Life is good for university friends Sarah, Ruth, Charlotte and Kathy - it's summer, exams are over and they're escaping to a cabin by the Blue Pool. But then Sarah disappears without a trace.
Twenty-five years later, a man walks into a police station claiming to know something about the missing girl. Suddenly the three women - now estranged - all become suspects. For not everything was as it seemed, and the greater the secret, the deeper it lies....
©2016 Siobhán MacDonald (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
This is a cracking read/listen and the narration is a joy. Aoife McMahon does an really impressive job here in voicing the various characters, their moods and tones. The writing isn't faultless by any means, but the characters are all engaging and it is a great tale. Unlike some other books around in this genre, far from fizzling out a little towards the end, this was a relatively slow burn in the early chapters in order to provide much needed background to the later events. The story was always engrossing, but the last third or so romped along to a very satisfying ending.
I downloaded this book after reading a positive recommendation from another reviewer.
for some reason I just couldn't get into it.
the first part of the book is very slow and the narration isn't brilliant, I struggled to differentiate between each character. the end was quite good but I still found my mind wandering at times.
This ranks as one of the very best....one I WILL read again, and again.. Terrific work by the narrator too. This story really grabs you and you absolutely cannot wait to find out what really happened! The ending packs a very unexpected punch too.
This novel is so well written that it stays on in the memory for ages after finishing it. I simply wouldn't even want to try and dissect it into its' most memorable moments. That would probably detract from its' overall quality.
We all have hidden depths- but some are fathomless!
Thanks to Ann of Newcastle for recommending this novel. What a shame it hasn't yet found the fame on Audible that it so deserves. I am now about to buy Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald who is a superb novelist, if this one is any measure. This novel lasts almost 11 hours and NONE of it wasted or padded out at all. It all matters and adds to the overall quality of characters and plot.
I always have at least one audiobook on the go, as well as at least one reading book. Favourite a/b genre is mystery.
This is the 3rd book in a row that I've returned within an hour or two of listening and I don't actually consider myself that fussy! Unfortunately the many positive reviews didn't translate into s positive experience for me, although it does sound as if there's a good ending. Not for me though!
I found it hard to differentiate between the four women, I think due to both the writing and narration. And I didn't care for any of them although the descriptions of the student house were very reminiscent for me.
Hoping the next book I choose off my wish list is a better fit. I am missing the luxury of having a great audiobook listen to squeeze in whenever I can. Dog walks, runs and car journeys not nearly so much fun.
i havent read the book only listened to it
it was feasible
really recommend..i find so many books badly written and or implausible plots= this one stood out as actually was a good story
Life is too short to read all the good books in the world without tediously slow books like this. I agree with another reviewer of this book that it is becoming very difficult to find a good book at the moment. I have returned so many books that I am embarrassed. Still, this is another one for the return pile. Sorry Audible.
"Best Audible book I have listened to."
Best Audible book I have listened to. Very realistic of life in the 80s and 90s. Narrator is excellent
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