Degrees of Guilt

Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When you listen to this audiobook, you will think you know every twist in the tale.

Maria is on trial for attempted murder.

She has confessed to the crime and wanted her husband dead.

Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide her fate.

She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never find out.

You will think you know who is guilty and who is innocent.

You will be wrong.

A gripping, sexy and twisty novel for readers who devoured Anatomy of a Scandal, Apple Tree Yard and He Said/She Said.

©2018 HS Chandler (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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So good!

This was a great legal thriller with a heavy sprinkling of domestic suspense. I couldn’t put it down. I read a lot in this genre so my standards are high. Definitely worth a credit.

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The best for me in 2019 so far!!

On average I listen to 3 books a week and I have to say this one just sucked me in almost from the start. Really well written and you can't help but to emotionally invest in each characters. The narrator did a great job too. Hard to believe this is the author's first. WELL DONE!!!

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Fantastic Stiry

This was a brilliant novel, a must for lovers of crime with the court room setting, and the descriptions of inhumanity and the twists to follow made it a great read.

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Different, but average.

Originality took this book from a 2 to a 3, but the story was tedious and the characters not especially likable. I love legal dramas, but this isn't a great one.

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Great and intriguing and captivating book

This book had me intrigued from the beginning and had me captivated through out the story! Interesting turn of events although I saw it coming towards the end. Highly recommended!

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Great!

I don’t typically like courtroom dramas, but this one is very different and held my interest throughout. What unexpected twists! It’s definitely worth a credit.

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  • Molly H
  • 08-19-19

Definitely worth a listen.

Interesting story. Original and thought provoking. If you enjoy courtroom thrillers you will enjoy this.

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  • Penny
  • 08-04-19

A very very very very good read,

Since I discovered that Helen Field was also HS Chandler I knew that this would be another well written, totally addictive read, or in my case, listen. Superbly crafted plot and superb narration by Nathalie Buscombe.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 07-30-19

Fantastic story and courtroom drama

This is a great listen on so many levels. I enjoyed the unfolding of the story of both women Lottie and Maria and did not predict how their stories would meet. I have to say listening to some of the details of the abuse Maria suffered was not for the faint hearted and did leave me haunted for a while after. This book is very well written with good dialogue and well-developed characters. I absolutely did not see the double twist at the end and thought it was extremely clever. The narrator did a really good job however her accent did occasionally slip when she was voicing Lottie. I look forward to this authors next book.

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  • Karen Anderson
  • 08-10-20

Stunner

Loved this book. it took domestic abuse to another dimension. The twist towards the end totally floored me. My only gripes are that I wish I knew what had happened to the characters in the end, but sometimes that's what makes a good book great, the not knowing. I did wonder how the female juror managed to throw herself into a full blown affair before the 2 week trial had even ended, but clearly she was lacking something in her relationship to make her seek affection elsewhere. The one thing this book does show is that you don't always have to be physical to be abusive and also DV doesn't just happen to the less well off or well known. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Rebecca C
  • 05-03-20

Enjoyable enough

This was an easy listen but I much prefer the Callanach stories by this author.

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  • Ann
  • 04-02-20

Compelling reading!

I discovered this book was written under a used pseudonym by Helen Fields, so as an avid reader of her perfect series I downloaded this book. When I say compelling reading I mean just that....it is powerful! Not to be missed!

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  • S. Christie
  • 03-14-20

Average book, average performance

A totally average read. Wasn’t great but wasn’t totally dreadful either, Drawn out with an over reliance on sex which the story really didn’t need. The storyline was okay but the believability was a bit stretched. I finished it but wouldn’t really recommend. Rather ‘Meh’ across the board I’m afraid.

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  • Joan
  • 01-07-20

Top notch courtroom drama.

What an excellent author and brilliant narrator. That’s all I ask from an audiobook. There was no lull, no overwritten chapters, and the story kept me enthralled until the very last page. There are some graphic and disturbing turns, domestic violence is a difficult listen but the characters are well crafted and the author will keep you guessing and gripped. This is going to be a best seller, and I predict a movie will follow.

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  • CS
  • 01-06-20

Surprisingly good!

Just when I thought I had this one worked out and was going to get annoyed at a let down, I didn’t! Very good overlapping storyline, good listen. But.... am I the only one irritated by the pronouncing of the child’s name as “Danielle” rather than “Daniel”??? And would you get the money, assets and life insurance etc., if you killed your other half? (Asking for a friend 😉)...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-16-19

Very average

All I can say is it was average, performance below average no excitement or intonation in the narrators voice. , story, compared to other stories way below average.