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Bad Apple

Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)
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Summary

Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word. 

She is a sweet but silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father, but with Mummy, things are different. Suzette loves her daughter, but difficulties with babysitters and teachers over the years have put a strain on their relationship and her sanity. 

Then Hanna speaks for the first time, to Suzette alone, and what she says is chilling.

Suzette wants to write it off as a scary joke, but she’s becoming increasingly frightened by Hanna's little games. Could she be in danger from her own child? And when it's her word against her daughter's, can she make her husband believe her?

Bad Apple is a blazing debut novel about a perfect-looking family - where sweetness can be deceptive.

©2018 Zoje Stage (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty delicious read." (Entertainment Weekly)

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Good story, slow ending

really enjoyed the story and the narration. slightly disappointed with the ending but still a great listen.

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Superb

Loved this book from the very beginning. Stayed up until 3am listening. Best thing I’ve read for ages!

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excellent!! kept me hooked till the last moment!

I adored this book! Listened to it in 24 hours!! so creepy, yet realistic! Get this book!

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Original plot line attracted my attention

The first thing I enjoyed about this one, is the originality of the plot line. A mentally ill child, hating her mother. But by the end, I thought she wasn't ill, she knew exactly what she was doing. There were a few times I didn't sympathise with Susette, like when she was jealous of Alex for his relationship with Hannah, or when she was in self pity mode. But there was also frustration with Alex later on, when he refused to accept what was happening, only realising after it was too late. I didn't feel sorry for Hannah at any stage, because I didn't believe she was ill after a while. I also liked, and had a lot of respect for Hannah's Therapist. Written really well, I like how it switches between mother and daughter throughout. Never read a book with that plot before, but would certainly read another.

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Twisted and addictive

Sooooo damn good.... the story of a 'demonic' 7 year old girl who is determined to get rid of her 'mommy' so she can have Daddy all to herself ...very dark in parts and it gets you thinking that maybe your own kids aren't so bad after all lol;) Narrator is sensational and this is a story that will stay with me for a long time.

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Brilliant!!

Absolutely one of the best audio books I’ve listened too
Couldn’t stop listening ! Five star ⭐️

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Want a sequel

Hope there is a sequel coming as without it, the ending is incomplete. It was very good but left me wanting more.