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The Rumour

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Rumour by Lesley Kara.

A casual comment.

There's a killer among us.

That's all it takes.

She stabbed little Robbie Harris.

To change a life - 

She's living under a new name.

For ever.

She's reformed. So they say...

Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word.

©2018 Lesley Kara (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page." (Paula Hawkins, number one best-selling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

"A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence." (Fiona Barton, best-selling author of The Widow and The Child

"An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming! Everyone is going to be talking about The Rumour." (Shari Lapena, best-selling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House

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kept me listening

I really liked it. had no reviews so I went on the title and description as I do at times. bit predictable. or I always guess the killer to soon out of habit. but really enjoyed this book.
listened to it everyday. parts even made me sad.

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Excellent

Excellent story, great twist(s).
The pace is relentless, well drawn characters, deserves to be a huge hit.

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Never saw the ending coming !!

Brilliant book ! Found myself shouting at the lead character a few times ! Great story line and kept you guessing all the time !

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Slow and a bit...dull

I got sucked in by the hype...and it didn't live up to it. It is very slow going, it didn't engage or grip me much and I guessed the child murderer v early on but it was so obvious I thought 'no it can't be that easy to work out, surely?' It was. As was the lazy twist at the end. Disappointed.

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incredible

listening to this book after hearing the author talk. loved it. the twist is incredible!!

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disturbingly compelling

recommended on Instagram- they were right - a real page Turner. I listened to it in one day!

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Predictable and boring

Had high hopes for this after the reviews - but it was boring, narration was bland and the outcome - which I never try to guess as I enjoy the journey was blatantly obvious very early on.
Waste of a credit

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Gripping!

Had me guessing all the way through. such a good twist at the end. Recommend

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Worth A Credit, Well Read

As these thrillers go this is quite good. The plot is a bit daft at the end but it's well read and worth a credit.

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Boring, predictable and a bit silly

I had high hopes of this book but actually found it to be a very tedious 7plus hours. In retrospect, I should have given up after I guessed the plot about 50 minutes in. This book moved very slowly with lots of tedious dialogue and details of small children's day to day lives. The main characters were very one dimensional and there were so many superfluous women involved in the rumor I lost track of who they were. I had no sense of Joanna or her partner (who had a very strange voice) they were very one dimensional. Really very little happens throughout the book just the repetition of the rumor among the community. Very disappointing and the end was particularly silly.

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  • Jules
  • 14-02-19

Excellent book

Way better than “ Girl on the Train “ , this book is excellent from beginning to end, the story is brilliant and the narration equally as good, I wish Lesley Kara had more books available for me to listen to, I am surethis will be made into a film , so read/ listen to the the book first as the book is always better than the film..