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Summary

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.

Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

In this suspenseful drama, both women must sort through the secrets surrounding men neither of them knows if they can trust.

©2017 Lisa Jewell (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Complex Intriguing Story

I am rapidly becoming a big fan of Lisa Jewell her books are great psychological thrillers but written in a way that the characters become very real and believable. I really enjoyed this book the storyline was unusual with enough of a twist to keep the listener guessing until the end. Lisa really flushes out her characters and provides the listener with a real understanding of the motivations behind their acts. I am not a big lover of love stories but there are some nice tender moments in this book that make it an all round good read. The only issue I would critique is the narration. I always find strong accent changes off putting and I found Helen Duff's cockney (which kept slipping) irritating as were her mens voices. I think getting the balance between changing character's voices is very difficult and few narrators in my opinion seem to get the balance just right. A small moan about a very engaging book that I really enjoyed.

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An excellent story however....

... The story is great, but the recording is very odd- it's as though parts of the story have been missed out but then added in later in a different voice. It's a real shame as the book is really excellent. It didn't ruin my experience of the book, but is disappointing that such poor quality has been permitted to be sold.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Gripping

Really enjoyed this story, so well written, highly recommended. Best book I've read listened to this year.

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brilliant story

couldn't stop listening another brilliant story by lisa jewellery. the narrator was excellent too. recommended

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Not bad

Quite enjoyed this audio book, although I found the different accents annoying and some quality issues with the sound. But, an enjoyable listen.

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Shocking moving and moves at a rapid pace

I loved this book
So many good ideas, so many twists and turns. Never a dull moment.
Cried through most of the last three chapters - and that's for me makes it a winner

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Easy Listening - Good Holiday read

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes - Good for holiday read

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Shorten the end after truth comes out as the happy ever after bit goes on too long.

What does Helen Duff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She read the book without any silly voices or accents - just straightforward.

Did I Found You inspire you to do anything?

No

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Great book

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Plenty of twists and turns to keep me listening. Listened to it all in two days. The plot was a little unbelievable but that didn’t detract and I still enjoyed. A great book to escape into. I love this author and would definitely recommend.

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don't waste your time and money

OK, just before this one I listened to a probably one of the best audiobooks available right now which is "Call me by your name" read by Armie Hammer, so I guess anything would sound fade afterwards, but this was really very, very fade... The story is banal, it's recorded in a strange way (and I hated the different accents used by Helen Duff, it just never works) like the voice would come from different angles, very disturbing! The characters are flat and not engaging. Can't understand what people like about this book and where all these 4 and 5 stars come from...? Didn't work for me at all...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-17

Predictable

This was well narrated with interesting characters. The whole story was quite predictable and it's as if the author couldn't figure out how to end it.

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  • RueRue
  • 21-07-17

Definetely twisted

Quite suspenseful, with a VERY evil bad man at the center of a 20 year tragedy. A very British setting and story, great narration.

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  • Leesha
  • 08-11-17

Great psychological suspense

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Dark and moody, this is a great psychological-suspense mystery with a lot of substance. The writing is excellent, the pacing is great, and the characters are very well developed and believable.

1. In a British seaside town, a bewildered man sits on the beach in the pouring rain with no recollection of who he is or how he got there.

2. In a London suburb, a 21-year-old woman from the Ukraine is thrown into a panic when her husband never returns home from work and police inform his passport is fake and he never existed.

3. The third mystery takes place 20 years earlier, in 1993, when a family's annual beach vacation to spirals into a terrifying nightmare.

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  • Stephannie Cherry
  • 16-09-17

Riveting

A riveting and perplexing story that will keep guessing right up until the sad but life renewing ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-18

loved it!

Great story and narrator. My first Lisa Jewell book and now I want to gobble up the rest!

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  • Anne Compton
  • 31-07-17

A little too long and a little too predictable.

I really enjoy Lisa Jewell's novels, but this was seemed a little predictable and just seemed to drag on and on towards the end.