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Duplicity

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There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth...

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?

The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem...Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author of Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.

©2016 Sibel Hodge. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Silence of the Calves

So refreshing to come across a solid mystery that is neither a cutesy cozy nor a gore-fest. This is very well-written, driven by characters that are fully fleshed-out and relatable. As always, Simon Vance is a class act and a pleasure to listen to. The central secret (no spoilers here) is one that has been used in mysteries before, but not always with this much finesse. One character has a tragic history that brought to mind Jody Foster's monologue in Silence of the Lambs. Animal lovers may want to skip one descriptive passage in particular as I did. Overall, a really good read.

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It gets better...

I worried in the beginning through some of the back and forth Police procedural parts that I may have made a mistake with this book, but I'm very glad I stayed with it.
It just gets better and better.

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  • Paula
  • Overland Park, KS USA
  • 11-11-17

Seemed Transparent -- Until the End

So, I didn't see THAT coming! This was a enjoyable story, even though it appeared that the "solution" to the crime had been exposed early on. Crazily, that wasn't the case at all. So that makes this one pretty good. The author allowed the story to go back and forth between the detective and "the other one," each telling their version of events. I liked that and both narrators were wonderful. The ending held a big surprise; and was a rare good one for me. If you like to be flummoxed, get this one!

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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Nice plot, exceptional narration. Worth a listen.

I want to start this review with one of the very few negatives, because it's also a warning (NO SPOILERS): One of the final partz of the book was clearly made to be read. To avoid even the tiniest of spoilers, I'll only say you should read the last 10 chapters, for reasons that will become obvious during that segment.

The performance is incredible. Just amazing. Congratulations to the voice actors and their team. Absolutely nothing negatie about it. 5/5

The plot is also very good, although it requires just a bit too much suspension of disbelief. It's not an impossible story, but it's weird enough that a reader may doubt it. Also, there was a small part of the book, net the end of part 2, and during the start of part 3, that was very slightly boring. 4/5

Overall: Worth reading/listening to. But take my advice and read the last 10 chapters, for the sake of your experience. 4/5.

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OUTSTANDING ... *****

If you could sum up Duplicity in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, unpredictable, unforgettable

What other book might you compare Duplicity to and why?

Untouchable ... the Dragon Tatoo series ...Joe Nesbo ... masters of psycho dramas!

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance and Henrietta Meire – was your favorite?

They were perfect narrators ... I've enjoyed every performance I have had the pleasure of listening to!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was addicted to it! WOWzer!!!

Any additional comments?

Yes, Sibel Hodge is my new favorite author and am in the process of downloading all her books.

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Pulp meets TV movie in the best way possible

Everything about this wants to be a movie, including the turns and the by-the-numbers arc. I mean this in the most charming way. Despite familiar tropes, and even a self-aware moment where the detective laments becoming a cliché, I had to finish it, instead of leaving the last hour for my next shift. The performances were fantastic, breathing color into this modern dime store tale.

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Excellent thriller/mystery

Excellent thriller/mystey. With great narration, this story will keep you guessing to the very end. There were some twists and turns. So be prepared for the unexpected!

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Farfetched but fun

Yes, the plot was very contrived--but it was fast-paced, suspenseful and involving. Recommended for fans of this genre.

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Totally disgusting. Animal abuse.

Dreadful. Opens with a scene of animal abuse, and it doesn't get any better. Not for animal lovers.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 10-06-18

Good read but the female narrator was awful..

So, it’s written in the first person by a male and female narrator. The female was The Other One, who was the killer and only had 4 to 6 pages where she talked about her life and the abuse she went through. The only male when Henrietta Meire read was he father and she did a terrible job on his voice. Until Part 2. Then she did Max’s voice and it was just as girly as the father’s was. It was pretty terrible.

The other chapters were The Detective, the one trying to solve the murder of Max Burbeck, and Simon Vance read several chapters before it went back to the girl and his voices were so much better than Henrietta Meire’s, she didn’t even try to sound masculine. And right after Part 2 began it was all pretty simple to figure out what happened. So, that kind of sucked. I wasn’t even at 50% yet and the whole story was given away. There was a little twist at the end but not enough to make it a thrilling thriller.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 32 times.

