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The Stranger in Our Bed

By: Samantha Lee Howe
Narrated by: Jess Nesling
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Publisher's summary

The USA Today best seller.

Inspired by a true story...

Now a major motion picture starring Samantha Bond, Emily Berrington and Ben Lloyd-Hughes.

A gripping debut psychological thriller about the dark secrets in a perfect marriage. For fans of Shari Lapena.

I ended my marriage for a man who didn’t exist....

I have everything money can buy. I’m a good wife, but sometimes I feel trapped. And when I start an affair with a stranger called Ewan, my life changes in ways I can’t begin to understand.

Because Ewan breaks apart my marriage piece by piece and then he just disappears. He uses a fake name and leaves no trace behind—it’s like he doesn’t even exist.

Someone did this to me and now they’re waiting for me to unravel, watching my every move. I can’t trust anyone, not even myself—not even the people I love.

©2021 Samantha Lee Howe (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Dark, twisty and enthralling. A commanding new voice in suspense writing." (Paul Finch)

"Samantha Lee Howe cleverly wrongfoots the reader and does so again and again. A fascinating study in lies, evasions and deceptions." (Abbie Frost)

"Samantha Lee Howe does a great job of painting a picture of a woman who no longer knows who to trust or what is real; sinister and thought provoking." (Jackie Kabler)

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I especially want to say that the woman who read the narrator’s part has an exquisite voice. The best I have heard after listening to audible books for four years. The story itself has the right amount of twists and seems believable. One of the better domestic thrillers.

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Entertaining

It kept me coming back for more. I thought things unfolded well and while none of the characters are very likable, they’re interesting.

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Great!!

I loved this book! Definitely some heart-pounding moments…not predictable ..great character development. Worth a credit for sure!

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Love the story from beginning to end

Omg what a great story the narrator is wonderful My first book by ms Howe cheers

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None of this gonna happen, but still good!

Overall, I liked this one. Far fetched? Yes. Lots of moving pieces that may not always effortlessly fit together? Yes. But it keeps you guessing, the narration is good, and it’s worth a credit or buying on sale.

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Excellent Narration

Jess Nesling does an amazing job narrating this story. Perfect pauses, clear pronunciations, great at changing voice for each character. Great job!

The story itself was a pretty good one, quite entertaining, even funny at times. I wish the ending could’ve been stretched out a bit more because I so was not ready for the story to end yet. Maybe there’ll be another story with Charlotte, Daniel, & Melody…….

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Magnificent and original storyline!

I loved almost all of this fast-paced psychological thriller. A married woman has an affair and is about to leave her controlling husband for a happier life. Then the lover--and all evidence of their affair--just disappears. Wow, this is way better than yet another tale about a kidnapped child! I couldn't wait to find out what was really going on. I did think that the ending was a little drawn out, with too much time devoted to explanations. But what an exciting ride! Overall rating: 4.5 stars rounded up.

This is definitely an author I want to follow.

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It was a good listen but…

If I could have somehow reach through this phone and shook or smacked the main character I would. I made myself finish certain chapters. The ending was good but too much left until the end.

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Good, not great.

I like domestic thrillers and that's what this book is. I thought it was decent, but not all that thrilling.

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Great story!!

Best book I’ve read in awhile. Loved the characters, the setting and couldn’t figure out the ending which is hard to find these days. Not at all predictable.

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