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Her Last Secret Audiobook

Her Last Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

There are some secrets you can never tell.

The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out.

They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children: teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter Mouse.

But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene: the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.

But when Ruby's diary is discovered, revealing her rage at the world around her, police are forced to look closer to home for the key to this tragedy.

Each family member harboured their own dark truths - but has keeping their secrets pushed Ruby to the edge of sanity? Or are there darker forces at work?

This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last minute. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.

©2017 Barbara Copperthwaite (P)2017 Bookouture

What the Critics Say

"Compelling, claustrophobic and horribly believable - a great read!" (B. A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors)

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    Chrissie 05/12/2017
    Chrissie 05/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely brilliant"

    Brilliant storyline, brilliantly narrated, perfect in every way. The best book I've listened to in years with a twist I didn't see coming. A totally MUST READ if you like psychological thrillers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Derbyshire 07/11/2017
    Karen Derbyshire 07/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A fabulous read"

    Excellent loved every minute. A roller coaster of emotions - tears, tantrums, anger, love, hate.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shirls 22/10/2017
    Shirls 22/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Slightly disappointing"

    Not as good a book as I expected from other reviews. Think this was probably because the ending was told at the beginning of the story. The first chapters were very slow and at one stage I was temped to give up but I persevered and it did pick up about three quarters of the way through the story. Quite a good story, just a pity the beginning dragged so much.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John 02/12/2017
    John 02/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping "

    Couldn't put this down. Excellent modern day thriller that crashes to a twisted conclusion. Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jane mcculloch 21/11/2017
    jane mcculloch 21/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "loved this book"

    narrator was very good story line was great loved the story was sad when it finished

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 31/10/2017
    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 31/10/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Whose Secret?"

    Certainly not a gripping psychological thriller! Full of one-dimentional characters (apart from little Mouse) and the cliches of overworked husband, acquistive wife with not enough to do and silly young mistress. I stuck with it to the end to see who lived and who died, but was not impressed by the story at all. The narrator did her best but this was not an un-put-downable novel.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Evesham 18/02/2018
    Sue Evesham 18/02/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly Recommended Read"
    Any additional comments?

    A gripping and intriguing story that is completely believable. Barbara Copperthwaite has created well woven characters that the reader easily becomes involved with. I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy this book as soon as I realised it actually begins by revealing the brutal ending of the story but the author executes the telling of it brilliantly. Katie Villa’s narration is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. C. Brazil 25/01/2018
    Mrs. C. Brazil 25/01/2018 Member Since 2013
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    "thoroughly enjoyed "

    It drives me mad that audible demands the criteria it does for feedback. I'm sure they'd be much more if they didn't. piu simply I thoroughly enjoyed it's bk - excellent narration.

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    Vicky H UK 24/01/2018
    Vicky H UK 24/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Not particularly well written"

    Entertaining in a trashy sort of way. Predictable and over the top. Wouldn't read again but fine for an easy poolside read or something. Much better books of a similar nature out there.

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    Hayley London, United Kingdom 15/01/2018
    Hayley London, United Kingdom 15/01/2018 Member Since 2012
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    "Really average book"

    Kept waiting for something but nothing came, if your looking for a gripping read I would pick something else in this genre

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  • Lyn
    11/12/17
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    "Could have been a great book."

    I went into this book hoping that it would be a good read based on the premise but i was wrong.

    The story had entirely to much build up and “secrecy” that wasn’t really a secret. From the first couple of chapters you can tell exactly what was happening .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stacy
    06/11/17
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    "Amazing! "

    I thought I had this one all figured out.... man was I wrong!!!! Loved this book!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Wendi
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    22/12/17
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    "I Had To Think On This One.."

    'Her Last Secret' is a gripping listen in parts. Some parts are rather slow. However, I couldn't figure out why it was deemed 'a psychological thriller' until the very end.

    We have a husband having an affair, a wife who's afraid to leave the husband, a misguided teen getting cyber-bullied.. a 'normal' abnormal family with severe problems behind closed doors. As the problems accumulate and tension mounts, the book feels more like a murder-mystery. It's very depressing, and it deals with depressing subject matter.

    The end made me go 'Wow..' And, when something makes me do that, it's worth the read. The narrator was fantastic. The book is definitely interesting.. and I would give the story a solid 4 stars.

    -Wendi

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Cliente de Amazon
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    05/02/18
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    "Boring. A total waste of time."

    It is very predictable, characters are hollow, nonsense and the author tried to keep you on the edge with very stupid arguments. Don't lose your time with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. DeVries
    Northwest, IN.
    15/01/18
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    "My mind wandered"
    Would you try another book from Barbara Copperthwaite and/or Katie Villa?

    Maybe


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard for me to focus on this story...it seemed to ramble. After 8 chapters and I still can't get into the story...it's time to turn it off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • T. White
    14/01/18
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    "Had to go all the way to the end! "

    This story was a tease throughout. I loved it. Enough suspects were introduced to make it impossible for me to guess the ending:) I like that in a who done what story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Teylo Meghann
    05/12/17
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    "The Twist!"

    The story developes at a decent pace and is not too predictable. The final twist is indeed unexpected and delicious!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sandi C
    30/11/17
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    "Intense"

    loved it! Really good book. sucked me in from the first chapter and kept my attention throughout.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Noelle
    11/02/18
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    "GREAT FABULOUS book!"

    I totally loved this book. I couldn't stop listening till I was finished. GREAT Find.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shopinshop
    29/01/18
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    "Well developed characters"
    If you could sum up Her Last Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Family. Secrets. Greed.


    What other book might you compare Her Last Secret to and why?

    none come to mind.


    Which character – as performed by Katie Villa – was your favorite?

    Hats off to Ms. Villa: there are many POVs in this story and she really did a stellar job. Perhaps my favourite character she played was Kendra. Although Kendra was not my favourite character, Ms. Villa did a great job portraying her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scene with Ruby and her mother in her bedroom towards the end of the book. As a mother, it was heartbreaking to hear Ruby finally open up about how she felt.


    Any additional comments?

    The story seemed to drag on some parts, but overall well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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