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The Devil's Work Audiobook

The Devil's Work

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies.

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie's predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job...before it kills her.

©2016 Mark Edwards (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Marie Venice, FL, United States 11-13-16
    Marie Venice, FL, United States 11-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Not very exciting"

    I thought this book would be a page turner. I found the characters so hard to get into. They where literally quite boring. No suspense or excitement. Very dull ending. I actually fell asleep several times while listening to this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 10-02-16
    Sharon 10-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Grand story"

    Did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. At one point I almost retuned this book because I hate people who make stupid choices. But as the story went on Sophie's character developed more and I found I did not want to put the book down. The end is a bit predictable with a twist. Worth reading

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R.Ball 05-20-17
    R.Ball 05-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Engrossing story!"

    This book was beautifully read, and gripping! Though sometimes confusing, with the timeline changes, I found myself taking a longer way home or longing for traffic congestion so I could listen just a little longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    missjmrw7296 05-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Recommended. 5 Stars!!"

    Interesting story. Although this book was not my usual read, I got pulled in early and ended up really liking it. Family and old friends and secrets with lots of psychological twists and turns. Other than the main character being overly dramatic on occasion, I really liked this.

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    Karen Triner 05-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I like thriller psychological and suspense novels. I've listened from many different authors. I enjoy Audible and its benefits immensely.

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    "One of the best thrillers! Worth the credit!"
    Would you listen to The Devil's Work again? Why?

    Probably not. I do not usually reread books. But I would recommend it to friends.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it did. The author went back and forth in time, which I like. Of course, it all comes together at the end. Because of the two periods in time, the book kept me wanting more. The ending was a total surprise!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Sophie/Jasmine/Liam relationship. What transforms through their relationship takes you to dark places, as well as some funny times with them.


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

    There was no way I could listen to this in one sitting and I would not want to. The longer the book, the better.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. Narrator and author are a perfect pair and I will look for more books by both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Sulkes 04-11-17 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Real psychological suspense"

    So many novels in this genre fall flat for me--mainly because the characters seem more like caricatures than real people. Sophie Greenwood, the protagonist of this novel, is much more than a caricature. I especially liked the descriptions of her family life in the beginning; her interactions with her husband depicted a complex young woman that I could care about. I didn't enjoy the prolonged "horrifying" finale quite as much, but I'd still give the novel a thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Auxiliadora 02-21-17
    Auxiliadora 02-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible"

    Nail biting until the end! I couldn't wait to listen for more!! I'm a newMark Edwards fan!

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  • SilentSinger
    London
    9/22/16
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    "The Devil's Work "

    I was first introduced to author Mark Edwards' work via Audible and as a result, have enjoyed listening to his various titles. This, his latest release, was a crushing disappointment. Why? well, it was all an overstuffed gothic- horror-meets-workplace-from-hell mishmash and the plot was pretty hyperbolic and downright silly at times. I didn't return it though, as I would for other titles, so it must have gripped me somewhat.

    The narrator's rendition of the main character, Sophie's, black country accent was really quite awful; it sounded like somebody doing a really bad impression. That said, the rest of her characters were impressive, hence the 3* rating.

    Oh dear, I do feel somewhat unable to recommended this title. As a person with Asperger Syndrome I was also a bit peeved to hear the condition used as an excuse for one of the character's personality flaws.

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    9/30/16
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    "Gripping!"

    One of the best of Mark Edwards books. Absolutely fantastic, so many twists and turns. Loved how part of it was set in Brighton as I used to live there!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/9/17
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    "Gripping stuff "

    Enjoyed this audio book - it's the first one I've listened to by Mark Edwards though I've read all his others so I knew to expect something gripping and psychological. I didn't think the plot was quite as clever as some of his others as a lot of loose ends needed to be explained by the policeman at the end, however still a really good story from someone with a dark and clever imagination. Great narration - she did all the accents really well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emnat1975
    12/19/16
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    "Dreadful narration"

    I was really looking forward to listening to this book as I have read all the others by this author. The story was great but I struggled to finish it as the narrator was terrible. Dreadful accents which really spoiled the story for me.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • tegan
    1/16/17
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    "Great suspense & twist"

    Started slow- but then it was so could I couldn't put it down!! Suspense and twist was unexpected

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rowena Bennett
    10/8/16
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    "Good but not as good as his other books"

    I enjoyed this but it is not as good as Mark's other works such as Because She Loves Me or Magpies. The supposed Black Country accent is awful and ranges from Scouse to mock Birmingham, being a Black Country girl myself I know this is not how we talk. I don't think there is much need for an accent in this narration.
    I liked the pace of the story and how it was told in the present day and with flashbacks.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • jeremy
    London, United Kingdom
    10/5/16
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    "Not great story. Not great narration. Sorry"

    The story is predictable at times, unexciting most of the rest of the time. I'm afraid the narrator didn't do it for me either.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Deeside, United Kingdom
    3/19/17
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    "Save your time and don't start listening"
    What would have made The Devil's Work better?

    The story was very slow and I stuck with it despite the awful narration and found the end a real anti-climax. I might have enjoyed it more without the awful midlands accent.


    What could Mark Edwards have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I didn't buy in to the characters so I don't believe I could like the story with any tweaking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The main character was portrayed as wimpish and the accent was appalling. A different narrator may have helped.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. I was hoping that it would end sooner, regardless of the outcome. It was like a bad movie that you expect to improve but doesn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have returned this book had it cost any more than £2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linn
    London, London, United Kingdom
    9/30/16
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    "Chilling and thrilling"

    This.book had me hooked from start to finish. I liked all the twists in the story and the two paralell.narratives. The.narrator was good although her voice was at times annoying. I recommend this.book to lovers of thrillers.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs N.
    4/6/17
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    "Reasonably gripping poor narrator"
    What did you like best about The Devil's Work? What did you like least?

    The plot was reasonably gripping . It was totally spoiled by the narrator whose attempt at a Brummie accent was atrocious. The female protagonist was rendered utterly stupid whinging and without any saving graces !!I found her narration quite the most irritating of any I have heard . I listen to a great many audio books and will make a point of never downloading one narrated by Anna Parker Naples.


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Edwards before, how does this one compare?

    Not well


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator


    Was The Devil's Work worth the listening time?

    just barely


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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