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Summary

Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her? 

Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self. 

But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear. 

"Mummy, why did you kill someone?"

Tia knows how rumors spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why. 

It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that…. 

Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives? 

From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you. 

©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture

Critic reviews

"Enthralling…leaves you gasping for air…. If you haven’t read anything by this author, then you really should. Be warned though as her books are highly addictive…. You won’t be going anywhere until you get to the last word." (Bytheletterbookreviews)

"Oooh!…. Another stunning read from the very talented Shalini. Boy has she done it again!" (Nicki’s Book Blog)

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Brilliant twists.

Loved it. Couldn't wait to find out what was what. Brilliant. Always a good listen.

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Brilliant

I loved the story, the narrator was excellent also. I highly recomend you all read/listen.

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Edge of your seat all consuming must read book

Shalini Boland has a writing style that carries you away into the story and characters portrayed on the page. It’s so easy to visualise the settings and situations, to imagine the characters faces and expressions, as with each chapter you delve deeper into the lives of the people within the book.
I hate to give away plots in my reviews as I want every reader to be able to experience the same sharp intakes of breath or heart stopping moments that you experience whilst embroiled in the pages of a story.
I’ve read all of Shalini Bolands recent books and enjoyed them so much I’ve started on her older titles.
If like me you shout at the tv when the baddie has the upper hand, tell them to leave the house, don’t go upstairs .... and so on. Then you will never be disappointed with a book from this wonderful writer.

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Great story

Loved this book. Couldn’t stop listening to it. The twists were plenty and the story overall was really cohesive and fast paced bi had suspected everyone at different times during the book and enjoyed the reveal at the end. Good narration and gripping story.

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Predictable

This story starts off quite well but quickly becomes very unbelievable, far fetched and predictable I’m afraid. Also the character relationships don’t seem genuine so it was very disappointing.

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Brilliant as always

Another brilliant book by this author and great narration. Lots of great twists. A must read.

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one of us is lying

brilliant really good amazing just goes to show that behind closed doors you don't know what's going on loved it couldn't put it down well WORTH a listen

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Loved it , love this narrator

Great book as always I love shalini boland books not had one I didn’t love and this was the same

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Excellent book

I was thrilled to find secret depths to this book, I tried to predict the story and ‘got it all wrong’ I thoroughly enjoyed the characters even creepy dentist who added an element of humour. 5 stars

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Fab

Due to poor vision im an avid audible listener.... i loved the story/plot. I've also learnt they the narration is critically important to the plot. I loved it

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  • 15-04-20

Eh

Another Audible Book that had great reviews but turned out to be mediocre at best I swear audible uploads great reviews just sell books.

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  • 12-04-20

Easy to listen to but not suspenseful or what I would consider a psychological thriller.

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are looking for a great mystery. It’s sweet but not that interesting. It has good parts but I was hoping for more of a thriller.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-20

What a disappointment!

Absolute rubbish! Never again will l read anything by this author.
The most boring and predictable book I’ve ever listened to.

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  • 20-01-21

would not recommend.

struggled to finish. listened twice and was bored to death. Plot was not very creative nor intriguing

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  • Jeanne
  • 19-05-20

okay

can't say it was my favorite book. the story was interesting enough and the narration was good.

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  • Debbie
  • 18-01-22

Outstanding

I absolutely loved it. I couldn't have guessed the end if I tried! This makes me excited for my third book! She keeps me guessing I love that!

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  • Angela R.
  • 22-07-21

Perfect suspense

Loved it! The mystery building through the story drawing you more and more in.

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  • Schlista
  • 21-07-21

Disappointed

Hey other books I read were better. And narration was poor because there are three main women and they all sound alike.

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  • Violet
  • 29-04-21

Shalini Boland and Katie Villa do it again!

I just adore this author and narrator pair!

Once I start these audio books it’s hard to stop! This one was a bit more complex than others, three different character perspectives. It was fantastic.

Great story and great narrator!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-21

dd

loved the book ...story line was easy to follow I may read the book again.