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Secret Smile

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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Summary

Secret Smile is a gripping psychological thriller from the top-ten bestselling author Nicci French.

You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're dead wrong....

Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, he's intimately involved with her sister. Soon what began as an embarrassment becomes threatening - then even more terrifying than a girl's worst nightmare. Because this time Brendan will stop at nothing to be part of Miranda's life - even if it means taking it from her ....

Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written thirteen other best-selling novels, all published by Penguin: Complicit, What to Do When Someone Dies, Until It's Over, Losing You, Catch Me When I Fall, The Memory Game, Beneath the Skin, The Safe House, The Red Room, Land of the Living, Killing Me Softly, and, most recently, Blue Monday and Tuesday's Gone in the brilliant new Frieda Klein series.

©2003 Nicci French (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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"Creepy, genuinely gripping." ( Heat)

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Gripping

Really enjoyed. Mainly listened to whilst driving and ironing. Have to admit , ironed slowly as it kept me gripped. Totally believable although once or twice I thought it was a big daft towards the end but on the whole thoroughly enjoyed

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Compelling

Initially was very frustrated by the story line but found this to be a compelling listen .

Becomes less frustrating as the story develops.

Good listen for those who like psychological thrillers.

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engaging story and an easy listen

the narrator was good, sounded like she had a cold but at emotional parts it helped make it sound authentic. I think the ending could have been expanded more as it sounded like an after thought rather than a twist, but I liked it and if you want an interesting easy listen with a good narrator and characters then download this one.

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Suspense

I found the waiting for facts a bit distracting , as was the moving from one area of the plot to another.

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HOT PILE OF GARBAGE

I struggled to finish this complete waffle. The main character is a self absorbed alcoholic idiot, the supporting characters were frustratingly dull. The story was drawn out redundant twaddle. I can get behind a story even if the plot is a but unrealistic but NOTHING HAPPENED in 90% of this book?!!

I spent 8 hours waiting for something to happen and when something finally did happen?? OH NO.. LET'S SKIP IT.

Never before have I ever been so enraged by a massive pile of hot garbage.

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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Predictable but a good listen

Liked the character in this book but was sometimes frustrating and a bit predictable. A good holiday listen/read

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loved this book

Really enjoyed this book, some of the characters and their voices were so infuriating that i couldn't wait to finish the story and hope they get what they deserve. Nicci french books are always gripping and well written. The narrator was good too, although i HATED Brendons voice!!

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Excellent narrator

A great story, but it was the narrator that made it, I would highly recommend and look forward to reading more from these authors.

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Convoluted!

I’m only half way through this book but I’m finding it so confusing. I’m hoping the plot becomes better but it seems so non-sensical at the moment. Hoping it gets better so I can give a good review!

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Loveď it!

Really good story, believable tale of controlling relationships. twists and turns and a great ending hooray!