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When You Disappeared

By: John Marrs
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks,Elizabeth Knowelden
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Summary

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out.

When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

Catherine knows Simon must be in trouble. He wouldn't just leave her. He wouldn't leave the children.

But Simon knows the truth - about why he left and what he's done. He knows things about his marriage that it would kill Catherine to find out. The memories she holds onto are lies.

While Catherine faces a dark new reality at home, Simon's halfway around the world, alive and thriving. He's doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the truth.

But he can't hide forever, and when he reappears twenty-five years later, Catherine will finally learn who he is.

And wish she'd stayed in the dark.

©2017 John Marrs (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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NASTY LITTLE BOOK UNEXPECTED VIOLENCE AND CARDBOARD CHARACTERS

Avoid . Rushed male narration . Kitty strangely one dimensional . Simon just weird! Lots of violence . Hugely depressing!

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Disappointing - don't waste your credit

I got this on a 2 for 1 credit deal. It sounded interesting so I bought it.

I found it dull. I didn't like any of the main characters. It dragged on for ages and then when the mysteries were finally revealed I found that I couldn't care less. It jumps around in time which could be fun in a better written story but didn't work for me here.

I was also left with lots of questions about characters but not in a good way.

I think the author is a guy with some killer ideas but lacks the flair to do them justice.

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Exceptional

I rarely give 5 star reviews but this book is so worth one. I listened to the book in one day as it was so enthralling. Yes, parts are a little far fetched but this is fiction after all.
some parts are pretty uncomfortable listening but overall one of the best I've had so far, definitely looking at future books by the author.

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Please disappear from my audible library!

Having put up with this for almost four hours, I am going to return it. I do not understand the positive reviews I have read - I have just had to re-read them, and am dumbfounded we are talking about the same book.

The narration is awful. I have to slow down the male's playback speed, and speed up the woman's, which is very frustrating.

As far as I can see a third of the way in, Simon is some sort of sociopath since he has no emotions or feelings.

Far too many chapters start '25 years ago' - get over it, and let us know what's happening now.
Although it makes no difference to me now, as I am going to stop listening and, fingers crossed, replace it with a good book.

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V good

Really v good, keeps you guessing right till the end , would highly recommend and I don't usually bother leaving a review.. great story

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dark. shocking. enthralling.

what a story. each time when I thought I knew the characters I was proved wrong. this is a great story. unique, well narrated. couldn't stop listening. it stayed with me for a long time, how wrong people can be and how stupid men are.

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Superb!

This is one of the best I’ve listened to in a good while, gripping right to the end.

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Excellent

Well written and narrated with twists & turns in every chapter. Would definitely recommend this book to lovers of psychological thrillers.

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Interesting story

Excellent presentation. Well read. Worth sticking with for the surprise ending of this interesting story

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Clare Campbell

Gripping read. Lots of twists and turns. Would definitely recommend this particular book to others

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