Listen free for 30 days

The Babysitter

Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Who knew her secret? And what happened that night? 

‘I loved it, those twists!’ (B A Paris, Sunday Times number one best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Dilemma)

‘A cracking page-turner.’ (Cara Hunter, Sunday Times best-selling author of All the Rage)

On the hottest day of the year, Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk. Her body is found draped over a cot - but the baby she was looking after is missing.  

Hundreds of miles away, Siobhan Dillon is on a luxurious family holiday in France when her husband, Callum, is arrested by French police on suspicion of murder. As Siobhan’s perfect family is torn apart by the media in the nation’s frantic search for the missing baby, she desperately tries to piece together how Callum knew Caroline.

What happened that night? Was Caroline as innocent as she seemed - or was she hiding a secret of her own?

The thrilling new audiobook from the number one digital best-selling author of The Doll House and The Girl Next Door.  

Praise for The Babysitter

‘Fast-moving. Addictive. And all too possible.' (Jane Corry) 

‘Smart, suspenseful and oh so twisty." (Victoria Selman) 

‘Another brilliant read - possibly my favourite of hers yet. Tense, twisty and gripping. I was NOT expecting that twist!’ (Claire Allan)

'Everything I love in a crime novel - a race-against-time mystery full of betrayal, divided loyalties, dubious men and relationships strained to breaking point. Hugely enjoyable and impossible to put down.' (Jane Casey)

‘Smart and sophisticated, with a payoff that’s well worth the wait. This is a dark, chilling thriller oozing with secrets, betrayals and twists.’ (John Marrs)

‘A tense, smart thriller about betrayal, loyalty and the lengths people will go to to protect their carefully constructed lives. The suspense builds beautifully on every page until the final killer twist.’ (Niki Mackay)

‘I couldn’t put this brilliant book down. SO addictive with a clever and twisty storyline that was impossible to guess. I had a lump in my throat at times too. And that ending! Loved it!’ (Claire Douglas)

©2020 Phoebe Morgan (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"I loved it, those twists!" (B A Paris, Sunday Times best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Dilemma)

"A cracking page-turner from Phoebe Morgan." (Cara Hunter, Sunday Times best-selling author of All the Rage)

"Another brilliant read – possibly my favourite of hers yet. Tense, twisty and gripping. I was NOT expecting that twist!" (Claire Allan, internationally best-selling author of Her Name Was Rose

What listeners say about The Babysitter

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Solid Mystery Thriller which keeps you guessing!

I have been disappointed by so many "Thrillers" of late and have not had the interest to finish them but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not an amazingly gripping read but a good, well thought out thriller which keeps you guessing.
Strong points - nice visit to France location wise, plenty of twists and all is not as it seems.
Weaker points - too many nutters. Serious need of medication for many of the characters,
Overall, very entertaining, a little unbelievable but not gritty or gory for those like me who enjoy whodunnits which engage the brain without overly violent, disturbing or dark, upsetting themes.
Excellent narration as always by Stephanie Racine makes it an all round winner.
Given the fact that good thrillers with decent narration seem thin on the ground these days - this is a good option.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Ok

Good tale although I guessed the culprit. Bit of a naff ending. Narrator very good.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nicks
  • Nicks
  • 12-06-20

A rollercoaster!

The title is very misleading, but don't be put off - it is a fantastic book!
I would definitely recommend this book if you like thrillers that keep you guessing till the end.