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Just Before I Died

Narrated by: Kerry Wotton
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A terrifying lie. A horrifying truth.

The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times number one best seller The Ice Twins.

Sometimes you can’t even trust yourself.... 

It was just a patch of ice. Just a bit of bad luck. But it was nearly enough to kill Kath Redway, spinning her car into Burrator Reservoir in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

Miraculously, Kath escapes her accident with a few bruises and amnesia. She is shocked but delighted to be back in her remote moorland farmhouse with her handsome husband, Adam, and her shy, gifted daughter, Lyla. She’s alive!

But her family is not so delighted. Her husband is cold, even angry. Her daydreaming daughter talks ever more strangely, about a 'man on the moor'. Then, as chilling fragments of memory return, Kath realises her 'accident' was nothing of the kind. And now her life collapses into a new world of darkness, menace and terror.

©2018 S. K. Tremayne (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Interesting story ,suspenseful to the end, but wished it had an ending that was more realistic

I did enjoy this book so many twists but the ending didn't sit right , still worth a listen too

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Well written but story didn't shine through

Written in a very creative and dreamy way, and the one of the main characters had Aspergers and this was handled beautifully with a lot of insight. Gifted writer but a little too descriptive for me.
I felt that the story was a little lost among the sing song poetic way it was written with repetitive words and overly dramatic prose.

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I really enjoyed this book

A lovely little thriller, crime story about a happy, realistic dysfunctional family with a few twists and turns. A fabulous portrayal of Aspergers which I thoroughly enjoyed just sitting in, pondering, appreciating, empathising and just feeling so proud of. So thank you for that.

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loved it ..

keeps you guessing to the very end! highly recommend reading.
annoying that this now has a min word count.

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best book ever. beautifully written. bewitching,

I loved this book.
so beautifully written. poetic and fast. cleverly constructed.
I love this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-2018

Blinding listen

Without doubt right up there in my top five books and I get through a lot of books, found this very hard to put down..
I will be surprised if just before I died does not sweep all before it.
Top notch thriller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-08-2018

Really enjoyed it

From the beginning I couldn’t put it down. Enjoyed the story and the twists. Narrative was spot on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2018

Very dull

Sadly I haven’t enjoyed this at all. The story is slow and the hook just isn’t there. Very unusually for me as an avid reader of both print and audio books, I have given up on this book.

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  • Trina
  • 03-09-2018

Nice surprise

The author writes about Dartmoor vividly. A good sense of place. The story kept. Me guessing. Good characters. Well done

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  • Jen IMO
  • 03-09-2018

Suspenseful

Really good book. Kept me guessing all the way to the end! I would recommend

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  • Phil
  • 12-09-2018

Those accents!

The story is actually quite gripping, though the bizarre and completely unpredictable final twist does dampen the story a little bit but my lord, the accents of the narrator are so annoying!

The westcounty drawl of the majority of the cast is so jarring and, well, bad, that it really detracts from the tale and it became a real chore to get through towards the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-2018

Dissapointing

Following The Ice Twins I was so excited when I saw this new book had been released, unfortunately I found it slow, boring and in all honesty couldn't wait for it to end. Disappointed.

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  • Bill B.
  • 02-09-2018

Stunning , cleverly crafted and written novel

The description and observations pertaining to Aspergers had my wife and I both applauding and in tears as we related to this condition in our wonderful gifted son. The beautifully written and magnificent crafting of the intertwined plots had us guessing and re-guessing as we continually fell foul to Treymayne’s deliberately false leads. Kerry Watton’s reading, no , acting heightened the tension producing a thrilling climax to this well thought out work.
My wife and I listened as we drove down from the north of France to the South of France. The kilometres passed quickly, much faster than ever before.
Bravo to both of you , genuine entertainment , we recommend highly!

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  • The Glamizon
  • 31-08-2018

Enjoyable listen.

Story well paced,descriptive storyline, very atmospheric. Narrator good though often lacked the expected emotion. x

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  • Looey K
  • 18-08-2018

Ok book.... terrible accent!

Fairly good book, not really gripping Or atmospheric ...but the Devon accents were terrible...really terrible...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful