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Pretty Little Things

Narrated by: Madeline Brolly
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

It’s bad when the girls go missing.   

It’s worse when the girls are found.   

Six months ago, Charlotte almost lost everything. Now, she’s determined to keep her daughter, Elle, safe. So when local girls close to Elle in age and appearance begin to go missing, it’s her worst nightmare.   

Charlotte’s fears are confirmed when a frantic search becomes a shocking murder investigation. The girls’ bodies have been found - half-buried, and with traces of mud and wildflowers under their fingernails.   

As Charlotte’s obsession with keeping her daughter close pushes her marriage to the brink, local DI Madeleine Wood embarks on a gruelling search for the killer. And, as they dig deeper into the lives of the people they call friends and neighbours, they uncover secrets more terrible than they ever imagined....

Pretty Little Things is the nail-bitingly terrifying new serial killer thriller from TME Walsh - the perfect read for fans of Close to Home, Behind Her Eyes and The Child.

©2018 T.M.E. Walsh (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"I couldn't wait to turn the next page - brilliant and what an amazing twist!" (Donna Maguire on For All Our Sins)

"Held me captivated from page 1. Gripping, fast - I just couldn't put it down." (Martha Brindley, The Principle of Evil)  

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As much gore as Santa's Grotto...

Poor editing:

'I can hear Ian getting out of the van, his footsteps heading towards the front door. He's not finished with the van...'

Above is only a sample, and there are a lot more, such as using he paused, she paused, in the same sentence. With a decent edit, it would be a short story.

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Long winded, unbelievable, laughable police procedure, plus, the main character is so stupid it's annoying.

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Okay.

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Don't believe the hype, the story has as much gore as Santas Grotto. If you like something with teeth, decent police procedure and well-constructed characters, try Helen Fields or TF Muir. As an extra bonus, their novels are well edited :)




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Not for me

Unfortunately I found myself skipping chapters and struggled to finish the book. I found the main character somewhat self indulgent and annoying. Too much repetitiveness and slow unfolding of the story and the characters were shallow, which made it difficult to connect to them. This one wasn,t for me. Pity as there was a reasonable twist at the end.

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Sending it back!

I can't get my head around this story, I've persevered until chapter 67 but giving up now. what a load of tosh! I've listened to some of the authors other books which were excellent. This one is not to my taste at all.

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Complete plot twist

Loved this book from start to finish but the plot twist was an absolute game changer

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Amazing!

So many twists and turns, exciting, with a refreshing unexpected ending,
Definitely recommended, a must read (well listen)

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A Must Read

A little slow to get going but what a story.....good audio and convincing characters...... excellent

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excellent stuff....

really enjoyed this book...im a glutton for a good crime thriller so much so that they do need now to give me a few surprises amongst the established tropes and that's not always easy. And this book did that, it had many layers and well rounded pivotal characters....the narrator did a fantastic job with all of them!

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  • virginia
  • 01-10-18

Excellent. Suspenseful and original.

Loved it, kept me on the edge of my seat.
Twists and turns. Excellent narration.