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  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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The Wife Before Me

By: Laura Elliot
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Summary

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other.

Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

A totally breathtaking pause-resister about the darker side of love and what really goes on behind closed doors. This audiobook will have you gripped from the very first moment until the dramatic final twist.

©2018 Laura Elliot (P)2018 Bookouture

Critic reviews

"Entertaining and highly thought-provoking." (Closer Magazine)

"This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty." (Irish Independent)

"This well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives." (The Irish Times)

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Loved it

I’ve never written a review before, but I nearly got put off listening to this book as I read the review of someone who didn’t like it. I LOVED it! Great characters, totally believable development of toxic relationships and great story. It gave me an insight I hadn’t had before about the insidious manipulation of a person’s identity and sanity which make them feel powerless and unable to leave a relationship despite its destructive or deadly threat to their well-being. I also liked the love from beyond the grave which all of us who have lost someone very close have felt in some way. The performances were faultless and I couldn’t stop listening. Brilliant book.

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Very Deep

This book is probably one of the best I've listened to .very emotional read

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Excellent all round.

What an amazing, sensitive and almost spiritual story that kept me horrified and enthralled. This is a brilliantly told story of abuse and love. I could not stop listening at every opportunity.

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Fantastic Read

Got me gripped from the start. Fabulous book highly recommend with twist after twist and narration was excellent.

After this going to get other books from Laura Elliot.

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Grippingly Amazing

This book is not for the faint hearted, as it gives detailed accounts of emotional and domestic abuse. The story is gripping and you will the victors forward and grimance at the offenders delivery and boldness. Well done Ms Elliot

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Hooked from the start!

What a gripping story. Well written, and read, the characters were believable and the emotions raw. Loved every bit

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Excellent

Best audiobook I have listened to. Believable characters and tension building all the way through.

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great and intriguing from start to end

Great and intriguing book from start to end. It is a great book. It is a good story and it is an eye-opener. Highly recommended listening story.

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A bit of a slow start

I read mixed reviews but still wanted to give it a go. I agree that it was slow to gather some traction but overall I enjoyed the story and the twists and turns once my interest was
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gripping

this will be a hit on netflix if they decide to do a limited series.
such a great story brilliantly written and read

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