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Summary

What was my sister doing standing over Florence’s cot in the middle of the night?

I trust my sister, Carrie, with my daughter’s life.

But then she’s accused of a terrible crime.

Carrie lives under our roof, she pushes my daughter on the swings, she takes her out for ice cream.

You might ask, why do I let her? Why would I risk my darling baby? How could I let my sister stay?

Because I have a dangerous secret, too. One that only Carrie knows about. And if that secret gets out, I could lose my little girl....

A completely gripping rollercoaster of a listen about the darkness families hide behind closed doors. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on The Girl She Wanted.

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Easy Domestic Thriller

Easy to follow, pleasant, domestic thriller, told from the perspective of a young mother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The downside being perhaps that it lacks dramatic twists-and-turns all the way through and the ending is not so satisfying. . . . . . . . . Her older sister is a nurse, and is under investigation for the deaths of two patients at the hospital where she works. The suspense is built around whether the older sister be trusted to be living in same house as the younger sister's one-year-old baby. In my view, quite a good book, but K L Slater has written better. The reading by Kristin Atherton however, is top notch.

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Alexa

I would think that authors would now realise not to name a main character ALEXA my tablet Alexa drove me nuts. .. Return book un read!!!!!

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Excellent read

Really enjoyed this book. Kept your interest from start to finish. Narration also very good

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Great listen

Such a good listen, kept me awake as kept on extending to another 30 minutes. Great story, kept me hooked until finished.

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excellent narration

loved it and the last chapter melted my heart. brilliant and great story would recommend

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Great

Loved this book, I didn't see the twist coming at the end. Great listen, lovely in character voice xx

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Alexa!

Fantastic listen but come on, you can't have an audiobook where the protagonist is called Alexa. Turn off all your smart devices and enjoy the wonderful book.

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Great read narrator excellent story brilliant with a few twists and turns

Great listen the narrator is excellent. The story had a few twists and turns. All in all a great listen

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Interesting twists all the way through, did they didn't they..... Would definitely reccomed a listen

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Good ending but a bit slow

I did enjoy this but it wasn’t gripping enough to want to get back to it. It was a slow starter with characters that were a little annoying. However I thought everything came together well and it was tied up neatly!

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  • Wendi
  • 11-01-21

Well Done!

The new KL Slater was of course, listened to voraciously in one night by yours truly. A fan of her work, I find most of her audiobooks impossible to stop listening to. This was no exception. Wife and husband have one year old baby. Wife's sister is outstaying her welcome as a guest of the household. Wife's sister seems to be in a whole lot of trouble. And things aren't looking up for her at all. KL Slater is maturing as a writer. If you read her newer books, you'll find a lot more character development, and many more facets to the mystery. The twists are surprising and the characters are likable. The only criticism I have is that she lets the story drag on too long. There are too many chapters in 'The Girl She Wanted' which have been written after the denouement. However, it's a very enjoyable book nonetheless. Great stuff! -Wendi

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  • Elizabeth
  • 01-01-21

Very good. Clean.

I love KL slater’s writing.she writes people so perfectly. The only thing i didn’t love about this book was that it took a little too long to get into the suspense and intricacies of the plot. At first it seemed it was a simple “did she or didn’t she and how is this couple going to get past this. Eventually Slater’s craft showed itself as the reader develops more questions and more mysteries unfold. Be patient and you will enjoy this story. If you like stories to wrap up nicely at the end you’ll like this because Slater does not end the story abruptly as many authors do these days. You get closure on all of the characters and story lines. Perhaps a little too much time at the end doing this, but nice nonetheless. Looking forward to her next book.

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  • Andrea Dethmers
  • 19-01-21

Really good

I really liked this book. I figured out or suspected a few things early on but it got better and better. It def. kept me on the edge and I couldn’t stop listening!