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Summary

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and heads for a five-star spa resort. All she wants is space and time to think, far from everyone she knows. Instead she gets a shock in the middle of the night when she is given the key to a room that's already occupied - apparently by a father and daughter, who are equally shocked to be woken by a stranger.

Back at reception, Cara gets an apology and the key to a new room, and she imagines the drama is over....

America's most famous murder victim, Melody Chapa, has been dead for years. Her parents are serving life sentences for killing their young daughter. But if Melody's dead, how can Cara have seen her?

©2017 Sophie Hannah (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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So different


I've always loved Sophie Hannah's books and although this is not like her other books in many ways, I really enjoyed it. Hannah has a great use of language and she always comes up with extremely intriguing story lines and in my opinion, this one is no exception. It's very different. I couldn't quite fathom or relate to the lead characters reason for leaving her family (not wanting to give too much away) but, despite this, I found myself completely drawn in and listening to it at any moment I could.

Willow Nash was a great choice- so many audio book narrators drive me nuts but she's got a good variety of accents that were believable.

( I also loved the references to some of the differences in character between the Americans and the British, made me smile)

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Pathetic story

This is as weak a story as I've ever read or listened to. The accent of the Justice With Bonnie character is pretty hard to take, as are the voices of Bonnie's assistant and Melody. The end of the story is designed as a surprising twist, but frankly it just left me saying "Huh?"

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so disappointing.

One star all the way. And less if I could. Hammy narration. Ridiculous plot. Unlikeable characters.

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Very disappointing

No where near as good as the authors other books. Disjointed and irritating plot with an American setting

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The different accents is just too much!

Very slow and repetative story, but might have been better to read in physical form. Because the different accents the narrator put on just annoyed the **** out of me! The last 2 minutes of the book were the best.

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Bit repetitive but good storyline

Story was good but quite repetitive in the interviews and it really talked you through it, when it wasn't always needed.

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Slow story, mediocre narrator

The story is far too drawn out - just too much detail... unnecessary over descriptions of minutiae of the protagonists internal monologue, dry and extended readings from what seem to be news articles or case reports, all in an expressionless drone, and OMG those “American accents” 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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Disappointing

Terrible story very disappointing. Weak story lots of stupid names. I had hoped the ending would have a surprise but no.

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Engaging Listen

I have listened to Sophie Hannah's Agatha Christie novels and love those. I didn't like this as much but it is still a great story, well performed by the narrator.

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Very slow

This was not what I’ve grown to expect from Sophie Hannah. This was a slow plodding story with a dislikable protagonist. I skipped through chapters just to get to the end.