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The Spinster Wife

Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

In this suspenseful novel, bestselling author Christina McKenna questions whether anyone can ever truly be free of the darkness within us all.

Rita-Mae has lived in fear for as long as she can remember. Fear of being alone, fear of her past and, above all, fear of her husband, Harry. Until she spots an advertisement for a vacant cottage in a small town in Northern Ireland. She makes her escape filled with hope, ready to start a new life in a new home, free from the pain of her past. But her place of refuge may not be as safe - or as anonymous - as she thought.

In another small town, Dorrie wakes up unaware of where she is or how she got there. Adrift in a world for which she has no explanation, she needs to find answers quickly - before her shadowy past catches up with her.

Walled in by secrets and with no one to trust, both Rita-Mae and Dorrie are unsure how to move forward. Can each woman face her inner demons and confront a menacing presence from the past once and for all? Or will the past unravel their second chance at life?

©2017 Christina McKenna (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Did not work for me

I found this book frustrating and annoying. The storyline is unrelentingly negative. Additionally, it frequently stretches the suspension of disbelief well beyond breaking point. I persevered with it until about 3/4 through but, as it went on, in my estimation, it got worse! I won’t finish it. Instead, I’ll just delete it from my library.

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The story is good. The reader has a pretty voice but the repetitive rhythm that she uses is extremely off putting so much so that I almost had to abandon the book.

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  • 26-05-20

I couldn't get through the third chapter....

The Voice....that is all I can say. I wanted to get to the point in the book where I became accustomed to the narrator's voice and it didn't phase me, however, I could not!

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  • mikaya strickling
  • 16-09-19

Speechless

This book accomplished what all novels set to do and that is to hang in the readers mind long after you have read or listen to it. It’s goal was accomplished with me. I will sleep tonight thinking about Rita, Dory, Bram, Lenny and Harry.

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  • Christine Richotte
  • 07-09-19

Eye opener

The first few minutes I had to adjust to the speakers voice and accent. I’m so glad I stuck with it, what a captivating novel!

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  • joseph d clougherty
  • 02-12-17

Enjoyed

Very much enjoyed listening to this book. Kept me in suspense from the start. Will down load this author again.

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  • 03-11-17

wickedly twisted

Lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed the story and had thought I could predict the ending, but was wrong.

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  • TK
  • 13-08-19

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The characters at time were not believable. Overall, the concept was good but at times were slow too get too the point.

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  • 30-03-19

VERY drawn out!

This is very dull. confusing. The plot is not coming together. Not very engaging. Dragging.

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  • Aoife
  • 29-07-18

woeful performance

Alana Kerr Collins over dramatized her narration so much I couldn't listen for more than 6 minutes. It was cringeworthy. I got so annoyed by it, I marked the book as finished and tried to delete it from my phone. total waist of money never mind the 6 minutes of my life that I won't get back.