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Summary

The instant top 10 best seller

Can you guess who killed Jamie Lawrence? Discover the brand-new thriller everybody is talking about....

Late one night, three women share secrets.

They barely know each other, but they all know Jamie Lawrence. They know what he's guilty of. And they agree something must be done.

But as their plan spirals out of control, they begin to doubt themselves...and each other. Then Jamie is found dead. And suddenly everything is at stake. As lies are unravelled and truths exposed, two urgent questions emerge:

Who is really guilty?

And who will have to pay?

©2021 Tacles Ltd (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Impossible to put down." (Helen Fielding, international best-selling author of Bridget Jones's Diary)

"Immensely entertaining." (Louise Candlish, Sunday Times best-selling author of Our House

"A must read." (Jane Corry, Sunday Times best-selling author of My Husband's Wife

"Ratchets up the tension until the final couldn't-see-it-coming twist." (Ellery Lloyd, author of People Like Her, a Richard & Judy bookclub pick) 

"This year's most electrifying ride." (Chandler Baker, New York Times best-selling author of Whisper Network

"Sensational." (Tony Parsons, number one best-selling author) 

"Totally gripping.... Nicole Kidman TV miniseries is written all over it." (Sunday Telegraph)

"I adored it." (Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times best-selling author of That Night)

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Great writing. Characters beautifully observed.

Have had 100+ books since giving up on radio listening and taking to Audible... and this is in my top 2. Superb narration. Guess this will be snapped up for tv series.

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Overrated and lazy

Had high hopes, based on rave reviews. Perhaps they were paid for, or from Piers Morgan’s mates?

The plot wasn’t uninteresting, but there are too many gaps and leaps of imagination. Characters bounce from charismatic hero to loathsome villain and back to charming, in the space of a chapter. Utterly psychotic behaviour from almost every protagonist.

Difficult to be gripped by such an unrealistic story. The final twist being utterly preposterous, yet not the worst aspect of the book.

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  • 24-10-21

Best audio performance!!!

I listen to audio books every day and Naomi Sutcliffe is by far the best I’ve heard. I sometimes found myself forgetting that it was just one person doing all the characters voices. Just wonderful!!!

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  • 15-10-21

Awesome!

story is fantastic and ending not what you will expect! narration was really wonderful!
what a great all around experienced!