A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies.
It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.
What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie's predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.
As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job...before it kills her.
©2016 Mark Edwards (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The perfect crime thriller. Initially, Sophie seems incomprehensibly daft; the plot too obvious to be borne. But there are some neat twists and complex plotting here. Maybe you'll pick it, maybe you won't. But it's absolutely a compulsive read despite occasionally hammy English accents. Mark Edwards is very good at delivering this type of book, and this is right up there with Because She Loves me, and way above Follow You Home.
Did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. At one point I almost retuned this book because I hate people who make stupid choices. But as the story went on Sophie's character developed more and I found I did not want to put the book down. The end is a bit predictable with a twist. Worth reading
"Challenging to listen too"
Sadly I am struggling to finish this book. The dreadful ultra sweet voice of the narrator and a very silly heroine,
"Good but not as good as his other books"
I enjoyed this but it is not as good as Mark's other works such as Because She Loves Me or Magpies. The supposed Black Country accent is awful and ranges from Scouse to mock Birmingham, being a Black Country girl myself I know this is not how we talk. I don't think there is much need for an accent in this narration.
I liked the pace of the story and how it was told in the present day and with flashbacks.
"Not great story. Not great narration. Sorry"
The story is predictable at times, unexciting most of the rest of the time. I'm afraid the narrator didn't do it for me either.
One of the best of Mark Edwards books. Absolutely fantastic, so many twists and turns. Loved how part of it was set in Brighton as I used to live there!
"Chilling and thrilling"
This.book had me hooked from start to finish. I liked all the twists in the story and the two paralell.narratives. The.narrator was good although her voice was at times annoying. I recommend this.book to lovers of thrillers.
"Spell binding book"
I just had to keep listening to this book. To try and figure out who. Got part of it
"The Devil's Work "
I was first introduced to author Mark Edwards' work via Audible and as a result, have enjoyed listening to his various titles. This, his latest release, was a crushing disappointment. Why? well, it was all an overstuffed gothic- horror-meets-workplace-from-hell mishmash and the plot was pretty hyperbolic and downright silly at times. I didn't return it though, as I would for other titles, so it must have gripped me somewhat.
The narrator's rendition of the main character, Sophie's, black country accent was really quite awful; it sounded like somebody doing a really bad impression. That said, the rest of her characters were impressive, hence the 3* rating.
Oh dear, I do feel somewhat unable to recommended this title. As a person with Asperger Syndrome I was also a bit peeved to hear the condition used as an excuse for one of the character's personality flaws.
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