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The Other Daughter

Narrated by: Katie Villa
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

Nine years ago her daughter was taken. And now she’s back.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink, plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day for all of them. But, in the blink of an eye, it turns into every family’s worst nightmare.

Holly is taken by a stranger and never found.

Nine years later, Rachel is living a quiet life in Dorset. She’s tried to keep things together since the traumatic day when she lost her eldest daughter. She has a new family, a loving partner, and her secrets are locked away in her painful past...until one afternoon when Rachel meets a new school parent Kate and her teenage daughter Bella. 

Rachel’s world is instantly turned upside down - she’s seen Bella before. She’d recognize that face anywhere - it’s her missing child. And she will stop at nothing to get her back...

From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book is for you.

©2019 Shalini Boland (P)2019 Bookouture

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Brilliant!

Another cracker from Shalini Boland and fantastically narrated by Katie Villa. Hope that Shalini is already working on her next novel!

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Absolutely fantastic Again.

I have loved every Book Shalini has written unbelievable yet again, now again I cannot wait for her next book. If you have never read any of Shalini Boland books, they are absolutely fantastic. Edge of my seat all the way through yet again

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I’ve most of Shalini Boland books. But “The Other Daughter”, is so thrilling. Full of twists and turns. I’m at the edge of my seat listening to it. It’s such a breathtaking story. I got confused at the end. I have to go back to it.
But I enjoyed it immensely. Well done Shalini. As the Narrator Katie Villa, she amazing 🌹

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Excellent, riveting story with a huge twist!

I have read a few Shalini Boland books now and this is up there with the best.
There are lots and lots of books out there about missing children (detective novels most of them). This one appears similar to a lot of them in many ways, but in true Shalini style, it has a really novel twist at the end, and ends up turning everything you thought you believed about the book on its head. Suddenly your loyalties, which had all been with the central character, are turned upside down and you end up being sympathetic to a totally different person... Because she turns out to be the perp instead of the victim after all. Can't say any more without spoiling it, but it is very cleverly written.

I only have one issue with Shalini Boland. She's a great writer and I love her exotic name. But when they tell you it's the end of the book and they say "if you enjoyed this book by Shalini Boland..." they always pronounce her name "Shallony" with the emphasis on "shall". Surely this can't be right?! If her parents wanted to call her Shalini then how can it be pronounced Shallony? if her name is Shalini it should be surely pronounced Shal-ee-nee???? It's just basic grammar surely?! Sorry, but I always find it incredibly distracting when reading her books, thinking about this anomaly with her name . I find it so irritating when people spell their names one way and expect everyone to pronounce it a totally different way. Call me pedantic but there you are. It just gets on my tits.

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Wow

Brilliant book. Slightly far fetched at times but an incredible twist!

Would recommend to everyone

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Wow wow wow

Put it this way....I've spent 5 hours 9 mins finishing this book today....cancelling my shopping plans to do so.

Brilliant but also heart wrenching sad twist.

Highly recommend, one of my favourites in a long while.

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I never saw it coming!

A great book with a fantastic twist that I didn't see coming, highly recommended with brilliant narration.
hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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Magnificent read

Brilliant story from beginning to end . I couldn't stop listening. I didn't want it to end.

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Dull and predictable

The story was dull and predictable until an unremarkable “twist” in the last 30-45 minutes. Really disappointing.

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Such a confusing ending

The story was okay, until the last few chapters...I was so confused I had to replay several chunks.
It was also a very flat end to what had been quite a build up.

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  • Lisa Willett
  • 20-10-19

TWIST I NEVER SAW COMING

THIS BOOK WAS GREAT!!!! I LOVE SHALINI AND THIS ONE IS GREAT THE TWIST AT THE END I NEVER SAW COMING!!! WORTH THE CREDIT FOR SURE!!!

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  • Sheere
  • 14-11-19

Best novel yet

Loved all her novels, this is the best one yet. Could not stop listening!! Edge of my seat and wanting a good ending for all

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  • Geraldine Scoleri
  • 12-11-19

Dina S

Ridiculously Awful!!!! What a long winded 90% of nonsense. I usually like this author but I’m asking for my money back!

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  • Mike Thompson
  • 12-12-19

Gripping!

Clear your calendar! This one will keep her guessing and wanting more! The character development is phenomenal!

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  • AnAmazonShopr
  • 10-12-19

WoW!!

Love love love this book! Kept me intrested throughout the whole story... loved all the twists,; just when I thought I knew what was going on bam! You will love this book!

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  • Teelycart
  • 27-11-19

The Other Daughter

Disappointing and predictable, falls apart art the end with the main character just explaining everything.

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  • Rinnie
  • 24-11-19

Boring

A lot of it was repetitive, it was very whiney. The narrator was excellent and she was the only reason I kept listening.

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