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Summary

How perfect is too perfect?

Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful, and certainly one of the richest, plastic surgeons in the business. Such a man would expect his wife to be perfect - and why not? After all, he has spent enough hours in surgery to get her that way. But when his wife falls ill she turns her back on conventional medicine, and her arid marriage, and seeks help from the world of alternative medicine and a charismatic therapist who promises not just medical salvation. For Ransome, this is the ultimate betrayal. It defies logic, and Ross Ransome is a profoundly logical man. Logically, he can see no reason why any man should have his wife when he can't. It's all completely rational.... 

Read more from the multi-million copy best-selling author of the Roy Grace novels:

Possession, Dreamer, Sweet Heart, Twilight, Prophecy, Host, Alchemist, Denial, The Truth, Faith.

Each Peter James novel can be listened to as a stand-alone.

Read by Katie Scarfe.

©2010 Peter James (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Irresistibly readable as well as utterly believable." (Robert Goddard)

"Britain's closest equivalent to Stephen King." (Sunday Times)

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Awful narration

I am a fan of Peter James, and have read 90% of his work. I really tried to detach the content of the novel from the narration. Katie has excellent diction & pronunciation, but her tone for the central character Faith, was so dreary and angst filled, never once lifting. The voice for Faith’s child was so irritating that I actively disliked him!
The story itself was interesting enough that I clung on to the end, but the mounting irritation it caused, I’m afraid did me no favours.

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Very disappointing!

This really isn’t up to his normal standards. It just drones on and on and the readers voice is extremely irritating, in fact I couldn’t listen to it anymore so I didn’t finish it.

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Gripping!

Best book I’ve listened to in ages! Thoroughly recommend - didn’t want it to end but couldn’t wait to finish it!!

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Good bones but too much sloppy stuff

The basis of the story was quite promising and I enjoyed it to start with. I don't agree with some of the criticisms of the narrator as it's hard for a woman with a fairly high voice to do so many men's voices and she did a good job considering that. However there was too much' romance' for my taste much of which was quite cliched.

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Gripping

Great story. Listened in one sitting. A little slow to start but soon ramped up. Fealt all the emotions from the story.

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Bland

I was very disappointed in this book not up to Peter James standard at all, I was beginning to think it was written by someone else . I found the story predictable and on the verge of being chic lit. Contrary to a lot of reviews I thought the narrator did a good job

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For Mills and Boom fans

I am a big Peter James fan but listening to this book was painful. The narrator whined her way through the whole story and completely distorted the characters and turned what could possibly have been a reasonable plot into a pathetic love story. Twice I had to check I had purchased a book by Peter James. I think this book would have been better read than listened to.

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loved this book

I found it a little slow at the start but then couldn't stop listening to it.

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One of Peter James Best So Far

Another excellent listen Peter James' Las three novels have been brilliant listens. Absolute Proof, Dead At First Sight and now, Faith all come highly recommended. Katie Scarfes' performance is superb, I look forward to hearing her narrate again.

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Loved it!

Really enjoyed this book! Only recently discovered Peter James and love what I have read so far! And this one did not disappoint!

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  • 26-04-20

a gripping story, masterfully told

I like Peter James's novels and devour each Roy Grace story as it is published. However this one has risen to the top of the heap- I couldn't stop listening! Lots of themes: medicine, domestic violence, relationships, etc.
I highly recommend this book for your reading pleasure.

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  • 26-09-19

Good book!

definitely some tense moments but the overall outcome was a little predicable. Beautifully narrated, possibly the kids voices a little high pitched but still well read

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  • Anne K
  • 06-08-19

Master Storytelling

I loved this from start to finish. Interesting plot, likable / hatable characters, excellent narration. Could hardly put it down.

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  • 28-07-19

Brilliant Narration.

Really impressed with the narrators ability to change her voice for each character. Really did sound like a different person.

As for the story brilliant as usual.

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  • Melissa
  • 24-07-19

The narrator ruined this one for me

This book was semi interesting, but not the best. The narrators various voices were horrible, especially the childs whiny loud voice. It grated on my nerves. Can't reccomend this one.