Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Written by:
Lisa Jewell
Narrated by:
Helen Duff

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
1054
Narrator
279
Release Date
April 2018
Duration
10 hours 13 minutes
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It's been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie's case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a cafe, she is surprised at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she's meeting Floyd's daughters-and his youngest, Poppy, takes her breath away. Looking at her is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she has tried so hard to put to rest haunt her anew...as well as some new ones about Floyd and Poppy...
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Natasha B.

I enjoyed this book very much and would thoroughly recommend it.

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Vanessa P.

Such a great book. Epilogue brought me to tears. I recommend this book!

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Chasity E.

This book sticks with me, I CAN not stop thinking about it!

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Julie Y.

Started good but about halfway through I just lost interest.

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Anonymous

Great thriller

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Lindsay W.

This was a VIP Reward book and not the kind of book I normally read. However, it was an incredibly intricate and clever plot, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Renee C.

I wouldn’t have chosen this book but it was a free bonus selection, which is why I was totally surprised how much I enjoyed it!! The mystery was spelled out for the reader and it took the main character some time to wrap her mind around the situation. But the real plot was how each person dealt with this realization of the crime, not so much the crime itself. I couldn’t stop listening as I wanted to hear the outcome for each character. I would definitely recommend this as a thriller/personal crime book.

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Anonymous

This was a great audiobook. The narration was good, even though it always takes me a minute to adapt to the very polish British accent. The story was gruesome in it's core, but it was way more about Lauren's family dynamics after the disappearance of her youngest daughter, then about Elle (the daughter) herself. My missing star goes to the predictability of the mystery. You already know who's the villain or what happened with Ellie since very early in the story, but even then, you can't stop listening, cause it's a great writing with characters full of layers, and you just need to know what the future holds for everyone entangled on that mess. I'll definitely be reading/listening more from this author.

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Carole W.

Enthralling, loved listening to this whilst decorating.

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Perkibest22

Great weekend read! It kept me interested the entire time, with a nice twist at the end. Great quick read!

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Phillip W.

So twisty... kinda got off to a slow start, wasn't sure I'd like it. Then boom!

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Colleen S.

Very good. Couldn’t stop listening

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Anonymous

Please give this book a chance. It starts a little slow but it gets better. So much better. And it builds up to a beautiful, albeit a poignant finish. I loved it.

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Lesa B.

I really enjoyed this book. Yes, you figure it out about half way but it was still a great listen. I didn't see the ending twist. I highly

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Courtney A.

Really enjoyed this story. Have read many by this author and they are usually pretty good. Story was Somewhat predictable but overall a great story and I enjoy this narrator.

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Sharon S.

Don't be fooled by the slowness and sadness of the first chapter or two. Before long you will be hooked. I thought this book was well-written and suspenseful. Some of it was very heartbreaking. I think it will leave a lasting impression upon me, similar to how "Before We Were Yours" has stayed in my memory for years. Worth the listen.

Really good kept me in my seat

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Carla B.

Listening to this felt like watching a movie! I had trouble putting it down.

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Linda M.

I don't usually listen to this genre of storytelling but felt I needed a change, and I am glad I did. The story is definitely unsettling but the author can really write. She gives glimpses of scenes that took place in the past, along with the present narrative. This construction does not get confusing as it can in some stories. When the plot is finally played out, it all fits together perfectly. She creates characters with some depth to them and the whole story is written so that it is believable. I had read another of Lisa Jewell's novels (The Family Upstairs) which was not nearly as satisfying as this story - this felt much more maturely written. The narrator was very good and did a great job of one of the characters who was Irish (the rest were English).

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Amanda B.

It was good! Predictable, yet sometimes, surprising. There is just one question I had at the end, that never really got answered..but other things tied up nicely.

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Anonymous

The book was worth reading, and will keep you thinking about it. Loved the narration too.

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Anonymous

Hard to listen to with accent.

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Irene

I highly recommend this murder mystery. The first few chapters were a little slow but it’s worth it to stay with it.

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Deanna H.

Great book! And great narrator, couldn’t stop listening to it! Highly recommend!

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Sue S.

I really loved this book ! It kept me intrigued . Now I want to read all of Lisa Jewell’s books.

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Monique H.

Good narrative

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April F.

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was very good and kept me invested and interested in the story. I felt like I couldn't listen fast enough. I definitely recommend it.

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Colleen N.

This book was so good, I could not stop listening! The end hard me in tears. Highly recommend.

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Tiffany L.

Wonderfully written book and the narration is perfect. Easy listen with great twists. Highly recommend!

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Anonymous

The best audiobook for me so far and the narrators voice is very easy to listen to.

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Anonymous

Rarely are books so good they make me cry. This one did. Well written and very well narrated

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Lee K.

