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Get ready for The Undoing, soon to be the most talked about TV of 2020. From the creators of Big Little Lies, The Undoing premieres this autumn starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland. 

A New York Times best seller. 

Grace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage. She is about to publish a book called You Should Have Known, based on her pet theory: women don't value their intuition about what men are really like, leading to serious trouble later on. 

But how well does Grace know her own husband? She is about to find out, and in the place of what she thought she knew, there will be a violent death, a missing husband and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for herself and her child.

©2020 Jean Hanff Korelitz (P)2020 Faber Audio

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"A great psychological thriller...I couldn't put it down." (Daisy Goodwin)

"Gripping...had me in its thrall from page one.... Brilliant." (Metro)

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Colossal waste of time

Utter waste of time. After the discovery of what her husband did there is absolutely NOTHING worth hanging around for. I kept waiting for ‘that moment’ where he reappears in her lake house or something thrilling or exciting happens, but no. Not one single thing. Also, the book is extremely American. Many, many American phrases, references and terminologies used throughout, making it very hard to concentrate on what was actually going on. This author also like to tangent to the extreme, leaving you wondering what the point of the whole paragraph was. I found it completely laborious and a real disappointment, given that I sat it out to the bitter end. Thumbs down.

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Enjoyed this ,

Took me several goes to come to terms with the pronunciation of “Malaga” especially as it is one of the main characters in the book but otherwise 5 stars

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An excellent listen.

I loved this subtle intelligent book. From Grace's smug happy marriage and what she thought was a perfect life to her realisation that nothing was as it seemed.

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such a shame

After watching the first episode of the TV adaption I thought I must read/listen to the book first. Ive manged just shy of 3 hours. The narrator has the most annoying voice I just cant concentrate on the story. Lost the will to carry on listening. I loved the TV adaption so I may read the book at some point...once I can think about it without that woman's voice coming to mind!

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Gripping

Loved this book. I wanted to read/hear it before watching the film. It is fascnating and makes one think how life becomes busy and speeds past but you are not necessarily making the very best of or even understanding or enjoying it as you could. Gripping storyline I couldn't wait for my next listening session.

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1st episode of TV series is better than whole book

I usually love the book more and therefore after seeing the first episode I stopped and read the book. It felt like such a long read with no twists. I never say this but TV series is better. Don't waste your time - watch the show its a lot different but a lot better

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Surprised by how dull it was

Having seen this is a great film with fabulous actors, I thought this would be great. wow...didn't what a disappointment; nothing exciting.Kept thinking something would jump out...but woman gets hurt from two timing husband and then moved away....the end

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