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Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-16

Preston's account of the Thorpe Affair is masterly, absorbing and wonderfully paced. An astonishing achievement and one of the best audiobooks of the year.

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Stunning debut

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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: 09-06-16

Lisa Gordon reveals that as well as a creative and dramatic novelist, she has a great future as a narrator. Her South African accent makes a refreshing change from British or American English, and she manages characterisation of different protagonists exceedingly well.
The story is full of local colour and exotic locations and the cast of characters well drawn and believable.
If you close your incredulity at the almost Shakespearean bed trick or swapping of individuals, you won't be disappointed by the plot twists and shocking (and unexpected) dénouement.
A bravura first novel that justly won a crime writing award, Lisa Gordon is definitely a name to look out for. She deserves a publishing contract, but congratulations are merited for this self-publishing - and self-audiobook-publishing triumph.

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