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Summary

They were reunited at his funeral, school friends with a shared past. A past that is anything but straightforward. A past that harbours secrets and untruths.

Karen has a seemingly perfect life. An adoring husband, two wonderful children and a beautiful home. She has all she has ever wanted, living the dream. She also has a secret.

Sandra's once perfect life is rapidly unravelling. The man who meant everything to her had a dark side, and her business is failing. To get her life back on track, she needs to reclaim what is rightfully hers. She knows the secret.

As the past meets the present, truths are revealed - and both women understand the true cost of betrayal.

©2017 Julie Newman (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Beware the cuckoo

Awful book . Story wanders and hard to understand at times. Not worth paying for.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Awful

Story was long, drawn out and boring.

Narration so quiet it's difficult to hear at times which is very annoying.
Voices for individual characters were unrealistic and cringeworthy.

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What a great story.

What did you like most about Beware the Cuckoo?

It was different and had you wondering about the position at the beginning til the end

What other book might you compare Beware the Cuckoo to, and why?

Don't know of any similar book.

Have you listened to any of Joan Walker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Good Father to daughter but not to be trusted with her School friends.

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Stunningly Addictive!

From the first word to the last this book had me gripped! Sometimes uncomfortable listening but superbly narrated!!
The range of voices the narrator had were so believable... it's really hard to do a South African accent but she mailed it! Believable characters and a GREAT story. REALLY well done.

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Awful book that minimises child abuse

Shocking awful book. The storyline about a girl being abused by her friends dad is human and could have been handled in an interesting way. Instead there are ridiculously described ‘sex scenes’ that are gratuitous and exploitative. I returned it it was ridiculous and not controversial, nor hard hitting... just ridiculous and more apt in fifty shades not a book about an abused child. Poor show. Narrator was good just terrible material.

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  • Beatrice
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Entertaining

This is a n entertaining and interesting book. I couldn't put it down. I had to finish it. There were times when I had to strain my ears to hear the narrator, which is why I gave her 3 stars.