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Summary

A Richard & Judy Book-Club pick

The incredible new break-out thriller from the Sunday Times best-selling author. 

Shortlisted for the Irish Crime Book Awards 2021

Ingrid will never forget what John did.

The people he hurt. The way he lied about it so easily. The way she defended him.

Now he’s back.

He says a murderer is after her. He says only he can protect her.

Would you trust him? 

The clock is ticking for Ingrid to decide. Because the killer is ready to strike again.

©2021 Jane Casey (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Cool, accomplished, compulsive." (Cara Hunter)

"A truly masterly thriller." (Liz Nugent) 

"Tense and well-plotted." (Harriet Tyce) 

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I did enjoy it…

but. I didn’t like Ingrid! And I absolutely cannot bear emails, texts, DMs or tweets in audiobooks! It’s so annoying hearing them. In a book you would only concentrate on the pertinent parts and skip over the unnecessary bits. That’s just me. I do enjoy this author.

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Hmmmmm

Like others have written I ordered the book thinking it was the next in her usual detective series which I love. Nearly gave up bout third in so bored. Then I got hooked but just how stupid is Ingrid? I also knew who was guilty (noone else it cud be no other character) but not sure why she revealed her hand when alone in a remote location with the killers!!! Had Caseys usual obession with the 'tough attractive woman' who has to wear no make up to prove she is serious!!! Oh and 'forgets to eat' to show she is really into her investigation (who does that in real life)... Not her best Ingrid is too clever for her own good on one hand but really really stupid about her personal safety... Meh...

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Okay..

I love the Maeve Kerrigan books so thought I’d give this a go. The story itself is good with interesting twists and turns, but the main character isn’t at all likeable which can make it hard to really get into the story.

The reader sounds bored and does pretty much the same voice/accent for everyone except the main character. Also listening to email back and forths and police interviews is very repetitive and confusing on an audiobook. If you had a physical book it would be easy to skim those parts but having to listen to the individual email addresses/names/initials being read out constantly is monotonous.

I would recommend this, but in physical book form. Use your audible credit for something else.

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Good book

Narration very irritating when exploring the court cases and the conversations between the different parties. Very repetitive .. KC.. IL . Otherwise the story is good,

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Okay

I have every book Jane Casey has written. I love the Meave Kerrigan series. Consequently, I expected to love this too. Sadly, that isn’t the case. It is well written of course and well narrated, but by the last 20% or so, I found I was past caring. A final thread was tied-up in the last couple of chapters. By then, I just wanted it to end and, despite persevering throughout the book, I had lost interest and didn’t concentrate enough to know who did what to whom. I usually return a book if I’m not enjoying it. Not sure why I didn’t in this case. I see some other reviewers were not keen on the narrators style. I actually think it is spot on for the main characters whose voice tells us the story.

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Brilliant book

Really enjoyed this book. Loads of twists and turns and interesting and unusual characters. Well worth a credit 😄

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Wow

What a fantastic novel.
Could not stop listening to it once I started.
A very clever story which keeps you wanted to hear more

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Absolutely dreadful

I had really high hopes for this book, having listened to all the Maeve Kerrigan series and loving them. The storyline in this book was absolute nonsense and seemed never ending. Very disappointing and a waste of my cherished Audible credit.

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Stand Alone Casey novel

Don’t be put off by the negative reviews, like I really nearly was!! People seemed cross that it wasn’t a Meave Carrigan novel. It isn’t, but it’s just as good!
The emails don’t work as well with audible but we have to remember that authors write books to be read - not to be read
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Disappointing

Like others I love the Maeve Kerrigan series and had high hopes of this one. Everything about it needed editing IMO and the narration was sometimes dull and lifeless. All the police had ‘you’re nicked son’ accents which grated on me. Constantly I had to go back to check the plot as I thought I had missed something but I hadn’t. It was just characters behaving like nitwits.

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  • 03-07-21

Very good!

Excellent narration and a great story, with lots of twists to keep you guessing (definitely didn't feel like 13.5 hrs) - well done Jane Casey!


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  • 25-06-21

read too slowly

too many pauzes. I ended up lustening at 1.4 speed. good story though . nothing wrong with the voice performance. Just too slow.