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What Goes Around

The best-selling psychological thriller
Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of Do Me No Harm. For fans of C. L. Taylor and Clare Mackintosh.

Two women, two secrets, one murder...

If someone took away your perfect life, how far would you go to get it back?

Ellen's family is her world. So when her husband leaves her for another woman, she is almost destroyed. But not quite, because Ellen has a plan, a way to make those who have hurt her suffer.

Leila is the other woman. She finally has everything she ever wanted. But Leila's brother has come back into her life, raking up a past that needs to stay buried. One of them will pay for their actions with their life, but which one?

©2017 Julie Corbin (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Original and compelling!

I wasn't at all sure about this book in the early chapters, but once the characters were fleshed out, it got going and how! The two main protagonists, both women, are very well drawn. One is particularly complex, one has hidden depths. The story is original, keeping the listener/reader on their toes. There are several unexpected events and the ending is satisfying. A warning though, there is some pretty gruesome animal abuse here. Once I had a flavour of it, I fast forwarded those moments.

I have not heard this narrator previously. Her performance here is excellent and I will look out for her in the future.

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Couldn't stop listening!

Good wee psychological thriller. Nothing particularly new but good quality, and the narration is excellent.

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Poor ending

The book starts with what you think is going to be a great revenge / get my own back book. All the way through you're waiting for the next bit, mysterious stories give the promises of something bad and surprising. At the end though you think the writer just gave up, the two who should be at revengeful loggerheads just say Hello and how are you doing kind of thing and that's it. It was a major let down, left me feeling cheated

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Very good

Really well narrated, one of the best yet and makes such a difference. Good story with the odd twist. Nice easy listening.

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Enjoyable enough

I did enjoy this book, mostly. The story was good and there was enough twists to keep me listening. I loved the stories of Ellen and Leila but didn’t like the explicit sex scenes and animal torture, which I felt were tasteless and unnecessary. The narration was fabulous! As I Scot, I love books set in my home country and read by a Scottish narrator. This book’s narration was faultless. The ending of the book was however disappointing and left me feeling unsatisfied. I feel it would have been better if the book had ended 10 minutes before it did. However, all in all it was a good listen and I would like to read more my this author,

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Captivating

Well and thoughtfully written and outstandingly performed. Author somehow has the listener despise Layla and pity her in equal measure. I thoroughly enjoyed this

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Full of animal abuse!! Absolutely not for me.

I really wish I had read tge reviews of this book before purchasing it. If you are an animal lover it is hugely upsetting. I simply cannot enjoy reading a book in which the author believes the torture of animals is necessary to the story. I will not read any of the authors other work either I'm afraid.

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Not for animal lovers

I enjoyed this book till I got to the ending. What ending?.I had to look to see if i had missed something, but no it could have done with another few pages
The narration was good, as was the story but if you are squeamish about animal cruelty. You may need to skip forward in some places.

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Original storyline but very bleak

This book is wonderfully written and you really feel understanding for the two main characters.
I was left a little disappointed by its ending though as it wasn't what I would have liked to happen.
I would read/ listen to more books from this author.
The narrator was excellent.

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Good twists slow to start

It started off slow but the narrative was good and good character build. Lots of twists but the animal cruelty elements not needed especially the graphic nature of them.