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Publisher's Summary

When 12-year-old Ciaran Devine confessed to murdering his foster father, it sent shock waves through the nation. DCI Serena Flanagan took Ciaran's confession after days spent earning his trust. He hasn't forgotten the kindness she showed him - she hasn't left his thoughts at all. But was there more to this case than the police uncovered?

When concerns are brought to DCI Flanagan, the years of lies begin to unravel, setting a deadly chain of events in motion.

©2015 Stuart Neville (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Stunning.... Awesomely powerful, fabulously written...this novel is simply unmissable." ( Daily Mail)
"Brilliantly conceived, masterfully written; both a heart-pounding thriller and a stunning examination of responsibility and revenge." (Jeff Abbott)

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  • Cyril Flannigan
  • 05-10-16

Those we left behind

If you could sum up Those We Left Behind in three words, what would they be?

Utterly brilliant ... couldn't stop reading it. really clever script

What other book might you compare Those We Left Behind to, and why?

not quite like any other

What about Deirdre O'Connell’s performance did you like?

Well represented and believable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

absolutely, loved it

Any additional comments?

looking for other titles by Stuart Nevile

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • John Berrington
  • 12-31-16

Excellent and brilliant twist,

Brilliant,how far would you go to protect siblings. Who is telling you the truth?. Your brother or relative of man you murdered to protect your brother?

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  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
  • 10-03-16

A Chilling Thriller

Absolutely loved this book from start to finish! It's the first book I've read by this author and I'm now going to find more of his work. The characters were believable, the narrator was excellent. This should be made by into a movie.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-17

Bit different from the usual crime novel

Different story line to most of the crime novels I've read. Would have liked more of an explanation regarding why the main characters behaved as they did, the psychology of it, but overall a good story and plot.
The narrator was decent, but not good at accents, and there was very little to no distinction between character voices. This did not stop me from being able to follow the story, though.
She has a pleasant voice and her pace was good throughout.
The story was well paced and held my interest for the most part (I find characters 'home life' stuff mostly tedious though there wasn't too much of it in this book).
Overall, pretty good with an unusual ending, and I won't be crossing either the narrator or the author off the listening list :)

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  • Lynne
  • 07-19-17

time stealer

struggled with narrator but decided to stick with it .
sorry I bothered now, I could've done lots of chores in the time wasted.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 07-09-17

Shocking but good

What a story. Shocking but such a grabber of my attention.
Looking for more like this. So worth using my credit on.

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  • Mary
  • 02-23-18

3 hours, 49 minutes and 17 seconds

Unfortunately couldn't even manage four hours and I have decided to return this book. I re-read the reviews that had pushed me towards getting this book, and there's a theme that the story is excellent, but can be a bit slow to get into. I really can't be bothered to keep waiting It would have to be a miraculous turn-around to make up for really what's been quite a boring few hours of running and dog walks.
The narration was ok, I liked her voice, and maybe I'd have thought she was much better if I had any interest in the story or characters!

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  • MAGGS
  • 10-10-16

Those We Left Behind - disturbing storyline but I enjoyed the book

Those We Left Behind - disturbing storyline but I enjoyed the book
Differ not storyline to the norm and children being violent at an early age is disturbing, but I did like the storyline
Narrate was sgood

0 of 1 people found this review helpful