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Close to the Cradle

A Thriller
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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International bestseller Nova Lee Maier delivers another gripping thriller about the darkness that lies in wait in unexpected places.

Deeply vulnerable after a traumatic birth, new mother Didi Vos is depending on her maternity nurse to help her heal. But despite her uniform, Hennequin Smith is no nurse, and healing couldn’t be further from her mind.

Though beautiful on the outside, Hennequin harbors ugly motives; slowly and subtly, she sets about her plan to gain Didi’s trust and then ruin her life. And when Miriam de Moor - a police investigator who suspects Hennequin played a role in her brother’s sudden death six months earlier - unearths horrifying secrets about Hennequin’s past, the destinies of the three women become chillingly linked and will come to a head in a thrilling, unforgettable climax.

©2014 Esther Verhoef (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2019 by Alexander Smith.

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Perhaps the translation?

The general plot is good but there are quite a few changes in POV within chapters which I found irritating. Better chapter allocation may improve this, perhaps?

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  • 22-01-2020

Good story performance average

The story was good but the way it was translated and the way the narrator read left something to be desired.

More space should have been left between characters as it became a little confusing.

Overall a good story but don’t think I would pick up another by the same author as the translation to English didn’t really work.