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The Lion's Den

Narrated by: Christine Lakin
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

Six friends on a luxury yacht. Only five are coming back....

A dream vacation turns deadly in this pulse-pounding, twisting revenge thriller set on the Riviera about dark female friendships.

Do you dare step on board The Lion's Den?

Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth.

But when her best friend Summer invites her on a glamorous girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes.

Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once aboard the luxurious yacht The Lion's Den it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

The dream vacation quickly becomes a nightmare as Belle and the handful of other girlfriends Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host and Belle comes to see Summer for what she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Belle soon realises she's going to have to keep her wits about her - and her own secret close to her chest - if she wants to make it off the yacht alive....

©2020 Katherine St. John (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"Gripped me from the first page. This riveting tale of friendship and betrayal is sure to be the breakout hit of the summer." (Kathryn Stockett, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Help

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Lovely Luxurious Mystery Cruise for Lockdown

I have to say I usually stick to audiobooks with UK or Irish narrators but I bought this one without checking as I was longing for a little escapism and this sounded just the ticket ... and it was! I am not great at US accents but this one was very pleseant and put me in mind of characters from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, so I felt right at home!
I want to get my two gripes out of the way first ... Italy in 2020 does not have bathrooms offering complimentary cigarettes ... I have in fact ever been to a "Ladies" ANYWHERE that offers an ornamental display of cigarettes along with the regular soap/hand moisturiser etc .... and the girls smoke them and then put them out on the FLOOR??? What kind of a loo is this ... so luxurious it caters to its guests every need including illegal smoking (as it is forbidden in restaurants/loos in Europe) and yet so downmarket it does not provide ashtrays and the girls are so low class they grind out cigarettes with their heels ... on marble floors in a super expensive restaurant's lavish bathroom???
Second ... Italian police stations do have phones ... wifi and of course mobile phone network coverage ... um rather hard for them to operate without it - and the whole town was without mobile coverage too??? Hmmmm
I think an outage would have helped this whole episode be more credible - but then I suppose it all was rather far fetched ... but if you are looking for escapism I suppose you must also be prepared to suspend disbelief also.
Apart from that I really enjoyed the right riveting yacht ride of it all, with private planes and design your own bikini shops - since travel seems off the menu for the time being, this was just what the doctor ordered.
Narrator was good and whole thing a pleasant interlude much like Nancy Drew meets the Real Housewives ... easy fun listening with glamour, mystery, exotic locations and of course ... MURDER :-)

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Makes you wonder about friendships and who to trust , other than ones guts,but it always works out in the end.

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Engaging and unexpected

This was a really enjoyable read with an interesting and likeable main character, an engaging story and some excellent twists throughout. Would highly recommend

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A book to listen to whilst getting on with other things

This was fairly okay as a listen, good narrator made it possible to finish easily. I could switch it on and do things around the house and not worry about missing anything, because i could pick up the gist very easily if needed. One to use to aid dozing off at night if struggling to sleep and not having to back track too much the next day. Will be used for this again if we have another lockdown, but on the whole okay.

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Wow amazing narrator 💯1 of the best ive ever heard

First of all the narrator was out of this world!👏🏽💯she was made for doing this😊she reads with such ease so a HUGE well done to her and i have now added most o her other books to my wish list🤗 and the author is ALSO brilliant 💯👏🏽Really really enjoyed this book and couldn’t stop listening! Its my kind of perfect story set with a holiday feel, sun and a boat!😁 was a few good twists that i didn’t work out so i love when that happens and you are surprised like that!😱👏🏽💯I really really hope there will be more from this author SOON🙏🏽😊thank you audible once again for another fabulous book! Aswell as a HUGE well done to the narrator and author!!💯💯👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️♥️Xxxxxxxxx