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The Sinner Audiobook

The Sinner

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Cora Bender killed a man. But why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat, again and again, until she was pulled off his body? For the local police it was an open-and-shut case. Cora confessed; there was no shortage of proof or witnesses. But Police Commissioner Rudolf Grovian refused to close the file and began his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell.

Hailed as Germany's Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written a dark, spellbinding novel. At the top of the best seller list, The Sinner has been reprinted 16 times and sold over 760,000 copies at home. Translated into 11 languages, this is the first Hammesfahr title published in English.

©1999 Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg; English translation copyright 2007 by John Brownjohn (P)2017 Tantor

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    Donna 06-04-17
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    I was sold by the blurb describing the book.... I was not disappointed. Just the perfect blend of excellent writing, plot and character development.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emily M. 06-21-17
    Emily M. 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Story and Narrator is superb"

    The story line was excellent. I loved how each character was given life by the narrator.
    I would totally recommend this audio to those who love suspense.
    I gave the rating 5 stars, how could I not!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ilene 06-20-17
    ilene 06-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    Extremely addictive mystery- very well written with excellent narration. Impossible to put down! Highly recommend!

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    Heather Elliott 07-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    Compelling story but was a bit tedious and predictable. Just drug on in the middle. Didn't love the narrator.

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    Carmen Chile 07-15-17
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    "Terrifyin,Dreadfull,Fantastic"

    Incredible well written, different and strange.
    Noir and sad.
    Suspenssfull, twisred, and on top all ,entertaining
    Would love to read more from this author

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    joy LAKE ELSINORE, CA, United States 06-18-17
    joy LAKE ELSINORE, CA, United States 06-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting and unusual story."

    I listened to this story in one day plus some of the night and cried for what a tortured soul the main character was burdened with.

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    Abby F Pratchios SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US 06-16-17
    Abby F Pratchios SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US 06-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "After the slow start it keeps your attention"

    Decent story, upsetting plot points, some of the characters seem unrealistic and it's difficult to understand why they do what they do. Overall I definitely enjoyed the story even though the ending didn't come as a surprise to me. By the time the final reveal happens enough information is there to extrapolate the ending. I think I guessed at it less than half way through actually, although there were a couple of little bits that definitely shocked me (ex: her and her sister's relationship).

    All in all I recommend this book but only if you don't have a long list of books already on your wish list. There is a lot of mature content so I do not recommend this to teens or younger.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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