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Beneath the Water

By: Sarah Painter
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
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Summary

Munro House is the new start Stella needs. But it will also draw her back to a dark past...

Devastated by a broken engagement, Stella Jackson leaves her old life behind for a new start in rural Scotland. But when she arrives in the remote coastal village of Arisaig, nothing is what she expected.

At the edge of Arisaig sits Munro House; grand, imposing and said to be cursed by a string of tragic deaths. No less intriguing is its eccentric and handsome young owner, Jamie Munro, who hires Stella as his assistant while he pursues a seemingly impossible aim. Working through the great house's archives, Stella soon finds herself drawn in by a cache of increasingly erratic letters from a young Victorian woman about her husband, Dr James Lockhart, a man whose single-minded ambition has strange parallels with Jamie's.

Just as Stella begins developing feelings for Jamie, she discovers that the connection between the Lockharts and the Munros could have sinister repercussions for them both. She's finally found the life she wants to live - but is it all an illusion?

©2018 Sarah Painter (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Kept me entertained for hours

Kept me hooked from the beginning even though I got a little confused about the two storylines side by side to start off with. It soon all makes sense

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Slow star, great story

It took a little time to get going but went in unexpected directions with a good ending

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Hmm not for me

It was only sheer determination got me through this book - afraid the narrator was annoying with the accents - not an easy book to narrate but anyway ..... story was ok but just kept going with sheer willpower!

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Very well written and read

It's not an earth shattering story but it's well worth a listen. Very well read and well written. You can see the plot points but the characters see you through nicely. I certainly don't feel like I wasted my time.

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So annoying

This book is an utter waste of time. The lead character is so pathetic, it’s infuriating. She grew up with a heart condition and everything makes her touch her chest to check her heart (even though she’s been operated upon and is cured). Everything makes her dizzy, finding out about Jessie made her nearly blackout. She wants to be independent but let’s her friend and boss manipulate her (especially with the cardiologist). She is insufferable, dull and downright infuriating. The twist at the end was not a twist and was pathetic.
I’m so annoyed with characters in this book, especially Stella. Don’t waste your time or credit.

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