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The Guilty Party

Narrated by: Emma Noakes
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help.

Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands.

But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible?

And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all?

©2019 Mel McGrath (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict." (Erin Kelly, author of Sunday Times best seller He Said She Said)

"Toxic friendship at its worst. Disturbing and dark yet very compelling." (Mel Sherratt, author of Hush Hush)

"Brilliant." (Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera series)

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  • Daisy Mattinhouse
  • 03-23-19

Interesting story and great narration

I got really absorbed in this and enjoyed the story. Emma Noakes is a great narrator, probably my favourite so far.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 03-14-19

Extremely tedious

I finally gave up on this book after five hours of tedious listening. I had high hopes of this story and kept on in the hope that the next chapter would see an improvement, it never did. I also think that this is one of those books that might be better as an actual book and not an audiobook as it keeps jumping between the events of one night in Wapping and a follow-up weekend a few months later. It became very confusing trying to follow the story via all the flicking about. I also found all four of the main characters to be beyond uninteresting there were no redeeming characteristics between them they were all thoroughly unlikeable. There was also a great deal of superfluous narration describing day to day details such as cake making, chats with policewomen and fossil collecting. In summary I think I wasted five hours of my life on this dreary book.

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  • Jubags
  • 08-30-19

Good start and good end

Good start and end but middle was little boring. but was great ending not what i expected

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  • Mrs G
  • 08-07-19

gripping story....excellent narrator.

very good way the characters relationships to one another is built up. kept me listening!