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The Liar's Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

A gripping psychological thriller with edge-of-your-seat suspense

Loving husband? Or total stranger? 

When Ella wakes up in a hospital following a hit-and-run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill, and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon....

But Ella has never been married. 

In fact, she has lived alone her whole adult life; working hard, rarely socializing, quietly harboring a terrible secret from her past.

Fear sweeps through Ella when she instantly recognizes the man who enters the ward. He is not her husband, but she knows that she must do as he says and play the part of dutiful wife. What choice does she have? He was there the night of the fire; he knows her secret, too....

Do you absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage. 

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Terrible ending

‘Not too bad’ through out, great twist near the end, but then turns into unbelievable, unbearable romantic tosh.

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Pathetic weak and predicrable

So many riciculous blunders... I was astonished this book had such good reviews- it was literally cringeworthy.
I bought this due to its good reviews... but I seriously cannot understand how anyone thought this was worth listening to .

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Brilliant! Couldn’t stop listening!

This audible book is brilliant! I couldn’t stop listening, every chapter ends with you wanting to know what happens next.!

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wow!

I read a LOT of books in this genre but this had a totally unforeseeable twist at the end!!!! My first Samantha Hayes but definitely not the last.

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very good

started a bit slow but got drawn in, nice twist at the end very good

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What do I say

Really, what do I say. While listening to this book, I could see links from other books. For example Stephen King misery meets sleeping with enemy. Good read, kept me going for 1 sitting.

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Boring and longwinded

I never like to give up on a slow starting book but this one was really hard work
The story had potential but the writing was laboured and meandering
There was an unexpected twist towards the end but then the story petered out disappointingly

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A long drawn out story

Sorry but this was an unessessarily long drawn out story for audio listening. . Even if I had chosen to read it then I would have skipped pages. If it had been shorter and punchier then it would have been excellent . I

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Disappointing

This is one of the most frustrating stories I have had the displeasure of listening to, never before have I wished harm upon a protagonist. The character of Ella is unsympathetic and whiny at best. The only redeeming quality was the narration, it’s the only reason I stuck around for the quite frankly absurd twist.

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brilliant

Couldn't stop listening, a completely gripping story with a good twist at the end. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Rinnie
  • 04-12-18

Leave Already!

Very unrealistic. I hate when the story just gets stupid. She had a million ways out of her situation. I kept rolling my eyes while I listened, not a good sign.

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  • Julia Woody
  • 03-01-19

stupid

The story is so beyond stupid. What a waste of a good credit. Very upsetting.

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  • halloween.mama
  • 01-02-19

Draggy start

I couldn’t stand the nurse at the beginning or the long descriptions or the completely nonsensical thoughts of “Ella Bella”. I didn’t make it more than a few chapters before skipping ahead to chapter 50 just to find out the end and had already guessed half of the twist before it was revealed. Not a fan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-19

Can't Get Through It

I couldn't get through it. Hated the narrator's voice. And if I heard Ella Bella one more time, I might have thrown up. Hated it.

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  • Simone
  • 20-09-19

Turning in Circles

It was an interesting story, I liked it well enough, but you REALLY have to suspend your disbelief if you want to enjoy it.

Without spoiling it too much: She wants to get away, but goes along with him because he has some damning information that might ruin her life…. so she doesn’t really want to get away…. but yet she plots her get-away.

I also figured out who the bad-guy was pretty early on, so the Big Reveal fell flat.

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  • tpwoj
  • 28-01-19

Good twist at the end but barely made it there

The first 90% of the book was so annoying - hard to get through. Good surprise at the end but you have to make it there painstakingly!

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  • Douglas P. Gardner
  • 28-03-19

Run away from this idiotic, pointless book.

This is one of the worst audiobooks I've ever suffered through (ok 40% of the way through). Terrible plot, bland and ludicrous dialogue, a master class in terrible writing.

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  • Leslie
  • 11-01-19

Don't waste a credit

This is the hardest book to listen to. It was going no where fast, and boring as heck. I made myself listen until chapter 20, then just quit. How this book got any good reviews is a mystery to me.

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  • Gaby
  • 15-04-19

waste of time and a credit

I really struggled to finish this. I think I just wanted to see how bad the ending was going to be . The main character Ella is entirely unbelievable. The plot is ridiculous and the ending has so many loose ends that I swear i will never listen to another book by this author again...

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  • weightwatcher
  • 27-03-19

Generally just kinda weird and creepy

It seemed really pretty unbelievable and got really weird and I didn't like the twist at the end at all. Mainly it was just kind of depressing.

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