paradise island where his mother lives.

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Family Secrets.....

Very good story by Peter Martin, narrated by Jim Selleck.
Great concept, very gripping, I was totally intrigued.
Loved it!

If you're into thrillers, this one will surely tickle your fancy :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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Great Story and Journey

I really love books like this one. It takes you behind the scenes of a families history and secrets. It left me guessing and unable to walk away from it for any period of time.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 01-22-21

Thriller

I did enjoy listening to Jim Selleck, a very narrator

A mother's dying breath to her son tells him he is adopted. Gary starts to look for birth family. With twists and turns all along the way, it goes to show that money does not buy happiness and families can have dark secrets. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

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  • Layla
  • 07-14-20

A dangerous secret

This is not in the same league as Dean Koontz or Jeffery Deaver, however I have to give it to the author for he kept me glued to the story till the end. It was full of intrigue and when I had to stop listening for a while, questions ran through my head and I wanted to get back to listening to it. I also loved the twist towards the end.
I would have liked it if we knew a little more after the incident, I felt it was rushed and one of the characters did something that I found hard to believe because they didn't act like they wanted it before. I felt their need for the thing came out of nowhere. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil it.
I would still recommend it and I would read other books written by this author.
There is a little profanity, moderate violence and sexual content (abuse - the victim tells what happened to her but not in graphic detail).

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  • Lynne
  • 09-23-20

narration matters

I think the narrator had a time limit to read this book so fast and not well done. Storyline predictable but could have been enjoyable except for narration