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Robyne

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5-star psychological thriller

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Reviewed: 27-08-2019

After reading “The Girl Before” I couldn’t wait for JP Delaney’s next book. “The Perfect Wife” does not disappoint, firmly establishing Delaney as one of my all time favourite writers.

Seriously - do not miss this book. Thought-provoking doesn’t begin to describe the way this book will first captivate, and then stay with you, forever.

An amazing book

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Reviewed: 18-06-2018

I’ve never read anything quite like this book. And it is beautifully written, weaving together past, present, biographical memories and contemporary musings like an intricate and intriguing tapestry. But most of all it is moving - on a very human level.

The audible performance of this book is one of the best I’ve heard - I frequently had trouble convincing myself that the author herself was not the narrator.

Don’t miss this - it is a roller-coaster ride that will leave you breathless and absolutely in awe of the human condition, not to mention of Sandra Pankhurst.

Do not miss this book.

Enchanting

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Reviewed: 01-05-2018

I was drawn into this book from page 1 and loved every page. It is simple yet very deep, moving in both a heart wrenching and uplifting way. The characters are brilliantly drawn and Kelly Hotten’s narration brings them perfectly to life. An outstanding production of a unique and wonderfully written book.

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-06-2017

Flashes of brilliance but never fully ignites. First book was way better. No doubt it's tough to write a second novel after that.

This book will rock your world

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Reviewed: 02-05-2017

This book is beyond clever. It draws you in and doesn't let go. Once you've listened to it you'll never ever forget it.
The performance by Adam Deacon is superb - he deserves so much credit, because he makes the main character authentic and utterly compelling as the accused.
The plot, and it's very unique execution, is brilliant, made all the more credible by the author's legal background.
Listen to this book. Do not miss it.

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What a treat!

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Reviewed: 08-12-2016

Do not miss this book. It is funny, witty, informative, insightful, hilarious, poignant and, most of all, thoroughly entertaining.

Do not miss this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-02-2016

This is easily one of the best books I've ever read. It is poignant, exciting, realistic, imaginative, thought provoking, sad, inspirational, insightful and educational, and it stays with you long after you finish the book. Above all it is stunningly well written. The vivid imagery and masterful use of sensory language makes you feel as though you are living each page with each character. And it is a page turner - I couldn't put it down. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever as to why this magnificent novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature.