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Summary

From the outside, the house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect, and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous, devoted mother and two beautiful children. A perfect family, in a perfect house, living their perfect lives. 

But perfect surfaces can hide dark undercurrents, and behind closed doors lies a very different story. Teenager Zane and his younger sister, Britt, are terrorised by their violent father and dysfunctional mother. Too afraid to speak out, Zane does his best to protect his sister and counts the days until they can finally be free.  

One dark, brutal night when their father's temper takes a horrifying turn for the worse, the perfect façade is exposed for the lie it is, and Zane and Britt manage to escape. With the help of their beloved aunt, they rebuild their lives a day at a time, creating new families and putting their past behind them. But a childhood like that can cast a shadow the length of a lifetime. Can Zane and Britt ever be free of their past? Or will those dark undercurrents rise to the surface, forcing them to fight for their lives once again?

©2019 Nora Roberts (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Excellent

This is an excellent story. One of the best from a really good author .
The characters are interesting and strong. The double plot is tense and thrilling.

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A lovely long listen

This is another cracking story. It has elements of other books, the author’s obvious love of gardens and dogs, and her enjoyment of small town America. The way she writes about these communities makes me want to up sticks and move countries! There were lots of storylines, but they all converged in the end. The characters were mostly believable, although sometimes the good are a bit too good to be true. Nora certainly knows how to suck the listener into the world she has created. The narrator was excellent as always.

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absolutely fabulous!

I only came to know about Nora last year and she's so talented and amazing,!

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Great book

Nora Roberts never disappoints and hats off to the narrator. Great story, really well told!

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Nora at her finest.

Loved it, even though I knew what to expect - still a great yarn. A relaxing listen - 3 stories in one.

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great read as usual

loved it , great narration and plot 3 stories in one , nora at her best

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Good, but with an obvious plot twist

I loved the book; I loved the characters, I found the subject to be relevant to today's society (in general).
But, unfortunately, I saw the villain "coming a mile away".

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brilliant

another good audio book from nora Robert's. January labour as always brilliant as narrator. story a bit
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WOW

I absolutely loved it. Another brilliant story. Looking forward to the next one. wow xxx

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Couldn’t put it down

Drove my husband bonkers as constantly listening to this book. Loved the main characters and constantly praying for a happy ending. Although hard to imagine so much grief and pain happening to one family the book was a great listen amd narrator superb.

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  • 23-10-20

Disappointing

This was not what I've come to expect from Nora Roberts. It felt like I was listening to three short stories which were trying to be connected.

The narrator, one of my favorites, was brilliant as always.

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  • October-Rayn Davis (Tishana)
  • 02-08-20

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Perfect.

The right tones. The right words.

Everything was just right.

This story had me engaged from start to finish. I understood and felt everything each characters felt. So human, so right.

Just the perfect under currents.

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  • 09-10-19

Entertaining

Nora Roberts has a fabulous way with words, and this book is no exception. I would rather read than listen, but love audio when I have work to do. Therefore companions work so well. Although I prefer male narrators to female, this narrator was not too difficult to listen to. Nora doesn’t disappoint with her vivid imagery and great story telling, I was beautifully entertained