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Stranger Child Audiobook

Stranger Child

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Publisher's Summary

One dark secret. One act of revenge.

When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident.

Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis. Emma's life no longer feels secure. Does she know what really happened all those years ago? And why does she feel so frightened for herself and for her baby?

When a desperate Emma reaches out to her old friend, DCI Tom Douglas, for help, she puts all their lives in jeopardy. Before long, a web of deceit is revealed that shocks both Emma and Tom to the core.

©2015 Rachel Abbott (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 10/11/2015
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 10/11/2015 Member Since 2016

    A man with a child in his ears

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    "Thriller With a Human Side"

    Okay, cards on the table I'm normally a tough guys, guns and action thriller type. This book of course ticks none of those boxes but it is just as exciting a read even for the likes of me. This book deals with emotions, betrayal and revenge and makes just as powerful a statement as any Colt 45!

    The plot is detailed, multi-layered, and pulls together its variety of strings with a couple of neat twists along the way. I would recommend this book to almost anyone. It's deceptively immersive and Lisa Coleman's narration fits it perfectly.

    The characters are all very human and are carefully cultivated throughout the story, the ending is poignant and satisfying without being sugar coated.

    Highly recommended!

    40 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    David Swift 16/11/2015
    David Swift 16/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    Gripped from start to finish. What can I say I felt as if I was there. Looking forward to the next one.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Bernadette 15/11/2015
    Bernadette 15/11/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Marvellous!!"

    Absolutely loved this book. The story has great pace and I was reluctant to stop listening and resume normal life!
    Brilliantly narrated by Lisa Coleman. I will look for other books narrated by her.
    Money well spent and very enjoyable 9 hours!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Di 28/11/2015
    Di 28/11/2015

    Loving Audible for making it easier for me to utilize book time and immerse myself in good stories.

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    "Gripping and interesting"

    A gripping mystery, and a good story, hard to put down. I was happy to see Tom Douglas being back to his usual self - the white hat. I didn't like him being portrayed as the arrogant, sarcastic copper in Book 2, or perhaps that was down to the narrator. I enjoyed the story, the plot would make a good Hollywood style gangster movie. The lack of closure in the end worried me a little, but perhaps there will be a follow up in the next book. I would love to see another story from Rachel Abbot set in the countryside instead of the city.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    sophie 02/12/2015
    sophie 02/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "An excellent, unpredictable tale"
    What did you like most about Stranger Child?

    This story is really original and twists and turns nicely throughout.
    The depiction of the police is realistic and characters are well developed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emma. She is brave and strong but also vulnerable and believable.


    What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    the book is very well read by Lisa Coleman and she defines the characters well throughout.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I found myself listening at every spare minute to find out what happens next.


    Any additional comments?

    a really great little crime thriller with good characters. Thoroughly recommended and I will be checking out other titles by the author.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 09/11/2015
    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 09/11/2015 Member Since 2016

    retired active 60 year old living in Mallorca

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    "Gripped for the start."
    Where does Stranger Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There hasn't been many that I could put down, listened to this book over three days.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stranger Child?

    Can't say that there was just one, a really enjoyable book


    What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A good narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the note left by Tasha


    Any additional comments?

    a really good listen, not at all dark but it does make you wonder how much stuff like the things that happen in the book really happen. Scaryyyyy

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Paula 06/11/2015
    Paula 06/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Thriller"

    Loved it especially the shocking twist! Definitely deserves my 5 star rating highly recommend it

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. F. M. Quint Rossendale, UK 02/12/2015
    Ms. F. M. Quint Rossendale, UK 02/12/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Amazing"
    Where does Stranger Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audio books I've listened to. Completely enthralling.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack. A very enigmatic character.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The bank vault, my heart was in my mouth!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How well do you REALLY know your husband?


    Any additional comments?

    I loved listening to this book and use audible on my 1 hour commute to work and back, I found myself wanting to sit in the car and keep listening! Rachel Abbott has got just the right balance in this book, believable characters and great tension. After finishing this book though, you have to read Nowhere Child, a great novella that ties up any loose ends that you may find you need to get answered.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Northernrose 29/05/2016
    Northernrose 29/05/2016
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    Riveting...almost listened to the book in one go!. Well written story, great character development and reveals.

    Excellent narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 16/04/2016
    Penny 16/04/2016
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    "A good listen during many hours of gardening!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stranger Child to be better than the print version?

    A well recorded audio version, that transported me into the story. Not having read the print book, I couldn't comment if better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stranger Child?

    The unfolding plot when you begin to realise that the husband is not quite all he seems.


    What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narrator brings the story to life & helps create the characters in your head.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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