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Dirty Little Secrets

By: Jo Spain
Narrated by: Michele Moran
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Death stalked the Vale.

In every corner, every whisper.

They just didn't know it yet.

Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead.

In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good. 

There's just one problem. 

Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery, but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. 

The police start to ask questions, and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because when it comes to Olive's neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death. 

The new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Confession, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty.

©2019 Jo Spain (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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Loved it.

Another fabulous story from Jo Spain, beautifully read by the wonderful Michele Moran. Jo Spain's wit and sense of humour woven together to create a drama of intrigue between families living within a small gated community. As always, Jo made the characters come alive and this is why I think the narration of a book is so very important. It can make or break a story for me. There are a lot of characters in this story and that is sometimes off putting for me because I have trouble keeping them all sorted. In this story though, Jo sights the house number at the beginning of each paragraph and I found this really helpful. I highly recommend this book.

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Terrific story

This is book is real delight. Jo Spain is certainly an entertaining and skilful story teller. Whilst the book progresses with a light and breezy humour, it is deceptively complex in some ways. There is quite lot of plotting due to the number of major characters, all of which are impressively fleshed out. The interwoven voice of Olive is a great device.
i was looking for an entertaining, lightweight crime story and expected this to run according the usual formulas but instead found something fresh, original and a cut above.
Beautifully read too.

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Kept me guessing

Great pace - kept moving and making me guess. Enjoyed the narrator as well. Recommend this book.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Lots of twists & turns in intriguing plot; interesting setting; melodic narration simultaneously clear distinction between characters; valuable treatment of the scourge of domestic violence.