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The Sudden Departure of the Frasers

Narrated by: Julie Teal
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

When Joe and Christy Davenport step behind the Oxford-blue-painted door of their 'forever' home, they believe their dreams have come true. Yet the boxes aren't even unpacked before a series of events leads Christy to become obsessed with the previous occupant, the glamorous, enigmatic Amber Fraser, whose departure from Lime Park Road is shrouded in mystery.

What happened to her? And why are Joe and Christy's attempts at friendship with neighbours met with an unnerving silence?

©2015 Louise Candlish (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Tense, twisty and completely addictive, will keep you guessing right until the end." ( Good Housekeeping)
"Louise Candlish's stories don't shy away from life's more painful and emotional moments." ( Glamour)

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Loved this brilliant book

I really enjoyed everything about this book what a great author. The characters were so well defined and the narration excellent. There were no real twists or dark threads just a story about relationships and obsession. I would recommend this as a great holiday listen. I am enjoying all of this authors books.

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Kept me guessing.

Great story, kept me guessing right to the end. Feel like I have some unanswered questions though.

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Very, very good.

I love this the way Louisd Candlish tells astory. I felt I was there (almost like a neighbour) for every single moment.

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Fab

My first audible book and I loved it! Fantastic story and I'm looking forward to more from Louise Candlish

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Loved it!

Great narration and unusual story. Kept my interest all the way through... interesting characters and a plot that keeps you guessing.

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dissapointed

Excellent book at first well written, holds attention but a terrible ending. faux tension for nothing. Really disappointed feel a bit cheated!

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... Ghastly narration with sarcastic tones. The story was predictable and long winded:( got yo the end .... Just!

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Dreadful

This book was so disappointing. I had previously read Our House by Louise Candlish which was brilliant. But The Sudden Departure of the Frasers is like it is written by a different author. I persevered until chapter 18 but nothing progressed past tittle tattle between a group of housewives in a well off street and one of them having an affair with the next door Neighbour. I don’t often give up with a book but this was dreadful

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Good yarn.

A good story but the voice far too prim for the Amber character. Overall enjoyable.

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Brilliant

Gripping from the very beginning highly recommended well written and excellently performed . Will now look for more of her books