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Publisher's Summary

Should a woman be ready to forgive and forget to save her marriage? Roxy's not so sure....

The riveting new novel from number one best-selling author Sheila O'Flanagan. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Kerry Fisher. 

When Roxy comes home unexpectedly one day to give her husband, Dave, a lovely surprise, it's Roxy who gets shock of her life. And all she wants to do is run away. 

Roxy knows she has to face up to what's happened and decide: forgive and forget, or bring an end to a decade-long marriage. Surely the right thing is to get over it - that's what Dave thinks. After all, it's just one mistake....

But Roxy finds it's not so simple. Especially when another secret starts to emerge. Her friends and family all know what they'd do - but they're not Roxy....

©2019 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Loved it

Very well narrated and easy to listen to. great book. now want to find another one just as good

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absolutely loved this book

I absolutely loved this book. Sheila has a way of making all the characters so believable and real and the narrator is one of my favourites. I hate it when a good story ends :-(

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Easy Listening, great Narration.

Firstly - THIS HUSBAND WAS INFURIATING!
Secondly - What an easy listen! Initially I felt it was a bit slow but I really eased into the story and enjoyed it thoroughly. The narration by Aoife was FANTASTIC. She did all characters brilliantly without being annoying trying to take on numerous roles. I will definitely go for books with her narration again. This is my first Sheila O’Flanagan book but I am a big Marian Keyes and Maeve Binchey fan so this seems the perfect fit for me.

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Enjoyable, but for me, missing the wow factor

I'm not a big fan of novels written in first person. Perhaps that's influenced my overall thoughts about the story. I kept waiting for the part that would hook me in but for me, it never came. Added to that, it felt a bit like the conclusion wrapped up issues that had taken 11 hours to develop, in a 15 minute sprint to the end.

Overall, engaging enough that you keep listening but not so much that you can't put it down, or feel if you didn't know how the story continued, you'd be wishing you did.

Aoife McMahon is wonderful, as ever, with her narration, full of expression and interest as she reads.

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A 'comfortable' read

Good story, not terrible, but it was a bit too drawn out.
Although I admired her control and mental stamina, Roxy was too much of a pushover when it came to handling Dave and she internalised her anger and frustration too much which made me a bit frustrated as I read.
Roxy, her mum, friends and children are likeable and mostly relatable characters but I felt a bit ripped off with the ending which was too open ended for my liking.
First class narration once again by Aiofe McMahon.

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OK but not really my kind of story

It is more that I like a book that centres on noted than one key character. This was mostly about 1 person.

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enjoyed it!

I struggled with Dave and I was frustrated by Roxy's patience with him. I loved Roxy's mother. Great characters.

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A Fun NOT Romance Novel

I really like the narrator, Aoife McMahon. She’s lively and I believe she could be the main character. Fun read.

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Loved it

Great story and wonderful narration. Story of a woman choosing her own path. A semi love interest, balance if family life and dealing with her husband’s infidelity 💜

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  • 16-01-2020

Great narrator, shame about the story...

Well narrated but not a particularly deep read. Won’t bother with anything else by this author.

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  • Jan
  • 04-06-2019

Her Husband's Mistake

Her Husband's Mistake. Really struggling with this book. I pre ordered it as I like most of Sheila O'Flanagans books.
I cannot get past the first couple of chapters. I just find it depressing so far

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  • joan
  • 25-07-2019

Easy read

Well performed but average storyline. You can put this on, take a nap and when you wake up, you haven’t missed anything. Ok if you want a predictable non complicated story.

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  • Collene Suyan Anderson
  • 24-07-2019

MUST READ

This book is a must read.... Especially for those married couples who've been through divorce or going through it... dealing with cheating wives or husbands. It sets ALOT of perspective and clear some parts o felt like cussing her out but that's only because the book keeps you so drawn into it as if you were living the life in her shoes.... loved it

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  • Kallyn waddington
  • 27-04-2021

Read it for the narrator

This narrator is one of my favorites but I struggled through this book. It was repetitive and pointless and just dragged on...

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  • Helen
  • 11-01-2021

My first O'Flanagan and won't be my last

I really enjoyed this book. The way O'Flanagan writes is so intimate, you really feel like you get to know the characters.

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  • ktbyrd
  • 04-06-2019

Women Driver has it all

Driving the car and being good at it, is just one challenge to convention in this book.

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  • Catherine
  • 04-09-2019

A bit of an anti climax!

This book started off really well and I had high hopes for the rest of it, but it dragged on a bit and some parts were just meaningless. For example when her husband Dave and their daughter got ill, I thought,"where is this leading? .......it led nowhere!! It was pointless. Her husband was a vile man, a chauvinistic prat and so unlikable. I enjoyed the tales involving her driving and the little side stories about her clients, but I really thought that things would get a bit more interesting and exciting towards the end, but that didn't happen. I enjoyed listening to the book, but in the end it was just a nothing!
The narrator was great and I loved her Irish accents. She was very good at changing her tone and accent slightly for the different characters.
Overall, I enjoyed the 'listen' but it could have had a better ending.

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  • Ann D
  • 03-06-2019

Pleasant, but too long!

This is a pleasant story, with well drawn, engaging characters. It’s a simple (predictable) tale though and does not merit over 11 hours. It would truly benefit from the writing being more concise. It would be better if cut by, maybe a third! Aoife McMahon’s narration is soothing and faultless as usual.

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  • Crusherthedrummer
  • 04-10-2019

captivating storyline

A beautifully concieved and crafted story written with depth and detail. Extraordinarily well performed bringing that wonderfully crafted storyline vividly into being. exciting, thrilling and enthralling, my only critique is it ended. completely addictive.

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  • marjan
  • 06-06-2019

Part enjoyable, part irritating

In essence a good story, but a bit slow.
Aoife McMahon's performance is very pleasant but for the irritating, unrealistic tone of the phone conversations and the unconvincing, nasal male parts.
If you're looking for some easy listening, the book is alright.

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  • Miss E R Goodman
  • 22-04-2021

Very detailed and intricate account of someone’s life where little happens

Made a book out of a couple of what should have been no more than paragraphs. I kept hoping something exciting or surprising would happen but really, it doesn’t. Disappointing

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  • AnitaAmazon
  • 21-02-2021

Not much happening but nice book

Not a lot was happening in this book, but it is a lovely, deep and nice book and I enjoyed its quiet comfort. I really really loved the narration and the voice of Aoife McMahon. What a beautiful accent she has!

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  • Mrs C
  • 09-11-2020

Underwhelming

I had high hopes for this book when I listened to the first chapter. I was expecting scandal and gasps, but unfortunately I didnt get any of that. I feel like the story didnt ever really get going - nothing really happened. The main character felt almost robotic and 'vanilla' despite what she was going though. I didnt dislike the book altogether, but I certainly wouldn't say it was a page turner. The narrator had a lovely soothing tone to her voice though. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book if you're after something to really get your teeth in to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2020

boring

kept waiting for the story to beginn slow also voices used were really off putting.

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  • Irene O'Toole
  • 24-08-2020

Realistic and thoroughly enjoyable read !

Great story. Excellent narrator. I couldn't put it down. Inspired me too ! I hope there is a follow up !

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  • Sally
  • 30-07-2020

Very well written and lovely narrator

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the development of the main character as the story progressed.

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