Bonnie has spent the summer rehearsing with a band to play at a wedding. It was supposed to be fun, but the band members gradually find their friendships falling apart. What was meant to be fun turns deadly as lovers betray one another, passions turn murderous, and friendship itself becomes a crime. Everyone tells lies. But who is prepared to tell the truth to uncover a murderer?
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I've read/listened to a number of books by the Nicci French duo of writers and rate this as one of the better ones. It starts, like many thrillers, with the 'heroine' being pretty stupid in her response to finding a dead body, but putting that aside, the story takes off and makes you want to listen. You'll have to concentrate, though, as the construction of the book is complicated as it keeps switching between before and after the death. The authors help by flagging each switch with the words 'Before' or 'After' but if you stop listening during a chapter it takes a few minutes before you get your bearings again. Some of the Nicci French books are gratuitously violent, but, thankfully, not this one. It's an intriguing thriller with lots of twists and turns and a surprising ending. The reader is excellent and I enjoyed the book.
This is a very believable story - ordinary, well-meaning people committing crimes for the best motives. It is narrated extremely well. She manages to differentiate between the various characters using subtle variances in pitch and/or accent to great effect. I'd recommend this audiobook!
I usually love Nikki French books but I wouldn't recommend this one. I found the jumping from Before and After in the story distracting and it was a weak storyline.
Miss J M Griffin aka Moomie
Love this novel, Found it captivating, as usual we top class from one of my favourite 'authors' Adored how it was read too. A*****
the narrator is good, but not really convincing with male characters. thankfully the start is first person female. it's excellent nice french as usual.
A very confusing book. I had to have two attempts at reading it and, I am still no wiser.
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