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Date Night

Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
4 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Summary

Returning early from a disastrous date night with my husband, I know something is wrong the moment the wheels crunch the gravel drive of our home. Inside, the TV is on and a half-eaten meal waits on the table. My heart stops when I find our little girl is alone in the house and our babysitter, Sasha, is missing....

Days later, when I’m arrested for Sasha’s murder and torn away from my perfect little family, I’ll wish I had told someone about the threatening note I received that morning.

I’ll hate myself for not finding out who the gift hidden inside my husband’s wardrobe was for.

I’ll scream from the rooftops that I’m innocent - but no one will listen.

I will realise I was completely wrong about everything that happened that night....

But will you believe me?

Twisted and absolutely unputdownable, Date Night exposes what goes on behind the closed doors of a happy home and the dangerous truths we ignore to protect the ones we love. Perfect reading for anyone totally gripped by The Wife Between Us, Friend Request or Gone Girl.

Reviewers adore Samantha Hayes!

"Oh my freaking god! What a fabulous and intriguing read...this is definitely the best book I’ve read.... I absolutely loved this shocker of a book...left me stunned, as to the why, well you are just going to have to read the book and see.... One of the most exciting psychological thrillers I’ve read all year...just buy it you won’t be disappointed I promise." (The Book Review Café, 5 stars)

"A brilliant and gripping thriller! It’s very fast-paced (I was racing through to find out what happened)!" (Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars)

"Writing that gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck.... A fast-paced psychological thriller of the finest order...chillingly good." (nigeladamsbookworm, 5 stars)

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Dire

I really struggled with this book. Overly descriptive it felt at some points that I was listening to a cookery book. Insipid characters with an off the wall ending that came out of nowhere.
Narrator did her best, but unfortunately for me this book was a massive disappointment.

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  • Alex
  • Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 12-09-19

Can you say "convoluted"?

All right, I understand that authors can sometimes force twists into a story to surprise the reader later on, but really...
As is the style these days, the book flips back and forth in time. However, each time we go back the author gives us some vague scene that tries to mislead us, even if we think we can figure out what the scene was, which is not easy here. Then later we go back to the same scene again and the author gives us some more information that seems to contradict what she told us before or at least tries to lead us again in a different wrong direction.

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So disappointed! Insipid narration lost the will

To live! Had to return I couldn’t bear the drone. Over described detail made for a long winded drawn out nothingness. Really enjoyed her last book. Maybe I would have been more interested and invested with another narrator but I’m not so sure ... will see what her next book is like before I give up on Miss Hayes.

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terrible

I cant believe this book was even published it was awful with terrible narration. none of the characters were likeable I was relieved when this torture was over. sam hayes earlier books were outstanding so I'm shocked she wrote this!

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Holiday book

Glad I stuck with it but at some points the amount of descriptive detail got boring
Overall great story but could have been more succinct

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Fantastic totally hooked

Couldn’t put it down I was hooked, so many potentials and it just keeps you on your toes the whole time!

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Perservered, despite narration

Disliked narrators accent, like nails down a blackboard when she said "cik bik" instead of "cook book". Other words pronunciation equally annoying.
The story was OK and I wanted to know the end. But found lead character a bit weak and silly.

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Badly written

Slow moving and unrealistic story line. Very repetitive. Had I actually been reading the book I would have given up.

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good storyline

this is a great read. kept me in suspense and never guessed the ending. highly recommended

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Excellent

This was my first book by Samantha Hayes. It was so good I downloaded the recommended one straight away called The Reunion - which was also brilliant. It's difficult to get a real twist in the tale but Samantha Hayes packs a punch you don't see coming!

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  • Sam D.
  • 23-08-19

Wtf?!?

Complete waste of time. Awful story. I’m sorry I wasted my time. It rambled on and went no where.

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 04-10-19

Boring

NO SPOILERS! I had to replay parts over and over because I would zone out. This book was just boring. The main character is an airhead and the plot was poorly developed. The ending was dumb and I want all the time back that I wasted on this book.

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  • livetolove247
  • 10-09-19

Dragged on for Too Long

Interesting storyline, however, it dragged on for too long and sometimes it was pretty boring. The only reason why I kept listening was to find out who committed the crime. I liked the narrator and she made it bearable many times.

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  • lisa
  • 31-08-19

Actually a good book!

Not sure why the bad reviews, this book kept my interest all the way through. Only negative was the ending seemed to be rushed and chopped off and I was left with many questions. Narrator was great!

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  • Vicky Frank
  • 05-10-19

Weird ending

I really enjoyed this book, up to the ending. I feel like she needed to finish so quickly finished. She left some questions unanswered.