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Evelyn, After Audiobook

Evelyn, After: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Evelyn Tester is sleepwalking through her suburban life - until a late-night phone call startles her awake. Her husband, a prestigious psychiatrist, has been in an accident. And he isn't alone.

Suddenly Evelyn's world isn't as tidy as she thought. And in the midst of it all is Juliette, not only her husband's secret lover but also his patient. If news of the affair were to get out, it would ruin more than just Evelyn's marriage. Although it's a bitter pill for Evelyn to swallow, protecting her family means staying silent - even if, as she begins to discover, the night of the accident has consequences far more dangerous than the unmasking of an affair.

But the more Evelyn learns about Juliette's picture-perfect life - complete with a handsome, unsuspecting husband - the more she yearns for revenge...and satisfaction. Her growing obsession fuels her rage, burning away her complacency. What will be left of her after it flames out?

©2016 Victoria Helen Stone. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Ann D Newcastle, England 15/12/2016
    Ann D Newcastle, England 15/12/2016 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Good, relaxing read."
    Any additional comments?

    It's true, as other reviewers have highlighted, that this is not really a thriller. It is however an absorbing, enjoyable read/listen. My favourite genre is modern crime fiction. Sometimes I need a break from the violence, death and misery, but I don't like the cookie cutter stuff thta has become known as 'chic lit', so it can be difficult to find a lighter read in fiction. This fits the bill nicely. It is not alltogether light, but aside from the consequences of an accident which we view from afar, there is no death or violence. There is marital discord, despair, frustration, anger, jealousy, lust, sex and regret. If you like stories focused on relationships, this may be for you. It also has a nice twist toward the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    scoots UK 05/09/2017
    scoots UK 05/09/2017 Listener Since 2006
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    "A good read"

    I really enjoyed this book, particularly the 'what if's' that it conjures up in your mind. A good coming of middle age book, and enjoyable summer read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • barbara
    Greenville NC
    11/12/16
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    "Self pitying schlock"

    First world pampered selfish woman self-obsessed wallowing in her victim-hood. Omg she needs to go and work in the Peace Corps or something. So badly written too. Can't believe I wasted time on this

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • maryk
    07/12/16
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    "emotional drama"

    I thought this was about a murder, but it's all about an affair. if you like that kind of stuff the narrator is good . personally, it's not my taste.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • angela
    04/11/16
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    "like comfort food..."

    Found it to be a relaxing and exciting read. One that any 40 something woman could appreciate. Well worth the read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/11/16
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    "Not a Thriller/Mystery"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This would best be suited for someone who likes romance books.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Victoria Helen Stone? Why or why not?

    Probably not, the concept sounded great, but it just fell short.


    How could the performance have been better?

    This narrator just sounded like a kindergarten teacher. It would have been better to have someone with a bit more personality.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book wasn't bad, the problem I had was with the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • donnacdavis
    Sulphur Springs TX.
    23/11/16
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    "Keeps you guessing"

    This is my first book by Victoria Stone. From the first chapter, I was hooked. A successful psychiatrist finds himself at the mercy of his wife after being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Two couples who do not know each other find themselves forever entangled as lies and deceit weaves its way through their lives. Compounded with a suspiciously death and you have a great book.

    It moves graciously from present to past but you can easily follow as their are not that many subjects in the story.

    I did not however like the end of the book. All this suspense has been laid out and you think the end will be thrilling. But it just kinds slows down and mentions how everyone's life moved all. There could have been a huge dramatic ending, but maybe the writer lost interest. I was disappointed.

    All in all I would recommend it.

    I

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ROBIN
    SODDY DAISY, TN, United States
    08/11/16
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    "Psychological maybe, but definitely not a thriller"

    The concept for this book was probably the best part.
    To begin with , I didn't like the narration (a bit like having a sex book read by someone use to reading nursery rhymes) and halfway through I wasn't even sure I could finish (but not because of the narrator) . Although it did have some redeeming qualities toward the end, I definitely did NOT like the protagonist, and can't really recommend this book... especially if you are looking for a psychological thriller... it is definitely not that.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • mlfarr
    29/11/16
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    "Not a good read"

    Too much sex. Not enough story line. Same dialog over and over Couldn't make myself finish it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kittanning
    05/09/17
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    "Didn't appeal to me."

    Basically all this is, is a trashy romance. Pick up one of those paperbacks and you have the same thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/07/17
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    "Much better than expected!"

    I was afraid it might let me down, but this was definitely worth it. I was immediately interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annette
    Gallup, NM USA
    03/05/17
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    "Enjoyed it :)"

    Listening to this narrator kept me intrigued to the end. This book is well written and I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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