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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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    fitB4forty USA 03-03-17
    fitB4forty 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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    Amy 10-16-17
    Amy 10-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "gripping"

    gripping book!! I wasn't sure what was going to happen next. worth the listen. 😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Ryder 10-11-17
    M. Ryder 10-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Completely Absurd!!!"

    Ridiculous story with weak main character. Makes no sense that Claire would tolerate such awful behavior from a young child like Lorna, and especially give in to Lorna's obvious threats. Hard to believe that Claire made so many rash decisions, without ever once, first discussing the situation with a friend or coworker. Still have another couple of hours remaining, and will definitely finish the audiobook, but finding it impossible to listen without feeling that Claire is patheticly dumb and naïve. The author actually insults the reader's intelligence with a story this far fetched. Avoid buying the novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fish wife ketchikan, ak. 10-05-17
    fish wife ketchikan, ak. 10-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    I enjoyed this book. It was different than most that I read. Nice twist. Sort of predictable after about the 4th chapter. Still an entertaining read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roseann 09-20-17
    Roseann 09-20-17
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    "Main characters should eventually find strength"

    The main character ended up too weak for my liking. The story was good, the narration was very good but I felt let down at the end.

    But try it you might like it more than I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Rametta 09-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Chilling , unforgettable"

    A chilling tale of the beast in sheeps clothing .-
    The author gives us just enough to know what's coming , yet this knowledge brings all the more dread to the listener who waits for the hammer to fall . Is there anything more fearsome than a coldly calculating , truly bad to the bone charismatic little child ? Attention grabbing , thought provoking and did a perfect
    Job of Scaring me to pieces ! :) 👍👍

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    c.mcdermott 09-19-17
    c.mcdermott 09-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Scary and real"

    Goes to show that a good deed never goes unpunished. This story kept me guessing the whole time. Will she or won't she get caught?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michell Thompson Texas 09-13-17
    Michell Thompson Texas 09-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Glad I continued "

    I almost gave up after listening to 1/3 of this book, but I read the reviews again and powered on. I did slightly speed up the narration, was a bit slow for my taste. The book picked up and the psychological aspects really started to tie in. Good book and kept my interest after the slow start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
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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
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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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