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BRILLIANT!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-2019

Great new characters and brilliant new narrator, I kept forgetting it was just the one reader, every character sounded completely different, best reading I've ever heard (although I do love listening to Joe O'Loughlin read by Sean Barrett)! Michael Robotham writes in a way which makes you just want to keep reading/listening! You know you've loved a book when you miss the characters and can't wait to meet them again!

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Excellent

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-2019

The author has a great understanding of human behaviour, especially that of an eager to please teenage girl! Really well written, made me cry!

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Great book, but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2019

I really enjoyed this book, such a well constructed story and never boring. My only complaints are the use (in my version) of Americanisms such as flip flops and bangs, why not stick with thongs and fringe, its an Australian novel performed by a woman with an Australian accent, would seem to make sense to use Australian terminology. When i read an American novel it doesn't bother me at all reading it In the american language, its part of the whole experience, its usually set in the states so it makes perfect sense and adds to the feel if all expressions are ones used by the American population...Im unsure why the author wouldn't want to remain more true to the story and the setting by using the Australian terminology even if the version is meant for the American public, i'm sure they'd get the drift, perhaps even get a better feel of being in Australia. The other one and almost a more serious crime is the use of the word illegitimate, i'm utterly surprised by its use. It's an archaic word not used in reference to children being born out of wedlock or the product of infidelity in our society any more and not for a long while, thankfully. I'm still so surprised and disappointed even as I write this review. What was the author thinking. Did she think her American readers would benefit from the use of that word in some way, I think it makes Australians come across as small minded prudes which actually went against how I felt about who the characters were. Other than that, really well written and (almost) thoroughly enjoyed.

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