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Summary

Congratulations, someone wants you dead.

When Marianne's husband, Greg, is knocked off his bike and killed on the way to work, she must unpick the life he left behind. Numb with grief, Marianne consoles herself by scouring Greg's laptop, finding comfort in reading his old emails and tracing his footsteps across the web. Until one day, she discovers that he had been accessing the dark web. Why was Greg, a principled charity worker and dedicated husband, logging on to a website that showcases the worst of humanity's cruel impulses and where anything is available for a price? Marianne steels herself and logs on. After tentative searching, she discovers her name on a hit list.

In this fast-paced, powerful and exceptionally plotted novel, Marianne must figure out whether Greg was trying to protect her or whether he was complicit in the conspiracy for her murder. As she is pulled deeper into the depths of the underworld that Greg was seemingly hostage to, she gets closer and closer to coming face to face with Sam - the assassin hired to kill her. The dark truths that Marianne uncovers speak volumes about the dark underbelly of our society and forces us to question how far we would go to protect those we care most about.

©2020 Holly Seddon (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Giving up!

I was really looking forward to this, from the summary it sounded really promising, but unfortunately I am going to give up and return it.

The main character is dull, boring and feels far to sorry for herself! There is just no get up and go to her, and its just dragging the whole story down. She is making me feel depressed and miserable listening to it.
I cant tell if she is happy, angry, scared, nervous because her self pity and misery is overshadowing everything. No wonder someone wants her dead, to put her out of her misery


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Great content and premise listened to it avidly now I need to read her other books

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The Hit List

Enjoyed this , full of twists and turns untill the last chapter. Well narrated by a host of people who brought each character to life.

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Really good listen

This is the third Holly Seddon I have read any have enjoyed them all. She is able to create interesting and unusual plots which keep the listener gripped. This book took a while to get into and I almost gave up but stuck with it and glad that I did. The narration was very good and to see things from Marianne and Sam's perspective was interesting. I would say that the end was a bit disappointing and took some believing, but overall a good listen.

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  • Margie Vicknair-Pray
  • 26-05-21

Unexpected developments and sad realities

Interesting, if somewhat depressing, story of how things can go so, so wrong for 'good' people.

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  • Leisha
  • 20-01-21

Good but ...

If the story and narration were a colour it would very grey. I kept listening as it really is a good story and I was curious as to what happens but I did struggle a bit with the tone and flat pace. Unfortunatly I couldnt bond with the characters so I fazed off a bit in parts but I did finish it but not memorable