Lock the Door

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (262 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Meghan Smith has always been a protective mother. Her baby son, Harry, has a life-threatening condition and is never far from her sight. But on the evening of her wedding anniversary, as she and her husband celebrate in the garden with friends, Harry disappears from his cot without a trace.

In an instant, the perfect life she always longed for is in tatters, her family exposed to interrogation and accusation in the glare of media attention. But none of it gets Meghan answers - or brings back her son.

As her life unravels and suspicion takes hold of her sanity, Meghan begins to question everything she once took for granted. Can she trust her husband? Can she trust her friends? Can she even trust herself?

©2016 Jane Holland. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Eh, did not care for this book

This book was just so-so. By the time I got to the end, I didn't care enough to find out what was going on. I don't know if the author meant for Megan to act and sound so stupid, but that bothered me a lot. For example in the beginning when the police came about Harry's kidnapping, they told Megan they were questioning the neighbors, and she says, you think one of my neighbors took Harry? And then acts stupid about why the helicopter came with search lights. She says, you think Harry is in one of my neighbor's back garden? It's like she has NO idea how crimes are solved. She takes FOREVER to see obvious clues. Anyway I am not sure why but the whole story just bored me. I loved the narrator - she did well to portray Megan's worry and fear when her son disappeared. To the author's credit though, I did not guess who the kidnapper was. :-)

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Lost me with the twist.

I enjoyed the book and all the twists and turns but the last twist was too much of a stretch for me. Too big of a leap. Felt like the author was just trying to tidy everything up in a nice little bow.

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Harry' abduction!!

Lots of twists and turns! Good plot......the ultimate act of betrayal! Fantastic narration done by Elizabeth Knowelden👌

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Not Bad!

Better than I expected. I enjoyed the narrator’s (British Accent) voice and narration- I thought she did a pretty good job! The story itself was entertaining and kept my interest all the way through. Even several heart stopping moments, which surprised me, and added nicely to the tension buildup. It also kept me guessing, all the way through, as to who “done it”: every time I thought I had it figured out, I didn’t!

I thought the ending was a little silly and, overall, not all that credible of a story on the whole. But, we don’t listen to these kinds of books for accuracy as much as for entertainment and, on that level, I’d say, it is a good and worthwhile listen. Enough so that I will plan on checking out other audiobooks by this author. ☺️

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A true page turner. A lot of twist and turns. I liked it very much.

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Lock The Door

What a twist!!! I couldn’t put it down!!
It’s totally enthralling, the story will grab you from the beginning!
Then a knee-jerk!! 👍🏻😃

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Kept me on my toes

Beautifully read by a talented voice over actress.
Parents of a new baby are always overly protective. When a baby is sick, that protection is amplified. Jane Holland has written a page turner and rather than delve into the plot which has been flushed out in other reviews, perhaps you will allow me to voice my reactions.
As Meghan and Jon Smith are celebrating their third anniversary with friends and neighbors, they are unaware their infant son is missing. While reading the story I couldn’t help but feel unease at the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She was a caring mother to her son while he seemed only to engage with the child when there was an audience. In addition, Meghan’s fears of her husband’s infidelity frequently crossed her mind.
Tensions mounted throughout the book as Meghan put fourth every effort to locate her missing child. It didn’t seem as though Jon was that anxious to locate his son, and he treated his wife as though she was unstable. As I thought the reveal was eminent, another red herring was introduced until the ending. If The reader can put two into together they might be able to ascertain exactly who is involved in the abduction.
A clever read which kept me on my toes.

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shocking

Just when you think you know........it all changes. you never know what will happen .Very suspenseful thriller.

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Great book.

loved this book I was sucked in from beginning till the end. lovely written book!!

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Really bad rendition of what would happen.

Husband is an ass and wife is DUMB. Very painful to listen to. Would not EVER recommend

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  • sandy
  • 04-11-17

Lock the door

Really good reading right from the start, loved the twists of a absorbing storyline and. great narrative

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  • BABSY
  • 03-19-17

Not worth bothering with.

The main character was just not realistic. The whole thing was too lengthy and unbelievable on so many levels it was boring. Wish I had not wasted my money

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  • Crazymazy
  • 02-04-17

it was hard to press pause

thoroughly enjoyable - not sure if at all gripping and perhaps limited in terms of possible suspects, but to be fair I didn't expect the one it was. Hats off to the narrator absolutely brilliantly done. I would without a doubt recommend. Not sure how many kidnapped/missing children books I can do - once you've done one you've more or less done the lot. So glad this was my first pick
Nessa

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  • Aileen Howell
  • 04-18-18

Gripping

I really enjoyed this audio book. The pace was good and the story moved along nicely.

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  • Tim Kennedy
  • 02-16-18

Well narrated

This book was well narrated but the story didn’t work for me although I stuck at it. If your baby was kidnapped I think you’d be more traumatised and probably not think of how you fancy your next door neighbour, maybe a teenager would like it.

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  • Dunston Patterson
  • 01-05-18

Gripping

I didn't guess the plot until near the end as it went back and forth. A good story

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  • Natalie
  • 08-02-17

The locked door..... Are was it???

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This is the worsed thing that could happen to if your a parent. This book would make me break out in a cold sweat at times, because all you can think about is how you would feel if it happened to one of your kids. You go on this journey with Meghan through the kidnap and the relationships, husband, friends and police.

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  • Bea
  • 04-29-17

Predictable storyline but still on tenterhooks

I was wondering who done it until the very end. Good story and keeps you guessing.

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  • Suzanne Pemberton
  • 02-28-17

Slightly impotent ending but enjoyable

Creepy Harry voice at the end :/ disturbing Slightly impotent ending but enjoyable none the less

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  • London reader
  • 02-21-17

Wait hasn't this story already been written...

.... like a million times already! Absolutely predictable and nothing new here. Disappointed as the writing was ithereusegoid

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  • Beverley Kenna
  • 08-05-17

Disappointing!

I felt the book was too drawn out. There were too many descriptions that took away from the action. The author meant us to think from the beginning that Emily and John were guilty and that Megan was an hysterical crazy woman. Holland could have pursued a better story by turning the plot against her. I skipped chapters to find out who was guilty and why. It was a disappointing ending. John was horrible, Megan was weak, and Treave was the only likeable character, as far as I was concerned. The policeman was a simpleton! I won't read this author again.