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Pretty Ugly Lies

Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)
Regular price: $18.54
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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Pamela Crane comes an unmissable new psychological thriller. 

What causes a woman to murder her family? 

Jo's idyllic life would make most people jealous. Until one day her daughter is abducted, and the only way to find her is to unravel her dark past. Ellie is a devoted wife...until she discovers the pain of betrayal. Now vengeance is all she can think about. Party girl Shayla knows how to hide her demons. But when she's confronted with a life-shattering choice, it will cost her everything. June knows suffering intimately, though the smile she wears keeps it hidden. Soon, the lives of these four women intersect, and one of them is about to snap.

©2018 Pamela Crane (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Wow that was intense

At first I thought I wouldn't like this book but I hung in there, glad that I did. It was pretty intense, the stories of these women. Everyone has their fair share of burdens in life, along with some secrets that they don't want to share. Definitely worth listening to, even those jaw dropping parts. Makes you wonder how many people actually share their lives along with these women. Narrator's did a great job as well as the author. 😀😀😀

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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I want to listen to it again!

So realistic, I would bet every women on earth can relate in one way or another to this book. Very well written and thought provoking. It will not disappoint.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Steer clear of Oleander Way!

Not unlike Wisteria Lane the desperate housewives in this novel are selfish, narcissistic, devious, violent and just plain vile. It was disappointing that none of the women had any redeeming qualities. I like when a book has at least one character you can root for. Not the case in this novel. If you are looking for girl
power you won’t find it here. The book has too much going on too. Several different point of views had me very confused. I wasn’t vested enough to go back and revisit the previous chapter because the characters were just so annoying. I got the impression the author was trying to garner sympathetic feelings for women who just snap. I didn’t and I don’t. the characters in the story don’t care for their kids, how can you have any empathy in that. The narrators were ok except one and I’m not sure which woman but she was overly theatrical and sometimes it sounded like she was suppressing a foreign accent which was a distracting annoyance to an already confusing book. I can’t recommend this one it just wasn’t good and the way women were portrayed, so much evil on one street, cmon not remotely realistic!

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Gripping

It is a good book but preachy at the end. Overall it is a bit contrived. It is worth a quick read.

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Not what I was hoping for

It felt a bit confusing because the story focused on 4 women, who were all pretty similar, but even after I learned who was who, I didn't care much for them. Its kind of a weird story overall but I can imagine there are people out there who would appreciate it.

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Kept me on the edge...

every time I thought I had one of the stories figured out, there was a new twist a bigger twist a better twist. I didn't want the story to end. It was heart-wrenching exciting made me oh so anxious. you definitely have to pay attention oh, I found myself going back a couple chapters a few times just so I could make the connection between the characters. What a Beautiful Lie true real life book!

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Too much

Too many main characters. With chapters alternating between the main characters, by the time you got around to revisiting character 1 again in chapter 4, I forgot what that character’s main storyline was. Would have been better if it focused on less characters. And the narrator who read Jayla’s part had an odd accent and didn’t seem to have a good grasp of English. Her read was stilted and there were many words she said incorrectly. Completely took me out of the story.


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1 of 2 people found this review helpful