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Publisher's Summary

A new devastating psychological thriller from the author of the best-selling The Good Mother.

Angela was just a baby when she was abandoned, and a children's home is no place to grow up. When manager Ray takes girls off to his 'den' in the garden, they always come back crying....

So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape. Years later, Angela starts to search for her birth mother, Evelyn, hoping to heal the scars of her childhood. But strange and sinister events start to unfold. And Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter's return.

©2018 Karen Osman (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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Did not see the twist coming

What an awesome book. I was engrossed in this story. So much so that I never saw the twist. I actually screamed "Oh my god" out loud in my car. And Imogen Church is amazing as always!!!!

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So many reasons to ask why!

Why was this book written? Why was it published? How did it get any good reviews? 6 hours of complete nonsense before the story even begins. The twist at the end was so unbelievable it was ridiculous. Worst book I've read this year.

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Good but confusing

Good book but toward the end it got very confusing. Had to keep backing it up and listen again.

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Good until the end

This story was pretty good... up until the end.
Not sure what happened but towards the end it got so jumbled & confusing that it ultimately ruined the entire book for me. It was like the author just couldn't figure out what to do & walked away from the book & then went back weeks later & didn't read over what they had done previously so they just started w/the idea they came up while they were away.
A character was in one place, then next scene was in a different place, then next scene was in another different place.. it didn't make any sense and just left me completely confused.
Then the reveal... weak.
Was not a fan of this book.

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What?

This book totally had my interest until the last chapter. It was a great story and sad that it was not completed leaving story lines hanging. I suggest not reading the last chapter and making your own conclusion to the main story presented

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Interesting story but...

Distracted by the narrator’s constant huge intake of air. Weird breathing during this book reading.

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Terrible Reader

this reader continues to take very deep breaths between every sentence. It is very distracting and a bit disgusting. i have about 200 books already listened to in my Audible and I have never heard anything like this. If I come across another book that interests me but is read by Imogen Church, i will not purchase it.

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*SPOILER ALERT*

Great story with a nice twist but what happened to Angela???????????????? Did I just miss that part or did it leave it up to the reader to decide?

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  • 05-27-21

The breathing!

I have nothing to say about the actual content of the book other than it was slow. My main gripe is with the loud mouth breathing the narrator does; it is beyond distracting. I even hear her swallowing. 🤢 She needs to be replaced. I’m very tempted to reach out to her on Instagram with this feedback (nicely of course). It’s so awful.

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a must listen.

spectacular narration.
The characters are beautifully crafted and complex. The story is wonderfully suspenseful and artfully crafted

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  • 08-15-19

Narration was excellent

But I found that the first 75% of story was a bit too long and drawn out ...then everything happens in last few chapters. The story also goes back in time, then to present time, and I couldn't always work out who the character was (maybe I wasn't paying attention).

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