Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? And who will care for her rather frail daughter, Rae, while she is gone? Suzy and Callie live close to each other on a typical cramped, anonymous London street. Neighbours seem to move in, and move on, before you have even learned their names. Callie's increased sense of alienation leads her to try to befriend a new resident on her street, Debs. But Debs is anxious, odd. You wouldn't trust her with your child - especially not if you knew anything about her past.
©2012 Louise Millar (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This book was a lovely surprise. I was expecting chick lit but it is so much more and definitely one of my most memorable listens of the year. The characterisation is excellent and the plot twists and turns so many times to keep you continually guessing. Clare Corbett is an excellent narrator and Louise Millar an author to watch.
Fantastic narrator and a very interesting story which I was riveted by! The way the story unfolds slowly really sucks the listener in and the accents were spot on.
Clare Corbett is an exceptional narrator - her characterisation is wonderful - such an enjoyable listen and the book itself is "keeps you guessing" one ... really found it hard to stop listening when I got to work or home ... thoroughly enjoyable.
Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens.
When I first started listening to this one I was a bit surprised that I'd actually bought it. It seemed a bit too much like chic lit. That passed quite quickly though and I got drawn into hearing the story unfold through the voice of the three protagonists. The drama builds slowly but surely and there are lots of twists and turns. I listened compulsively at every opportunity from about half way through.
The narrator is excellent and really adds to the whole experience.
Calle and her daughter rely quite heavily on their American neighbour Susie who seems to have it all - she's pretty, has three boys and lots of money. When Calle decides to go back to work, Susie is there for her as always but a new neighbour on the block arrives causing the women concerns - why was she sacked from her old job, doesn't she seem overly paranoid....
Brilliant twists and turns I just wish the narrator stopped shouting all the childrens lines. This got very irritating very quickly. The male carachters also would have sounded better spoken in her normal voice too, they always sounded moody, curt and annoyed in every sentence. Apart from that it was a terrific read.
This was a very good book. The plot was interesting from the beginning. Very Engrossing. The narrator was top notch. I highly recommend. I would classify this as a phsychologial thriller.
"a nice surprise"
This book was more complex than I originally thought it would be( based on the synopsis).
It was well written and drew me in from the start. Definitely a "wortth listening" to book.
"Totally unexpected book. Loved it!"
This book was nothing that I anticipated. Well written.Love the Narrator. Clare Corbett can read Chinese and I would still love her.
"Narrator Clare Corbett is SO TALENTED!"
Wow. I am amazed at this narrator's talent, AMAZED! She tells this story and switches seemlessly between a British an American female accent and does it like a pro! I really don't know if she really is British or American to be honest, she's that good. This is one of those instances where the narrator makes this story and Millar I am sure appreciates that. I'll keep my eye out for Corbett's work in the future, what a talent!
"Great psychological thriller!"
I didn't want to stop listening! Great story, good twists and excellent narration. Loved it.
The reader was too hard for my Texas ears to understand. I missed about half of the words.
The British accent was too much for me.
I could only pick up about half of her words.
Disappointed. When I read about the book, it sounded like a good story. Maybe I should read it, instead of listening.
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