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Bad Little Girl Audiobook

Bad Little Girl

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Publisher's Summary

"I'm not safe - you have to help me..."

Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she's a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna's hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can't help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.

As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna's bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn't quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?

Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?

An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling listen that will have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.

©2017 Frances Vick (P)2017 Bookouture

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    Abby 04-22-17
    Abby 04-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "FINALLY, GILLIAN FLYNN & GIRL ON THE TRAIN have"

    a book that is in the same league! I have returned more than a few books for "false advertising " by claiming that their book compares to GILLIAN FLYNN and GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
    It became my pet peeve.
    This book was a "one sitting" read for me.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth 04-10-17
    Ruth 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting clever twists"

    Started off a tad slow but unwound into a story far different than normal. Love the ending; could easily be picked back up and continued. Makes you imagine several possible endings!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    just be still USA 03-03-17
    just be still USA 03-03-17
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    "OMG!! talk about psycho kid!"

    This was one of the best books I listened to in years!! Well written narrator was great. I loved this book! The twist and turns are awesome. J

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 11-18-17
    Kim 11-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Book."

    I enjoyed this book immensely! The plot steadily moved with fascinating twists and believable characters. I couldn’t wait until the next time I got into my car to hear the next chapters. I finally finished it at home over the weekend because the suspense was amazing. I highly recommend this book. One of the best ones I have read ( listened to).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay 11-14-17
    Lindsay 11-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Spoiler Alert... In the title?!?!"

    I thought there must be a twist...but nope. The story was slow and I already knew the ending due to the title. I had to listen at 1.5x just to get through it. Don’t waste your credit (or time)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Luvisi 11-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Twisted"

    This story doesn't turn out like you think. There are twists and turns all over the place, and it keeps you guessing all the time. After reading this book, I wonder how to tell truth from lies in young children. It also makes me think about evil possession. "AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Messerschmidt 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Evil evil child"

    Not too many surprises but the story keeps you wanting more. The girl was so manipulative and just full of bad. Got annoyed with how naive and stupid Claire came off during most of the story. When she actually grew a spine I enjoyed the story much more. I kept yelling at her to kick Marianne out of her house. Very good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Interested 11-06-17
    Interested 11-06-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Didn't love it."

    I can see what this author was trying to convey clearly but was not succeeding in the telling. This story was too transparent for my liking and the main character was made to look so gullible and stupid that I had to force myself to keep reading. I don't want to be rude but it was painfully obvious what the child was doing right from the very beginning. I wanted to scream by the time I got to the cabin at the seaside. Nice try though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Getshotzi 11-04-17
    Getshotzi 11-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid entertainment"

    Although sometimes the gullibility of the lead character annoyed me, I realized that without her gullibility and vulnerability, there wouldn't have been a story to tell. This will keep you entertained.

    The moral of this story, if there is one, is that we should assume children know much more about their wrongdoings than we'd like to give them credit for and maybe some kids have a switch inside of them that flips if the right circumstances are presented. When that switch is flipped, they become perfect sociopaths under the guise of innocence leaving adults to reconcile long held yet possibly false perceptions about criminal responsibility in adolescents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 11-03-17
    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 11-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Stretches suspension of disbelief"

    The quality of the writing was good enough to keep my interest throughout a really far-fetched story. Several of the concepts strained credulity, but even so I wanted to know just how it turned out.
    Narrator was great.

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  • M. Mawson
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    6/13/17
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    "Bad little girl"

    A good thought out book which turns out to be a page turner . The end seems rushed and all the way through you can work out shat is going to happen and then get annoyed because it does . Katherine manners is a brilliant actress with good voices for characters - I recommend the book but there are better authors out there

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/8/17
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    "a book that was very well read i could not put it"

    well read and one that i could not put down had to know how it was going to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sabena
    8/27/17
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    "Excellent twisted novel"

    Loved this mind bender and could relate to the main characters portrayed - characters very true to life. Would recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M L EVASON
    8/6/17
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    "Bad little girl."

    Overall I enjoyed this book.
    Disturbed at how two adults can be so intimidated by a ten year old, but it can happen.
    Would have liked the investigation to have encompassed Clare's absence from the village.
    Would have liked more insight into the dreadful Maryanne.
    Felt the end was flat, big let down there.
    Loved the narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/16/17
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    "Twist and turns."

    Excellent story with lots of twists. Really enjoyed it and would certainly recommend to my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Saleem
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    5/19/17
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    "Strange story"

    From the info I expected a completely different story to what it turned out to be, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to continue listening halfway through. I did however, and got more and more frustrated with Claire...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Madawi
    4/23/17
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    "Gripping thriller"

    I've got this headline from Wikipedia and other websites when I was looking for a discretion of this book before I've got it
    It's a good book

    For the point I didn't like I thought the story was very predictable, there were no mystery at all and the direction of the event was very clear from the beginning. The simplicity or more accurately the naivety of the main character what just too much and somehow unbelievable

    Having said that the writer still managed to keep the story interesting and far away from boring
    I finished this book in less than 2 days

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • janet
    4/4/17
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    "Glad i gave it a chance!"

    So glad i gave this book a chance. At first i thaught it was going to have orful detailed discriptions of child abuse and i almost didnt read it. This was not the case. I really felt for the charater Clair as she was so misslead , as would many of us in that situation. The last few chapters took me by suprise the most! Poor Clair was attaked in the cellar and left for dead. At the very end the ending was left open, maybe for a sequal, that would be great. Another great read for me.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel B.
    3/31/17
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    "Terrible"

    Completely unbelievable storyline, over exaggerated and annoying characters who have been given annoying accents. Can't believe I finished it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bea
    3/28/17
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    "Disappointing"

    The storyline was a bit far fetched really, not a lot happened for the first half of the book and got boring, things picked up in the second half but it wasn't very believable at the end.

    If I wasn't a mum used to the infant / junior school setting that featured so heavily in the first half of the book, I think I would have lost interest and skipped through those parts. The audio was also strange, the narrator's voice had a tinny sound to it in some chapters.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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