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Sticks and Stones

Narrated by: Erin Shanagher
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman. 

Imogen’s husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives, but Imogen thinks she knows the truth. And now he’s given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or I’ll fight you for custody of our son.

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable: she locks her husband in the cellar. Now she’s in control. But how far will she go to protect her son and punish her husband? And what will happen when his ex and his girlfriend get tangled up in her plans?

Sticks and Stones is a deliciously twisting psychological thriller from an unforgettable new voice.

©2018 Jo Jakeman (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"A revenge thriller to make you punch the air in solidarity." (Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends)

"A gripping story, sensitively told." (Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request)

"Deliciously dark and gripping." (Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake)

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  • sandy dean
  • 10-31-18

Gripping read - 5 STARS

This book was excellent, it was a the true definition of a psychological thriller, twists and turns ensured you were itching to turn the next page. Nice to read a book where I enjoyed each character. Narrator was well chosen and brought the story to life. Highly recommend this book, I’m going to search the author for more books.

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  • "unknown"
  • 08-01-18

Excellent

Kept me on the edge of my seat till the end.
Very well narrated too.

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  • Ann D
  • 02-11-19

Loved it!

I devoured this book. I disagree entirely with the reviewer who said it was too long and far fetched. In my opinion, not a word is wasted. There was more action than one might find in real life, but I never found it implausible. The characters are all highly engaging. It romps along and is a really satisfying read. The ending is also good, with all loose ends tied-up. An excellent debut novel. I very much look forward to the author’s next work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-18

Far too long

This book takes on the difficult subject of domestic violence and mental bullying - but I found a lot of the storyline unrealistic and went on far too long
Not for me

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