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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-five years ago Katie ran away from home and never came back. But now she's suddenly reappeared in her best friend Olivia's life - in the form of a chilling confession. Olivia's father-in-law, wracked with guilt, says he murdered her all those years ago. Tom suffers from Alzheimer's and his story is riddled with error and confusion. Except for one terrifying certainty: he knows where the body is buried.

As Olivia and the police piece together the evidence, they are left with one critical question. They have a crime, they have a confession, and now they have a body - but can any of it be trusted?

©2015 Sibel Hodge (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Original plot

I wouldn't ordinarily give such a high rating to a book that annoyed me so much, but this one does have redeeming qualities. Lots of twists and kept moving along really well - every time I thought the story was detouring into some unnecessary verbiage, something actually did come out of it. And the reader did a great job of portraying the drama queen protagonist, whom I particularly disliked. I probably could have rated it higher, even, if I hadn't resented the author's portrayal of the two female protagonists as so stupid and/or irrational. I mean really, the two little girls seemed more emotionally mature than the mothers. Being female myself, I'd rather the females were portrayed in a more positive manner. But at least the real killer wasn't exposed until the end, and I didn't guess it earlier, and I do like that about a mystery.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Overkill

This is a story about a wife/daughter-in law from hell. Twenty-five years after her 'best friend' disappears she discovers that her father-in-law in a nursing home, has confessed to her that not only did he kill the young friend years ago; he buried her body in their garage in his hiome. Naturally shocked by this news, she insists on informing the police. As an investigation begins, more and more secrets are revealed that that include various members of the family. The end result is that everyone's lives are shattered and love and trusts are affected beyond repair. I so disliked the attitude of the main character who never hesitated to sacrafice the lives of her entire family as long as she could maintain her holier-than-thou status. What was accomplished? Nothing accept a trail of shattered lives.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula
  • Overland Park, KS USA
  • 10-02-15

A Very Good Mystery!

This is a real mystery--kept from listeners until the final 20 minutes of the book! Hurray! That makes this one a winner despite a few little shortcomings. The main character gets her knickers in a twist over and over as she makes assumptions that are gradually proven false. Not the brightest bulb in the box as female characters go, but that's a small complaint. This is a complex plot with wonderful twists and turns and truly excellent narration. Well worth the time and credit.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Kari
  • Nebraska
  • 04-14-17

Great Twist, Insufferable Lead

Would you try another book from Sibel Hodge and/or Anna Parker-Naples?

Yes, I would try another book from Sibel Hodge, see if she can create a less annoying, self-righteous main character

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

Yes it was a compelling mystery.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anna Parker-Naples?

I don't know enough audio performers to know.

Do you think Where the Memories Lie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, not at all. The main character is so insufferable and holier than thou, I wouldn't want to know any more about her or to hear her story further.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wow! What a great read/listen!

This book was one I will definitely recommend, well developed characters, a story that wraps you up in it, and so many twists and turns...just when you think you gave it figured out...BAM...another surprise! I didn't see the end coming at all, love this type of book!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story, told too slowly

I really loved the plot of this book, it's what hooked me in the first place, but I really felt like there was too much time wasted on insignificant details. That's not to say that I struggled to get through it, but I wish I didn't have to spend as much time on the book to get to a conclusion that could've been reached much sooner. Overall, it wasn't a bad read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • suzanne
  • Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 02-21-16

a silly fool.

our heroine is a silly fo.ol. She should have k ept her mouth shut right along. glaD SHE FINALLY FOUND THAT OUT. Did not like this story as I believe you never betray family.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I'm surprised that I was surprised by the ending!

I almost stopped listening to this book as soon as I started because in the opening bit with the conversation between Anna and her mom was SO annoying. I got used to her voice, but anytime she spoke as either young girl, it was rough. Very obnoxious voice.
The story line was good though. Not amazing, but I was entertained and didn't see the ending coming, even though I thought I knew what had happened.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The performance and story were mediocre at best

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator was horrible. Needs better performance. Story line and ending were a disappointment.

Has Where the Memories Lie turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anna Parker-Naples?

anybody else

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

no

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Didn't see that coming!

Really enjoyed this one. Thought I had it all figured out and then it turned into another direction. Left me scratching my head. The narrator nailed all the characters which added to my 5 stars. If you want a great story that keeps you guessing then this is the one. Definitely worth the money or credit. 😀😀😀

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 04-04-16

Good gripping tale!!

Where does Where the Memories Lie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle range.

What did you like best about this story?

Characters and didn't give much away so made it compelling listening!!

What about Anna Parker-Naples’s performance did you like?

Got the listener involved well in story

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

N/A

Any additional comments?

GOOD STORY, WELL WORTH A LISTEN!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amy
  • 07-12-16

Good story however narrator not to my taste

Good compelling story and worth a listen however the narrator was quite dull and may have been better having a male narrator as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • CSK
  • 02-10-16

Enjoyable

Good storyline and plot but what an annoying character the story teller is you want to reach into the narrative and tell her to stop being such a goody two shoes and have some faith in her family.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-24-18

excellent suspense thriller

read very well, the tone of voice for some bits could have been better. but overall an excellent story. wicked twist at the end.

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  • Helen June Damhaug
  • 04-03-18

Beyond boring. Dreadful narration.

Excruciatingly repetitive. It drones on and on. Could be summarized in a quarter of the length. Listened to half of it before deciding life is too short . Listened to the last chapter. That was more than enough. Disappointing as I have previously enjoyed several of Sibel Hodges’
books previously.
The narrators breathy, simpering voice was dreadful.
Very sorry to leave such a bad review. But felt I had to.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • mrssdee
  • 02-01-18

Where the memories lie

Excellent storyline with Amazing twist.... Couldn't put it down... Would definitely recommend this book and author...

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  • Cristel Feldman
  • 01-05-18

Nice till the end

Very catching from beginning, but just for me, the end was a little too twisted and felt unlogical. Performance is perfect, nice to listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-31-17

All twists covered.

Very well written. Needed to listen every spare moment to the end. Every thread of the final outcome was foreshadowed skillfully and executed expertly.
Will look for mire by this author

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  • Tracey
  • 04-09-17

very good book.

very good book. enjoyed the story and presentation. strongly recommend this book
big fan of Sarah's accent.