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Trap Door

Narrated by: Sarah Borges
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Summary

From the international best-selling author of Spare Room comes an unmissable new psychological thriller.

One hundred years ago young women were killed in this workplace.

Is history about to repeat itself?

Rachel, a young woman in serious debt, needs to find a job fast before she’s made homeless. She gets a lucky break when she is offered a great position in a successful company. Then she discovers that the building was once a Victorian sweatshop with a tragic history. Is this why Rachel feels something increasingly sinister?

Soon her new job becomes a living nightmare. Rachel desperately wants out, but she has no other way of escaping her debts. She’s trapped. Then she makes a shocking discovery.

Haunted by the death of others and as the present and past begin to close in, Rachel needs to find answers before she finds herself in grave danger....

What is really going on in her workplace?

And can she ever escape her inner demons?

©2020 Dreda Say Mitchell (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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don't bother with audio. read the book first

my biggest criticism is with the narration
I bought the Kindle book and audiobook. Sarah Borges is reading it. she irritated me so much I had to keep turning off and trying again. if you imagine, in a highly dramatic, atmospheric stage of any plot, the narrator steps up the breathy, dramatic delivery, you can ride with that and connect, following through to the point if relief. But this lady keeps that high pitched tension ALL the way through the book. from page one. it is exhausting. there are no shades in the delivery it's all on tiptoes. no contrast. no shock element.
The second criticism is of the writing. The author repeats herself far too much. "I threw my head back in a gasp" I looked down and felt my chin on my chest etc. all very good strategies in a thrilling story, but should not be repeated. ever!!
The story is good. the plot is good. what stands out in neon lights, is that the writer, though talented, is inexperienced and a bit self-indulgent. it does not deserve the praise it gets. with experience AND A GOOD EDITOR who knows what they are doing (I don't care who they are they, they did not edit this book as they should) she will be worthy.

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Good story

A story to hold your interest, but the reader let it down very badly disappointed.

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  • Schrodingersdeadcat
  • 07-04-20

Excellent narration

It's really sad that people have to be mean, even cruel towards authors and narrators. The narration by the way , is excellent. I heard no "whining " and I'm a pretty good judge of narration as I've been an audible customer for over 10 years.
As for the writing, the premise is fresh, writing is very good, lots of twists and creepiness that you would expect in a book like this. It's s good book and I see nothing wrong. Highly recommended.

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  • MM
  • 18-03-20

Intriguing!!

Keeps interest from beginning to end! Lots of twists and good stuff!! You’ll love it!

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  • sweta
  • 27-02-20

Awful Narrator

The narrator is so Awful she ruins the book. The Story is really good but the Narrator's Whiney voice ruins it. The authour Describes things way too much this kind of writing is not for me

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  • Susan
  • 25-02-20

Couldn’t Put It Down

Great plot with continual action! The narrator adds to the excitement. All together I highly recommend this book!