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No Turning Back

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Summary

You'd kill to protect your child - wouldn't you? From the number one best-selling author of My Sister's Secret.

When radio presenter Anna Graves and her baby are attacked on the beach by a crazed teenager, Anna reacts instinctively to protect her daughter. But her life falls apart when the schoolboy dies from his injuries. The police believe Anna's story - until the autopsy results reveal something more sinister.

A frenzied media attack sends Anna into a spiral of self-doubt. Her precarious mental state is further threatened when she receives a chilling message from someone claiming to be the Ophelia Killer, responsible for a series of murders 20 years ago. Is Anna as innocent as she claims? And is murder forgivable if committed to save your child's life?

©2016 Tracy Buchanan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for Tracy Buchanan: "A pacy read about the strong bonds between three sisters.... A great book to take to the beach!" (Daily Mail)
"An emotionally-charged new novel." (Take a Break)
"Perfect for sisters everywhere, it's both heartbreaking and uplifting." (My Weekly)
"An addictive novel that gets under your skin." (Gill Paul)
"My Sister's Secret is a compelling page turning read about secrets in families and the unwitting consequences thereof. I was completely hooked on this story of love, sacrifice and the things people will do to keep the truth from coming out. A sad, powerful and absorbing story." (Julia Williams)
"It's such a compelling and emotional read that pulled me in from the very first page - full of intrigue and secrets, a riveting story that I know will stay with me for a very long time." (Alexandra Brown)
"An ambitious and deeply poignant story that will take you into another world." (Heat)
"I was left absolutely traumatised in a totally brilliant way.... Beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting.... Really worth a read." (Hello!)
"I could see it playing out like a movie as I was reading.... I loved it." (Novelkicks)

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  • 25-08-16

Gripping, but chilling

I thought this book was gripping and the story is well crafted and characters well drawn. I wouldn't recommend it to friends though because it is disturbing and dark. I found it a bit gratuitous in it's description of murder. It was good at keeping me guessing although does become clear about 2 thirds the way through and is then just frustrating and uncomfortable.

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Silly book

Started off promising but just became silly. Especially the end. Very unbelievable and I didn’t like how the narrator delivered it. The voices she did were annoying. The way the police didn’t do enough! The stupid detective. I would not recommend this on audio as its FAR too expensive to be worth it. Do I get a refund?

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Couldn't stop listening

Probably my favourite book by this author, read like a good whodunit, kept me guessing right until the end.

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If I were a drinker...

This book would make a great drinking game. 2 sips for every time someone's "face softened", 1 sip for when they "quirked an eyebrow", etc. Very irritating and repetitive.

The main character is idiotic and annoying. The whole thing is extremely predictable and unrealistic. Some things don't add up, which is irritating.

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A pleasant read

Enjoyed listening to it, easy listening, read well and a good plot. slightly predicable but a surprise end.

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Good read

Enjoyed this book held my I interest to the last page well done Tracy Buchanan

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1st novel of Tracy's and i really enjoyed it. fab

I loved it was keen to finish as wanted to know who did It! brill

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Good plot but badly written

I enjoyed the suspense of the story and its twists and turns but squirmed frequently at the poor writing and overuse of certain words. The reader did her best.

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diabolical!

don't do it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! badly narrated, ridiculous plot

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Good idea, poorly researched.

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There was something in this that kept me interested and it started quite well. Unfortunately, by about half way through, it became increasingly implausible. The Police and Social Services didn't behave as they would and it just became a bit tedious.