As to the narration: Henrietta Meire stunk but Simon Vance was much better.

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  • Stephen
  • 02-01-17

Fan-twisting-tastic

Enjoyed this book, a good deal, due to:

- multiple twists
- good narration
- being a little different

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 08-21-17

Said the actress to the copper

Really good who-dunnit that I couldn't stop listening to. Pacy story line throughout. A really surprising and unexpected ending. A most enjoyable story and well recommended

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  • Mrs T T
  • 08-12-17

Brilliant

What great characters. I usually guess who did it but the plot twists were brilliant

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  • Lucia
  • 05-22-17

Amazing!

Loved it! Good pace and keep you guessing and intrigued all the way. Awesome narrators.

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  • Caroline Mitchell
  • 01-10-17

Brilliant book by an amazing storyteller

Would you consider the audio edition of Duplicity to be better than the print version?

Wow. I need a lie down after this book! The audio version was brilliantly narrated and added colour to Sibel Hodge's amazing writing. I'm a big fan of this author and could not wait to consume this book. I was not disappointed. I loved the characters. They were so fully fleshed out, I felt as if I was listening to a movie, their images and actions were very real in my mind. As for the story, there are so many twists and turns, I was constantly changing my mind as to who the real antagonist was. When I finally settled on someone, Sibel shook things up all over again. I could not stop listening to this book. It went everywhere with me. And the ending - what a roller coaster! For the reviewers who said they had to suspend belief - it's fiction, just go with it. I loved every second and was not thrown out of the story at any point. The author is an amazing storyteller and this is a brilliant book. I could not recommend it more.

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  • Jo Ridley
  • 02-16-17

fab twist!

really enjoyed the story. I had an inkling but couldn't work out how and then aahh that's how! Was not expecting the ending so it's always a treat to be surprised.

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  • Natasha
  • 02-28-19

Excellent narration!

Really enjoyed listening to this one. The plot was perfectly paced with several twists and turn right up to the end. I guessed a few of the twists but it made me even more excited to see how they were weaved into the story. The narrators were excellent! Full on performances with accents and emotions. I listened to this within 2 days. I would definitely recommend this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-22-18

Great listen

This is the first book I listened/read from the author. Enjoyed it and are planning to read other books from the author.

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  • ShoppingTrip
  • 09-24-18

Well worth the read

Good story, you won't be disappointed. Not too far fetched. My only issue is I am not sure about the narrators who in my opinion are as important as the story itself. Sometimes the change in voice doesn't always come off.Nonetheless I would still recommend. Sibel Hodge is one of my favourite authors..

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-17-18

Fantastic!

This is the second audio book I have listened to by Sibel Hodge and it did not disappoint. It was a great original story line that held my attention throughout. Some of the writing was a bit graphic but only a very tiny amount. I think it was necessary to build one of the characters. Definitely recommend 😀

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-24-19

absolutely loved this

what a twist !
the story, the narrator,
kept me interested enough to purchase more from this author
loved it

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  • Mr. Iain Pallot
  • 02-07-19

Poorly executed

Sadly what seemed like a great story was ruined for my wife and myself by the way Simon Vance had to say the name of the character before reading the dialogue from that character. It drove us mad, hearing the name of (for example) each character stated before each spoken piece in a two way conversation. It was obvious from the voice implementation who was who and naming each character simply distracted from the story. It is not a play not was it so complex with multiple speaking at the same time. Stopped at chapter 9 and won't go back.

Having said that, I would now like to read the book as I was really liking the plot. Maybe Audible would credit me the Kindle version of the book in lieu of this disappointment?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-21-17

Plot a little far fetched but overall ok

I found the plot a bit too unbelievable, the chance meeting and what followed was quite unlikely in reality. The twist at the end was unexpected though. Particularly liked the character of the DI and the narration was good.

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  • Simon
  • 04-21-17

Double surprises

Didn't see it coming as to who murdered Max, but it doesn't detract from it being an intriguing read!