The Girls In the Garden: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Jewell

Narrated By: Colleen Prendergast

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: March 2017

Duration: 9 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people's houses. You've known your neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?

On a midsummer night, as a festive neighborhood party is taking place, preteen Pip discovers her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

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  • Brandy S

    What a disappointment. I was excited to read this based on the description and ratings on good reads. The story revolves around Clare and Adele, two mothers living in a communal complex. The first 2/3 of this novel are painfully slow. I had difficulty liking the characters and it was not until the last third of the book when Grace (Clare's daughter) is hurt. The novel took too long to get that moment and the resolution was predictable. I would pass on this one.