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Publisher's Summary

You’ve got everything she wants....

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone....

Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door, then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon best-seller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to grip you. 

"This is, without a doubt, one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year.... OMG this book is so darn good!.... I kept telling myself, 'Just one more chapter', then before I knew it, I had devoured it in one day! If you are looking for a fast-paced engaging read, this is the book for you! I highly recommend giving it a whopping 5 stars." (Sistas with Books Book Club, 5 stars) 

©2018 Jess Ryder (P)2018 Bookouture

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An ABSURD story!

While this started out strong and with promise, the story just broke down about half way through. Yes, there were many twists and turns here which did hold my interest for the first three quarters of the book, but the twists turned into increasingly ludicrous and unbelievable actions and goings-on. I mostly wanted to strangle the protagonist for being such a spineless idiot. The pleasant narration by Annette Chown kept this story from being a complete farce. This was my first book by Jess Ryder, so perhaps her stories are just not for me.

160 of 164 people found this review helpful

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A Silly Book

By the end I was able to hate all the characters except the mom. A minor character but the only one that was believable. What a waste of time.

87 of 89 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendi
  • Houston, TX
  • 08-31-18

Wow.. This booked absolutely sucked..

For anyone looking to waste a credit, this would be the perfect book to do it on. Oh my goodness. There are no psychological twists and no shockers, and just plain obvious stupidity. I hated all of the characters and I just didn't care. I listened to the end, and after the last sentence of the book I thought 'What?? Seriously?? This is IT??"

I am going to try and get my credit back, although Audible is making it more difficult these days. I hated this book- every single part of it. It was like eating cardboard pizza- all filler and no taste.

Awful.

-Wendi

52 of 53 people found this review helpful

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This one falls flat...

For me this one was more of a 2.5 than a 3.
The story itself, the ending, and the narration all fell flat for me. It was not at any point a gripping psychological thriller.

66 of 68 people found this review helpful

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not nail biting, nor a thriller

This book had a lot of potential, but fell flat. There isn't much in the way of suspense other than waiting for the author to tell you what you saw coming five chapters ago.

60 of 62 people found this review helpful

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Nail biting out of boredom

I have not written very many reviews on books. However, I am very disappointed with this book. It got such high reviews, but it is beyond me why. I’ve listened to a multitude of books, mostly thrillers. Some good, some great, some leaving me aching to hurl my phone out the car window. There is nothing exciting nor thrilling about this story. It drones on and on, and I kept thinking...surely this will get better. It didn’t. Don’t waist your time.

56 of 58 people found this review helpful

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  • cristina
  • Somerville, MA, United States
  • 08-17-18

Obvious plot "twists"

The reviewers who called this gripping must have read another book. This one was not. You see "the surprises" a mile away. Plot and characters are ridiculous.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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spectacular!

I listen to a thriller a day as a long haul truck driver. best I've heard in ages! loved loved loved it!

56 of 60 people found this review helpful

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Confusing...

I can’t identify with the main character, she’s stupid. The story has too many irrelevant story lines. You call them twists, I call it unrealistic.

43 of 46 people found this review helpful

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  • Tenesha
  • Ocala, FL, United States
  • 07-13-18

Mehhhhh

The story itself was okay! The Narrator was great! It was not nail biting though! I would go days without even listening to it. I am not sure if I would listen to another book from this Author.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-18

Absolutely Brilliant

I have been struggling to find a good audio book recently and have lost count of the amount I have returned.

This one I thought was really good, good relatable characters, good story, good twists and good narration.

Loved it

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Daydreamer
  • 07-08-18

The Ex-Wife

Brilliant story - keeps you guessing all the way through. I will look out for more from this author. Narration good too.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Sheila
  • 07-04-18

Problems with the actor.

This is a good book and generally I enjoyed the work of the narrator, voice actor. There are two female characters J and N. Sometimes it was impossible to determine if the narrator was playing J or N?
No change of voice, if you missed the chapter heading you lost the plot. Was this J or was it N’s reflections and story? So this spoiled the book for me.
A great story, but the actor was not sufficiently skilled to give each female character a distinctive and different voice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jules Blunt
  • 07-03-18

Good but marred by narrator

I struggled to like Natasha as the voice of the narrator made her sound whinging and despite plot developments I don’t feel her character grew flesh.

I rarely write full reviews but when this is billed as ‘a gripping psychological thriller ‘ I felt I needed to reset expectations.

It is good but not brilliant. Change of narrator would help but I didn’t find it a page turner.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Nikki
  • 06-20-18

The narration is driving me nuts

Just not enjoying this book. I found the narrators voice to be so irritating. Over pronouncing every word, emphasising every ‘t’ so so annoying, I even asked my husband if it was just me but the moment he heard her voice he said “yes very annoying”
I’m sure the narrator is lovely but her voice for this character ruined it for me.
Maybe I would have got more into the story if it were not for that. Had to give up on n this one in the end, could not keep going with that voice.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Debs
  • 07-07-18

Excellent

Really enjoyed this book and narration. Some great twists. Hated both women to start with but ended up liking them both.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-18

Not great... Narration sounded amateur and cheesy.

Not great... Narration sounded amateur and cheesy. Story was quite basic and cheesy itself, as a combination it wasn't good

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-18

My best audio book of 2018

Cracking book , both storyline and narration . Kept me hooked until the final chapter .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Fleur
  • 06-23-18

Gripping

Fantastic, gripping from start to finish could put it down. Definitely a must read book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Natalie
  • 06-19-18

Infuriatingly terrible

This book really annoyed me. The female characters were pathetic, lacking any common sense or gumption. The far fetched plot with blindingly obvious twists made it very difficult to finish. The narration was good.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful