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Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations - never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her 12-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.

Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision. Her confused father has destroyed family records, including her mother’s final wishes. Searching for answers, Maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another when she stumbles upon a shattering truth: a twin sister named Marley.

Maisey’s obsession with solving the mystery of her sister forces her to examine her darkest memories and triggers a custody battle with Elle’s father. Will Maisey’s love for her daughter be strong enough to break a cycle of abuse and create a new beginning for them all?

©2018 Kerry Anne King (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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drags on and on

I am struggling to finish this book. I have an hour and forty minutes left, and I just don't think I have it in me. Any suspense dissipated within the first chapters and her mother's death. The rest is pretty predictable and too much time is spent rehashing the same conflict over and over. Maisie is such a weak, lost woman with no real personality and is a single dimensional character. It was offered as a free book of the month for Prime. Great cover and title, but it has no real connection to the actual story.

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Pleasantly Surprised

I don’t know how I ended up with this book. I’ve had it for a little while and it was one of those, oh, I didn’t know I had this, might as well listen to it, kind of things. I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t too heavy, it was well written and well narrated. There’s a good amount of tension, though I will say some of the tension seemed a little forced and the wrap up at the end seemed to still be trying to progress the story as opposed to just ending it. But overall a nice read. I’d recommend it and maybe even read it again.

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Captivating!

I couldn’t stop listening to this audio! Great narration, complex characters, mystery to solve, anticipation for slowly unfolding romance, and beautiful use of figurative language. I especially liked hearing the main characters’ innermost secret thoughts. I highly recommend this audio!

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Main character

The main character really got on my nerves. She was a 30 something year old but she seemed like a teenager. She was a total ditz. She ultimately comes to a more mature outlook and accepting of herself. The main character had been through some emotional abuse which colors her outlook and how she behaves but she remains either immature or naive or both. The storyline and the narration were both good.

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Ok story

the story was ok, I listened to the end because I wanted to know the conclusion but seemed rushed and lack luster. Also did not like the narrators Hispanic accent 😑

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This is neither a thriller or a mystery...

This is a story of abuse of women over multiple generations, and not the mystery the summary made it out to be. I don't generally read/listen to that genre, so this most definitely was a big disappointment for me. And the narrator was over the top. She was great as the voice of Maisie, but the rest of the voices not so much. It was particularly odd how she used robotic speech patterns for the voice of the Hispanic cop. What the heck was that about? And why did the Looky-Lous that crashed a funeral in Washington state end up with demented southern accents? Disappointed.

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Narration is awful

So far the story is good and I want to know what happens at the end, but this book I will return because the narration is awful. She sounds like a computer generated narrator. There is a lot of emotion in this book and the narrator doesn't convey that. I will end up reading this book instead of listening to it.

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Great ending

I truly enjoyed this book. There were parts in the middle I thought was slow but it picked up really good. I couldn’t stop because the plot was so interesting.

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  • AM
  • 10-01-18

meh

The story was pretty predictable and was definitely a bit farfetched and cheesy at times. Ending ties up in a nice little bow too simply. That being said, I did think the character development was pretty good for the key players and there were some redeemable moments which did feel real and there is some good in the message in general. I would try once more with this author, but I'm hoping for a slightly more plausible plot next time.

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kinda a mystery/romance and family drama

not bad, but I have read better. I like the mystery part of it. 3 1/2

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  • Mahmood Jessa
  • 08-31-18

A page turner

An incredibly griping story which as it unfolds pulls the reader closer to the characters. The moment of realisation for Maisey is not only pivotal but makes the reader toy with the idea of hidden secrets within their own lives. Amazing!

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  • Sue Casey
  • 08-05-18

Powerful

This is the first book I have read of this Author. Powerful is the first thought that comes to mind. I didn’t know where this book was going to take me, but it covered so many emotions