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Publisher's Summary

In this thrilling gothic suspense debut by Sara Foster in the tradition of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah, a young mother searches Yorkshire’s windswept moors for the truth behind her husband’s mysterious disappearance.

The answers are hiding Beneath the Shadows

When Grace’s husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath. Everyone - the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister - is convinced that Adam left her. But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation. She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. 

As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time.

©2011 by Sara Foster (P)2019 by Blackstone Publishing

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interesting read

Lots of twists and turns kept me listening. Loved hearing about the Yorkshire Moors in winter.

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Slow, uneventful & boring

Really struggled with this one. Its a book where, quite literally, nothing happens. Wish i hadn't "stuck it out" as the ending was as uneventful as the story.

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Suspense with the hint of romance

A slow start but a great ending. An usual and lovely story with interesting intertwined characters.

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A fantastic thriller!

My first Sara Foster and not my last! I really enjoyed listening to this one and I'm looking forward to reading You Don't Know Me, which is on my TBR shelves.

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Good read

Kept me interested and I enjoyed listening. Bit of a plot twist which wasn't predicated at all.

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All a bit dramatic for me and I was waiting for it to end just so I new where the body was.

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Engrossing mystery set amidstt the Yorkshire moors

A new mother investigates her husband's sudden disppearance, a mystery that isn't easily resolved.

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  • Eric the Red
  • 18-02-2020

Yes! Without a doubt LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

No spoilers!! Here is how I would listen to this wonderful book of he next time. Start on a Wednesday night after work, getting through the first 27 to 30 chapters by Friday! Then on Saturday night grab a drink of your choice and finish it because it will be better than ANY MOVIE you will find on NETFLIX! Just my opinion, but this is how I will take it in for the second time for sure! Wonderfully crafted and suspenseful at the end! Have fun with it!

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  • diane
  • 01-09-2020

Every painstaking detail, so much filler

The story reads more like a screenplay than a book . she couldn’t just walk to the cupboard she has to “Pause to think and reminisce, and raise her hand and touching the cupboard, Feeling it’s smooth surface,and then grasp the handle open it slowly”. Every single thing that anyone did was in pain staking, unnecessary detail. Throughout the book, It was just all so much filler..It’s amazing that I got through it. Not much happens until the end.

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  • Karen B. Jinks
  • 23-05-2020

Just Get this One

This was a thoroughly enjoyable book! Understated, but concise. Those last few chapters were stunners.

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  • Lia
  • 08-09-2020

Just OK For Me

This book is guilty of way too many words and not enough action. Unsurprising ending, so much extended hand wringing and whinging leading up to a predictable end, with excruciatingly bad writing. I don’t need six lines describing how she got into the car, turned on the heater, put the wipers on to clear the windscreen, and felt the cold as she waited for the car to warm.
I felt like nothing really happened from the first chapter to the last hour when you finally find out what happened to Adam. Finally. Everything in between felt like pure fluff with very uninteresting characters. I lost my patience at the last 90 minutes of the book and fast forwarded until I got the answer, and then ended it because I really didn't care enough about this book to bother to finish it. Sorry, just a snore. The narrator is good though.

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  • Marydior
  • 27-08-2020

Terrific

An engrossing mystery with a touch of romance. Set in a small village on the Yorkshire Moors the story revolves around two families, their forebears and dependents, and an intriguing tale of duplicity and ultimately retribution. Excellent narration.

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  • will33
  • 08-09-2020

Juvenile writing

Really unsophisticated, clunky writing. Unsurprising ending, so much extended hand wringing and whinging leading up to a predictable end, with excruciatingly bad writing. I don’t need six lines describing how she got into the car, turned on the heater, put the wipers on to clear the windscreen, and felt the cold as she waited for the car to warm. And the narration made the sister relationship sound combative. I did not enjoy the book or the narration and I do not recommend it for anyone over the age of 13. It is seriously written as if for children.

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  • Kitty .
  • 30-08-2020

I enjoyed it

a few twists and turns a wee bit predictable. Glad i read it, i recommend it.

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  • cdo
  • 07-09-2020

Mixed Up Family Mystery

Thank you audible for gifting subscribers this story. I enjoyed all the characters, and the narration was outstanding. The answer to a missing person mystery was saved until the very end when pieces fell into place. I did not guess the ending and enjoyed the progression of the story step by step. I will look for other books by this author.

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  • Trudi
  • 06-09-2020

Mixed feeling about this book.

The writing in this book is good. The characters interesting and well fleshed out. I could easily picture the place from her descriptions. The issue with the book is that not enough actually happens. It’s a lot of description. I would definitely try another book by this author but wasn’t unhappy to see this one wrap up.

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  • Patricia
  • 07-09-2020

Loved it!

This book kept me interested from beginning to end. Normally I could figure out the plot within a few chapters, but this book, no had me to the end! Narrator is wonderful!

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  • mj
  • 06-01-2022

A twisty tale

A twisty tale that takes a bit of following. But a good story, well read.

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  • Mrs Lunney
  • 03-01-2022

Really enjoyed this

Atmospheric, good narration. Found it thoroughly enjoyable especially listening to on a cold winters day! Would recommend.

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  • alan nutbrown
  • 28-12-2021

Mediocre, nothing much happens

Struggled to finish, had to speed it up.
Can't complain it was free but it held a lot of promise at the beginning and sort of tailed off into nothing

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  • Alexandria H
  • 29-11-2021

gripping

I was totally hooked on this mystery. absolutely enjoyed every minute of it, would definitely recommend

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  • sandy d
  • 20-10-2021

a bit slow but enjoyable

easy listening..I enjoyed the book .. not too taxing on the brain .
very good descriptions ..I was transported to the scenes very easily

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-2021

Simple but enjoyable

A simple storyline but enjoyable to read. Well narrated. Perfect if you are looking for a fairly light read that isn’t going to need too much in depth thought.

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  • vix
  • 26-09-2021

Sadly not a book I could recommend to the average UK listener

Whilst I thought the overall plot was reasonably robust the telling of it jarred for me. This story is based in Yorkshire with British characters but the language is inconsistent. Examples being ‘stroller’ and ‘flashlight’…..the contrived accents and monotone delivery further strip this listen of anything that could recommend it. Sorry to be harsh but that is honestly my view.

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  • Andy
  • 16-01-2022

Easy listen

Not a bad story, just let down by the monotone narrator. Thank goodness for the speed adjustment.

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  • Jye
  • 04-12-2021

Okay story

Glad I did not use a credit for this. The story was okay but the narrator was very monotone

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  • Elizabeth Ainsworth
  • 14-10-2021

Enjoyable but…

There was a couple of characters who I couldn’t connect with. The story was good, if not a little predictable but worth a listen.

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