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Summary

Sometimes death is not the end.... 

Charley has a strange feeling when she sees the idyllic mill house with its cluster of outbuildings, the lake and the swirling mill stream - a powerful sense of recognition, as if she has been there before. Except she knows she hasn't. 

After Charley and her husband, Tom, move into Elmwood Mill, sinister memories of a previous existence start to haunt her. Despite both their attempts to dismiss everything with rational explanations, the feeling turns to certainty as the memories become increasingly vivid and terrifying. 

Charley is persuaded to undergo hypnosis - but in searching deep into her past, she unwittingly opens a Pandora's box of evil...and now the terror is free. 

©2018 Peter James (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"This book inflicts more shocks than an electric fence." (Daily Mail)

"James has been compared with Stephen King, but in many ways he's better." (Daily Express)

"Peter James is getting better with every book." (Times)

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  • Avril
  • Cinderford, United Kingdom
  • 20-04-18

Well! Couldn’t put it down

I love the Roy Grace series, and Peter James, so bought this audiobook to experience another side of the author.s writings Started to listen yesterday, and through the night then finished the book this morning, it’s scary stuff. Only one tiny criticism in that the format is a little bit a la James Herbert, but this style was in vogue when the book was written. Will now enjoy exploring other non Roy Grace stories by Peter James..

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Sent it back

I love Peter James books but gave up on this one quite early on.!.. The narrator was awful she just droned on and on.. Such a shame as I had been waiting months for the release of this novel.

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  • Mr
  • 25-04-18

great book

brilliant story., can't wait to read next book keep you waiting to very end for story to unfold

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I'll buy the book instead.

Had to get a refund on this because I couldn't tolerate the narrator's habit of portraying male voices by 'going a bit croaky'.

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  • AJ
  • Bradford on avon, United Kingdom
  • 18-05-18

Too wierd

Sadly didn’t enjoy this. Story too far fetched. Narrator crocky voice for male characters.

Sorry to say this

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great

Great book, narrated really well and lots of twists and turns. I really got into it about 2 hours in then couldn't stop listening

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Not the best

Confusing and difficult to follow
Sudden abrupt end
Similar to the House on cold Hill

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Not sure

I'm a Peter James fan so downloaded this book as soon as it became available. It is very well written as you would expect, but I'm not sure it's my sort of genre. The narrator made it very difficult for me to enjoy the book as her male voices are a terrible growling rasp, and she has an annoying way of over pronouncing words.

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wow loved this book!

I listened almost non stop to the end. excellent ghost story I enjoyed every min

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  • J
  • 14-10-18

Not my cup of tea - I will endeavour to return it

I am a committed fan of the Roy Grace books and I've enjoyed several of the other books written by Peter James but I haven't been able to finish Sweet Heart due to the unnecessarily graphic disruptions of cruelty to animals. Even though what happened to the chickens was a natural occurrence and the dog was killed by accident, surely it wasn't necessary to be quite so descriptive as to put me off the book altogether. Perhaps someone with a stronger stomach, or a disregards for their pets, will disagree - but you asked for my opinion and that's what I have to say about this book.

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  • Rosalind
  • 02-05-18

Wierd

Not my genre, just too creepy and not enough believable story, found myself skipping through seriously disturbing dialogue.