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Summary

What I thought I knew: in 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared, and Dad knew something about it. Maryanne Doyle was never seen again.

What I actually know: in 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle's disappearance and Alice Lapaine's murder.

©2017 Caz Frear (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Debut novels don't come better than this one, which begs the question - Caz Frear, where have you been?" (Richard Madeley)
"Brilliant! Unputdownable and great writing. Recommended." (Marian Keyes)

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Truly Outstanding

I get through a lot of audiobooks - usually between 6-8 per month and many of them fall into the same genre as this.

This is amongst the best I’ve listened to in recent months. It’s quite astounding this is a debut novel.

The story was gripping and characters well fleshed out.

My only criticism is the narration. There was nothing particularly unpleasant about it, it just was not on par with some of the great narrators. It’s a shame lesser books have better narrators - otherwise this is a 5/5 read.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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An interesting & accomplished new voice

While I found the protagonist annoying to start with, the story is so interesting it kept me going. Well written twists and turns kept me guessing. Wry observations and a few outright laughs. I hope we get more of the murder team in future books.

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Hooked!

This was my 2nd audio book and to be honest, I started listening to books, rather than reading as I was having trouble sleeping. I put my headphones in and close my eyes and found myself waking up somewhere around Chapter 20, having started 10 chapters earlier. So, audio is the way to go! Sweet Little Lies is a true gem. A superb story that I will cherish forever. I loved the narrator.... she is outstanding. I've just bought another book based on the narrator alone.

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Enjoyable twisty tale - a great read- one that was difficult to stop!

Really enjoyed the first person narrative and our lead character Cat as she negotiates her job as a london murder DC- while her upbringing and family story plays out. Will certainly be looking out for Caz Frear books in the future!

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Constructed & soppy

This book was a bit of a disappointment, with a constructed storyline & a soppy father daughter relationship (phew).

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Great read

Read the reviews and they weren’t wrong, this is a really good read and will look forward to the next one. Once started I couldn’t stop listening.

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Avid audible listener

Five stars for the narrator for really bringing this otherwise mediocre story to life .

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Wow!

Loved it! A blisteringly good book. Really well written and compulsive listening. I seriously couldn’t put it down. Loved the narration. Faultless accents and a totally convincing performance. I loved Cat, fantastic central character who I could emphasise with and who made me laugh out loud. I throughly recommend this book and can’t wait to hear more from this fantastic author.

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Good easy entertainment

easy to read and entertaining. narration good. Wasn't a page turner but story was good.

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Couldn't Get Enough!

Absolutely loved this book.

Compelling, well written and excellently narrated. With the right amount of twists and turns, I just couldn't stop listening, was gutted when it came to an end and will be looking for more from the author.