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Apple of My Eye

By: Claire Allan, Annie Farr
Narrated by: Zoe Rainey, Caroline Lennon, Annie Farr
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Summary

Just how far is a mother willing to go?

When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Dr Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life - from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother - and stay a mother....

©2019 Claire Allan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Amazing. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked." (Marian Keyes)

"A powerful and emotional psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless." (C. L. Taylor, author of The Fear)

"Utterly addictive! Literally couldn’t put it down all day! Compulsive, twisty, tense. And LOVED the ending." (Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing)

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Brilliant!

This was so good. Even though you know early on what’s happening and I will admit I thought at that point it was going to have to waffle an awful lot to fill the other seven plus hours, but no, it was still so full of suspense, there was no padding required and not a wasted scene throughout. Amazingly written, engaging characters and excellent narration. It’s 13th February and of the 30 plus I’ve listened to so far this year this is definitely going to be in my top five listens for the year, I cannot see it losing its place. Along with “14” by Peter Clines, a book I’d never have listened to had I known the genre was science fiction. But “Apple of my eye”, my preferred genre, was a cut above the general and extremely over hyped suspense thrillers.

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Kept me gripped

Very good narration. The book kept me gripped, good twist. I will be definitely checking out the authors other books.

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a good listen

easy to listen to and some parts where you wanted to listen on, even if you didn't have the time.

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Difficult start, but more than worth it at the end

Honestly thought I was going to have to return this book as I struggled to get into it initially. Thankfully I stuck it out and was very impressed with the twists and ended up really enjoying the book. Clever storytelling and fascinating plot.

Audio is awfully quiet compared to other audiobooks, found myself often having to turn the volume up which made the Chapter introductions a bit too loud!

Writing and dialogue can get a bit repetitive, but the characters have a sense of realness and I found myself easy to imagine them.

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Fabulous!

During the early chapters, I wondered about returning this book. It seemed a bit ‘chic lit’ for me. I’m so glad I persevered as it became something else entirely. A real thriller. I can say no more without revealing spoilers. Therefore, I’ll just say ‘buy it’!

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Loved It!

This book is so well narrated, absolutely brilliant. The story is very good, it's clever, and the narration absolutely brings it to life. This one is a no-brainer!

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Fantastic story which is narrated brilliantly

This is the second novel by Claire Allen I've listened to and it's a fantastic character driven story. The narrators bring the story to life.
I highly recommend you give it a go.

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Genuine Fabulous Book.

This is a superb story, full of twists and turns. The characters are so believable. The ending was fast paced and unexpected. Highly recommend this book.

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loved it great storyline

I fully invested in all of the characters which is always a good read for me.

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Apple of My Eye

I'm travelling in a car having just finished this story and blubbing my eyes out! I didn't expect to be upset at the end as I'd guessed the outcome around 3/4's of the way through but still, it was very sad in many ways. A mother's love can be a powerful thing. Love the narration but then I adore the Irish accent.

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