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When She Was Bad Audiobook

When She Was Bad

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Publisher's Summary

You see the people you work with every day, but what can't you see? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years - they know how each other likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in....

Now there's something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?

©2016 Tammy Cohen (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A fresh, clever psychological thriller. I loved it!" (Clare Mackintosh)

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  • lyng17
    22/07/16
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    "puzzling plot"

    not sure if I missed something but there was no explanation why they felt how they did about the son. some very good accents in the narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
    United Kingdom
    30/06/16
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    "when she was bad!!!!!"

    what an amazing story! I was hooked from the first chapter, so much so that I had to finish it in one sitting. The characters were totally believable, the plot unfurled like an onion - layer upon layer giving you insights into each character. The narrator's voice was brilliantly mesmerising too. I'm looking forward to the next book from this author.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • David Pett
    18/08/16
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    "Confusing"
    What did you like best about When She Was Bad? What did you like least?

    I didn't dislike this book. It kept my interest with its 'who is it' theme but there were moments when I found the narrative extremely dull. It was a good story and a clever idea but far too long. It will transfer well to the screen ( probably as a TV series) and overall as I say it was not too bad.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A. G. Bayly
    london, england
    21/07/16
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    "Compelling- disturbing"

    The reader is brilliant The story slowly unfolds - the ending is not as you had been guessing throughout Good read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    14/11/16
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    "Not good"

    Very slow, I have waited for something to happen till the end, And I have to be honest not much there either, I have requested refund on this one , not worth the credit, it might be for someone but not for me.Very good narration though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ova
    UK
    26/10/16
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    "Gripping listen"
    Where does When She Was Bad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the most gripping books I've listened. It's a definite page turner and not badly written. You can materialize the characters in the book very easily.


    What other book might you compare When She Was Bad to, and why?

    I also liked "In a Dark, Dark Wood" although they have different settings, I think both books are good thrillers.


    What three words best describe Avita Jay’s voice?

    She's excellent with accents but her voice failed to reflect any emotions.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    SPOILER -
    It covers child neglect and abuse and I found this very disturbing. I normally try to avoid books that have this sort of thing in it. But I was already been absorbed by the book at that stage so I kept on listening. It made me cry.


    Any additional comments?

    (Spoiler)I'm giving 4 stars because I think one question was left unanswered - why did they do it to only one child?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lulu M
    2/09/16
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    "Strange Modus Operandi"

    I was thoroughly enjoying this psychological thriller until the point where the actual murder is revealed. For me, the method seems so far fetched that I had to 'google' it to see if it was possible. Lo & behold it actually happened to someone in real life, so I stand corrected! Nevertheless I think the author could have chosen a method that was better related to the murderer's personality & past. It was almost as though the author had read about a death & thought oh I'm going to use that one in my next book ! I could relate to the various interesting characters & there were a couple of twists in the plot, so on the whole it was a fairly enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. C. Brazil
    30/08/16
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    "Not for me - sorry. I'm requesting a refund"

    Just not for me. It felt like it droned on in.a predictable manner. Disappointing for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ellie
    23/08/16
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    "An anti climax"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I struggled to get into this audio book. This certainly wasn't because of the narrator as she was excellent. The constant jumping between past and present was difficult to keep up with and became a little annoying. When the final big reveal happened at the end, it was a wee bit of an anti-climax.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The 'past' story was intriguing and featured the traumatic tale of child abuse as seen through the eyes of a child psychologist. This part was interesting and quite gripping. The 'present' story was in comparison quite drawn out and a little tiresome as the characters featured were a little stereotypical and predictable.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The account of the 'past' child psychologist as it was interesting and gripping.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CLBRIGHT
    EXMOUTH, United Kingdom
    15/08/16
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    "Sloooowwwwwww"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book. Any promise it had fizzled out during the middle and completely died somewhere near the end. Poor story with no actual purpose.


    Has When She Was Bad put you off other books in this genre?

    I think I need a change now because I'm finding almost everything predictable.


    Was When She Was Bad worth the listening time?

    No.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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