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Summary

I'm looking for that perfect blend of flavours: the taste that used to be you.

It's been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I've decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I'm coping so well without him - they have no idea what I've been hiding or what I did back then to protect my family. But now that my 14-year-old daughter has confessed a devastating secret, and my husband's killer, who was never caught, has started to write to me, I know it's only a matter of time before the truth about me and what I've done will be revealed.

My name is Saffron Mackleroy and this is my story.

©2013 Dorothy Koomson (P)2013 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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I have really enjoyed the other books I have read/listened to from this author. However, I was disapointed in this one. The story itself is good, but its too drawn out and a bit repetitive. At 15 hours, I think it could have been edited down to 10, then it may have been a 5* read. I must add though that the parent walking on egg shells around a 14-year-old rang absolutely true.

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What made the experience of listening to The Flavours of Love the most enjoyable?

The book gripped me from the beginning. The plot was great and unpredictable. The narration marvelous.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Flavours of Love?

I enjoyed all the book. It is hard to pick out moments. I was never bored.

What does Adjoa Andoh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

AA brings life into the story by acting out all the different voices and moods. She does not just read. She truly brings the characters to life :-)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was not moved by a particular moment in the book. The book is a whole.

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Splendid narration and splendid writing. Thank You D.K and A.A

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Dark, but also an excellent listen

I am a great Dorothy Koomson fan, but having read the other reviews I was unsure about this book. Don't be put off listener, it may be dark, but in my humble opinion, if it was a book it would be 'un-put-downable'.

A certain amount of concentration is required because the story continually steps back to different times 'before that day', so if I was interrupted in my listening I would have to rewind to get back into the right time slot and level of attention, but it was worth it.

The characters are clear, their personalities transparent and recognisable. Sometimes when you think you can guess what someone's up to you are right, which is a nice feeling, but sometimes the plot is a total surprise, which is probably better.

My overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 is just because the story flips back and forth in time, which really needed my full attention, but as I have said before, it was worth it.

As always, Adjoa Andoh's narration was faultless - one of the best performers in the world of audio books.

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I loved this book

This was originally released as The Flavour of Love. I enjoyed it when I read it in 2014. A little annoyed to have purchased the same book twice because there is no mention of this originally released name in the book blurb.

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A Web of life, love, heartache & achievements

Narration was lovely easy to listen too
A story of one womans life, love
A tale of threads of life tangled together for better or worse

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Good plot but too long

I enjoyed the twists and turns of this plot but I had to force myself to continue listening when the plot development got far too detailed for me. I found myself thinking ‘ok got it, move on...’ Don’t usually find myself doing that. Enjoyed the varied well developed characters

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great read...suspend heald ...narrated is my favourite on audible. she always pulls me in to the book.

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Frustrating but enjoyed it!

Great story but I did want to shout at Saffron a few times. the suspense was a killer and the people who did "IT" I least expected. Some very touching issues explored within this story, heartbreaking at times, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A good read

Lots of twists in the story and the narrator was brilliant. Well done, Ms Koomson.

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Good book

Great book to read on holiday and to forget the world a round you!!!! I did See if you can

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