My second Lisa Jewell story and I am a fan. Already on to the next one of her stories. This one was a bit dark and difficult to read because of that, but hard to walk away from until it was over. Some of the characters so disturbing. Chilling and haunting though.

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Anonymous

it was a very good read. very well put together and keeps you on your toes while making you think you have it figured out the whole time. I really enjoyed it.

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Mary W.

Wonderful

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Traci Quinn

I loved everything about this book!

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Aimee D.

It took a bit to get there, but overall the story was good.

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Susan R

I really like all of Lisa Jewell's books. She weaves a great story and the endings are always satisfying. Not too deep so if you enjoy a good mystery and story with well developed characters, you'll like her books. The narrator did a great job with the different characters, however, I did not care for her choice of tone for the main character. It was too "sultry" and just did not fit the character in my opinion.

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Anonymous

Eeary and chaotic.

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Meagan K.

Easy listen. Enjoyed the narrator.

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Anonymous

This was a very interesting read. Heartbreaking in places, but keeps you hooked.

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Crystal T.

I got this book on accident. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Heather B.

Good VIP selection. The storyline was pretty close to what I was expecting but not quite all the way which was nice. So heartbreaking at times. I enjoyed the characters and the way none of them were perfect people.

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Sharon H.

I totally loved this book!!

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Adriana L.

Really good book! There is a shocking twist to it but it’s kind of also easy to pick up on since the book of very detailed in a very good way. It also plays on all your emotions. Very well written in my opinion.

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Chris Cutler

Move this to the top of your to be read pile. Great plot, voice and narration.

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Maria R.

Finally the narrator was perfect in every aspect!

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Annabella F.

A gripping read. Excellent narrator

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Jamie

This book was exceptional. I loved it from the start and couldn’t stop listening. Great character development with many twist and turns, and also jaw dropping at times.

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Bonnie O.

Loved this book. The narrarator was so good. The story was captivating.

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Allison S.

Very well written book. The narrator did an amazing job. My only criticism would be that it was a bit predictable.

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Anonymous

Kept my interest and I didn’t predict the ending early

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Rekha Mungra

love the story ...the writing was good and loved the twist in the story

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Dcedrone

A little slow at times. Overall pretty good. I liked the ending..

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Tracey M.

Good story but I found it a little bit predictable

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Anonymous

Had me hooked from the start. Couldn’t wait to hear what the next chapter would bring.

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Caroline T.

Absolutely loved this story. Gripping from start to finish!

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CarlaGamble1987

Enjoyed book very much

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Anonymous

Thought the book was dark, but wonderful! Loved how the author buttoned up all loose ends to the story. There was closure

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Anonymous

Book was interesting and kept me wanting to listen to find out the ending. It was a little slow and labored unnecessary parts of the story line with no real movement. The narrator had a slow, almost whiny tone that was irritating at times but all around it was a decent listen.

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Kate M.

Well written and wonderful narration

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Anonymous

Took a bit to get into it but worth it...it was really good to the end.

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Nick B.

Great Read.

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Niki H.

Great book. Worked out early on the plot but still enjoyed it.

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Ingrid D.

I enjoyed it. It is a solid 'who dunnit' even if it is a bit obvious who the culprits are, the why ad how is still a surprise. Plus everything has a clear ending. The narration is good and engaging.

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Crystal E.

This was a great listen! Once it got good, it was hard to take a break

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Ger Faughnan

A great story which left me feeling so sad for the life that Ellie & her family lost. A great author & i will read more from her collection

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Shea Simpson

interesting story, not at all predictable

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Jade S.

I enjoyed the narration and writing style but if you're looking for suspense this has none. You can see the whole story line really early on and there are no twists at all in it

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Anonymous

A gripping listen with great narration and accents for the characters.

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chrismayf

starts off a bit slow but definitely worth it

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Terence K.

This was a great book. I was worried it would just be 8 hours of looking for but not finding a missing person, but the story and interactions were great. Narrator also did a great job of separating the characters through voices and accents.

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Whitney Guy

This was my first audible book that I have listened to. The book was very good and kept me interested the entire time! The narrator was very easy to listen to, but how to voice that could put me to sleep at times! Overall, I am very happy with this book being my first audible book!

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Niveen Asmaro

Such a great book and the narrator was really awesome

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Petrina B.

Great listen

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Connie E.

Gripping story, well-told.

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Jessica H.

I cannot stop thinking about this book! It pulled me in right away. It is a sad story, but has great character growth and I really enjoyed how the series of events from different characters POVs pulled everything together. Narration was fantastic. Great accents and I could easily differentiate who was speaking based on the tone of her voice. 10/10.

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Carol C.

One of my favorites, story and narration!!

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Kykyd303

GREAT all around. I can't believe it took me this long to finally listen..

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Anonymous

This was interesting. It kept me listening. However, I didn't like the narrator.

