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By: Martina Cole
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
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Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world. The Brodies must stay close to survive. But as everyone knows, your sins will find you out.

©2006 Martina Cole (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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  • gambling_man
  • 04-04-17

Brilliant

Martina Cole back to her best. A truly stunning book made even better by Annie Aldington doing the reading. book of the year so far

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  • MRS
  • 05-06-17

TERRIFIC, FIRST BOOK TO MAKE ME CRY!

I love MCs books and there is no other narrator that is a brilliant as Annie Aldington, superb!
I must admit I did find it a bit samey and it didn't hold my attention completely until half way, maybe book 2 onwards. From then on it got going and I kept wanting to listen to it but at the same time didn't want it to end!
A few eye opening bits I had guessed earlier but that didn't stop it being a great read.
The ending is so touching and I never thought I would cry at a Martina Cole book but cry I did!
Definitely a great book. I knocked a point off of being a five star purely because of the first half.

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  • Angela J Bailey
  • 05-01-17

Not martin as usual standard

I love Martina Cole books, but this one isn't the usual standard.

This one just didn't have the usual gripping elements of the book.

It felt as though the parts were explained rather than "dropped" in front of the reader (listener).

It's a shame, I guessed the ending and was waiting for it to happen, but the book seemed uneventful and very very long and this is such a shame.

Maybe it's the way I which the book has been adapted for audible, the narrator as always was good, just something didn't work for me.

I'll of course await Martinas next book, I'm still a loyal fan and hope the next one is back to her old style.

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  • karen hart
  • 06-16-18

Typical Martina Cole story

Brilliant narration as always (Annie Aldington), You know what you're getting with Martina Cole; all books have a similar theme but enjoyable. Probably not her best book but worth a listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-18

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I found the first book to be boring and found my mind wandering alot. from the second book to the last 20 minutes was very good and I enjoyed it. The last 20 minutes I found extremely depressing and definitely not bedtime material hence my 3 stars.

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  • barbara smith
  • 08-22-18

fantastic

loved this book..the charecters were so real and edge of seat stuff .brilliantly narrated by Annie Aldington.although the Jamaican accent annoys me. .but the other stuff is raw and brilliant

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  • Emily Murphy
  • 03-24-18

Hooked

Great story, son well written you feel as though you are part of it all, brilliant narrator too

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  • FELICITY GAINARD
  • 05-06-17

Slow start

Very slow boring start to the first half , but loved the second half with an unexpected twist at the end ! Annie aldington is just the best

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  • Jenn
  • 04-07-17

not the best. and ice read them all...

don't know why but o just couldn't get into it. shame as I have read them all. this one was one of the weakest

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  • Carolyn Byrne
  • 10-12-22

Excellent story

I felt it started slow with so many characters but once it got going it was one not to be put down . The end and the twist and turns were typical of of Martina . Excellent book !!

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  • Veronica McEwan
  • 11-20-22

lengthy and depressing

really struggled with this one a long story with lots if twists and turns but nothing uplifting like other of her books very depressing and characters are not endearing Just too many with no real depth Would have made more sense to have been two books with situations being resolved and explained

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  • Beverly
  • 06-18-17

closer

Love Martina Cole and Annie Arlington narration is just sooo good. They make you feel like you are there even with all the violence. When is her next book out.