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Summary

Kit Mason has lived a life of unimaginable pain. An ex-prostitute, she has fled the clutches of an abusive pimp and now finds herself living hand to mouth in a new city, without anyone to help her.

Frances Thornton seems to be living the perfect life. A lawyer from a privileged background, her perfect façade hides the painful secrets that still haunt her.

Brought together by their attempts to conquer their addictions in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, the two women strike up an unlikely friendship.

But can they find strength in each other - or will the demons of their past catch up with them?

©2014 Angela Marsons (P)2016 Bookouture

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  • Linn
  • London, London, United Kingdom
  • 05-10-16

Beautiful and touching

Being a great fan of the Detective Kim series, I was excited to pick up this book. Though it couldn't be further from that series, it was just as brilliantly written and the story held a nice pace with many twists and layers. I'm an Angela Marsens fan for real!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely superb!

Heart rendering story, so well written, tugs at the heart strings! A must read, what more can I say!!

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  • Lotus
  • PERTH, United Kingdom
  • 13-02-17

Compelling

After devouring the Kim Stone series I was keen to try anything else by Angela Marsons and was not disappointed although it is not something I would have picked without the previous connection. I felt one of the players was a bit hard on Kit given the circumstances but otherwise it was a totally compelling story I could stop listening too.

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Refreshing and surprisingly inspiring

I found this book in the Crime/thriller section not sure what its doing there. I do not think the cover or title reflect the story.However I found this story surprisingly intriguing and inspiring. The author addresses complex social subjects with sensitivity and insight. I particularly enjoyed the feminist undertones. Most of all I am very impressed that the typical clinched ending was avoided.I found this book genuinely inspiring.

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Brilliant

Couldn't put this book down. Great story. Brill from start to finish. Didn't want it to end

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don't bother!

awful, full of clichés, flat one dimensional characters, saccarin like narration was unbearable in parts. the author used phrases from another of her novels and very similar themes. not worth the money

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Disappointing

i enjoyed this book. It was a nice story, nothing nail biting and exciting but very enjoyable. Narrator was really good. The problem for me was I thought I still had loads to listen to when the book ended. I checked I had not missed chapters but no I had heard them all. Nothing came together at the end. I was left high and dry with no idea of the outcome of the characters. Feeling cheated after enjoying what had been written I would not recommend this book. maybe the author will finish it one day.

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Emotional journey beautifully told

Angela Marsons books are wonderful. Such a detailed story told with real emotion which in turn send me into an emotional rollercoaster. The two characters couldn’t be more different but loved they found friendship.

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This was the first book without Kim Stone. However I found this one was just has addictive, they weren't kidding when they said an "emotional roller-coaster" The narrator was very effective .

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S very enjoyable book

How nice the story of two lives so different coming together really enjoyed this book

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  • Wayne
  • 08-07-17

Disappointed!

There are 8 Angela Marsons audio books available of which six are in the outstanding Detective Kim Stone series which are all 5 star suspense mysteries. The Forgotten Woman is contemporary fiction. British author Angela Marsons should stick to the mystery/thriller genre.

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  • MAM
  • 25-10-18

Depressingly redundant

This was sooo redundant with descriptions of settings and women whining or being sooo dumb. I could not listen to anything past the 3rd Chapeter.

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  • MzCarrie
  • 09-08-18

So surprised

I loved this book! It's not my normal genre of murder mysteries but I was in between books and this author is one of my faves. I spent the credit and I'm so glad I did. This book is about 2 women from opposite sides of the tracks but have a common bond that seals their friendship. I didn't want to stop listening! The narrator was excellent also!

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  • Carey
  • 03-07-18

Couldn’t put it down!

A suspenseful tale about adversity, triumph, love and friendship! This book is hands down my favorite by Angela Marsons.

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  • Dickie
  • 07-12-17

I'm hooked

I now can't get enough of Angela Marsons but will have to wait for more! I only they I had not survived her sooner. I went with the"name brand" authors who are great but Ms Marsons depth and emotional realism are not comparable. Alison Campbell is just as good so I will pass the time waiting by listening to more books she narrates.

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  • Patti
  • 03-12-17

Very realistic

I found the characters to be very well-developed. They battle with alcoholism in a way that is realistic and overall it was an entertaining book

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  • Peter J. Hanlon
  • 05-07-17

Not what I was expecting

Would you try another book from Angela Marsons and/or Alison Campbell?

Yes

What could Angela Marsons have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It was too obvious- the whole story. It was unbelievable that Kit changed her life so quickly- wasn't there a waiting list to get in at the half way house? Every plot seemed very amateurish. It seemed like it was written by a high school student in an advanced writing class.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing

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  • Ineet Nosnod
  • 04-05-17

I Managed to Finish

I didn't love it . Too much going on. Narator ok; maybe I'd like the story better if I'd read it.

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  • Robert
  • 15-07-18

A Really Good Book

The characterization and narrative of this book are outstanding. This story is both entertaining and thought provoking.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful