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Mandy Dockery

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Too dull for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-20

Sorry but the Story didn't do it for me, I have found the book a little tedious.
The Narrator spoke so quickly as if she couldn't wait to get it finished. I made it to chapter 15 before giving up.

Truly irritating!!!!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-20

I felt this book had the potential to be Brilliant, enthralling and even film material.
However the cruelty and violence towards humans and animals was so gratuitous it was nauseating. I was forever skipping chapters which spoilt the book for me.
Author please note, you can imply violence, leaving it up to the reader to imagine, rather than rub our noses in it!
For me a true shame. Great Narrator though!

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Best Book 2020!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-20

I usually hate books with a domestic abuse theme, or a child abuse theme, but decided to go with this.

I am so very glad I did! The story is gruelling at times but very credible. Catherine is no Heroine, and so utterly normal you can totally empathise with her choices.

Until the end, then Omg! When she releases her inner Goddess??? She becomes mighty, and you find yourself truly egging her on.

The Narrator, Karen, did an amazing job bringing this story to life. Her accents were really good too.

Happy to say this is my best book of 2020, buy with utter confidence.
Thank You!

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Omg!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-20

Brilliant book with some nasty twists! Perfect for lockdown as it sucks you in and spits you out, worrying! Great Narrator too!

Dear God's!

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-20

This is probably one of the worst books I've ever listened to.
Reasons being, the story line is boring, the only interesting bits are the ones 'lifted' from Silence of the Lambs.
Secondly the Narrator reads as if he is on a chorus of very strong drugs.
Not for me.

Gritty but well written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-20

Excellent read, full of twists and curves! Gritty and shocking in places but the violence was not gratuitous.
Real fan now and superb Narration!

Extraordinary!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-20

Amazing book! I absolutely loved it. I sussed out the twist quite early on but loved how it was framed.
This book is a keeper, and would make a great film.
Buy with confidence. The Narrator Wow, so skilled, I was on the beach with them and could even taste the wine!

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-20

The first book that made me Gasp Out Loud (in ASDA's ffs!) One lady thought I had found a special offer in the ready meal section. Great book, really surprising twists and turns, well done all, especially the Author and Narrator!!! Would highly recommend.

Really interesting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-20

Great read, and interesting to learn about behind the scenes in a busy airport as a GP.
Would definitely recommend.

Bloody Awful.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-20

I cannot begin to understand this book due to the Narrator. One hour of listening, and the book seems terribly shallow. The Narrator, attempting a Scottish accent was Hysterical! The price of the book... really????
As the old English saying goes... "you can't polish a stool'
Not for me!