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The Boy They Tried to Hide Audiobook

The Boy They Tried to Hide: The true story of a son, forgotten by society

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Publisher's Summary

The Boy They Tried to Hide is the startling true account of how truth is sometimes stranger than fiction....

Shane Dunphy was working as a resource teacher in a rural town when he was approached by the mother of one of his pupils, seeking help. She is worried for her troubled young son, who has been found leaving the house late at night to go deep into the woods near their home. He has spoken of meetings with a friend, Thomas, but no one else has seen him or knows who he is.

As Shane tries to discover what's going on, a sexual predator he helped bring to justice years before reappears. The man is looking to settle a score and has picked someone close to Shane as his next victim.

In The Boy They Tried to Hide, Shane Dunphy revisits cases he encountered during his time as a child protection worker and journalist and, in doing so, once again discovers that leaving the past behind is harder than it seems.

©2016 Shane Dunphy (P)2016 Hodder Headline Limited

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    Brian Duncan 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, poor editing "

    The story is very entertaining; it is the combination of some ghost story, an investigation, and a stalker drama. While the book is great, where the audio book breaks down is the editing. Shane does a good job narrating but the book was riddled with static and jumping words throughout. At the end of the book you can hear Shane back up and retry a phrase a few times and once there is a minute where he gets his papers in order and composes himself before going on. The book is well worth the money, it could just use another round of audio editing.

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    54321 10-17-17
    54321 10-17-17
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    "Unbelievable"

    If I didn’t know this story was true, I would not have believed it. I was gripped from the very beginning, still haven’t finished it and cannot put it down.

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    BSUforever Boise, ID USA 10-13-17
    BSUforever Boise, ID USA 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Gripping"

    Heard a little bit of this story on Spooked podcast, intrigued both by the author and his soothing voice I downloaded it. So glad I did. Listened every spare moment. Will be downloading another Dunphy book for sure.

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    "Boring"

    I found this book quite boring but i had to finish it.. I didn't chose very well and returned the book

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