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Enjoyable story, not predictable

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Reviewed: 23-10-2020

Other reviewers had been quite critical of content and narrator accent. I was swayed a little by these reviewers but found neither of these things featured in my opinion. I love the Irish accent and don’t expect an Australian accent to be perfect from an Irish twang. The story line was one of interest to a lot of people, all I can say is don’t do the read if child abuse history would affect you. There are lots of topics I wouldn’t bother with due to my sensitivity and stay away from them. This story is about two tales colliding, and Cormick unraveling fraying ends. I enjoy this authors style and recommend.

Excellent story

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Reviewed: 16-10-2020

As I have read the Silent Patient and enjoyed it I wondered what the similarities would be. Read it and find out.... All things right here, narrator and story line great. A no choice crime is committed but would you trust the police and law to protect your family? Editors choice at no cost to me, so I recommend it to others.

Great story I recommend

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Reviewed: 09-10-2020

After reading reviews I thought the narrator would spoil the book but no she was quite appropriate. I did put the speed on 1.1x however. Excellent plot and easy to go between then and now chapters. Great thriller for those with snake phobias. Generally a really good read. Give it a go and ignore all the negativity about the narrator.

What a superb story, a light easy read

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Reviewed: 28-09-2020

As a mature reader I found this a delightful story, filled with humour and realism and many every day happenings so relevant to us all. In NZ right now we have a referendum about legalising euthanasia ..... this story hasn’t changed or influenced my views but given me further insight. The narrator was perfect. A simply wonderful read.

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What a cool story

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Reviewed: 15-09-2020

Maybe because I’m in the age group of Don, or maybe because it’s all about the here and now that I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. An excellent narrator with variable voices. A simple story with a twist to the twist. It was a free book and only a few hours of reading - good on a wet day such as today here in NZ. COVID still continues and people are still lonely and alone.

A good little two hour listen

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Reviewed: 13-09-2020

Nice and light and a little predictable. Enjoyed the narrator and the story. Haven’t read much about the Irish and loved the accent. It was a free read and would read more but not pay with my credits for short stories.

Soft and gentle story

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Reviewed: 12-09-2020

Was a tame read considering I usually read mystery with ghastly outcomes. I chose this because of the narrator. I had to speed up the dialogue to 1.1x as it was too laboured. A fairly simple story with romantic outcomes that were no surprise.

A good quick story believably presented.

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Reviewed: 24-08-2020

Read this in one go today. Was nice and light in current times ( not usual for me). Pretty scary when I have a nine year old granddaughter, it certainly tested my knowledge of her. Book was free Editors Choice and was entertainment indeed.

Good complex story

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Reviewed: 23-08-2020

A good descriptive Australian story. Easy to believe the setting and well depicted characters. Full of twists and turns. Most enjoyable.

Wow, the rawness of life itself, read this and never complain about your lot in life!!

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Reviewed: 26-07-2020

This is a most amazing story, whether true or not I believe this has happened somewhere. The most incredible human grit I’ve ever read about. Life and death as natural as eating. No great displays of affection or wasted emotion. Now in 2020 I can understand why citizens of USA cannot work as a unit to minimise COVID-19. This book is graphically written with wonderful language and descriptions. The inhabitants of the story are direct and simple, the narrator is excellent. I couldn’t rate this high enough. No wonder it’s a classic. I have recently read My Winter of Discontent and recommend that as a read also. I intend to read more Steinbeck writings as I am hooked.