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  • Only Daughter: A gripping and emotional psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

"Your daughter is dead." When Kat Cavanaugh hears the words every mother dreads, her perfect world shatters. She takes in the beautiful long blonde hair, torn yellow dress, and chipped blue nail-varnish. It can’t be real. And then the police add the word "suicide". But Kat refuses to believe them. Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note her little girl left behind. She knows her bubbly, vivacious daughter would never take her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By Wendy Costanzo on 11-06-19

not good

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

Reviewed: 21-03-19

sorry but one of the worst book I have read. weak characters whose behaviour did not make sense. should have researched what makes sociopaths more thoroughly. finished it but hated every second of it!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,165

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

life is stranger than fiction...

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

good book, well written and as its genre should, it keeps you guessing. however the coincidences are rather far fetched! narrator had a rather squeeky voice which I found irrating!

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,484

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

one in a million!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

It's the best thriller I have read. EVER! The characters are extremely believable, as is the story line! I keeps on giving well after you think everything has been sorted!! Brilliant!

  • The Diary

  • A Completely Addictive Psychological Thriller
  • By: Vikki Patis
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Lauren has spent years running away from her home town, her childhood, and the memories of her best friend, Hannah. Until the 10th anniversary of Hannah’s death forces her to return home and to the group of friends she abandoned there. It should be a quick visit, just so Lauren can pay her respects. At home, Lauren finds Hannah’s old diary. A diary full of secrets. The terrible things Lauren did, the lies she’s told, the reason she ran away. And she receives a message: "I don’t know why you’re back, but I know why you left." Hannah’s dead, isn’t she?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-06-19

boring!

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

didn't like the story, the characters and a storyline which seem to go nowhere ever so slowly!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Woods

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: John McCormack
  • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & pointless

  • By Carol on 19-10-14

great story

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

Reviewed: 27-10-18

loved the story which flowed seamlessly without the dreaded repeats. extremely well narrated which was a pleasant surprise since I had read some negative comments about the narrator! maybe it was the perfectly executed irish and indeed dublin accents!

  • The Daughter

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone is determined to make you pay.... Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess' daughter, Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire...but she'll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen, tearful at times

  • By Jeminar on 27-04-18

tale of obsession/grief

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

good book well written with an interesting subject matter but rather predictable! still I enjoyed the characters even with their strange and a times weird behaviour and reactions to events around them!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Watching You by Lisa Jewell. You’re back home after four years working abroad, with a brand-new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then - quite unexpectedly - you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen!

  • By Mazalicious on 28-07-18

should this book be in Young Adult Section?

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Good story, well written and well performed but throughout the book, I kept wondering if I was the right age group for which it was intended! it was like reading a Famous Five book again! Am I getting old? Hope not!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated, uninteresting story

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-18

best storyline

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

I loved this book, the story flowed seamlessly and kept me guessing to the end! you won't be disappointed.

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Negative comments not merited, I loved it!

  • By Gill on 02-01-14

brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

loved every minute of it! the way the story developed and leads you to understand the characters is nothing short of magnificent. the subject matter is both real and terrifying, well done!

  • Without a Word

  • By: Kate McQuaile
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon, Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

For more than a decade, Lillian's disappearance has remained unsolved, and Orla has found it impossible to move on. Then she receives an unexpected visit from Ned Moynihan, the detective who led the original investigation into her friend's vanishing. Moynihan has been receiving anonymous notes accusing him of having failed to investigate the case properly. He assumes the notes are coming from Orla, yet Orla knows nothing of these letters. Is somebody trying to tell them the truth about what really happened?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptional story

  • By fabian on 21-07-18

exceptional story

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

well written and well read. keeps you guessing til the end with a few hints here and there, like the best murder/ mystery genre!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful