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The Forgotten Village

Narrated by: Beth Eyre
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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A timeless story of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore, Tracy Rees and Kate Morton.

1943: the world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever.

2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who had once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible.

©2019 Lorna Cook (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A gripping tale of secrets and love...I loved it." (Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House

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  • Miss K A Clark
  • 04-09-19

Wonderfully engaging duel timeline story

With strong characters and duel storylines (that move between present day and the 1940's) this debut novel from Lorna Cook is captivating. Don't let the idea of duel storylines put you off, it's easy to follow. Highly recommended and I will be looking out for future books from this author.

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  • david reed
  • 05-21-19

This story had me glued to it.

I went to that village last year, it was wondertul to read a story that was weaved around it and in fiction what happened, it make me think was it fiction? Yes the story was that good.

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  • Angus Gent
  • 08-29-19

What a absolutely fantastic story

Thank you very much for this wonderful story and reading. It entertained both my wife and I from Cambridge to Cornwall and back again! Real holiday ‘reading’ for us both to enjoy and talk about rather than burying ourselves in two different books. I really would recommend it to all. When is the film coming out?! Many thanks indeed. We are going to visit Tyneham on our way home....

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  • Miriam
  • 08-02-19

excellent

a real page turner with some lovely twists. Accurate portrayal of the village history too

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  • Lorraine
  • 06-09-19

Good

This is a good and interesting story however it seams a little long winded. The narrator did a good job but if I had been reading it myself I would have been skimming the pages .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-19

very engaging

good listen. enjoyed the time jumping and the story line followed well with a good ending .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-19

great

I was unsure at first, but then didn't want it to end. a truly great listen

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-20-19

A sweet story

A story that promises intrigue but in reality was was very obvious. That said it was a good listen and easy to pick up; I liked the intertwining with the past. I would have liked a bit more depth but I enjoyed listening.

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  • Lynne
  • 06-20-19

Beautifully read, nice story, but totally predictable, there were no surprises

Beautifully read, nice story, and an easy listen, but completely predictable, and sadly no twists or turns and no surprises at all.

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  • Miss N Turner
  • 06-29-19

Predictable Plot

Struuggled to finish as I had worked out the ending three quarters through the book. Too much repeating of the plot as well as the story moved from the past to the present. Well narrated though

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