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The Woman in Our House

Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when you open your home to the perfect stranger?

Anna Klein is ready to return to work as a literary agent for the first time since having children. She and her husband, Josh, decide to hire a live-in nanny with some trepidation, but all their misgivings disappear as soon as they meet Oaklynn Durst. She has stellar references, a calm disposition, and a natural way with children. Not to mention their kids simply adore her.

But not long after Oaklynn arrives, the children start to come down with the most puzzling illnesses and inexplicable injuries. When the maternal Oaklynn is there to comfort everyone, Anna can’t help feeling a little eclipsed. And suspicious. Her husband and friends assure her that her anxieties are getting the best of her - Oaklynn is perfect. But Anna’s not so sure…

As she delves into Oaklynn’s past, she discovers too late that the woman who has been living in her house is not at all who she claims to be. But Oaklynn’s not the only one who has been lying. And when everyone’s dark secrets are forced into the light, the consequences may just turn deadly.

©2019 Andrew James Hartley (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good Story, Average Performance

The story was interesting but more often than not, the narrators voices and inflections irritated me and distracted me from the actual story. This one is probably better as a book to read, rather than an audiobook.

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Kept Me Guessing

A very enjoyable read. Fabulous character development. I enjoyed it right down to the very end

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Pride and prejudice???

Outstanding! I work in a library and have seen many novels published with the same old theme-weak vulnerable women or damaged crazy women. I was afraid this might be another one of that kind.
That is definitely not the case here. This is a great book with twists and turns that keep you wanting more. And a good ending that really gives you something to think about.
Narration is spot-on. I highly recommend.

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Intriguing

This is the first book I have read by Andrew Hart and for me, it was a "page-turner" and the antagonist at the end was a surprise. I was, however, disappointed the ending did not complete the story of Anna and Josh's financial problems.

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The woman in the house.

The woman in the house is a great plot twister. Things appear to be one way but go another.

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  • Sadie
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 07-04-19

Hospital

A couple of other reviewers mentioned some annoyance with the narrator. I found that listening at 1.25 speed helped immensely.

I had to stop listening when both the mother and the nanny left a badly injured three-year-old alone at the hospital to go home and get clean clothes! Just would not happen!

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Well that’s not what I expected...

Good read! Although the female narrator’s voice was a bit jarring for me personally at first, it grows on you. Definitely some twists and turns in the end!

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Kept me interested!

I started out with Kindle version but the story grabbed me pretty quickly and I switched to the Audible version so I could listen while doing other things. Narration (especially Marietta's) was well done and plot kept me listening at every opportunity!

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Great story with great narration

This book kept me thinking about it even when not listening. The a story is unique. The twists and turns were exciting. I love stories with strong but real women. The only negatives were that the twists were not all planned so the story almost changes to abruptly. Like halfway through writing, the author decided to throw in another direction with no preamble which ended up being info you could have used to understand the characters better. I looked forward to my listening time with this story. It is worth your time and money.

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Interesting, creepy and insightful

I liked it. The narration jumps around a lot, but it all makes sense in the end.
It's well written and well narrated. I really enjoyed Marietta DePrima, (George Newbern was just okay)
It has some timely commentary on current race relations in the US.

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  • 07-12-19

enjoyable

very good read. Two twists at the end that I didn't guess
Shame about the American accent. It was a bit jarring but I would definitely recommend this book.