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Summary

"They’re lying," my little stepson whispers, his blue eyes shining with tears as I tuck him into bed for the first time. "They think I’ve forgotten, but I remember everything. I know my mummy is still alive."

My best friend warned me that it was too soon to marry Edward, a widower with an adorable but troubled little boy. She said we were moving too fast. But all I could see was a kind, loving man, struggling with grief, who needed my help.

Yet as storm clouds gather above our small wedding ceremony, my hopes and dreams fall apart. None of my husband’s family turns up to support us. Instead of a honeymoon, we have a quiet night in. My wedding bouquet is placed on his first wife’s grave. And then my new stepson tells me he’s sure his mother is still alive.

What does Noah remember, and why is his father trying to make him forget? Have I been completely wrong about my husband? What happened to the woman who came before me, and how far will he go to stop me finding out the truth?

An utterly gripping, twisty psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.

©2021 Jess Ryder (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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First time I've had a book by this Author

It was a great listen, loved the plot and its twists and turns. Will definitely try another.

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kept me listening

Good characters, good storyline and good twists, didn't know what was going to happen next.

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Brilliant story

This book is an amazing read never a dull pause it kept me enthralled all the way through.

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  • 06-11-21

Sorry that it is over

Great story. I put put the book on every moment I could. Karma definitely came for someone that deserved it.

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  • Marianne Withington
  • 22-11-21

Good Read

Even though I pretty much figured out the plot of this book, I have to say it was an interesting read.

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  • Jessica D.
  • 18-11-21

YES YES YES!!! Loved it!

Well well well, Lilly the main character really was charming and wonderful! I loved the twists and turns. I couldn't get enough! The narrator was AWESOME!

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  • Angela O.
  • 17-11-21

Why so many good ratings?!

This was the least climactic book I have listened to in a long time. There was absolutely no mystery involved. You know what is happening the entire time almost. It is utterly boring. The narrator is not great either.

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  • Ariane M.
  • 01-12-21

Mixed feelings

I was definitely hooked into the story and characters but the main character is dense and made me mad by most of her choices. Overall, not my favorite Jess Ryder novel but not terrible. I guess it was okay. I was half interested, half wanted to get it over with and move on with my life. The story was definitely not as thrilling as expected.

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  • Susan Bright
  • 26-11-21

very good!couldn't stop listening !loved it.

finishihed it in a few listens .kept me wanting to hear mmore.and then the end
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