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Summary

A dark secret and a deadly score to settle.

In 1997 teenager Sophie White and her three girlfriends decide they want to lose their virginity before summer is over.

Roping in her childhood buddy Gareth and his mates, Sophie holds a party to get the deed over and done with, but the night doesn’t end as planned. 

Twenty years later, the group are brought back together when Gareth is killed in a car accident and Sophie begins receiving threatening messages. It seems the party wasn’t as innocent as everyone thought, and now someone wants payback.

A gripping, highly addictive game of cat and mouse where the past comes back with vengeance. Perfect for the fans of Kimberley Chambers, Emma Tallon and Jessie Keane.

©2020 Gemma Rogers (P)2020 Boldwood Books

Critic reviews

"A brilliant thriller from an exciting new voice. Stalker had me on the edge of my seat." (Kerry Barnes) 

"An atmospheric, taut thriller which keeps you hooked from the first page. An exceptional debut." (Jacqui Rose)

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Brilliant

Read by one of my favourite narrator's 10/10 for Georgia Maguire as always read brilliantly 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Gripping, very very addictive!!

Firstly, I finished this book in 48 hours so prepare to be addicted! The story unfolds and very cleverly twists and turns and just as you think you know how it will play out, it changes and you’re sent off on another thought!

I found myself thinking back to certain characters and their entrances into the story to determine if I thought they were responsible! Ha ha I felt like Jessica Fletcher!

I love Gemma’s no-nonsense style and lack of flowery-ness. She gets to the point but in a very descriptive way so that you get a great vision in your head- and Georgia Maguire narrated the book perfectly. She has a voice that splits into characters so effortlessly.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I would highly recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a book to enthral and captivate you!!

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A book for older teenagers

Not really a ‘who done it’ as it was pretty obvious! I feel that the writing and the story were more suitable for young people. I got frustrated about the main character’s lack of perception and common sense.

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excellent audio book

this is my first read from this author, and I can say I will be reading all of her books. the narrator is good too. it is well written and was a word of mouth recommendation. x

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Very predictable, sussed the plot after a few chapters finished listening just to prove myself right

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Exciting thriller

I found this unputdownable! Even though I did guess the plot halfway through I found this easy listening and exciting, also interesting to hear the author talking at the end.

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great book!

Really enjoyed this book. Great twist, too. Don't turn off straight after as there is a chat between author and narrator, which was such a nice touch.

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Very slow start but stick with it. Get past chapte

Get past chapter 6947 and it's well worth sticking with final twist was worth waiting for

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Predictable

Guessed whodunnit about a quarter of the way through. Persevered in the hope I was wrong.

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amazing

First time I have listened to the author was not disappointed . the narrator made all the characters come to life will look for more books narrated by her .

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  • 16-10-21

Finished in 2 days!

I Literally couldn’t put this down. Excellent story with lots of suspense. Narrator was fantastic.

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  • l.matthews
  • 12-10-21

Brilliant

Kept me on the edge of my seat and constantly wondering what would be next. Author Gemma Rogers is definitely talented and I also love the narrator, Georgia! She pulls the story together. I couldn't believe the ending of this book!! Wow

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  • CostarK
  • 23-11-21

Loved the Book

The Author always keeps you interested, making it hard to stop listening. Great performance of characters.

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  • Lisa Falcone
  • 17-11-21

Not bad

It was slow in the beginning but picked up after a few chapters. I figured out who it was half way but still enjoyed the book.

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  • MNLouLou13
  • 06-11-21

Worth it

Really enjoyed the cadence of this whodunnit and the narration was great! My second audio book but this author; another great listen! This time it was as I spent hours painting a few rooms! Love the ability to multitask with Audible!

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  • barbara
  • 05-11-21

Payback

I loved this book, everything about it. From start to finish, it had me on edge and couldn't wait to finish it. Really enjoy this new author books this one definitely my best so far. The narration was excellent.

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  • Darlene Paris
  • 04-11-21

time to grow

I like how she goes not trust James but moves him close to her. I thought it was Gary.