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Summary

A secret child will tear a small town apart.

Marisa is the town busybody in the affluent suburb of Gledhill in the Hamptons. She gave up everything to be Mrs. Avery Thurston, and now that her twin girls have left home her life lacks a purpose; coffee and gossip with her best friends Elly and Claire are all she has left. 

When Jodi, a vulnerable, pregnant girl turns up on her doorstep, Marisa is quick to act: abandoning hosting duties at the fancy party she’s throwing to come to the young girl’s aid. Marisa realises that this helpless girl might be the answer to her prayers, and Jodi might need someone to care for her baby. 

But Jodi isn’t just an innocent young girl. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well. 

Rather than solving Marisa’s problems, Jodi’s arrival is about to break her life apart....

The Scandal has a twist that will take your breath away. An emotionally charged novel about secrets, affairs, and perfect small towns that will be devoured by fans of Kerry Fisher, Big Little Lies, and The Other Woman.

©2019 Nicola Marsh (P)2019 Bookouture

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  • M
  • 10-08-19

Worth the credit

It was good. Not the best book I’ve listened to, but it was good. I think It may have been better if I had read it. The narration was a little whiny, which is what I’m sure was was going for, but it turned me off a little. Overall the story was good and kept me hooked; I stayed up until 2:00am to finish and usually only listen on my commute.

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  • lisa
  • 31-07-19

Amazing!!!!

What a twist! enjoyed all 4 of the different ladies character development! Didn't know how this would end but it was quite the twist!

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  • Book.Lover 1350
  • 30-07-19

Really bad

The plot is very juvenile and stupid, the writing is very basic, too much explaining, stereotype one dimensional characters and over all really bad.

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  • Susan
  • 21-08-19

Great book

This was such a great read. I highly recommend it! It is suspenseful throughout. Narrator is excellent also.

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  • Ida
  • 10-12-20

Good insight into the lives of rich people

This book held my interest due to two major issues. Who is the father? Who killed the mother? There were several twists and turns in the plot. The ending is completely unexpected. It is an okay book. Easy fun listening in that it does not require a lot analysis or thinking. The narrator mispronounced several words. It was a distraction in that the mispronunciation caused me to think about the mispronounced word instead of listening to the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-20

OK if you can look past narration

The storyline was okay, not great. The narrator's voice is incredibly whiny for every single character - meant to be snooty, I guess? I would have to listen to excerpts multiple times because I would lose focus on the story just thinking of whether or not I could continue listening to the whiny voice. The pronunciation of some words was like nails on a chalkboard. Who says bah-sil for basil and en-visage for envision? If you can get past the horrid narration, it's okay. However, I would not recommend - too many other good options with better narration.

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  • Kimberly Carter
  • 03-05-20

Intriguing

This book was very well conceived and the characters truly flawed and made to live with those flaws. Totally hate when someone gets away with something, but even then it was perfectly played.

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  • Cynthia
  • 12-01-20

Worth it

It was a good read but had a bit of repetitive story line told. Also, if the word "implode" was used one more time, I might have imploded myself.

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  • Sugar With Spice
  • 19-10-19

When setting a Story in America, please use American slang

I liked the overall story. However, what made most of it so unbelievable is the use of so much British slang in an American setting by Americans. The details like the author not comprehending how the American justice and medical systems work make it even more difficult. The premise is good, but she would have done better yo set her story in England among the British upper class.

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  • Mary
  • 28-09-19

Great story

Enjoyed listening, kept me intrigued. The narrative was a little whiny but tolerable. I would recommend it to my friends.