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The Stepmother Audiobook

The Stepmother

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Publisher's Summary

The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don't believe your eyes.

Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.

No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.

And whilst Jeanie's step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she'd buried a long time ago. And now, it's coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.

Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.

After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending, doesn't it?

©2016 Claire Seeber (P)2016 Bookouture

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    Tricia 26/10/2016
    Tricia 26/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "unexpected enemies"
    Would you listen to The Stepmother again? Why?

    Yes. It was gripping and well read. I was kept guessing to the end.


    What other book might you compare The Stepmother to, and why?

    Not sure


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

    I liked her voice.


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

    No I like to listen over time.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 29/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read from stepmother view"

    Written as story of the new stepmother not a bad but messed up girl who found her dream marriage not a fairy tale
    Sad after her dreadful childhood
    Recommended as good read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ali - The Dragon Slayer 24/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Fast paced, thriller, dark, eerie & addictive!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would happily recommend this based on the intensity of the story. Begin with a basic fairy tale 'Snow White' and sink rapidly into unhappiness, lack of trust, so many secrets, jealousy, fear and confusion. When all Jeanie wanted was to live happily ever after with her beau, she didn't realise how difficult it would be to blend the families with so many external influences. Step-Mother's tend to get a bad name but sometimes it's not as simple as that. There were so many twists and turns to endure, it felt like a dead-end and then would ramp into another moment of tension. There were a few 'sick' incidents so if you have a *trigger* for animal harm beware.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would like to think Jeanie would be my favourite but at times she was just too nice or weak, her character came across as downtrodden and wishy washy, maybe she was simply worn out with all the events. In which case her sister Marlena probably grabbed my attention the most. She was harsher, abrupt, not an overly likeable person but she does show a softer more dependant side and actually has a pretty big secret of her own! On that basis she added some fire to the story. Scarlett came a lose second, the spoiled little 'princess' daughter. Again a slight *trigger* for self-harming.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Karina Fernandez?

    Personally the answer to that would be no. Her voice grated on my nerves when she was reading Jeanie's character. I think I might have perceived Jeanie slightly differently had I 'read' the book instead of listened. The majority of the audio was ok but the narration certainly knocked the overall score of the book down for me which is rather unfair to the author because she did a fabulous job with the story.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't cause a laugh or cry reaction but it was certainly very tense in places. I found myself saying just one more chapter and so it would go on, I never quite got to a point where I wanted to take a break because I was desperate to find out what would be revealed next. So a level of high enjoyment was definitely achieved.


    Any additional comments?

    As with any story there are always a few niggles .. my major gripe with this one is Jeanie managed to marry Matthew without disclosing her BIG secret. Has she not heard of social media and the story getting out! Also as a mother it didn't ring too true with me when Jeanie's son Frankie was accused of something by Matthew and she didn't stand up for him. Nevertheless it was a brilliantly written story and I enjoyed Claire's easy style. Put aside a few hours and savour this one.
    Many thanks to Kim at Bookouture for the audio version in exchange for my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Mc Donough liverpool 01/08/2016
    C. Mc Donough liverpool 01/08/2016
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    "could not get interested at all in this book Cskel"

    tried as hard as I could to get into this book, got up to chapter 8 and it was boring me. so I gave up Cathy skely x

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Apricot Rou
    09/11/16
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    "What did I waste a credit on?"

    Only at 1 percent and hate it! The narrator has the worst voice ever and the beginning is not captivating enough to make me continue. No wonder the reviews were few.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie De
    Georgia
    04/11/16
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    "Happily Ever After?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes ..Loved it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stepmother?

    Well I do not want to spoil this book as I think listening to this and Girl in the Sea had me all tide up? They where both very good and entertaining. Forgive me for mixing up the characters in my last review.


    Have you listened to any of Karina Fernandez’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope... Love narrator's job ! WAY TO GO KARINA FERNANDEZ ...YOU WORKED THIS DARLING!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Happily Ever After?


    Any additional comments?

    Great book nice ending shocker .......Cant tell you sorry about that!!!!!!! I recommend using a credit and listening for yourself! REVIEW BY Author DeAnn Deville

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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