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Amber F.

Love her books and this one was no exception!

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Chris A.

This was a great book. I really enjoyed listening to it.

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Patricia S.

Really enjoyed this book! Unexpected twist to story. Great read. I’m

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Anonymous

Wow fantastic book what a great story I couldn’t stop listening just so good

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Mollie S.

I enjoyed all of this book. The ending was different than what I would have expected.

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Anonymous

Very nice!

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Tammy M.

Story was pretty good but the narration was irritating. The accents and emphasis on certain sounds was too much :(

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Anonymous

I really did not like this book. Too much evil and mentally sick people.

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Anonymous

Wasn’t expecting. Very good

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Kathy B.

This book kept me on my toes. Some parts are a bit graphic and can be unsettling so read/listen with that in mind. Narrator was excellent with all of the different accents involved!

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Sofia R

The book had so much potential. Figured out the ending about 75% way in. Wish it had a more spectacular ending instead of a predictable one. Otherwise, it was an okay listen. Narrator did a good job.

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Brittany N.

the beginning was a little slow but then it just got super intense and wonderful and I just absolutely loved it.

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Lauren E

I really enjoyed this book! Had a few chapters in the middle that were a bit slow, but other than that I found it was full of twists. Narration was excellent as well.

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EmilyElisabeth W.

I have recommended this book to everyone I know. So well written, the twists were shocking and unexpected....up to the last chapter.

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Kim P.

Excellent & suspenseful

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Julie O.

I enjoyed this book! I really was anticipating how it would all play out. I did get a little freaked out when my own daughter didn’t respond to my texts as quickly as she usually does. It had me thinking, always trust your gut! Even if you need to be impolite. I would recommend this one! Narrator was very good! Her American accent was well done!

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Kerry H.

I enjoyed the book. A little longer in the middle than it needed to be to get the point across but overall it was good. My only complaint is the amount of times the author used the word “yes.” Seriously, a gazillion times. Pick a different word every so often. You could play a drinking game by how many times it’s mentioned

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Adrienne R.

Wonderful book. Very well written and narrated.

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Shannon H.

Good book, l liked the twists and turns.

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Sbattenfeld

Good book, great narration!

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Katherine K.

This was a good book, kept me interested. The story is a little far fetched and kept me from really getting into it.

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Donna C.

Great but sad story loved the narrator!

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Sabrina K.

Loved it! It was a good pace and held my interest.

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Julie Z.

Started strong, but about halfway through the plot became almost absurd. Jewell's writing is taut enough, and the novel's pacing is good, but I just couldn't muster the suspension of disbelief required to really get into this story. It was just too big a leap of faith--too many unexplained processes and unbelievable situations for me to buy into the plot line. The narrator, Helen Duff, was excellent, though. Great job on the different characters accents, and good voice modulation.

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Lesley T.

Quite exciting and the narrator was wonderful with her Irish accent.

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Anonymous

This was a great book...well-developed characters that were easy to care about. The reader was so good - really nailed the different ages and accents. I highly recommend it!

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Liset A.

Awesome book!

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Cathie J.

I enjoyed this book. I found the story interesting and sad but the end is perfect.

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DJoyful

Good book - I enjoyed it.

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Melissa B.

This book kept my interest and kept me guessing. However it was just a little too disturbing for me. I kind of wish I hadn’t read it.

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Kenneth P.

really good. don't give up halfway through. easy to figure out but gets better and better.

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Kathryn C.

Wow amazing book. Definitely recommend

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Nancy K.

I really enjoyed this book. Extremely entertaining until the end.

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Lisa O.

Good book but 1/2 way through the recordings would repeat themselves... made listening difficult and annoying - but the storyline was great - figures out the ending before finishing but it was a good read!!

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Sheryl C.

I've seen this book a few times and the story seemed interesting. I'm not sure if it's the narrator or the book but I'm bored. I've tried for a month to listen.

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Jennifer P.

Great twists!

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Elizabeth H.

A lot of the other reviews on this book talked about it being predictable, but I think it was only as predictable as the author wanted it to be the book is kind of slow, but I still liked it and really enjoyed the ending.

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Desiree M.

Started off slow. The book is kind of predictable, but I was still guessing and thought the worst from each character. I loved the last few hours of the book. The reader did an amazing job.

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Dana L.

I loved this book. Such interesting twists.

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Kristen L.

I enjoyed the reader of this book whose voice was soothing and malleable. The story was interesting but I did find it to be a tad predictable.

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Donna M.

Beginning was slow. Thought the last few hours were the best. Quite a story!

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Carlinne D.

This was a very interesting read. A bit predictable towards the middle but did not take away from the story. Very well written. Narrator was wonderful!

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Kim C.

Extremely predictable. I figured the plot out near the beginning but so hoped there would be a twist.

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