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The Facts of Life and Death

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

"’Call your mother.’

'What do I say?'

‘Say goodbye.’”

This is how it begins. Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder.

Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of divorce. Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first...

©2014 Belinda Bauer (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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Best book I've listened to for a long, long time

Cant fault Belinda Bauer this book had everything. The plot was gripping, so believable. The narrator read the story perfectly. Couldn't stop listening to it until it finished. Can't recommend it highly enough. Brilliant,

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Brilliant

Although I deducted the identity of the killer early on, it did not spoil my enjoy of the novel. I have read most of the authors' book and have never been disappointed. They are well written and descriptive.

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Meh...

Downloaded this after hearing good things but nothing special really. Was a pretty hard slog to be honest and it took me 2 or 3 attempts to get into it and that was only because I'd had it too long to return. On the plus side the author does a good job of making you feel for Ruby due to the lack of decent parenting and for the most part being generally let down by the adults in her life. Predictable ending though. 6/10.

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Engaging story

Really engaging story with humour and scares throughout, exciting listening that had you cheering for brave Ruby. Would read a book by this author again. The reader was also engaging.

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Loved it!

Well narrated and a great story, love Belindas books, there is always a breath holding moment and this was no different.