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Everything You Told Me Audiobook

Everything You Told Me

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Publisher's Summary

An opening chapter you won't stop talking about. The twisty, gripping psychological thriller you won't be able to pause.

You went to bed at home, just like every other night.

You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away.

You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing.

You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

©2017 Lucy Dawson (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"So deliciously dark, you'll be left craving the next twist." (Heat Magazine)
"Gripping.... surprises at every turn." (The Daily Mail)
"One chapter in and you’ll be hooked." (Red Magazine)

What Members Say

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    Candice 01-08-17
    Candice 01-08-17

    I don't believe in giving one-star reviews just because I am irritated that the publisher's blurb compares it to 'Gone Girl."

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    "Slow Build to Bang-Up Finish!"
    What did you love best about Everything You Told Me?

    This book was like starting out on a hilltop, parachuting on down to the bottom, then climbing up a thirty-degree incline until you're back up to the hilltop, with an unexpected present having been waiting for you there the whole time!


    What other book might you compare Everything You Told Me to and why?

    I can't think of another book that really compares to this one, and I've read many in this genre. It could be described as a family drama with a mystery twist and mind-bending suspense to boot. There are many characters to familiarize yourself with, which I think adds to the story well. I enjoyed the dynamics between Sally and her husband Matthew and the rest of their extended families. Even the children were interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Sally invites herself over to her brother and future sis-in-law's Kelly's flat to get to know her a little better...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A detective who does her own sleuthing has a fool for a client.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. The opening scene sets the stage for a slow build of a mystery with many intertwining parts. Don't expect explosions around every corner, it's more like a flame that sparks hotter and brighter as it burns. I urge readers to stick with it, it's worth it. Lucy Dawson had another book called 'You Sent Me a Letter," and I am on to that one next. I enjoyed this book and would recommend!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    debra 01-07-17
    debra 01-07-17
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    "Great and tension filled story!"

    This story kept me focused on it throughout the entire reading/listening!
    If you are looking for a story to entertain you after, say, a bad book experience, it will renew your faith!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Taylor 03-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they are into the genre and authors I am. I feel like this author was very similar to Liane Moriarity, but maybe slightly better. I really enjoyed this book, it was just the right amount of suspense. The ending was sad- in so many ways. It is something that is unexpected. This book left me thinking about the many different layers for a couple days after. I may go back and listen to it, just because I know so much more now and it is worth it.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Ball – was your favorite?

    The main character. But the main characters are always my favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. every chance I got from the beginning, it was frustrating when I couldn't listen more.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JK907 02-06-17
    JK907 02-06-17
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    "definitely holds your interest, but abrupt ending"

    This was a good mystery/suspense/thriller as it remained consistently interesting and placing the right amount of clues and hints throughout the story. However, though the end was "shocking", the reasons for the actions of the characters didn't really make sense and were literally revealed as "just because" (for example the reason someone made an elaborate life altering plan was "because someone didn't like another person" without any justification) The beyond drastic measures taken were not justified or even rational. As a whole the book really did hold down my interest but there were many side stories and other information that were never explained.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Momof5 Graham, WA, US 07-20-17
    Momof5 Graham, WA, US 07-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Everything you told me"

    Excellently frustrating and tirelessly descriptive! When it seemed not one person is on Sally's side, and she keeps finding no way around it, I felt like it was me going crazy! I really enjoyed hating most of the characters in this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very well written"

    Very realistic scenarios but not boring. I couldn't stop listening because the story draws you in. Surprise ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Hensley 07-05-17
    Ann Hensley 07-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It!"

