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Summary

Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow.

That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods. With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth. And she will start with Grace Deville. A woman who lives alone in the wood, about whom rumours abound...

©2017 Lesley Pearse (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Gripping

Hreld my interest. Narrater superb . I could visulise the people the places the emotions. I was there. Thank you

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absolutley brilliant.

Main characters Maisey, Duncan and Grace.
A thriller right to the end.
A joy to listen to,
and a book that you will find hard not to listen to in one go.

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Poor compared to other books from the author

i am disappointed. seemed boring and slow vs other books. characters were not developed either.

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engaging and surprising

I couldn't put it down. Some dark content but well written and an enjoyable read.

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  • Sezzy
  • Milton Keynes
  • 14-10-17

Loved it!

I have not yet come across a Lesley Pearse book that I haven’t enjoyed, and this one did not disappoint either. A really interesting story, albeit a bit more gritty and dark than some of her other books. This was my first time listening to an audio book and I have spent most of the last few days with my headphones on as I was so desperate to know what happened next! Really enjoyed this, 5* and would thoroughly recommend.

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5 Stars

Another 5 star story from my favourite author! Loved it! Highly recommend. Would love a follow on book to see what became of the twins Maisy and Duncan!

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terrible

I have read all of Lesley pearses books which I have thoroughly enjoyed but however this book was awful. I am so disappointed. What were you thinking Lesley?

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great story. Lesley Pearse is the best! fantastic

great story. Lesley Pearse is a wonderful storyteller. could not put down this audio. easy relaxing listening

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  • sue2
  • s.yorkshire
  • 01-11-17

brilliant

very enthralling I love reading lesley pearse books. but first time I've done audible, not be the last

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The woman in the wood

Brilliant 😊 another super book by Lesley Pearse . did nt want to put it down

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  • Estee
  • 24-10-17

Slightly disappointed at storyline

I throughly enjoyed the story up to the point when it was discovered that Duncan was missing and revealed that he was physically, emotionally and sexually abused. Didn’t expect the story to take that turn and didn’t like the detail and I actually fast forward over those parts. I only finished the book because of the narrator.
I will be careful to purchase another book from same author but will love to listen to narrator again. Loved her performance.

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  • barbara
  • 19-08-17

The Woman in the Woods

First book I have read/listened to by this author and am hooked. loved it from start to finish and was actually sad when it finished.
Definitely hooked and will be reading more and iwill be watching for new ones. Narration was excellent