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  • Should Have Known Better

  • By: A J McDine
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Should Have Known Better

By: A J McDine
Narrated by: Emma Powell
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Summary

The perfect boyfriend...or the perfect liar? Should Have Known Better is the tense new psychological thriller by A J McDine.

It’s the moment single-mum Kate has been dreading. With her only daughter, Chloe, about to leave home, she’s terrified by the prospect of an empty nest. That is until she meets charming lawyer Adam. He could be the perfect catch - if it wasn’t for his clingy son.

Because Ben has a crush on Chloe. A crush that is fast becoming an obsession. Flattered by the attention, Chloe is happy to string him along - for now at least. But Kate can see the danger signs, even if her daughter can't. And when Chloe’s life begins spiralling out of control, Kate must make a choice - trust her instincts or lose her daughter forever....

©2020 A J McDine (P)2021 W F Howes

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"What an exceptional thriller!" (Gabi Rosetti)

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Gripped from the start

Before finding this book to listen to, I had tried 5 others and just couldn’t get into them. However from the very first chapter of this one, I was hooked! Great story line, brilliant narration, and another author found that I will now listen to.

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Good story

I enjoyed this book. Got me hooked from the start. Easy listening and enjoyable. Narration was great.

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Great story line

Grabbed me from the start, great handling of a delicate subject,with interesting plot twist. Believable and likeable characters. Would recommend.

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DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE MY HEADPHONES OFF!

I absolutely LOVED this book. As soon as I put my headphones on, I didn’t want to take them off. I found myself thinking about the characters while I was supposed to be working and it got to the point where I was grabbing my headphones at every opportunity, even in the few moments it takes to make a cuppa.

I love thrillers because I like hunting for clues and trying to figure out who the perpetrator is, and while I still enjoy thrillers I figure out, I’m always a little disappointed when it’s obvious from the outset. With SHKB, I was convinced it was going to be one of those, I was sure I could see what was coming. But as the story unravelled, I became more and more uncertain until, in the end, I had no idea which way it was going to go.

For me, that’s the sign of a very well-written and well-executed thriller: when you’re left guessing right to the end, drawn deeply into the lives of the characters so you think about them and root for them even when you're not listening, and you're on the edge of your seat to reach the exciting conclusion.

I read a lot of thrillers, this is the second I’ve read by AJ, and she’s up there with the best. I’ll definitely be buying more of her books.

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Great listen

I really liked this authors style and pace of writing and the narrator was great. I’m off to find more books by McDine!

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Thoroughly Enjoyed This!

What a great story! I enjoyed and and didn’t want it to end. I recommend this and will now look to see if I can find any other books from this author.

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brilliant story and really well told

brilliant story and really well told. I loved it and will be looking out for more from this author and narrator.

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Great book

I found this difficult to stop listening to. I fell in love with the characters. Really well written and worth listening at night into the early hours feeling tired the next day.

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Slightly predictable but worth a listen

An easy lesson that keeps you engaged however, about halfway through you may be able to guess the ending/plot.

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What a great twist!

Wasn’t expecting much from a free book. Loved it! Great twist, defo worth a listen xx

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