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Summary

How far would you go to protect your happy home? 

Sara made one promise to herself when she was growing up in foster care: that if she was lucky enough to have a family, she’d always do whatever it took to protect them. Looking around her home with its cozy kitchen and living room, where her energetic teenage daughters and gorgeous 4-year-old son all eat, play and live together, she knows she’d do anything to keep them safe. 

So when Sara’s husband Matt loses his job and every shred of his confidence with it, she knows it’s up to her to bring the family back from the brink. Though she doesn’t know where she can possibly find the money they need to keep afloat. 

Until her boss offers her a deal. He’ll help out. All she has to do for him is one little favor...

This year’s most gripping psychological thriller - perfect for fans of My Lovely Wife, The Girl on the Train, and Something in the Water. 

©2020 Rona Halsall (P)2020 Bookouture

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Brilliant brilliant brilliant!💯💯😁

Didn’t want it to end and loved every min of it🤗😁do not listen to any negative reviews! It kept me hooked throughout the whole book and i loved the narrator also💯😊 i loveddd “the honeymoon “ by rona halsall and this didnt fail me either! Thank you rona, katherine, and again Thank you audible for another amazing book! Every book keeps getting better!!💯💯😁♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️xxxx

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Good read. Gripping from start to finish

I love how this author builds a plot to look like one thing is obviously happening causing reviewers who've not read the whole book to leave reviews sayjng it was obvious or characters are spineless etc when the best twists and turn arounds are generally to be found later in the book towards the end. These are good stories. I thought I'd give them a go despite the bad reviews and I'm glad I did. People may say plots are far fetched. Well isn't any good plot? In order for a plot to get really tho k it might need a bit of stuff to happen that wouldn't normally happen otherwise books would be as boring as our normal Lives.

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  • 23-06-20

terrible plot

What is wrong with authors writing these implausible storylines. The women in the stories are thick as planks and got no back bone.

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Unidentifiable

Not for me. Another weak and pathetic woman making the worst choices available. I could find no sympathy for this silly woman. Several times I almost gave up in dismay. Glad this book is finished.

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Not for me.

Absolutely not for me, but I don't think it's the quality of the writing. I feel the book in itself is fine. The Narration is very good but.....
I couldn't empathise with the leading lady so to speak, far too weak and pathetic. I ended up feeling cross every time I put myself through yet another chapter.

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excellent!

Kept me interested through out!
The story unravelled & kept on giving!
Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Heart stopping...

WOW, just WOW!
It is a long time since I have listened to such a gripping book. Just when you THINK you've worked out who has done what (and there's PLENTY of that !) away it goes on another tangent. We all need people we can trust with our lives but most of us don't have to put that trust to the test. My first Rona Halsall novel but it won't be my last x x

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A big mistake

A truly awful book. I don,t know why I finished it, other than I hoped it would improve.

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The story was ok, not memorable but perfectly entertaining. It was let down by the narrator with an over the top ‘hammy’ acting voice.

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Such a dim woman!

The protagonist of this book is the thickest woman alive. It makes for a rather annoying story when at every turn she chooses whichever is the least intelligent course of action available to her. She seems to genuinely think you can owe someone £9000 and “repay your debt” by having dinner with them a couple of times. She leaves the first dinner part way through and still expects to have the initial £9k debt considerably reduced. She wakes up the next day having obviously been roofied and has no idea that being slurringly staggering after two glasses of champagne such that she needs helping into bed and had no recollection of what came after, then waking up the next day with an odd taste in her mouth and no hangover, is in some way out of the ordinary. They never say how the debt does get repaid either. Unless the arch villain just gives it to her, which seems unlikely. Waste of time!

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  • 09-08-20

what kind of a weird marriage is this?

Won't read author again.

Not that is is horribly written, but the storyline - YESH - ick. Only the men have dreams (unless the man dreams of being with the ideal, and rich, man). when hubby gets dumped from his job, he gets to manipulate his wife into giving him her ENTIRE inheritance that not even a part of is legally his! So hub y can piss it all away while she gives up her dreams? then, because she lost HER money, not his, she is scared to tell him? SCARED of standing up to husband. so TIRED of idiotic novels about wives who have less of a spine than a woman seeking an "Mrs' degree in the 1950s!

Disgusting - what decade / century IS this? man manipulates wife to get whatever he wants, she gets NOTHING for herself, unless being a domestic slave is her life-long dream. Stand up, walk out, and don't let the door hit your overly compliant butt on the way out...Next step?

GET A LIFE, stay single if that is the only way you can become a complete human being. This is supposed to be a woman with a business degree - unbelievable story in today's world (btw embezzlement of 10,K isn't a MISDEMEANOR it is a FELONY). Yuck - my 3rd audiobook loser in a row, if not for the ability to exchange, I would cancel my Audible membership!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-20

I can't finish this book ..

Just another domestic "thriller" with a pathetic protagonist making stupid decisions and her "old school" misogynistic husband. I just find impossible to sympathize with such a weak character like Sara.

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  • LisalouRN
  • 17-05-20

loved it...

Easy read ( listen) good book to keep your mind occupied. Great narration, a few times it was difficult to differentiate between main character and her sister, but overall, not a big deal. I'd recommend. Story did not drone on. started strong, stayed strong. Not earth shattering but I'd still recommend, good beach listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-21

HORRIBLE

Literally one of the worst books I’ve ever tried listening to I just couldn’t finish. So irritating. What in the world made this author write this book is what I wanna know? But worse who in the world published it??

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  • 24-02-21

Mixed messages

The only reason I was able to complete this book was in hoping things would get better for Sara. Her character disappointing especially I am listening in 2021. Too naive to believable. However the narration was good and gave me pause to keep listening. Thank goodness it turned out as it did or I would surenever listen to this author again.

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  • Candace Williams
  • 26-10-20

Begins slow, then an unpredictable plot hooks you!

Well narrated and keeps you guessing! at the beginning of the novel I wouldn't think it would have ended the way it did.

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  • Megan M.
  • 22-08-20

Slow painful train wreck

It was a very slow book with so many opportunities for the chapters to do the right thing, after awhile they came across as idiots for missing so many red flags. It was very much like the characters were very slowly but inevitably going to end badly.


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  • RoseFel
  • 16-08-20

Didn't Like

Listening to this book was very frustrating. The story was unbelievable and the female main character was totally clueless and wimpy. The narrator did a great job, though.