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Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
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‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched - dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket - but when I turn around there’s nobody there....’  

When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.   

George, with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.  

But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message.  

George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.  

Darcy doesn’t know whom to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger.... 

From the million-copy-best-selling author K.L. Slater, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.

©2019 K. L. Slater (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Two many twists

All thrillers aspire to an unpredictable twist, but this one goes too far in trying to create twists by building an unbelievable story. There are too many holes and unlikely situations. I had a hard time finishing this book. It left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Just ridiculous

Overanalyzed and explained albeit unbelievable and stretched out plot line. Written by the worn out tools of psychotrillers depicting long suffering good hearted women who will have the upper hand and final justice whatever it takes
Save yourselves from misery . I wish I did.

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Slow start

Very slow start to the story . The ending was good... just took a long time to get there

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Twist and Turns!

Really enjoyed this story, but had many twist and turns. I didn't want to stop listening due to excitement for the next shocker.

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This is the first book I have tried from this author. Unfortunately it was not for me. Not very believable. The narrator was excellent though. Her performance pulled me through to the end.

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Far fetched, unlikely story.

Despite Lucy Price-Lewis's narration, flawless as usual, the story is so implausible I had trouble finishing the book. The main character acts irrationally, the so-called twists are crude and obviously contrived to keep a weak narrative going - in a nutshell, skip this one.

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Recommend this book!!!

I loved this book from start to finish. Way worth the credit. Didn’t want to stop listening

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Wow, this book kept me reading till all hours, wondering what was going on. I really enjoy Kim's writing style and am slowly catching up on her books. The narration is perfect.

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Great narration!

KL Slater seems to consistently write psychological thrillers that are interesting and pull me in every time. I like that this story is one that messes with my mind. We get a story told from Darcy and George, alternating POVs. They both have young children and seem to want to move forward. It’s obvious though that they both have secrets. It’s like pulling teeth to get to find out some of those secrets bit by bit. There were tons of twists and turns to make this fun and unexpectable. The narrator, Lucy Price-Lewis, was great to listen too. I feel like she was able to portray the characters and kept me interested as well as the story.


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Surprising twists

Twists n turns back to back but not so many to confuse u. Very good psychological thriller. It’s a must read. Love this author and the narrator!!

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  • Helen W.
  • 12-29-19

Started well but oh dear

By the end this book had gone from poor to utterly ridiculous. The characters were awful, the goodies were unsympathetic and the baddies were frankly ludicrous. I shall be returning it.

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  • Fee
  • 12-20-19

Enjoyable but...

I did enjoy this. I like both the author and narrator. However, I think it became a little silly towards the end and for me went from a very enjoyable book to not such a good one.

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  • David M
  • 12-20-19

Great! - Everything That a Good Thriller Should Be

What a wonderful read. The best thriller that I've listened to in ages. K. L. Slater is good anyway, this is one of her very best.

Easy to follow, yet just the right amount of complexity to keep the listener gripped all the way through. There are no flat bits.

As per the Audible summary, our couple meet by chance and have their romance. Both of them bring a lot of previous "baggage" to this new relationship. Also more than one of the characters has mental health issues, thus making their narration potentially unreliable. These two factors are the core of the plot. After a while, we really don't know who to believe.

Just to be clear, this isn't primarily a love story, it's a thriller. There is danger and there are threats. The listener knows about the dangers and threats but is mainly in the dark about where they come from. Also the suspense is real. The author doesn't have to create it artificially by jumping randomly between time frames to generate confusion as some authors do.

I say that the book was easy to follow. That was the case until about the last hour, and chapter 63. After that point I had to keep stopping and replaying the start of each new chapter to figure out what was going on. The twists and turns come thick and fast from that point. Everything you thought you understood, needs to be "re-thunk" from that point!

Occasionally, I found myself unsure which character was narrating. If you bear in mind that Darcy is the only one narrating in the first person present tense, that helps a lot. The other characters give their narration in the third person past tense.

Absolutely first class reading by Lucy Price-Lewis. The highest praise I can give is that I wasn't aware of her. I really felt that it was the characters themselves speaking. Even the men; the men sounded like they had men's voices, the children had children's voices and so on.

(PS. I hope it will soon be regarded as "normal" for people to have mental health issues, and not to use us as cannon fodder for psychological thrillers.)

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  • E Marlborough
  • 12-30-19

Disappointing

I have previously enjoyed a number of KL Slater books but less so recently and this was very disappointing feeling rushed out rather than considered. Twists and turns are good but when every single character is delusional and dishonest it becomes a farce rather than a thriller. When every plot point becomes a twist the overall effect is predictable as everything presented is just the opposite of what it initially appears to be and nothing has any credibility. I wanted to love it but it just descended into a chaotic farce.

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  • reader
  • 12-28-19

Disappointed

Not the best book by K L Slater. Was waiting for the novel to be published and available on audible, but having read or listened to all the previous books this is the weakest

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  • Orange Girl
  • 12-25-19

She does it again!

Another great read! Full of twists and suspense. You won’t be disappointed A+
I love the narrator and actually look for book that she does! Well done to both x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-20

Loved it-couldnt get enough!

Twists and turns all throughout, I loved this book. I always rate a book by how eager I am to get back to listening to it and this one was up there! Great narration too!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-25-19

Just a bit pointless

Hoped for better but it was just bonkers, I waited for it to ge better

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  • Mandy Dockery
  • 12-22-19

Surprisingly awfully painful to listen to!

It's Ok-ish My personal opinion though?
. It's rushed, maybe too quickly written
. The storyline is unrealistic, and crazy
. It reminds me of a bad drama/or bad dream!
. Starts in one direction and then goes due south!
. A string of unbelievable coincidences
. Some insights into the various characters are credible.
.Excellent Narrator however. (she does save a few blushes!)

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  • Yvonne Meaton
  • 02-13-20

loved it

loved it. kept me guessing until the end. I would read another book from this author

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 12-24-19

Pity she is single

Oh dear another story from K L Slater I’ve tried all her/him books and liked not too many. This one is another disappointing read although I have to admit I didn’t get very far into it I get so sick of mothers who ADORE their children. Really off this writer.

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  • Dr Rob
  • 02-09-20

Slow

This is such a slow story, there’s very little real suspense - just a whole bunch of people all with obvious ulterior motives that aren’t at all clear. You don’t have a sense of uncovering facts along the way - it just drags on and on with a bunch of mysteries until the very end when the whole thing is laid on the table in 1 minute flat and you kind of think “really...?” The twist doesn’t match the narrative, you don’t look back and think “oh yeah - I see how I missed that” - there are obvious situations where you know there’s more to particular characters’ relationships but there’s not enough unpacking done of these relationships for you to have enough to form any real opinions about where the plot might be going.

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  • Jolene
  • 02-05-20

Wow!

I read some bad reviews so wasn’t expecting it to be this good. I certainly was surprised by the twists. I’ve loved other K.L Slater books too.