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The Daughter

Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (472 ratings)
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Summary

A heartbreaking psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right until the end. 

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone is determined to make you pay.... 

Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess' daughter, Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire...but she'll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt. 

To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn't paid enough and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she's kept all these years. 

©2018 Lucy Dawson (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Jeminar
  • Watford, Herts, UK
  • 27-04-18

a good listen, tearful at times

This is a story about grief and guilt, played well. No laughs. The first act is heart wrenching, but it settles down in the middle and devolops the characters well.

Narration is first class. truth, is I likely wouldn't have finished it without the great narrating.

Wouldn't recommend this to anyone who has lost a loved one recently... might be too much!

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant read. keeps you hooked.

Brilliant read. keeps you hooked. the performance enhanced the storyline...bringing it to life. I'd recommend this book.

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One of my favourites so far

Brilliant from start to finish, off to buy another by the same author, love it x

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Good read.

This is a great read. Lots of twists in the story. Recommended to other audible readers.

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good read

it was a good book, slightly different to what i normally read, good storyline however i didnt find it gripping and struggled to get through it at times

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Obvious

It was interesting to start with but all became fairly obvious and sometimes far fetched.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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The Daughter

Once I had got past the beginning I loved listening to this book. The start is so upsetting I nearly stopped listening. I’m glad I carried on because the rest of the book was gripping with lots of suspense.

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gripping

loved it.
kept me guessing the whole way
definitely buy this you'll not be disappointed!

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Highly recommend

Brilliant couldn’t stop listening it kept me guessing until the end. The beginning was quite sad, but got more intriguing as it went along. Well narrated.

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Just ok

This book for me was just ok.. it was easy to listen to and the narrator did a great job. The book didn’t really have enough depth to it for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-18

It was an emotional start...

A long, slow burn middle and somewhat of an unrewarding ending. Overall, it was good. But if you like a fast-paced thriller with twists around every corner, this probably won't hold your attention. That being said, some of the language and imagery from part one were quite lovely.

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  • ROBIN
  • 24-03-18

Interesting enough to finish it, but...

I can't say that I liked this one and I wouldn't recommend it. It was depressing, and unbelievable at times, and I didn't like most of the characters. It ties together for a descent ending, but that really wasn't enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-18

Nothing special

This is very stereotypical British suspense, not my favorite book by this author. I figured it what was going on about half way through the book and really only finished it to see if I was right. That being said it was interesting enough that I don't regret listening to it.

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  • Loves2Read
  • 15-03-18

3.5

This story kept me interested and the twist was a surprise. Like most fans of psych thrillers, I love when the author surprises me with an ending I did not anticipate.

Ms Atkins has a pleasing voice for the main character and projects well so that there is no straining to hear. However, her voices for the other characters are not as good and at times irritating enough to distract from the story.

Overall, worth a credit.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 09-04-18

What a great ride!

I was hesitant to get this after checking out the reviews. So glad I caved. This book was excellent! Written by a skilled mind and read with exceptional emotions, truly a masterpiece. Definitely worth the money or credit. 😀😀

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  • Kate
  • 12-05-18

Listen to this book! Fantastic!

This is one of those books that you can't put down and won't soon forget. If you're trying to decide which book to use your credit on, choose this one. One of my best listens of the year (and I listen a lot)!

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  • Kat Ferguson
  • 06-04-18

Very disappointed

The lead female character leaves her husband who loves her more than anything because of her former boyfriends wife. So instead of coming clean herself she decides to leave him, literally with no word to him. People that do stupid crap like this make me sick. So telling her husband the truth is worse than leaving him. The idiots always say “I was trying to protect him”. So the action she chose couldn’t possible hurt him. Disgusting & refuse to listen for another moment.

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  • pcrews
  • 17-07-18

Just didn't care for story.

I will not be looking for this author's next book. The story was just to obviously made up. I didn't connect to it.

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  • Leilah
  • 03-03-18

Awesome!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it was so hard to figure out the "who dunnit?"

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes but the begining had me wondering.

Which scene was your favorite?

too many

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

yes

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  • Kimberly M.
  • 16-09-18

Good story ... Wrong narrator choice

This had a good storyline, although a little predictable. My main fault would have to be with the choice of the narrator. She just didn’t fit the character to me. I am sure she would be a wonderful choice for other books, with an older character. There was some predictable but it still had an unexpected conclusion. It kinda read like a Lifetime Movie.

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