Odd Child Out

A Novel
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How well do you know the people you love?

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't - or won't - tell anyone what happened.

Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes, and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury, two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them knows how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.

Because the truth hurts.

©2017 Gilly Macmillan (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

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Wow!

A well written mystery, with characters interesting and complex. Background stories of both main characters add depth to this excellent book. I fully enjoyed this book.

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Not predictable with believable characters

I love British mysteries...esp on audiobook. But I get REALLY FRUSTRATED at predictable outcomes & authors who rely on characters’ illogical actions to make the plot line work. NOT THE CASE WITH THIS ONE! Further, the author (& the presenter) left the ethnicity of the main detective a bit ambiguous...which I liked. Good story, characters & plot.

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A Mile Away...

Could see the resolution to the mystery from the earliest chapters. Not a very mysterious mystery. Slow and predictable. Decent narration but had issues with incorrect pronunciation too many times.

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Boring

This is a tedious and boring storyline. Definitely not the author’s usual. I kept waiting it to get better. I finally just gave up. I’m sorry I didn’t return it.

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Don’t miss this

A story so well written and narrated, difficult at times to get through because of the injustice that underlies it. But SO we’ll worth the effort. Definitely one of my favorite audible books!

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wonderful and keeps you wanting more...

love her books, they are always just enough to keep you wanting the next bit more...

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odd child out adventure

this book is an adventure. it takes you on a journey of emotions. it makes you love and dislike the main characters. well written.