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Two for Joy

Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
Series: Isabel Fielding, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

The electrifying sequel to One for Sorrow, by the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Silent Child.

Leah Smith has a new name, a new job and a new home. The sleepy seaside town, Clifton-on-Sea, is a refreshing change from the gloomy moors of Yorkshire. She couldn’t be farther away from her serial killer stalker.

Or so she thinks...

A new name isn’t enough to make her forget her past. Leah must come to terms with the events that occurred at Crowmont Hospital, especially when police discover the mutilated body of a young woman. Leah and Tom struggle with the consequences of their actions on the moors and how they may have led to murder.

While a serial killer is on the loose, Leah throws herself into solving a different puzzle. She meets George, an elderly local man who suffered a heartbreaking childhood. In 1944, when George was just 10 years old, his mother perished in a fire at the family home. His sister, Abigail, went missing during the fire, presumed dead. Abigail’s body was never recovered from the ashes.

Twenty years later, George received a photograph of a young woman bearing a striking resemblance to his sister, Abigail. Perhaps she didn’t die after all.

George is not a well man, and time is running out to uncover what happened to little Abigail. Leah is drawn into the mystery, keen for any distraction from her own troubles. With assistance from George’s grandson, Mark, she vows to help. But even as she immerses herself in George’s tragic past, she can never escape the one name that haunts her nightmares: Isabel Fielding...

©2019 Sarah Denzil (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Save me now! 3 hours of lost time was enough for me!!

Enjoyed the first one and I was looking forward to book 2. Oh how wrong I was!
The narration started to grate on me as her voice seemed to have slowed. The lack of Isabelle’s voice made Leah’s a constant drone.
The story if you can call it that was repetitive. If I heard one more time about doing the Plank exercise or self defence classes .... sorry I had to return.
I did however skip to the epilogue and that didn’t even enthral me to give it an extra star.

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I didn’t like it.

The first book was great and I had my fingers crossed for the second, but my gosh it was tiring. Wanted it to end and I’m glad I made it to the finish.

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Blackborrow Can't Save Denzil!

I've said before that I have a dysfunctional relationship with Sarah Denzil's book, I really enjoyed her stories while recognising some non-trivial flaws in the storylines. This time, I definitely feel short-changed. It's a book that could have done with much more from the author, there is a side story which has some merit and some of the writing is up to scratch. However, the plot feels lazy, too much pure coincidence, this needed the extra hour or two that the first book was given.

The highlight though was an excellent performance by Jasmine Blackborrow. She put these characters out there in fine fashion but even her efforts weren't enough to save it.

If I was being cynical I might suggest that this one was rushed out too quickly to a deadline. It needed some real structural work to make it a worthy follow-up to the original. It's not the worst book in the world but I wouldn't go out of my way to read another by this author now.

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So Good, Throughly Enjoyed

The Plots And Twists Are Captivating
The Narration Is Well Performed
And The End Leaves For A Possibility Of A Third Book But Leaves Me Curious What Sarah Would Call The Third Book If There Was Going To Be One

Thank You For A Wonderful Journey Sarah And Jasmine

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I'm enjoying this interesting book. It has a different turn of events in the story. I really like some of the caricatures, especially the old man George. An inquisitive investigation ❤🙂📚

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not impressed

I read the first book one for sorrow. so wanted to know what happened next. I think i'll keep my memories of the first book and wipe the second one from my memory. i like weird books but this was just too weird for me.

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Fantastic!

I listened to this in one sitting , loved the first book and was thrilled to see this follow on !
Great plot with plenty of twists and turns.

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  • 01-05-19

Enthralling Storyline.

Both books in this series are very intense and so very addictive. The storyline is very graphic at times, but necessary to portray what it could be like being faced with a sociopathic serial killer. The story is well written and progresses at a fast, fluid pace.

Fantastic narration from Jasmine Blackborrow - excellent character differentiation - I will most certainly be looking out for other books narrated by her!

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two for sorrow

just as gripping as the first with twists and turns throughout, the extraordinary things some families experience.

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Two. For Joy

Brilliant book read this (!listened to) twice as I enjoyed it so much will ?site to a third time as well

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  • Buzy_reading
  • 01-08-19

On the run

Protected but not safe. This is how Leah and Tom felt when placed in the witness protection program and given new names. They no longer felt safe from Isabel even after moving away. They had to live like ghosts living outside the lines of society forced to live constantly on the move.

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Jasmine Blackbarrow narrated Two for Joy. Her performance was stunning. I give her a standing ovation. The sound quality and tone was ideal. She really brought this story to life. The British accent was spot on.

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I liked how Leah and Tom behaved suspiciously lending towards a more exciting possibility.
The distraction that was created for Leah’s character was clever and interesting. Although I was a tad disappointed how much time was spent addressing this other plot. I wanted something more substantial from Isabel’s character and her hunt to find Leah. It felt a little anticlimactic with how it was resolved and concluded between Leah and Isabel.
It was still an exciting read especially with Isabel’s point of view.

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  • lazaria lundy
  • 17-06-19

Great #2!

I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS AUTHOR! I truly do! I am now reading each and every one of her books because she is a brilliant writer! She just snayches me up and sucks me in! #3 to come!?....