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  • The Darkest Lies

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village. Nothing can shake her happiness -- until the day that Beth goes missing, and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home. Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter's attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won't they talk?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.. Thrilled and Chilled in equal measures

  • By JayT on 17-08-17

Great story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-17

Once I started playing the file at 1.25x speed it was a gripping thriller that had me hooked but otherwise it is much too slow! Great story with all sorts of twists and turns- trust no one.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-17

Fantastic characters, gripping story and emotional ending I loved it! Great recording quality and brilliantly read characters.

29 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Astray

  • By: Michelle Davies
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Gone Astray is a tense psychological thriller from debut novelist Michelle Davies. When Lesley Kinnock buys a lottery ticket on a whim, it changes her life more than she could have imagined.... Lesley and her husband, Mack, are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter, Rosie, to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives - and friends - as they are catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tense, spine chilling story

  • By Marissa on 08-07-16

Boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

The story was dull and full of tropes but the performance was excellent with great voices and excellent accents!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tattletale

  • By: Sarah J. Naughton
  • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

One day changes Jody's life forever. She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door, and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope. One day changes Mags' life forever. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital, and no one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancée, Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable

  • By jayne23 on 13-04-17

Slow start but worth the wait

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Took me a while to get into the story but the performances are excellent and it becomes much more gripping if you stick with it! Quite quiet if listening on headphones.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Sisters

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Zoe Thorne, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 635

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour one of them is dead. Fifteen years later Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her there or her life before it. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up, she decides to take it - this is her chance to finally make things right. But someone is watching Kitty and Alison. Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day. And only another life will do....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Ariana on 24-08-17

Worth it for the ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-17

Quite predictable in places but saved by a very gripping last quarter with great twists!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girlfriend

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,455

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a 23-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart, but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most gripping book I have read in a while

  • By irene on 26-05-17

Gripping story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-17

Narrative that keeps you guessing throughout! I listened to the whole thing in about three days because I felt very involved with th

2 of 4 people found this review helpful