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Summary

You trusted her. You shouldn’t have.

Alicia’s been telling lies. And now, they’ve come back to haunt her.

When an old colleague turns up at a party, Alicia comes face to face with the man who has the potential to ruin her perfect family life. He wouldn’t, would he?

In order to keep her secrets, Alicia has to tell yet more lies, and when a devastating car accident makes the situation even more dangerous, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. Can secrets really stay hidden forever?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first word!

©2018 Sheryl Browne (P)2018 Bookouture

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Too much padding

Got half way through but in the end I just couldn’t listen to any more . Far too much padding .

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Great

This was a very emotional read, more so than I expected. Written from several points of view, the reader gets a full insight into what each of the characters are thinking and feeling. I could feel the anguish and frustration of Justin mounting with every page, whilst Alicia's heartbreak and pain was palpable. This book definitely packed an emotional punch.

I listened to this on audio. The narration was very good and the character's easily identifiable.

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Brilliant

Loved it! Kept me interested all along so much do that I got next to no work done and lost sleep for 3 days! But the dog enjoyed his longer walks at least!
Love Tamsin Kennards narration as always.
I did guess the ending but it didn’t spoil the book. Just bought the babysitter to give a whirl.

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  • 13-08-18

Too obvious and boring

I thought it had a strong opening but after that everything went downhill. Too many slow parts. Characters were underdeveloped and unlikable. I'd hoped there would be a bigger twist but there wasn't. I keep choosing the wrong books 😭

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Could have been completed in one chapter

This has to be one of the most boring books I have ever read/listened to!
The entire story could have been told in a couple of chapters. It was bulked out with absolute rubbish.
Basically, the woman involved in 'The Affair' really, really loved her husband - or so she kept saying. The narrator sounded as though she was running for a bus - over dramatised all the way through and just sounded out of breath. The teenage daughter 'Pumpkin' was a spoiled brat, The husband had no backbone where his wife was concerned, the .plot. jumped around all over the place - and the only reason I continued with it was because it had cost me a whole credit!! Don't waste yours

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Enticing thriller

A great book with loads of detail which keeps you well informed but also guessing. How much heart break can one family take. Who could cause them so much heartbreak? A great twist at the end with a concise conclusion.

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  • Linda
  • 08-09-18

Don't waste your credit

This book is 90% soap opera and 10% thriller. I forced myself to finish listening.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 01-09-18

What an awesome book

From the beginning to the end, this author captured my attention and held it all the way through. Definitely worth the money. The presentation by the narrator put this into my top favorite books. Loved it!!! 😀😀😀

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  • Sassy863
  • 17-08-18

thoroughly Enjoyed

Performance was great. Story was well put together and thought out. I couldn't stop listening. I was on the ride still the end. You won't regret buying this one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-18

BORING. ALSO AVOID THIS NARRATOR.

From the beginning the narrator was extremly difficult to listen to. I struggled thinking the book would pick up. Wrong. Avoid this book and anything read by this narrator.

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  • Debbie De
  • 02-09-18

The Mistake

The story was very intriguing emotionally-charged and psychologically thrilling. I absolutely loved it. delightfully performed skillfully written 5 * overall rating. Sheryl Browne has a new bubbling fan. I can't wait to read the Babysister.
Tamsin Kennard did very well on the narrative portion. 😍

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  • Kimberly
  • 22-08-18

What did I just listen too

The MOST implausible and insipid book I’ve listened to in quite awhile. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!!! The main characters undergo a series of ridiculous tragedies and calamities....in the matter of a few days one of the main characters experiences the loss of his infant son, discovers his wife had an affair and that his daughter may not be his, has said daughter kidnapped and drugged, finds out his wife was raped, is betrayed by his SIL, gets stabbed, oh and did I forget to mention that his parents and sister were all murdered? Just pure drivel.

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 21-08-18

Awesome!! Absolutely love it!

I absolutely love this book. Great story. Perfectly flawed characters. I hurt so badly for Justin. I wanted to slap Alicia. I wanted to ground Sophie. I wanted to beat the heck out of Jess. And I wanted to kill Paul. The only thing I see wrong with this book is that I don’t consider it a psychological thriller. But I don’t care what genre it’s in, I highly recommend it.

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  • Mary Martha Adkins
  • 13-08-18

Jumping to Conclusions

The thing that bothers me more than anything else in this story is that the characters all jump to an unfounded conclusion about the paternity of the daughter. All of the characters act the way they do in the story because of that assumption, which makes me want to scream. Find out for sure the paternity of the child and then the actions make more sense, but are way out bounds if there is no proof of the paternity. This is such a basic flaw in this story that it ruined the whole story for me.

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  • Sara Marchand
  • 12-10-18

Hard book to get through

Story is bland with no surprises. Painful to finish but I did. Not a psychological thriller.

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  • Y. E. Pelletier
  • 05-10-18

just tedious

don't waste your time...drawn out, maudlin, sad in the wrong ways. No tension. A struggle to get through.