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What She Saw

Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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Summary

A gripping psychological thriller with a heart-pounding twist

She lied to her daughter to save her family. 

Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, worked hard to build a successful business to support them and found them the perfect little cottage to call home. Leona and Beth hike together, shop together, share their hopes and fears with one another. People say they’re more like best friends than mother and daughter. 

It’s the relationship every mother dreams of. 

But their closeness means that Beth struggles to make friends. Her mother has kept her sheltered from the world. She’s more reliant on her mother’s love. More vulnerable. 

When Beth finds an envelope hidden under the floorboards of their home, the contents make her heart stop. Everything she thought she knew about her mother is a lie. And she realises there is no one she can turn to for help. 

What if you’ve been protected from strangers your whole life, but the one person you can’t trust is the person closest to home? 

What She Saw is a gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist that will make your jaw drop. If you love The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, or anything by B. A. Paris you’ll be consumed by this.

©2019 Wendy Clarke (P)2019 Bookouture
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Gripping

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It had me gripped from the first couple of chapters and when I wasn't listening to it, I was thinking about what the next plot twist was going to be and looked forward to my next listening opportunity.

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Not a bad story, if I'd read it

I nearly gave up on this so many times, due to the awful narration. There was about as much feeling as a robot and, like one of the other reviewers pointed out, over-observance of commas so that there was no flow - it just sounded so stilted with those annoying pauses after "and".

The story itself was good except for the over-abundance of tears throughout. There didn't seem to be a chapter where somebody wasn't sobbing, eyes filling with tears, eyes pricking with tears.

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Great listen!

Really enjoyed it and was even more happy with it when the author didn’t feel the need to add a ridiculous twist at the end! I love it when authors tie up all their loose ends!

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Fab

Great book. Good story line. Easy to listen to narrator. .I would recommend reading this.

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Jumps all over the place

Very hard to understand and keeps jumping ... found it very annoying and hard to follow.... not for me....

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Borrrrring

Got to chapter 13 and could not take it anymore, was pleased to be able to return for credit. I like a bit of suspense, but absolutely nothing had happened, it was all just padding. Found myself switching off in irritation. We were promised a twist, but to twist the story, you need a story in the first place. I will never know What She Saw, but frankly, life is too short to wait around to find out.

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Over dramatic complicated nonsense

Sometimes less plot is most definitely more. Why does it need to be so complicated? 1 or 2 twists ....fair enough but when it gets too many l just lose interest. Some of the writing was so amateurish and made me cringe in places. The narrator had no 'soft subdued' mode. It was like so many audible these days loud sharp with no feeling.

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  • AG
  • 26-01-20

Fantastic book

This was pretty much faultless. The story was amazing and the narration was great. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the end. I feel like we could have been given another hour or so of the aftermath and how the characters dealt with the events on the fells. I felt it ended rather abruptly and I was a bit disappointed.

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Mothers love

As I listened to this gripping story I was at the edge constantly. The narrator was marvellous to change from a man to a man and to a teenager was most talented role to carry out. The story is just amazing and mother will do anything for her child. Well done to Wendy Clark.

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Oh my goodness, I really wouldn’t recommend this one. I didn’t enjoy the story, I found it very weak and non of the characters likeable and...the narration! It seemed that wherever there was a comma the narrator just stopped leaving a long pause, usually after an ‘and’. Not for me.

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  • Melissa B
  • 21-05-19

nice!

I really liked the story at first it was hard to get into but then it picked up speed and really became interesting thanks for the recommend Audible!

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  • scott comeaux
  • 26-06-19

Gripping!

Enjoyed the twist and turns in this book. Listen cautiously though if you have experienced domestic violence. That part is hard to listen too, even though I've been blessed not to have experienced DV. I do recommend it, great author!

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  • M. Boyte
  • 11-05-19

Blah

If you have 5 hours to wait for a story to get going, like in traffic or getting a root canal (a long one) then perhaps it's worth a credit. I buy unabridged audiobooks to help assuage my time driving but my word, do NOT expect Gone Girl or any of the like in this book. Below average. Audible needs a bonified psychological thriller group that is just that and not some lifetime narrated story.

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  • Holly
  • 29-06-20

Transporting and Gripping

Masterfully written to every detail making you feel you know the area, can picture the scenes and truly know the characters. At least you think you know them until a plot twist throws you a bit. But this is a good thing. Just when you think you have a weak female character on your hands (can't stand that), what makes her seem weak turns out to be her fighting to keep a dangerous past at bay and protect her family while fighting her own demons and trying to live up to the demands of life. Every time you think you've git it and even as the story unfolds, hang on because a turn of events is headed your way. The performance was excellent.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 18-06-20

Excellent

Fans of k l Slater and Shalini Boland will love this book! I’m not sure where the title comes from though, but that’s not a big deal. Great story and characters.

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  • Nina Verbanaz
  • 09-12-19

anything but predictable

she does a good job of keeping you on your toes. I thought I had things figured out, but she gives some twists.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-19

This book was terrible

I never ever write reviews. But I do read them because I want to know before hand if this book is good. This book was torture to get through. It wasn’t thrilling, it was so boring and so predictable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-19

Mostly a really good thriller

This book came with many excellent reviews and, for the most part, lived up to them. The plot device was interesting and carried out well for about three quarters of the book. At that point, predictable melodrama set in and a soap opera ending left a sour taste that doesn't encourage me to read anything more by this author.

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  • gagagail
  • 17-07-19

Worth a credit for sure

Really liked this one. Although you figure out the main twist the final one you won't see coming.

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  • Gia
  • 07-06-19

runaround

I really did not like this book, I couldn't even finish it because I was starting to get bored and annoyed. It was semi-good in the middle but in the very beginning it was boring. In a whole bunch of unnecessary running around in the story. wasn't able to make it to the end