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The Dilemma

By: B A Paris
Narrated by: Beth Eyre, Peter Noble
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

The million-copy best-selling author returns with another breath-taking book....

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia, so he’s secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy, so excited - and the guests are about to arrive.

The Dilemma - how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?

One day that will change a family forever, The Dilemma is the breathtaking, heartbreaking new novel from the million-copy-selling Sunday Times best seller BA Paris.

©2020 B A Paris (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"An addictive new voice in suspense fiction." (Sophie Hannah)

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Agonising and repetitive

Great performances but wasted on a desperately weak story. Characters were illogical and downright boring

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A little bit disappointing.

I have loved all of this authors other books and was looking forward to this one.
I was a little disappointed, 2 very selfish parents who are actually over the top obsessed with their 'perfect' daughter Marnie, who turns out not to be so perfect after all! Felt sorry for the son as it was like he may as well not have existed.
By the end of the book I was sick of hearing the name 'Marnie'
Good plot, but dragged on. Could have been a lot better if the characters were more likeable!

I thought it was odd that it couldn't have just been a lavish 40th party Livia wanted and planned for herself, nothing strange about that, plenty of people do it, but the whole 'party she had dreamed of every day for the past 20 years' and it being 'her special day' and 'the wedding she never had' it was unnecessary and a little pathetic. if you want a 40th party, have one!

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Frustrating

Listening to this novel is like watching a car-crash in slow motion; 9 hours of frame-by-frame torture. You know it’s going to happen, you don’t want to see it but, you just can’t look away

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Not B A Paris best work

So if you’ve read the other books by B A Paris you’ll see why my title is relevant

This wasn’t a bad listen but where is the fast paced drama, the thrill, the twists that usually happen? A little disappointed i am not going to lie! I was waiting for this big thing to come and it just didn’t. Very dragged out about the main “plot”

Do read/listen to the others though they’re amazing!! Especially the breakdown & the one with the yellow cover!

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