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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen years ago, Olivia Adams went missing. Now she's back...or is she?

When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cozy English village?

Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it's her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?

If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child's own mother - and why?

Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried.

An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final minute.

©2017 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2017 Bookouture

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Loved!!

This author gets it!! A very flawed character can be created, and yet that character can be a likable protagonist to root for! I loved the story, and the narration is perfect.

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Everything you could want in a mystery /thriller!

Great story! Solid narration and packed with intrigue. Side stories helped to thicken the plot. I've purchased more expensive books that were much less enjoyable. Looking forward to more from this author on the future!

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such a good book!

I could not put this down! the story really drew me in and kept me captivated. the narration was perfect.

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Good Listen

A little bit predictable but still some surprises. Still a good listen all the same.

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It was "OKAY".

Struggled to finish. Much too detailed but at the end it all made sense. Would not suggest it as a "must read".

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Engaging and entertaining

I really enjoyed this book although I somewhat figured out the end before the conclusion, but it did not take away from the pleasure of listening to it

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Just OK

This book dragged a lot in the beginning but picked up a bit towards the end. I found myself frustrated with the clueless behaviours of most of the main characters at times. However, the final 25% ended up (somewhat) redeeming the rest of the book, as the writing tightened up and the story finally got to where it needed to go. Wouldn't recommend paying full price for this one.

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Too Bad She Came Back

Terrible conclusion to an unbelievable story chock full of unlikable characters: a few evil, a few weak, a few low-life, a few trashy, and some of those a combination of all of the above. Who cares what happens to any of them? Not here! The performer got it, and did a great job making Olivia ( or whomever) sound as unappealing as written. I will now search for a book with characters I can pull for.

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ehhh

I finished it because I hate not finishing books. The story was okay. The narrator wasn't great, I felt like the inflection in her voice should have changed more. she could have been reading a recipe for cookies.

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Boring.

One of the most boring, go nowhere books I’ve ever read. I would not recommend this book at all.

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  • Mini Ward
  • 09-24-17

The Girl Who Came Back

10 stars if possible. A super narration with, brilliant mystery story right to the end. I thought I'd worked it out but was slightly wrong. Good, it beat me, so that makes the brilliance of it. ✔️👍

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  • niamh bonner
  • 11-19-17

Brilliantly believable story with a satisfying end

This is one of those books that really captivated me. The narration was excellent which allowed the story to flow. There was enough intrigue from the protagonist to keep the reader guessing. Enjoyed it immensely.

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  • SA
  • 10-06-17

Great book

Really enjoyed this book, although I guessed who she was early on, there was still plenty of twists at the end.

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  • andrea m spiller
  • 01-21-18

enjoyable

I did enjoy this book but I was able to work parts of it out before the clues came, but it didn't spoil the stories and it kept me interested all the way through . I was glad I bought it

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  • Karin Maclean
  • 01-18-18

The girl who came back ??

Wow totally amazing, didn’t want it too end look forward to the next book , made my walks in the hills more enjoyable

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  • Scampy
  • 09-18-17

Slower pace than some of the writer's other books

I liked the story although found that it felt much more leisurely paced than some of the other books by the same author and the book didn't really keep you guessing as much as it could've done.

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  • M. Nilsen
  • 08-26-19

Completely fine, but not the usual brilliance of Wilkinson

I usually love abductions and coming back stories, but the plot here was too easy to guess way too early on and lacked the usual snarky sense of humour Wilkinson usually displays and I’ve gotten to love.

An absolutely average story, great to fall asleep to and or do chores, as even if you miss large chunks it doesn’t really matter.

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  • Andrea Spencer
  • 03-03-18

brilliantly written and narrated. fully endorse

brilliantly written and narrated, totaly enjoyed this book. highly recomended listening. I actually listened twice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-18

Ok

I finished it and kept listening but felt it lacked something. The flicking in between time lines got a little confusing in parts and had to Re listen

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  • Lamb505
  • 02-23-19

Enthralling

Hooked from beginning to the end, superb twist at the end had me holding my breath

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  • Daisy Cunningham
  • 01-23-18

Good book, great performance.

Great book, but the ending for me became apparent early on.

Would recommend to a friend.

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  • Michelle
  • 05-31-18

Great story

I really enjoyed this book . I found the story flowed and I liked the characters. There weren’t any real surprises but it was still a good listen .

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