    I loved this book from start to finish. I love the way it was written and the reader was amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fmadsen 06-23-17
    fmadsen 06-23-17
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    "Tiresome - like being stuck on a wheel"

    First, I knew "who done it" right off the bat (of course took th really there is no question). The entire story is centered around a handful of family members and although I found the insights of the family trouble (stresses of a new baby, balancing work, etc.) very spot on, the characters were frustrating oblivious to the solving the mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer GAITHERSBURG, MD, United States 05-22-17
    Amazon Customer GAITHERSBURG, MD, United States 05-22-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Crazy up to the end"

    It was a slow beginning. All the characters were not smart the main character definitely was not smart. Her dumbness raised my blood pressure, but the story was very suspenseful and crazy all the way up until the end yes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzi Graber 05-16-17
    Suzi Graber 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    The story was great, narrator was fantastic! This hooked me from the very first chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lulu M
    1/17/17
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    "Interesting plot but ..."

    The plot is quite interesting but a bit too much repetition and far too many descriptions of domestic activity/child care for my taste. Unfortunately I guessed the outcome quite early on, there are a couple of obvious clues & the narrator's tone gave a lot away for me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • H. Claridge
    Dorset, UK
    1/28/17
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    "Strange....."

    I find it strange that I quite enjoyed a book in which actually NOTHING happened! Even when I was slightly irritated by the minute and unnecessary details of family interaction, I always had an expectation that something more was just around the corner. It wasn't and the denouement was, thus, rather disappointing and yet STILL I can't say I didn't enjoy it.....very strange!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SarahC1985
    England
    3/29/17
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    "Aptly titled..."
    Where does Everything You Told Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say, pretty close to the top. Fantastic, couldn't put it down. After the opening chapter, I was hooked. Just as we are warned.


    What other book might you compare Everything You Told Me to, and why?

    Probably while you were sleeping, because, while not wanting to give away any spoilers, one thing I've learnt, is never trust a Thriller. If a character's behaving in a certain way, it's because the author wants you to think they're responsible, and most of the time, they're not. It's a red haring to lead you completely the wrong way, so you won't guess the truth. I certainly didn't here.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The one where she enters the flat to try and prove her theory.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers...


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book, tough I wish we could have had a couple of reconciliation scenes between the 2 female characters, again, don't want to spoil it. Also Sally and Will. Not sure about the ending, though. I don't know if I would have ended it as it did, but a very good book none the less. Highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    2/26/17
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    "Wow! What a ride!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is, for me, a great book. Clearly, it does not work for everyone. I see from the reviews on various websites, that it's a 'Marmite' experience, loved or loathed, but never experienced as average. Some reviewers complain that we are given too much detail of the routine tasks of domestic life. It's true that we often hear/read details like 'rising from the table to get a glass of water'. However, for me this contributed to atmosphere, and to understanding the main protagonist's struggle to cope with the situation, whilst juggling domestic demands. <br/><br/>I found this to be beautifully written, original and compelling. The characters are very well drawn, and the final chapters are powerful. I found the ending very satisfying.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • misss
    5/25/17
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    "all in all a good story"

    whilst i did in all enjoy this book i was beginning to get frustrated with elements of the storyline towards the end. however it was well read and in all enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    5/15/17
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    "Enjoyable ...... could not put the book down"

    This was one of those books that gripped me - finished it within 24 hrs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Cliff
    4/26/17
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    "Rather predictable from the start. Ending is a huge anti climax"

    Found this book rather difficult to finish since it was pretty clear from the start what was going on. Without spoiling it; the ending is an anti climax just when you think a plot twist is occurring; it turns out to be more babble. Takes a lot of talent to write a book however this was wasn't great :(

    If you want a good thriller with lots of plot twists try "accidents happen" or "the loving husband"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rowena Bennett
    3/10/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved listening to this book. Well written, well read. Great plot. More like this please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hazel
    2/27/17
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    "Poor ...and far too many 'Incredulous' looks from everyone."

    It started so well then went down hill from there. The characters were instantly forgettable. The ending seemed really rushed and explanations unbelievably complicated...bits just didn't make sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sharon
    castleford, United Kingdom
    2/3/17
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    "Predictable"

    Good idea but had it worked out in the first hour - disappointed, a good narration

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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