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The Devil's Work Audiobook

The Devil's Work

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies.

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie's predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job...before it kills her.

©2016 Mark Edwards (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    S. Rifflart Hampshire 19/11/2016
    S. Rifflart Hampshire 19/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Cringing abc frustrating"

    This had me cringing with the wash that Sophie would make a right decision for once
    I know it's necessary to make the heroine an idiot but I found it frustrating
    The story line was pretty good
    The northern accent was annoyingly poor as narrator seemed to pause before swapping to it
    Overall not bad

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    Claire Chilton 18/11/2016
    Claire Chilton 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"

    Another great read from Mark Edwards! I'm just disappointed that I have now read all his books.

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    Avril Cinderford, United Kingdom 16/10/2016
    Avril Cinderford, United Kingdom 16/10/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Challenging to listen too"

    Sadly I am struggling to finish this book. The dreadful ultra sweet voice of the narrator and a very silly heroine,

    Will keep,trying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rowena Bennett 08/10/2016
    Rowena Bennett 08/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not as good as his other books"

    I enjoyed this but it is not as good as Mark's other works such as Because She Loves Me or Magpies. The supposed Black Country accent is awful and ranges from Scouse to mock Birmingham, being a Black Country girl myself I know this is not how we talk. I don't think there is much need for an accent in this narration.
    I liked the pace of the story and how it was told in the present day and with flashbacks.

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    jeremy London, United Kingdom 05/10/2016
    jeremy London, United Kingdom 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016

    I like to learn interesting stuff on midnight runs. And I need absorbing children's audio to stay sane on long car journeys.

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    "Not great story. Not great narration. Sorry"

    The story is predictable at times, unexciting most of the rest of the time. I'm afraid the narrator didn't do it for me either.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 30/09/2016
    Sara 30/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping!"

    One of the best of Mark Edwards books. Absolutely fantastic, so many twists and turns. Loved how part of it was set in Brighton as I used to live there!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linn London, London, United Kingdom 30/09/2016
    Linn London, London, United Kingdom 30/09/2016 Member Since 2006
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    "Chilling and thrilling"

    This.book had me hooked from start to finish. I liked all the twists in the story and the two paralell.narratives. The.narrator was good although her voice was at times annoying. I recommend this.book to lovers of thrillers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Smith Sheffield 26/09/2016
    Julie Smith Sheffield 26/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Spell binding book"

    I just had to keep listening to this book. To try and figure out who. Got part of it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    SilentSinger London 22/09/2016
    SilentSinger London 22/09/2016 Member Since 2016

    Wife, mother, reader. Preferred genres include psychological fact and fiction, comedy and (auto)biography.

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    "The Devil's Work "

    I was first introduced to author Mark Edwards' work via Audible and as a result, have enjoyed listening to his various titles. This, his latest release, was a crushing disappointment. Why? well, it was all an overstuffed gothic- horror-meets-workplace-from-hell mishmash and the plot was pretty hyperbolic and downright silly at times. I didn't return it though, as I would for other titles, so it must have gripped me somewhat.

    The narrator's rendition of the main character, Sophie's, black country accent was really quite awful; it sounded like somebody doing a really bad impression. That said, the rest of her characters were impressive, hence the 3* rating.

    Oh dear, I do feel somewhat unable to recommended this title. As a person with Asperger Syndrome I was also a bit peeved to hear the condition used as an excuse for one of the character's personality flaws.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Marie
    Venice, FL, United States
    13/11/16
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    "Not very exciting"

    I thought this book would be a page turner. I found the characters so hard to get into. They where literally quite boring. No suspense or excitement. Very dull ending. I actually fell asleep several times while listening to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Fairmont, WV, United States
    02/10/16
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    "Grand story"

    Did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. At one point I almost retuned this book because I hate people who make stupid choices. But as the story went on Sophie's character developed more and I found I did not want to put the book down. The end is a bit predictable with a twist. Worth reading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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