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A Face in the Crowd

Narrated by: Alison Campbell
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Summary

Lucy gets the same bus every day.

She hopes to get a seat to herself, tries to avoid eye contact, and, if she’s really lucky, reads a chapter of her book. 

But it’s a Friday - and the bus is always crammed at the end of the week. Personal space doesn’t exist. She keeps her elbows close and clings to a pole at every juddering stop. 

When she gets off, something feels different. 

An envelope stuffed with thousands of pounds is in her bag. 

Is it the answer to her prayers, or the beginning of a nightmare? 

Because, in the end, everything has a price.

©2019 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2019 Bookouture

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Disappointed- not for me

I have read many of this authors books, but I was disappointed in this offering.
It was just tedious and I stopped caring about the characters, except Billy. I felt sorry for the dog putting up with a drip like his owner.
Wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Wl
  • 12-07-19

completely absurd storyline

Protagonist is dozy. Incredibly stupid.

The story is unbelievable.

I cannot understand how a story with this plot can be published.

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Another great Wilkinson book

I'm a big fan of Wilkinson's books. I've stopped and started a no. of books lately but this one was great and I listened straight through. The narration was excellent. Definitely a s 5 star book for me

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Easy Listening

A rather gentle psychological thriller. No jumping between time periods, not too many characters, not hard to follow. The author did a good job of painting a picture of each scene making it easy to visualise.

The story centres on Lucy finding that somebody unknown had deposited an envelope containing more than £3k in her bag, which in her current financial state, was desperately needed. A few other odd things start to happen as well, and Lucy sets about trying to establish what is going on and who is behind it all.

Excellent narration by Alison Campbell. Her voices were no distraction to the story at all.

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  • Charlotte
  • Dalgety bay, United Kingdom
  • 10-08-19

Great story and performance

After a couple of not so enjoyable books I was thrilled to get my teeth in this one. while perhaps a little predictable in places the writer then pulls you back to make you doubt yourself. the right level of emotion from the narrator with an easy voice to listen to. I listened to this book in three sittings.

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great

narrator made it for me! didn't want it to end! great audio book reccomend fab!

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Lightweight

I wish I had never chosen this book. It was lightweight, boring and a bit silly. The plot was unrealistic and I didn’t much care for the babyish narration either. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Usa
  • 18-07-19

Another great book

I really enjoyed this book.I am a big fan of Kerry Wilkinson especially his stand alone novels.This book was gripping and entertaining. A puzzle to solve .The narrator was very good .

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  • Feviegirl
  • 09-06-19

Another fabulous Wilkinson story!

This is another solid mystery from Kerry Wilkinson. As with his others, the main character is indeed flawed, but is not made unlikable, which happens so often in today's novels. I particularly loved this story because of Lucy's relationship with Billy. As a dog mom, I enjoy a plot that includes a canine sidekick, and was relieved that he was fine at the end. Wilkinson's books also contain a bit of sly humor and snark, and I personally lol'd at Lucy's musings regarding Trump and Piers Morgan. Alison Campbell is the perfect narrator for Wilkinson's books, and she is at her best here.

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  • "unknown"
  • 04-08-19

Very well written and delivered by a great reader

The characters were well drawn- with the story winding its way through numerous subplots! Clues were dropped wetting your appetite for explanations! I enjoyed it on many levels!

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  • Renee Wilson
  • 21-07-19

Huh?

I'm not too sure the author did an outline on this book. I kept waiting, waiting and waiting, for a story, then, the end, ok, so.......? I have no idea why I kept listening. Oh, yea, there was a dog, I love dogs, maybe that was it. The narrator had a lovely British accent, except for that I can't recommend this book in any manner whatsoever.

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