Best friends tell you everything - about their kitchen renovation, about their little girl's schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model.
Best friends don't tell lies. They don't take up residence on your couch for weeks. They don't call lawyers. They don't make you choose sides.
Best friends don't keep secrets about their past. They don't put you in danger. Best friends don't always stay best friends.
©2014 Tamar Cohen (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"A chillingly real psychological drama that had me in a total reading frenzy. I absolutely loved it." (Lisa Jewell)
"A brilliant and skillfully plotted depiction of the unexpected breakdown of a friendship between two couples, with one of the most chilling twists I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down." (Louise Millar)
I used my monthly credit to buy this book. What a waste.....the characters were so irritating, supposed to be friends but none of them were people any normal person would want to be friends with. The 'amazing twist' was so predictable. The worst audio book I have ever listened to. I did read lots of reviews before purchasing this book and should have listened to the person who said 'did I read a different book to everyone else?'. I loved girl on the train and other books this has been compared to.....it's not thrilling it's just annoying.
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
This really held my attention, mainly because the characters were so richly written. It was easy to be concerned about what happened to each one of them, even those who were not so likeable! The narration was near perfect (only the Scouse accent was a bit iffy). The ending was somewhat disappointing however. I felt it merited several more chapters.
Apart from the twist at the end I found this story rather drawn out and all the characters not very authentic.
For me to enjoy a story I have to feel something for at least one of the characters. The Broken fulfilled this requirement for me - Hannah, Josh and Dan particularly. The author takes a very unremarkable situation and develops it in ways that many of us may have experienced or feared to experience. The conflicts between the obligations of marriage and friendship are explored, as are the reasons for lying.
The occasional short chapter narrated by the Mystery Woman keeps the reader aware that somewhere in this domestic drama there's something sinister lurking, though, and I was pretty surprised by the twist at the very end.
Altogether a compelling tale, and although it ends with questions about what would happen next to the characters, a satisfying read.
I think this book is very accurate in the fallout out that happens between friends following marriage splits. The characterisations were good. None of the people were particularly nice as at times I just wanted to fast forward to the end. I did enjoy but not a holiday book. I've had flu so easy book to listen to and not too taxing on the brain.
Can't say I'd recommend to friends but maybe with flu I've enough misery so book couldn't be described as uplifting!
A simple storyline, well written and enjoyable.
Jane Collingwood performed it brilliantly (other than a ridiculous Scouse accent!!) and I enjoyed listening to her.
It was quite predictable but I actually liked that about 'The Broken' as it made it easy to listen to and I felt it moved along at a nice pace.
If you are looking for an easy to listen to and well performed audiobook I would recommend this book! :-)
"The opposite of a feel good book..."
I had no problem finishing the book, because it moved along at a decent pace, and I wanted to know what happened next, and in the end. But having said that, most of the book is just listening to people argue and complain, and because of that, I can't recommend it.
"Slow start, but great book"
The story started off slow, but I stuck with it because the reviews were so good. I'm happy I did finish because the twist was unexpected! I wish Hannah and Josh weren't so nice all the time, because Sasha really got on my nerves. All in all, it was a good book. If you're like me and need to be hooked right away, stick with it, it's gets better!
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