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Publisher's Summary

A perfect family hiding disturbing secrets. A killer who wants the truth to be told. A little girl in terrible danger.

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

But as Robyn starts to inch closer to finding the killer, Izzy is abducted. Unless Robyn gets to the twisted individual in time, a little girl will die.

Gripping, fast paced and nail-bitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of MJ Arlidge and Angela Marsons. Discover Carol Wyer's new series today.

©2017 Carol Wyer (P)2017 Bookouture

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Laborious story and less than stellar narration

I don't often write a bad review but we all know that a good narration can make a bad book better. Unfortunately, in this case, we have a poor narration making a mediocre and rather implausible story, well, mediocre. I really struggled with Emma Wyman's high pitch delivery, unusual intonation and unconvincing character voices hard to listen to, and the story felt improbable and laboured.

40 of 40 people found this review helpful

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Disturbing subject matter

I had to stop listening. Be warned this is about a child molester. It was just too disturbing to continue listening to.

108 of 111 people found this review helpful

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Little Girl Lost

I tried very hard to like this book but wasn't successful. The narrator had an accent that was irritating and she seemed as bored and detached as I was. I was disappointed with the story line as well. After 2 dreadful chapters I had to shut it off to save my sanity. There was NOTHING going on except her voice going on and on and on

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Kept me listening for hours.

The reason for the 4 star overall review is because I think the listeners can do without the disgusting details given during the child molestation. That's too far in my book. That aside it was an amazing book.

41 of 43 people found this review helpful

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meh…

This story was OK.
The narrator needs to learn how to take a pause -- especially at the end of chapters! As a result, sometimes I had no idea where we were, who was talking, what was happening and to whom!
I predicted the ending (an ironic statement after my third sentence)

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Very intriguing

this book held my interest and I swore I knew what was going to happen and it did not happen the way I thought at all. Great book.
Con: it was graphic as someone who has been abused I felt it very difficult to get through the beginning. I didn't read the synopsis I just put it on to keep me company on a long road trip. I did enjoy the book though.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Spoiled by narration

This is a well plotted novel - no real mystery, it's takes very little time to determine who is the culprit - but storylines are woven together well. However, I will not continue with this series as the narration is too stilted and wooden - which spoiled the book for me.

42 of 45 people found this review helpful

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Best Mystery I Have Read in a While

This story was really good. I read/ listen to a lot of suspense and mystery books and this one really kept me on my toes, trying to figure out who the killer was. I usually figure it out very quickly but this one kept me guessing almost until the end, when the author revealed it. i liked the protagonist, Robin because she was not one of the female cops ususally portrayed in books and movies as super tough and sarcastic with a chip on their shoulder. I will definitely look forward to the next book in the series!

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Annoying Self flogging character

Very interesting twist on murder mystery. Was a little bit hard to keep up with characters and their names. The character that I dislike the most was the baby's mother-not quite sure about her name is now-continually whined about it was all her fault and she was so sorry sorry sorry sorry. That got a little annoying. Otherwise like the detective and liked her relationship with her cousin.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 11-01-17

Repetitive And Predicable

The reviews and premise of the book were interesting.
The guessing and suspecting everyone were OK. But the story way too long, 8 hours max would have been appropriate. There was over and over again reiteration. I actually skipped from paragraph 33 to 63 and did not miss out on the story line. The narrator was extremely annoying particularly while portraying the hysterical mother.
The child abuse was a bit too gratuitous in it's description, in my opinion -not a good thing these days. Too bad, the book could have been so much better without the rambling, the clues not being connected by the detective or mother and the lack of imbuing feelings for the main characters.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Roach
  • 08-14-17

Very gripping book from the first line !

great book really enjoyed the narrative. gripping til the very end . great listen !

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  • Loony loo
  • 07-04-17

Not for me!

Too predictable for me I'm afraid and the narration was just strange, over emphasised and like a book read by Eliza from My Fair Lady...

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  • marie lee
  • 06-06-17

Robotic Narration

I am still trying to listen to this book but the narrator is so monotonous and robotic that I may have to revert to the written word instead. That is the only reason I have given it three stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-17

gripping <br />

good storyline with twists and turns on the way to the killer. a good buy...

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  • Pamela
  • 05-07-17

I didn't want to stop listening

What an intriguing story, characters were so believable in this current day of disjointed families and relationships. Can't wait for the next one; obviously written by a lady who has led an interesting life to be knowledgeable about so many facets of life.

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  • Sally
  • 02-20-17

Good story - narration not so good

Story line is great leading you to think you know who is tormenting Abigail and then twists to another

Narration is not too good and doesn't reflect the suspense of the storyline which is a shame - too slow and no emotion

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  • Erika Salzeck
  • 01-21-17

Low grade material.

How did this get published and when it did get published, how on earth did it garner such praise from readers? Having said that on the day after Trump became President of the USA I suppose anything is possible.
This book is poorly written, poorly constructed and poorly read. It is horribly pretentious and is peppered with cultural cut and paste moments which fit like hammered in jig saw pieces. Risable. It reads like the spouting of the checkout lady talking with a posh accent. I got to chapter 9 but am going to ask for my money back - for pity's sake.
As to the reader - if I want simpering I can listen to Princess Diana.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • 09-29-17

Good Audiobook Awful Narrator

Good story but difficult to enjoy the reading. The narrator has an atrocious robotic style lacking expression. I won't buy the next in the series if it is read by the same person. It made it hard going

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  • Audiobookjms
  • 09-01-17

great book

lots of twists and turns. Great first book of a series. 5 out of 5 from me

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  • diane
  • 07-15-17

A great read

I really enjoyed this book plus a few twists and turns which made a good read

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  • JENNIFER
  • 06-30-17

Loved it

Good story line. kept me guessing. Good characters. Good that the killer had a voice & perspective.

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  • Liarne
  • 05-30-17

Going from one person to the next

A tad confusing but a good story with s great ending. I found you really needed to pay attention or you forgot different characters and there are a lot of characters. Not sure I'll be rushing to get the next book in the series though