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A but too simple.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2020

The narrator was really annoying. Sounded like a consesending father figure with no real experience of the issue reading out from a text book. Material was very dry and there were no particular tips for helping with this issue.

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Didn't ring true.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2020

Spoilers Alert: I have to wonder how much of this is a real story and how much was a work of fiction. There is no record anywhere of these events being corraborated. There are also certain aspects of the storythat don't ring true. She was left alone in the hospital for a long time and not once told anyone. Her description of the noises the snake makes is odd. As a snake owner I know they are very quiet animals and are not activly running around their enclosures hissing. They also don't eat bits of cooked meat. they need whole prey. She has so many horrific injuries and bushes with death. It's amazing she got out alive at all. She has 4 children taken from her and yet continues to want to have more children. Not once does she seem to give any thought to the lives and trauma those children were going to be subjected to growing up in such an environment. Then even after she decided she had to get out she was once again taken to the hospital and once again does nothing to escape while presented with another perfect opertunity. Finally she manages to get someone to wait outside in a car based off a note she slips her. Then the door just happens to be unlocked despite this only ever happening once in the last 13 years. Nice coincidence. I am well aware that in such situations people do not act rationally. I have read many similar accounts including knowing two people who escaped a similar horrific experience and this just didn't read like a real account. It seemed very focused on giving a lot of repetitive gore to the reader. I fully believe that many of these horrific events have happened to a lot of women and it's utterly horrific. But this story read more like fiction than reality and passing it off as such is a little dodgy. I imagine it could be based on someone from the Rochdale child sex abuse ring. That would fit, but I think it would be a loose association. The ending too was all just a bit to Oh Jolly Jockey Stick. But I won't ruin everything for you if you still want to read it.

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Not great

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2020

I was pretty disappointed. She has a bit of a silly take on things. Like changing the name of maggots to an entirely unrelated word becuase the word doesn't sound good. It seems clear she isn't an expert in this topic. I would recommend the book The Body Farm, for those like me who prefer something with a bit more substance.

excellent but..

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

Reviewed: 30-09-2020

I love this whole series. but I was very disappointed when I reached chapter 23 which was clearly out of order. this is a scene from later in the book that should not have been there and gave away a LOT of the ending. Okay. trying to keep listening and continuing to come across more out of order chapters. it's disappointing. all the effort that went into this book only to muck it up with some bad editing. Until they fix this I will leave this review low.

Intriguing

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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: 21-09-2020

Fascinating story about human nature. loved the ending. you really have to feel free all the victims tho. must have been a hard world to live in.

Slow and hard to get into.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-2020

has some nice moments but I found it a bit slow. it didnt keep me hooked. stopped 30min from the end.

Hated the male lead.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2020

I really just couldn't warm to Locke. He was an angry abusive asshole and I wasn't sold on him changing. I normally love Mariana's books but this one left me cold. I just couldn't see him being a good guy.

very enjoyable

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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: 08-07-2020

another great book from this author. enjoyed all but one of her books and this was one of her best. very enjoyable. love how she creates a world and the tension... hot.

highly enjoyable

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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: 15-05-2020

I enjoyed how the characters developed throughout the book. no one was exactly as they seemed. kept me reading.

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Highly Enjoyable

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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: 28-11-2018

One of the best books I have listened to for a while. The characters felt believable and it kept me coming back for more. Very hard to put it down. And although fictional I feel like I know a lot more about this part of history now