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Someone Out There

By: Catherine Hunt
Narrated by: Jessica Ball
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Summary

A story of obsession, revenge and deceit, of a woman caught up in terrifying circumstances. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.

Laura Maxwell appears to have it all - perfect career, perfect husband, perfect life. But how well do you really know the people around you? All it takes is one tiny crack to shatter the whole façade.

A series of accidents causes Laura to believe that someone out there is deliberately targeting her, trying to harm her. The fear starts to pervade every part of her life, affecting her work and her marriage. Increasingly, she feels that no one believes her story, and she must face down her attacker alone.

©2015 Catherine Hunt (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Great debut. Catherine Hunt could be the new Gillian Flynn." (Jeremy Bowen, BBC)

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Loved it.

Absolutely loved this book, not my usual gendre but as the momentum of the story built it was unputdownable!!

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Good story, with a twist

What did you like about this audiobook?

I am a solicitor, an ex- WPC and a qualified riding instructor, so if there were appalling holes in the parts of the story covering these areas, I would have spotted them. Having said that, the writer gave no real insight into any of these areas and opted for the easy cliches of e.g. a bent law firm; a cynical and dim police force; a spoiled brat solicitor who will happily gallop her horse on the same route, trespassing every time (if she did that, she's likely be dead already); one or more 'nutters' who are both insane yet able to hide it from all around them for years.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

No

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

No

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The narrator did a competent job

Do you have any additional comments?

PS Given that they managed to get the boy back to his mother withing a few weeks, there didn't seem to be any substantial damages for the family to claim from the law firm for allowing the original order to lapse.

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Boring

not really edge of the seat stuff, twists were easily predicted and the narrator being a woman made the men sound a bit feeble.

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Disappointing

Took a while to get going and didn't really redeem itself. Weak story line (sorry)

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Gave up!

Soooooo slooooooow

Unfortunately just couldn't finish this book. It was dreadfully dull. Shame, as it had some great reviews.

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a compulsive lusten

Well woven plot throughout, Jessica Ball's voice WS so right for this novel. Really enjoyed it to the end.

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Some good bits but...

Overly long and overly complex. Not great and feel performance of reader did not add much. I had to keep skipping forward through the chapters in an effort to just " get on" with it.

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A bit too melodramatic

not too bad with some interesting twists and turns but much too much explanation after it was needed and the dialogue and set ups were a bit cheesy.

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Interesting twist to the expected ending

Would you consider the audio edition of Someone Out There to be better than the print version?

Not read any of her books before or listened to one but hooked now

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anna as she was so convincing in both her guises

Which scene did you most enjoy?

when the jigsaw finally came together ..so Anna reviewing her current activities

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes after a slow start but by around Chapter 30 needed to finish in one sitting

Any additional comments?

I don't like books that have a huge postscript generally ruins the story..being weak and prolonged.. this was short and sweet

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