• When He's Not Here

  • By: Carrie Magillen
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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When He's Not Here

By: Carrie Magillen
Narrated by: Emilia Fox
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Publisher's summary

She thought she had the dream life – and then her nightmares began…

“A proper mind-blowing page-turner,” (Elizabeth Haynes, Into the Darkest Corner)

Eva Curtis is a pathological perfectionist whose attention to detail means she never makes mistakes – until one slip-up leads to the death of a patient and the end of her career.

Depressed and anxious, she experiences terrifying dreams, so visceral they’re almost real.

With the support of two strong men in her life – her doting husband, Jacob, and her enigmatic psychologist, Saeed – she’s determined to get her life back on track.

But then she discovers a secret safe, hidden in Jacob’s study, and her world is turned upside down.

The three items inside make her question everything she held true....

Who is the man she married?

Was her patient's death even her fault?

And are her nightmares the key that unlocks the truth?

When He’s Not Here is a dark and twisty psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right to the end.

Narrated by the star of stage and screen: Emilia Fox

©2020 Little Robin Press (P)2020 Little Robin Press

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intriguing though somewhat predictable

the reader was, in general, excellent. I only gave her 4 stars because of the sketchy American accent. And the southern drawl sounded like a combination of Texas, Louisiana, and West Virginia. But I did enjoy the book.

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Wow. Didn’t see that coming.

The final shooting scene was unexpected. At first I was disappointed that Carrie pulled the twin card but she really did an awesome job weaving it back in. I enjoyed how she transformed the mother and the best friend. I love the changes in these characters. Will look for her next book!

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TWISTED GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

I can't believe the twist nor will I spoil it. She told a careful tale that held your interest. Where is this going? Why did she choose this title? It all comes full circle and makes perfect sense in the end. I enjoyed feeling like I wanted to get to the punch line. Each time I though OKAY she is about to give the great reveal, but story continued. I'm not saying it dragged because I was happy it wasn't nearing the end. I enjoyed the on edge feeling and wanting to know the outcome. Very well written and narrated.

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SO GOOD! but might be difficult for some.

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested and guessing the whole time. The writing is smart and the narration is perfect. Just wanted to put it out there that it may be upsetting for some readers/ listeners due to a sexual abuse sub-theme.

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Kept me listening

I was happy with this and her last book. Both kept me listening attentively until the end.

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Too graphic for my preference

I liked the storyline, but didn’t need the rape and sex scenes over and over again.

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Great Twists and turns!

I really enjoyed this story as it unwound itself. The narrator did a fabulous job of different voices also. I like the way the author built the story out of natural circumstance, into a bigger, thicker plot. Well done.

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Completely “Mid” As My Kids Say

Solid 3. Not the worst, not the best. Just “Mid.” Probably wouldn’t recommend it because tomorrow, I will probably have forgotten the name.

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Wow!

Loved this Audiobook, couldn’t stop listening. Narrator was excellent. Highly recommend this gem of a book.

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