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Summary

Mags Barkworth still suffers the effects of a life-changing tragedy over a decade ago.

She knows her husband loves her. She knows he would never do anything to hurt her, or their daughter. But what if the voice in her head, the one she's pushed away with therapy and anti-depressants, is telling the truth?

What if it's all a lie?

When Tam, their daughter, draws an uncannily detailed picture of a place she's never been, Mags's life starts to unravel. But even in her most paranoid moment, Mags could never have guessed the secret she is destined to uncover.

©2019 Ian W. Sainsbury (P)2019 Tantor

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Interesting storyline

This book had an intriguing beginning but then I got a bit bored, before it picked up again and the last third had me gripped. The storyline was quite horrific because it felt like something like this really could happen (It made me think of a documentary on Netflix about triplets separated at birth)

An interesting first read/listen in 2020

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Science Fiction

I struggled a bit with this one. Audible classify it as a Suspense Thriller. From that perspective it just feels like a silly story. Once I got my head around it actually being a *Science Fiction* Thriller, I managed to upgrade it in my mind to 4 stars, (i.e. a reasonably good story, but still not great literature).

On the positive side, most of the story was a good read and I felt engaged and was looking forward to a good ending that explained everything. I just didn't get what I hoped for when the ending finally came. At least the story wasn't too long.

In brief, this is about Mags Barkworth from London. She's married to Bradley, a high flying Genetic Researcher originally from Boston. They have a daughter, Tam, who keeps going into a trance and drawing incredibly detailed pictures of different buildings. Afterwards she has no memory of what she did.

The story eventually leads onto a serial killer and we feel for those who are threatened by him.

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bloody tip top

I have read and listened to everything this man has written and every book is explosive full of emotion and character, but let's get to this book wow gripping, thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish this is a masterpiece. serious if your a new to Ian's work then welcome this is fantastic book to start with if your a seasoned vet then yes this book is just as good as all the other this man can do no wrong.

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Don't bother!

So when I started this, the premise was interesting and it zipped along at a good pace, you could forgive the slightly hammy writing for wanting to know what happens. Then about halfway through you think to yourself "it won't possibly go there will it? that's just stupid" and yes, it does.

The performance was fine, apart from the one character who sounded like a 20s gangster...

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gripping

loved it.
narrator was good 😁
couldnt stop listening
finished in 2 days, which is unlike me.

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Great story

Really enjoyed listening to this. Great story line, fast moving with interesting twists and well read