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The Dream House

An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller
Narrated by: Annette Chown
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Summary

It’s everything she’s ever wanted...

When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breathtaking views of the sea, I knew Jack and I could make this our forever home.

It may be falling apart with an overgrown garden, but with some tender loving care, we can repair this beautiful building and perhaps our relationship, too...

But the more time I spend renovating our new house, the more time Jack is spending at work.

At least Lori is here to keep me company.

She has her own troubles, yet she always listens to mine.

She’s helping to restore the house, uncovering its secrets one by one.

Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom.

The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room. 

And the fact that Westhill House is a place women used to go to feel safe....

Lori seems to know a lot about Westhill House.

The question is, why?

A gripping, spine-chilling listen brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, or The Woman in the Window then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart best seller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped.

©2019 Jess Ryder (P)2019 Bookouture

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Waste of a credit

As I did not want to waste a credit, I forced myself to listen until the end, in the hope it got better.
I am no feminist but the main characters in this book were so frustrating, to the point I kept shouting out aloud. I had to vent my frustration somehow!
Although the book touches on an important subject matter, it is badly written and weak.
My first and hopefully last negative review.




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Weak storyline

Could have been so much better; but what ruins it from the 1st chapter is the pathetic and unbelievable main character. So the story can not really improve as she is just a bystander throughout. Rest of it is not much better.

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  • Charlotte
  • Dalgety bay, United Kingdom
  • 08-08-19

Sadly narrators lack of emotion left me cold.

It was a great story but the narrators lack of emotion for a story that should have been highly charged made me almost give up a few times. I disliked many of the characters through this and it was not the authors fault. If I hadn't looked up the reviews of the book itself I would have given up. worth a listen if you can spin a little imagination to get over the narrator.

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Not quite 'Absolutely Gripping' but engaging

a different story to the usual thriller, I enjoyed the women's refuge part of the story.

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  • Wl
  • 19-07-19

far fetched and another dumb female protagonist

is all females idiots? its rude. So many female protagonists are dumb and has got no common sense.If a man was displaying similar traits in a book people would say jeez that is farfetched..write stories w believable strong females

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  • jellybeanmau
  • 13-12-19

The Dream House - Jess Ryder What a read & author

It was soo good that 5 minutes after finishing it I bought The Ex Wife!

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  • A. Ingraham
  • 26-11-19

Not sure how I feel about this book!

I just finished listening to this book and I'm on the fence.
I still really don't know why the main characters did what they did.
It wasn't bad, but I think I'm a bit disappointed.

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  • AudaciousMe
  • 28-08-19

A story about "who are you, really" for all the character s

A story where a historical house contains characters that one or more puts violent drawings on the walls under the wall paper that had to be scraped off. How did the drawings get under the wall paper? The main character's inheritance of her parents jewelry and trinkets is stolen. You won't believe when you find out. And historical Kay married to abuser Foxy-does that house serve to save her? Are there bodies buried on site? Ghosts?

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