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Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe. At the airport, they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair. Soon, she becomes an important part of the family’s life. 

But Sophie is definitely hiding something. Then Penny’s toddler son is abducted. The police beg Penny and her husband to take part in a television appeal, but, unknown to the police, Penny and Seth are determined to protect their identities. Are their true identities linked to the abduction? And who has been watching them?

©2018 Pat Young (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Unbearable narration for a lame Nancy Drew story.

I’ve never rated a book this low before, but I felt very deceived about what kind of story it was going to be - but more than that, the narration was beyond awful, atrocious, unbearable and confusing.

Listen to the sample to get an idea of what I mean.

The main character— who also narrates the back story, uses an American, southern accent— BUT, it is evident she originally has a British accent AND, the two other main characters have a heavy Scottish accent and a man’s slight New York accent.

So, as she’s bouncing back and forth very ineffectively with all the accents in exaggerated cadences and pitches, it all muddles together unpleasantly and the result is the most irritating and unbearable blend of sounds. It was utterly confusing and annoying.

Regarding the story, I thought it would be a solid mystery-thriller. But no, it is not. It’s a bubble gum, Nancy Drew story that prematurely hints too much and too early as to how the story will unfold. It also reminds me of the Charlie’s Angels show/movie premise for some reason, making it even cornier.

I couldn’t finish the book after half-way to save my life, very disappointing, audibly awful and irritating. Not recommended - listen at your own discretion

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  • Kateinthe
  • 09-02-18

Terrible ending especially as had persevered

After reading the reviews it sounded like a great read. After a few chapters I felt the story was going to be a little weak but decided to keep going. I also found the narration very annoying as her male voices were terrible.
The whole story was so predictable all the way through. The ending was so abrupt I thought I had maybe accidentally jumped forward a couple of chapters when I heard it had finished.
Not one of my best audios.

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