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The Other Mother

Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Three troubled women. One deadly secret. 

Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire. However, when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered. 

Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives, but behind closed doors, things are not as they seem. 

All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered, and one of the women is to blame. But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago? 

As secrets from their past begin to surface, it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights....

©2017 J. A. Baker (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd
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Lots of emotions raised

Nearly gave up on this book as l found it difficult to follow initially but so glad l didn’t l found Lizzie a bit annoying and often wanted to shake her from being the victim and accepting her fate not sure if this was what the author intended however; Erica and Beverly were always In the frame as the bad guys and l thought very plausible- this is only y second audible book and lm very pleased with my choice

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struggled

took me 2 attempts to listen to this book, and I don't think it was the story so much as the narration. I struggled to recognise the characters as they all sounded the same...females that is. So it made a difficult listen. Glad I made it to the end as I liked it.

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Was an ok book!

I found it really hard to get into because I didn’t like the narrators voice. Felt she sang the book. Found it infuriating. Continued with it and quite enjoyed the story and wanted to see how it would end.

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Intriguing Story

An excellent story that kept me captivated the whole time. What a fantastic read. Worth a listen.

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It’s okay

It’s okay...the characters aren’t really very likeable which will generally put me off. I did listen to the end and I was interested to see where it was going but on the whole glad I’m got it on an offer, otherwise I might have turned it off and got a refund of my credit. I love a good thriller but the characters really didn’t engage me - I wasn’t rooting for anyone or care especially what happened.

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  • 18-07-18

Superb narration

This is a great book but even if it wasn’t - the narrator is spot on!!

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  • lil' old me
  • 19-04-18

Blown Away. incredible Writing.

This is the first book of hers I've read, and I'm glad I picked it. Wow. The writing is superb, and the characters well-fluffed out from a couple different points of view. I found myself re-reading a few chapters to make sure I was on the right track of the story. It's very smart, page by page. I was slightly disappointed by not knowing the ending of one character. But it was minor compared to the rest of this awesome and super-psyche-shifting thriller.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 02-05-18

Shallow and annoying

Blech. I didn't like the characters. The plot was flimsy, and I found it impossible to sink my teeth into the story. The narrator was terrible - borderline obnoxious. Three chapters left and I gave up.

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  • cindy
  • 23-04-18

The narration was stellar

The story was decent although I lost thread of the characters a couple times and had to back up and listen again.
The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices and really made them come to life
I did find the Lissy character a bit of a wimp and kept yelling at her to get a backbone