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Bad Little Girl Audiobook

Bad Little Girl

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Publisher's Summary

"I'm not safe - you have to help me..."

Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she's a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna's hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can't help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.

As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna's bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn't quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?

Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?

An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling listen that will have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.

©2017 Frances Vick (P)2017 Bookouture

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    Amazon Customer 08/04/2017
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    "a book that was very well read i could not put it"

    well read and one that i could not put down had to know how it was going to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M L EVASON 06/08/2017
    M L EVASON 06/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad little girl."

    Overall I enjoyed this book.
    Disturbed at how two adults can be so intimidated by a ten year old, but it can happen.
    Would have liked the investigation to have encompassed Clare's absence from the village.
    Would have liked more insight into the dreadful Maryanne.
    Felt the end was flat, big let down there.
    Loved the narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 16/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Twist and turns."

    Excellent story with lots of twists. Really enjoyed it and would certainly recommend to my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Mawson eng 13/06/2017
    M. Mawson eng 13/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad little girl"

    A good thought out book which turns out to be a page turner . The end seems rushed and all the way through you can work out shat is going to happen and then get annoyed because it does . Katherine manners is a brilliant actress with good voices for characters - I recommend the book but there are better authors out there

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Saleem Inverness, United Kingdom 19/05/2017
    Mrs Saleem Inverness, United Kingdom 19/05/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Strange story"

    From the info I expected a completely different story to what it turned out to be, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to continue listening halfway through. I did however, and got more and more frustrated with Claire...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Madawi 23/04/2017
    Madawi 23/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping thriller"

    I've got this headline from Wikipedia and other websites when I was looking for a discretion of this book before I've got it
    It's a good book

    For the point I didn't like I thought the story was very predictable, there were no mystery at all and the direction of the event was very clear from the beginning. The simplicity or more accurately the naivety of the main character what just too much and somehow unbelievable

    Having said that the writer still managed to keep the story interesting and far away from boring
    I finished this book in less than 2 days

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    janet 04/04/2017
    janet 04/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Glad i gave it a chance!"

    So glad i gave this book a chance. At first i thaught it was going to have orful detailed discriptions of child abuse and i almost didnt read it. This was not the case. I really felt for the charater Clair as she was so misslead , as would many of us in that situation. The last few chapters took me by suprise the most! Poor Clair was attaked in the cellar and left for dead. At the very end the ending was left open, maybe for a sequal, that would be great. Another great read for me.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel B. 31/03/2017
    Rachel B. 31/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Terrible"

    Completely unbelievable storyline, over exaggerated and annoying characters who have been given annoying accents. Can't believe I finished it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bea 28/03/2017
    Bea 28/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"

    The storyline was a bit far fetched really, not a lot happened for the first half of the book and got boring, things picked up in the second half but it wasn't very believable at the end.

    If I wasn't a mum used to the infant / junior school setting that featured so heavily in the first half of the book, I think I would have lost interest and skipped through those parts. The audio was also strange, the narrator's voice had a tinny sound to it in some chapters.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 25/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad little girl"

    felt like it was leading up to something but it never did overall it was ok.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Abby
    22/04/17
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    "FINALLY, GILLIAN FLYNN & GIRL ON THE TRAIN have"

    a book that is in the same league! I have returned more than a few books for "false advertising " by claiming that their book compares to GILLIAN FLYNN and GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
    It became my pet peeve.
    This book was a "one sitting" read for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    HALETHORPE, MARYLAND, United States
    10/04/17
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    "Interesting clever twists"

    Started off a tad slow but unwound into a story far different than normal. Love the ending; could easily be picked back up and continued. Makes you imagine several possible endings!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • fitB4forty
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    03/03/17
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    "OMG!! talk about psycho kid!"

    This was one of the best books I listened to in years!! Well written narrator was great. I loved this book! The twist and turns are awesome. J

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ramona
    02/07/17
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    "Predictable?"

    The first seven chapters were slow. Going into the middle of the book I felt like I wasn't sure if the little girl was alive or Claire's way of compensating for her past. But then about an hour before the book ended I knew the ending it was kind of predictable. But it was enjoyable have to say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jules
    02/07/17
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    "Ridiculous"

    Such a long, , unbelievable story.
    The little girls character is not at all believable as one that would allow two grown woman to fall for her supppsed charms- it is a silly book that I reluctantly read till the end hoping for an exciting twist which never came.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sherry L. Wright
    Flower Mound, TX United States
    28/06/17
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    "OMG... There Were Moments"

    Moments I wanted to reach in and shake Clair! So for me to have such a visceral reaction to a book, written words, I have to say it was a good book. I kinda feel bad for the whole time i kept trying to think of ways to kill the kid.... I know, i know... bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine C
    19/06/17
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    "On the fence about this one"

    I have to say that I listened to the entire book and am still unsure about how I feel about it. Maybe because it had a creep factor because of the kid? The best way to explain is that the story was very interesting - I did like the child being evil Lil one in this story. But makes me annoyed how the adults didn't see certain traits in her until it was too late. But I suppose that made the story!! That's why I couldn't put it down I needed to know how it ended. I usually enjoy suspense and thrillers and this fit the bill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ELizabeth dunstone
    15/06/17
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    "Love Love Love"

    I could not put this book down. It was super good. I would recommend this one for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SDH
    09/06/17
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    "not a good ending. "

    not a good ending. very dissapointed. lots of drama without closure or remedy of the situation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    01/06/17
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    "Boring book with a good ending"
    Any additional comments?

    The beginning of this book dragged on and on. The child is just infuriating but not as infuriating as Claire, who is about as weak a character as it gets. It starts to get interesting about two hours before the book ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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