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Publisher's Summary

They were all there the day your sister went missing....

Who is lying? Who is next?

Then - In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back.

Now - The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organizing a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing. When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all....

If you love Sue Fortin, Gillian Flynn, and The Girl on the Train, this psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Narration elevates the material

The tag-line promises "an utterly ripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist ". Sorry, not even close. I saw every plot "twist" early on. The author seemed to think that more plot equals more suspense. The reason this story is entertaining, and it does have some suspenseful elements, is the narration by Karen Cass. She's excellent ! The story, though, is pretty implausible.

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Waaaaaaaaaay too long.

While the ending was decent, the story could have been told in much less than the 12 plus hours of meandering nothingness contained in most of this story. I actually fell asleep a few times while listening, and, thinking that I had missed something important, re-wound to find out that I missed absolutely nothing. So, if you fall asleep while listening, and you will, there is really no need to rewind. Just pick it up where you woke up...you won’t have missed a thing. It feels as though this so called ‘reunion’ is happening in real time. People sitting around, drinking tea, going to the beach, and taking walks. I didn’t think there were any huge twists or surprises here, as these stories are pretty formulaic. Also, this story is so long, you’ve got plenty of time to figure it out.

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Really good, but far too long.

I really enjoyed the book overall; there were only a couple things that bothered me.
For starters, the narrator; she keeps a good, up tempo pace, moving the whole thing along, however, she does this strange inflection with her voice, to make (what I assume) is a strained or cracking noise, to provide emphasis on a point, or dialogue. The problem is, it ends up sounding a bit like a weird Christopher Walken impression.
The storyline itself, is good, it’s just far, far too long.

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Loved this book!!!

I liked everything about this book.... the tone, the flow, the story and the narrator. I like to be kept thinking. Thank you!

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Engaging, low-key psych drama

Well done, character-driven mystery with a few good twists. If you crave lots of rockem sockem action, this may not be for you, but if character study fascinates you this is a good bet.

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Good book overall

I really liked the story in general. There were a few tangents that seemed to go nowhere but overall it's good. Narration is very good, even though the male voices sound a little odd (you get used to them). I was disappointed by the ending. It seemed to leave the main question of "Why?" open. Also, some of the information we received in the last chapters would have made more sense in the early chapters.

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Who'd You Say Done It ?

okay, it's time for some Earl Grey and listen as a British family's secrets unfold

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  • 04-16-18

Very slow story

For me it really kicked in when action finally started to become interesting, around chapter 30-40. There’s too many chapters in my opinion. Overall story is good but half first part of the story could have been more interesting. Almost lost interest.

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The Reunion

Full of twists and turns. Great plot that managed to allow reader to develop ideas on what may have happened.

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First Samantha Hayes’s book I’ve listen to.

Enjoyed the book and the multiple characters that could of had something to do with the missing sister. Lots of twists and turns kept you guessing.

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  • Astrid
  • 03-09-18

Gripping!!

I was so glad to see another Samantha Hayes book on Audible! This one might be the best yet, listened to it in 3 sittings as I couldn't put it down. Loved the narration which is a deal breaker with audiobooks. I'm not going to talk about the story for fear of spoilers!

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  • knittyboot
  • 03-12-18

Great story

Enjoyed the twists and turns. Entertaining book, in no way deep or thought provoking but a great choice for a holiday read.

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  • Sair0075
  • 04-07-18

Very well done

Really didn't see where it was going. A great story that really sets the seen to a point where you don't want to stop listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. Ronald Barkess
  • 04-06-18

Brilliant

What a brilliant book. Lots of twists and turns and I couldn’t stop listening. Excellent narration too. Well worth a read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • JACQUI
  • 04-04-18

interesting...

The narrator was too optimistic. felt that I was listening to a fairy tale with a happy end.

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  • bunny_girl
  • 04-03-18

Phenomenal!

This is the second book by Samantha Hayes that I’ve listened too and I couldn’t put it down! It had me gripped from beginning to end. I highly recommend!

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  • Adele Gatenby
  • 04-01-18

Frustratingly ended

This book, for the most part as it was well written and kept me listening. But my main bugbear was the ending. It felt too contrived and although most people enjoyed the twist I felt it was forced and didn’t make any sense. I can’t go into details for fear of spoiling the ending but you can’t deceive readers by writing whole chapters on the way someone behaves only to then change everything so it fits your ending! There were so many contradictions in characters personalities, motives and actions that it left me with too many questions to really say I enjoyed the book.

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  • Kelly page
  • 03-31-18

hold tight for a bumpy ride

loved it. just as much as her other book she wrote. narrator brought the book alive

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  • M. Johnson
  • 03-27-18

Improbable but it works

I found the resolution of this narrative slightly improbable and it left me with too many questions. Despite this ... and a tendency to be self indulgent with some chapters that contribute little to the plot and slow down the pace- I enjoyed this book. I will now buy her other one.

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  • Christine McAdams
  • 04-23-18

Best book I've listened to go a long while

Brilliant. 1st book I've enjoyed in l long time. it's keeps you guessing right until the end, and even then there is more twists.