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The Woman Next Door

A Psychological Thriller With a Stunning Twist
Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I suppose everyone has their reasons for living here. Who knows what lies behind the pretty curtains and the well-groomed lawns of Mulberry Avenue?

Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.

She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life - with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend - is more glamorous than Lucy’s, they share a down-to-earth sense of humor.

But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.

The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it’ll be to keep her past to herself. But Amber doesn’t have anyone else, and Lucy welcomes her into her home.

Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Yet when Amber settles in a little too quickly, Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend...can’t she?

Gripping and pause-resisting, All Her Secrets tells a story about the dark side of friendship and has a final twist that will shock every listener. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh.

Reviewers love Sue Watson:

"Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!" (Number one best-selling author Angela Marsons)

"Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars)

"Most definitely a book that captures your imagination... A book that I literally did not put down." (Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars)
 

©2019 Sue Watson (P)2019 Bookouture

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stick with it

I feel like this story could have easily been told in half the time. The writing was good, characters believable. Just seems to drag in alot of places, the end is the best part of the book.

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VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

Omg this story dragged on and on and on. It was so slow that I fast forward through so many chapters. There was so much repeated and it was annoying. I had the story figured out halfway through the book and the narration was a little irksome. I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend. I listen to about 15 books a month, in my car, while I clean, do work, etc and this one took so much to keep me listening to it. I wanted to quit so many times. Waste of a credit!!!

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Great story!

A surprise ending! I had no idea! Well done! Characters are all very well fleshed out and drew me in immediately.

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Meh

The story goes along, plot is very predictable so the title of it being a “psychological thriller” is laughable. The book leads up to a major event and it just skips past all details and is really vague, it was anti climactic to say the least.

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  • keke
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  • 06-06-19

Wow

Excellent thriller. Just enough twists and turns that kept me glued to this book;finishing in less than 2 days.
The narrator was great, the story was entertaining and the end was unexpected. Definitely recommend!

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STUPID STORY LINE

A total waste of time but the performance was so good it lulled me on

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-21-19

Pretty predictable

A pretty predictable listen. Fine for a beach read but I’d worked out the twists

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  • Heather
  • 06-14-19

Shallow Women

Not a bad psychological thriller which did keep me hooked, with a few twists and turns. Very well read by Katie Villa, except that the voice she gave to Amber, the weather girl, was so grating and irritating that I wondered if I really wanted to spend so many hours in her and the equally annoying Lucy's company. Supposedly a 'weather girl' she would never get a job on TV with that voice!
But a good listen all the same.

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  • Charlotte
  • 06-10-19

Hard to feel sympathy

unlikable characters who are all so shallow. i wanted to root for someone but i just couldnt. an excellent writer but a few too many empty shelves in the story.

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  • cynical chick
  • 06-09-19

Very predictable

A very formulaic plot with obvious ‘clues’. I kept listening in the hope that I wouldn’t be correct in my assumptions but sadly, I was. It’s well read but unfortunately not inventive in either language or plot and the stunning twist was pretty obvious.

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  • flat
  • 06-05-19

really predictable

painfully long-winded and predictable. wouldn't bother with. not crazy on the narration either. there's one slight twist at the end but that's it

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  • lou
  • 06-05-19

Loved it.

Great book, good story, easy to follow, would definitely recommend, Amber is so revolting I hate her even now!

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  • Newmaks
  • 06-02-19

Great book

Such a Good book, kept me gripped and guessing right till the end. A great read.

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  • Jude
  • 06-20-19

A little predictable

I did enjoy this but found it lacked the promised excitement and not sure the twist was stunning simply more predictable.