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Summary

I saw it. He smothered her, pressing his hands on her face. The police don't believe me; they say it's impossible - but I know what I saw.

Xander Shute - once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets - shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat. When he hears the occupants returning home, he scrambles to hide. Trapped in his hiding place, he hears the couple argue and he soon finds himself witnessing a vicious murder. But who was the dead woman, who the police later tell him can't have been there? And why is the man Xander saw her with evading justice?

As Xander searches for answers, his memory of the crime comes under scrutiny, forcing him to confront his long-buried past and the stories he's told about himself. How much he is willing to risk to understand the brutal truth?

©2021 Imran Mahmood (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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A very difficult listen.

Yes, it’s about mental health but this story is very hard going. Confusing the past with the present as a style, which I suppose is on purpose, doesn’t make for an easy listen. I had to rewind the first few chapters twice before I could get my mind around what on earth was going on.
I know the main character is supposed to be suffering etc but the dirge of his ‘voice’ by the narrator is very hard going indeed. I had to gird my loins to to switch it back on every time. I wanted to know the answer. Which in itself is a positive in a new author. I just wish I hadn’t had to suffer so to get the unexpected/ expected end.

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Not recommended

I’ve tried to listen to this story numerous times and not got past chapter three. The author is far too descriptive and used every literary term ever known. It’s too much and I couldn’t get into the story at all. Too fussy for me.

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Brilliant and disturbing

Not an easy listen. Very dark, deep, intellectual and compelling. A brilliant book, brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated

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A traumatised mind

I liked the story and the way it unfolded was engaging. The answer at the end was fitting in the way the narrative was spun out but I did wonder what the outcome would have been for the main character. Toward the end I did get a bit tired of the main character’s constant self blame and misplaced guilt. So hence 4 stars and not 5. Definitely worth a listen though.

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Exceptional

Wasnt sure what to expect but twists and turns till the very end - loved it.

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Very good.

Was Enthralled by the book, well written, well read, and then the ending... Oh. Hm.

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clever plot, great lead character

A plot taking you in twists and turns, a bit frustrating at times but it's different, the lead role is clever and the narration is good. I enjoyed it and still to the end hadn't put the pieces together

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A must listen

A great mystery right until the very end. Keeps you guessing and second guessing yourself.

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Compelling

Well written , a compelling story line , some times hard to listen to as it has mental health threading throughout the story .
I did feel totally immersed in the novel and was listening at every opportunity.
Could not not stop thinking about the book after it finished

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Very good read

A lot of twists and turns to keep you interested. I enjoyed listening to it and would recommend it

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