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Publisher's Summary

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life...but they turn out to want more than you'd bargained for!

Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?

When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?

Claudia Carroll does it again with a sparkling new novel about what happens when your life becomes up for grabs....

©2018 Claudia Carroll (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for Claudia Carroll: "Claudia Carroll is a master of creating a great story.... A brilliantly readable, funny novel. Highly recommended." ( Fabulous)
"An emotional rollercoaster...asks some probing questions about relationships and keeps the reader wondering until the very end." ( Irish Independent)
"I've just spent a gloriously sunny weekend delving into Tess Taylor and Kate King's lives and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a massive fan of Claudia and her books and this one certainly didn't disappoint. It was modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end." (Emma Hannigan)

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  • Lavinia Sanders
  • 09-08-18

Great Book

Loved the booked would highly recommend it. Great characterisation, lots of suspense and lots of humour

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  • P. Hudson
  • 07-30-18

Mediocre

An interesting story spoilt by the overuse of several words .., “ excuse me “ Was said too often by two separate people .
Beyond was another one , everyone was ‘beyond ‘ something ... . Once I noticed it , it spoilt my listening as I was listening out for it .
Hearts were thumping out of chests all the time so yeh ...
“ spoiler alert “
One part I didn’t like .. No-one would ever have let someone stay a minute longer in their house after doing what she did to her child ..
only 3 stars which are for the story .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-23-18

not bad

it starts better than it finishes. Too much time spent on minute detail and lots of expressions repeated over and over. bit of a nonentity ending and quite predictable

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  • Phoebus Weebus
  • 06-15-18

Overexplaining to pad things out

Good idea for a story but under developed over explained and too much detail of what people are doing or eating or seeing - irrelevant details. Also characters oversimplified. Villain and victim with no subtlety. I really wish I could find some intelligent fiction that is fun to listen to.

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  • Fae Howard
  • 06-05-18

A terrific listen

First book I've listened to by this author. It's so good I couldn't put it down

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  • Mur
  • 06-04-18

Interesting plot but the writing wasn't the best.

Interesting story however I feel some of the writing could be improved. Often I felt a point was hammered home too often. For example "Liz saw this because she was stuck in traffic...As she was stuck in traffic...Because the traffic had not moved." This impeded the story progression.
Very traditional setting. Although it features many strong female characters, the side characters were all of the same mold; straight, middle class, Irish. Not indicative of modern Dublin.

Overall, an okay story and I mostly enjoyed listening.