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The Day the Lies Began

Narrated by: Casey Withoos
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins

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Summary

Big Little Lies meets The Party. Kylie Kaden is the freshest new voice in domestic noir.

'It seemed simple at first - folding one lie over the next. She had become expert at feathering over the cracks to ensure her life appeared the same. But inside, it didn't feel fixed.' 

It happened the day of the Moon Festival. It could have been left behind, they all could have moved on with their lives. But secrets have a habit of rising to the surface, especially in small towns. 

Two couples, four ironclad friendships, the perfect coastal holiday town. With salt-stung houses perched like lifeguards overlooking the shore, Lago Point is the scene of postcards, not crime scenes. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught in their own tangled webs of deceit.

When the truth washes in to their beachside community, so do the judgments: victim or vigilante, who will forgive, who will betray? Not all relationships survive. Nor do all residents.

©2019 Kylie Kaden (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • lisa
  • 16-09-19

good but mixed feelings

The story was well thought out, the characters deeply developed, I feel like I have known them forever.
mixed feelings, YOU have to pay attention very closely at the start. I actually was going to return this book because I just couldn't figure out what was going on several chapters in. Instead I decided to restart the whole book and paid careful attention when listening to it. After the beginning it's much easier to follow and flows pretty good. It is actually a great book and after the confusing beginning I am glad I stuck with it because I enjoyed it very much!

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  • Sarah R Donnelly
  • 08-10-19

I had a hard time following this book.

I don’t know if I was distracted, fell asleep, or spaced out on all of the important parts. I liked the book at first. After about an hour of listening I became confused and remained that way for the remainder of the story. I will return this book. I feel like it was fine for some background noise but that’s it.

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  • Sheryl Griffin
  • 18-10-19

Surprise Ending

The story started off slow with lots of details to keep track of but before midway I was hooked. Very well written and read! A surprise ending and by the end I felt I personally knew each character.

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  • Mi. Li.
  • 06-11-19

I just couldn’t get into it

I was extremely confused for several chapters, on who was who and how they related. Maybe I fell asleep and missed something important?

1. I enjoyed the voice of the narrator and would happily listen to her read another book. However, this story is narrated in third-person limited (I believe), with lots of “head hopping” - and when you add on that there is only one narrator for at least four, main, adult characters (two female, two male)...well, it is probably hard to pull that off. It was often unclear who was speaking or thinking. I really don’t think the narrator should be faulted for this; but for me, in this story, it just didn’t work.

2. I would like to applaud the author for writing about a difficult topic in a clear and sensitive way, and not drawing it out more than what was necessary for the reader/listener to understand.

3. This may be a very good book to read, but I can not recommend it as an audiobook.

4. I’ll still look for more titles by this author and stories read by this narrator.

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  • Lisa McWilliams
  • 24-10-19

Spellbinding

Another one I didn’t want to turn off !! 😄
Great twists and great narrator!! Highly recommend