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The Girl with No Past Audiobook

The Girl with No Past

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years running from your past. Today it catches up.

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive - kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until, longing for a connection, she meets Julian.

For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life. Then, on the 20th anniversary of that day, she receives a card. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won't stop until they've destroyed the life Leah has created. But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.

The Girl with No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon chart.

©2015 Kathryn Croft (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    cynical chick 26/07/2016
    cynical chick 26/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Readable but not memorable"

    I enjoyed this book in parts and it had the potential to be a captivating thriller. Told in first person, the story flits between events in the past and events in the present. However, I found so many of the actions of the main character completely unrealistic, far more than bad judgement and just ended up irritated. I wanted to read to the end to gather all the pieces of the story but I wasn't wowed by the quality of the language, which as it's told in first person is speech like. Readable definitely but I'm glad it was on sale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 30/09/2017
    30/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing ending "

    I was really enjoying this but found the end really disappointing. I won’t say why as that would spoil it. It was compared with the likes of Gillian Flynn novels which it shouldn’t be because it’s not in the same league.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Christie UK 09/02/2018
    S. Christie UK 09/02/2018 Member Since 2012
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    "A good, if a bit drawn out, read"

    Enjoyed this book but felt it was a little overlong. The story was good was there was too much scene setting and too much time spent on over description. Saying that it is a good thriller with plenty of twists and turns and is quite a page turner. I enjoyed and would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J Croft 22/01/2018
    J Croft 22/01/2018
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    "Can’t quite put my finger on it..."

    ...as to why this book left me feeling quite unsatisfied. Really well written teenage characters that I could identify with - Adam was vile beyond words, but I definitely knew more than one of him at my school. But something about the adult version of the lead character did not quite work for me, which was disappointing, and the lack of communication by the friend at work / new man didn’t ring true somehow. I really didn’t like the lack of explanation as to what happened after the crash - the ending just felt rushed. And I wanted to know more about the police and their investigations, given multiple sideways references to it.

    The performance was mostly excellent but marked down because the recording/editing let it down. I listen a lot through headphones and the recording kept stalling very momentarily (slightly hesitant, or a quiet spot), which made me think my phone was about to ring. Very disconcerting!

    But don’t let me put you off. Overall I really liked this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 02/11/2017
    Kate 02/11/2017
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    "Excellent!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book. The storyline was gripping and the characters realistic. Very well read too. Ending was totally unexpected!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    charlotte potts 13/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating!"

    Truly amazing book! Listened to in just a day! Gripping from the get go with some stomach churning sections. A twist that you do not see coming at all and beautifully narrated. Could easily listen to this again in a years time and still enjoy it. Thank you for an all rounder.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Random London 05/08/2017
    Susan Random London 05/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The Girl With No Past"

    I would say that this book was a little too slow to start and therefore may put some listeners off. The central character, Leah, is a librarian (What *is* it with thrillers featuring librarians?) and quite honestly, even the cheapest smallest flat in Wandsworth would be out of the price range of a public sector worker.

    It was a bit like re-living a bizarre dream. The crime Leah and her teenage friends carried out was so serious, one really doubted the outcome?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Siobhan Rafter 05/07/2017
    Siobhan Rafter 05/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good but slow....."

    I enjoyed it but found it slow going. A good plot twist and narrator was excellent. Worth a read

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    Mr. A. Gw Steel Uk 18/06/2017
    Mr. A. Gw Steel Uk 18/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listening"

    Enjoyed this book from beginning to end and not disappointed.
    Some great twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TerryHeth 10/06/2017
    TerryHeth 10/06/2017
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    "Enjoyed"

    An intriguing story that I really needed to get to the end to know what happened!
    The jumps from 'now' to 'then' kept me hooked & wishing there was more info in parts. But you do get more as a lead up.
    Narrator was good. Kept pace running.

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  • Richard
    Milwaukee, WI, United States
    16/11/16
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    "Dribbling the Plot"

    The author can write well with a wonderful turn of phrase but she needs some help with the plot. The later story was a solid mystery if a bit predictable but chapter after chapter of the earlier story was badly paced. I kept thinking, "Get to the point already...". The early story was needlessly tedious. The ending was also no big surprise.

    Narration was spectacular.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Krity
    13/11/16
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    "S l o w"

    I just kept waiting and waiting for this book to get better- it did towards the end. But the end.... ugh.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hayley
    08/09/16
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    "Good book!"

    A bit slower than my usual selection, but great story! I would definitely recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Iz
    01/05/17
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    "Just Average"

    I didn't love this book. The narrator did a good job but the story was ... not great. The main character is weak not to mention the worst judge of character ever. The supporting characters (high school friends) are annoying. I kept waiting for something to happen. It did pick up a little towards the end but, overall, I wasn't very impressed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Megan
    South Oregon Coast
    28/12/16
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    "I had high hopes"

    The story had potential and I stuck with it, hoping it would finally take off. It didn't.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie Garfield
    CUMMING, GA, US
    28/12/17
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    "Exciting Until The End!!"

    I really loved this book, as I do everything I’ve read by her. This was my 4th Croft title and I enjoyed even more than the prior 3. I loved the way the story altered between flashbacks and current time and slowly built the story and background at the same time. I also really loved The narrator. The ending was a surprise and I really loved how we were given closure for the main character!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ScoobyBoo
    05/12/17
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    "Mind blowing!"

    Loved this book. Incredibly written and narrated! An absolutely must read (or listen) with great twists

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cireland
    21/11/17
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    "Struggling for self-acceptance "

    It was slow listening to the protagonist’s maladaptive response to an awful event that is not fully explained till the very end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fern L. Burg
    North Hollywood, CA United States
    22/09/17
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    "Heart-Pounding Read"

    If you love psychological thrillers, this is a real page-turner and worth your time. Highly recommended for it's taut and emotionally-believable narration of the story. It makes you wonder who is responsible for what and keeps you guessing throughout until the end, which is unexpected but seems believable. Love Lisa Coleman's narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cougar
    State College, PA USA
    24/07/16
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    "Leigh Mills - the girl who wants to lose her past"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with No Past the most enjoyable?

    The book is really two books; one is Leigh's past and the other is Leigh's present. Each chapter relates to one of those periods; no two consecutive chapters related to the same period.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the past is only revealed in small parts yet the past in total explains the present. Thus, as the author relates bits and pieces from the past, the reader begins to understand the present.


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Coleman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she is perfect for this book


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

    Not so much moved but the next to the last chapter was somewhat of a surprise and somewhat mystifying. I don't want to reveal the plot but one wonders how she survived.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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