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Last Seen Alive

Narrated by: Katie Clarkson-Hill
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (171 ratings)

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Summary

The Hero
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.

The Swap
Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband, Jamie, exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart.

The Hideaway
But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing discoveries in the house. It's so isolated - yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched.

Is Libby being paranoid?
What is her husband hiding?
And as the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?

©2017 Claire Douglas (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"Grippingly claustrophobic and unpredictable on every page: perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train." ( Marie Claire)
"Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real." (Gillian McAllister, The Sunday Times, best-selling author of Everything but the Truth)

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Excellent

Loved it. Engrossed from beginning to end with all the twists and turns. Very cleverly written. The narrator's performance was the icing on the cake AND the cherry on top.

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Couldn't stop listening

What made the experience of listening to Last Seen Alive the most enjoyable?

The narrator was excellent.Gripping storyline. Many twists to the story right to the end

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ziggy!... I liked them all

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me cry in some places.

Any additional comments?

I do not want to say much as do not want to spoil for others

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Excellent Read

Loved this book, lots of twists and turns, keeps you on your toes. When you think you know what’s happened, it changes direction. Brilliantly written and well read.

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a great listen.

lots of twists & turns right to the end. you have to concentrate to keep the characters correct

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Great story, accents pretty ropey!!

Really gripping storyline for me but the accents were cringe at time I have to say!!

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a bit slow - then then goes downhill

a slow start, but well read and lots of interesting detail to pique the interest - waited for it to speed up, but it never really did. Got about half way and it it sounded like it was about to take off - but no, a complete about turn, change of scene, different characters - I lost the plot and stopped reading - shame.

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Good story

Really good book, has a lot of twists. Only downside is the terrible accents the narrator does.

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So twisty hard to follow at the end

Good and I do like the narrator but accents were a nightmare. In the first part the Yorkshire turned into West Country at times and the West Country accent for one character ranged from slight to heavy. Towards the end where two characters were from Yorkshire no way to tell which one was speaking. So was a very confusing listen

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Great read

Loved it. So many twists and turns. Great book. First time I've read Claire Douglas, now looking for my next read from this author.

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Good story

A great storyline which kept me listening. Narration is good apart from the decidedly dodgy accent. A little disappointing at the end unless there is a sequel?
Ultimately I would recommend this book. If you like psychological thrillers it’s not bad.