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Summary

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown - this must-listen psychological thriller, perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, will leave you guessing until the very end. Don't miss the bonus interview with Tess Sharpe, exclusive to the audiobook! 

As an ex con artist, Nora has always got herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she's taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn't have an escape plan....

Meet Nora. Also known as Rebecca, Samantha, Haley, Katie and Ashley - the girls she's been.

Nora didn't choose a life of deception - she was born into it. As the daughter of a con artist who targeted criminal men, Nora always had to play a part. But when her mother fell for one of the men instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con herself: escape.

For five years Nora's been playing at normal - but things are far from it when she finds herself held at gunpoint in the middle of a bank heist, along with Wes (her ex-boyfriend) and Iris (her secret new girlfriend and mutual friend of Wes...awkward). Now it will take all of Nora's con artistry skills to get them out alive. 

Because the gunmen have no idea who she really is - that girl has been in hiding for far too long....

©2021 Tess Sharpe (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Brilliant page turner!

I loved this book so much! It is so clever and well thought through. I loved the characters and how they differ from each other. The themes of the book are well established and portrayed. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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was hooked from the start

I really enjoyed this book.looking forward to more from this author.Hooked from the start to finish

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Genius and gripping

I absolutely loved The Girls I’ve Been. Both the story and the audio version were absolutely on point, poignant and totally gripping.
It lost a bit on edge-sitting atmosphere towards the end but the conclusion was very good nonetheless and the story touched so many important and timely issues. Definitely recommended!

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Best book I’ve ever read

This book os incredible Tess sSharpe is an amazing author and needs to make more books. The book is narrated by her which makes it even better as she knows how to characters are supposed to sound. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!

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Great story - 4.5 stars

Great story! Bought the book for the morally grey bi character, stayed for the story.

I didn't not realise this was YA book when I bought it. Part of me felt that the story would work better if the main characters were older (I assumed they were until I realised their teens).

The book covers a range of important topics in an engaging and thrilling story. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the author's narration. Looking forward to the future books from the author.

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Exciting, fun and aware.

A clever YA thriller where past merges into present in a natural cause and consequence but still with twists and surprises.
Excellent character creation, each of the main group are quirky, emotional and flawed enough for us to care.