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Between You and Me Audiobook

Between You and Me: A psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming

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Publisher's Summary

They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened....

Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren't happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does - no matter how much it hurts.

©2016 Lisa Hall (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Hall packs a punch with this one and the ending left me gasping." (For the Love of Books)
"A gripping psychological thriller with a level of tension that will leave you breathless." (Tracy Book Lover)
"It is disturbing and chilling. It feels very real. And a quick mention for that twist! I did not see that coming at all. I usually spot these things and I didn't! Clever! Very clever!" (Northern Crime Reviews)

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    MarisaReads 06-19-17
    MarisaReads 06-19-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Never Mind the Twist - read it because it's good."

    Within the first few minutes of listening to the well-narrated Between You and Me, the author makes these things very clear: 1) I am meant to know that Sal and Charlie's marriage is abusive- one partner suffers domestic violence at the other's hands; and 2) our androgynously-named partners are not "him" and "her" or "him and him" or "her and her"- they are, and shall remain, "Sal" and "Charlie." (Later, there will be an "Alex" inserted into the plot, but Alex will not be helpful, because Alex is also genderless).

    I almost hit stop and delete. But I didn't. Because Lisa Hall has a way of writing simple, straightforward, punchy sentences that turn into thoughtful paragraphs that demonstrate exactly what is happening, let the reader feel the emotion, insert the pain and anger, or the triumph and the sense of such strong feeling for a character- that the reader moves with the story. You're just there. You are in the kitchen with Sal, you are in the office with Charlie. The story goes and moves and kills you and picks you up and makes you keep your wits about you because you need them, because you will experience some intense emotions from beginning to end. It is not maudlin, it is not overwrought, it is not a soap opera. You may think you know the twist, but you don't know all the twists.

    The story is told from the points of view of Sal and Charlie back and forth throughout, in a contemporaneous manner that is very interesting to experience. There are some look-backs to show the history of the relationship, but no more than needed to demonstrate the points to the reader. Same as the rest of the book. The less-AS-more approach just really worked for me with this story.

    In the end, I think Between You and Me was a great read. Certainly, suspense enough to satisfy, and psychologically a mindbender. This is a worthy, well-written book, and I recommend it.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Julie houston, TX, United States 07-13-17
    Julie houston, TX, United States 07-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "wow"

    The description says it all . I did not see that coming. feel like I have to listen again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney 08-11-17
    Courtney 08-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good.,but the twist was easy!"

    I loved the booked but..,the big twist was so easy to identify within the first chapter. Great booked however!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer DC Metro Area 07-27-17
    Amazon Customer DC Metro Area 07-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Shocker"

    Story is grueling you absolutely hate what is taking place. The ending is astonishing ...dont assume!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beckett Family 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing until the end"

    I was captivated by this book. I loved the storyline, the performance, the structure of how it flipped from perspective, but 2 chapters before the end, they story flipped... the husband suddenly became the wife and vice Versa. I was so confused. Totally ruined the book for me. Aside from that, the book was amazing. Now I can't even recommend it. Feeling like a just broke up with someone haha. It was great while it lasted and then without warning, it went wrong.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 10-20-17
    10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Never expected"

    I had to listened the last chapters twice just to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Totally unexpected end!

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    Virginia Altamonte Springs, FL, United States 10-18-17
    Virginia Altamonte Springs, FL, United States 10-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Wait what?"

    You really got me with the twists and turns. Enjoyed the story very much! Thanks.

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    Amy O'Neill KIRKLAND, WA, US 10-18-17
    Amy O'Neill KIRKLAND, WA, US 10-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Did not see that coming!!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was cleverly woven, narration was perfect and plot twist at the end was totally unexpected. I want to listen again to see how I missed it!! Definitely worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dalton 10-17-17
    Dalton 10-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book!"

    I loved the book good story and also shows abused women to stand up! The end kinda messed up by mixing up the him and her the reader would say her instead of him an the other way but you understand what was meant. Overall great book good ending.

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    Amazon Customer 10-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Talk About A Twist!!"

    Wow! Holy smokes, I was totally shocked. Excellent way to twist Lisa Hall!!! (Clapping hands!!!!!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Claire Chilton
    7/2/17
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    "Wow!!"

    Excellent book! I did not see that twist coming!! I almost feel the need to read it again to find any subtle hints.

    Well read, well written and one of the best books I have read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    6/28/17
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    "Great twist"

    Really enjoyed this book and didn't expect the ending, although at one point I did suspect something wasn't as it seemed. Agree that narrator could have varied voice a bit however without spoiling it for others I think it was best as it was.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Caron
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    7/15/17
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    "Best twist ever"

    Loved this book and had me thinking about it long after I'd finished. Didn't see the twist coming at all. Jessica ball does a great job narrating too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • oddproperty
    7/11/17
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    "Great twist"

    Complicated issue dealt with extremely well by author. Did not see the twist at the end coming

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian Stephen
    9/11/17
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    "Glaringly Obvious Ending From Chapter 1"
    What disappointed you about Between You and Me?

    Persevered to the bitter end. After the hype promising a 'twist you won't see coming' I just couldn't believe it would be so totally obvious from the beginning. Not sure about it being a thriller either.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/17/17
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    "WOW"

    Incredible story! Please buy this! Very cleverly written with an excellent plot twist that is impossible to detect until the last second.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/5/17
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    "Wow didn't see that happening"

    A real twist at the end concluded a fantastic story. I emphasised with the main character - well I thought I did. Can't recommend this book enough

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/31/17
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    "wow just wow! Highly recommended"

    Couldn't put this down it was so good I listened to it within a week! Very well written and narrated I felt for the characters. I highly recommend this book love the twist very cleverly done

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/21/17
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    "Wow!! A compelling read with a stunning twist! "

    Although the relationship between Sal and Charlie was full of tension and hard to stomach sometimes, I felt compelled to listen and finished the book very quickly. The twist is fabulous - I was caught completely off guard and must confess I had to replay a couple of chapters whilst my head adjusted to new information. I am so glad I didn't read too many reviews as I love to discover a book on my own terms. This was a stunning read by a very clever author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • caroline
    10/15/17
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    "Story very good. Ending unconvincing"

    I found the story to be brilliant account of control and domestic violence within a marriage . It was a page turner and gripping. However the twist at the end was unconvincing and spoiled it for me . I have therefore given it 4 rather than 5 stars which I think it would have deserved but for the unnecessary and unconvincing twist at the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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