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The perfect life becomes the perfect nightmare in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from #1 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Jaynes…

Dr. Daniel Winters is living a fairy-tale life. He has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician at a thriving Los Angeles practice, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true.

Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets - and possibly a lover.

Then, another doctor is found dead, and as Mia’s behavior becomes increasingly suspicious, Daniel begins to wonder: Is paranoia getting the best of him...or has his fairy-tale life become a nightmare worse than he could have ever imagined?

©2018 Jennifer Jaynes. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • shelley
  • 01-10-2018

UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

This book was a totally unexpected surprise. I have only listened to one other book by Jennifer Jaynes and it wasn't for me. So, I was hesitant about this one but found I could borrow it for FREE. When I borrowed the kindle unlimited edition. So with nothing new in my library I thought why not?
This is one of those books I COULD NOT PUT DOWN!!!!
I was riveted to this story from the time I began listening until it ended.
The book is told by the two main protagonists, Daniel Winters (pediatrician) and his wife Mia.
Daniel is being forced to give children he sees in his practice a new immunity booster injection for upper respiratory infections. The drug has more side effects then what is being told to parents as the manufacturer is suppressing those facts. Reporting side effects is discouraged and a few doctors have "committed suicide" who had tried to raise public awareness. There's a lot of money to be made if this drug gets put on the schedule for school and daycare requirements.
Meanwhile, Daniel's wife Mia has some secrets. He's the "perfect" husband but is she the perfect wife? Because of Daniel's suspicions about what his wife is hiding m, he makes some bad decisions.
At the same time all this is going on you hear the story of a mother whose daughter is a recipient of this new drug and it's effects on her. And you wonder why the founder of the medical practice insisted that Daniel keeps pushing this on his patients even after Daniel confronted him with his facts and concerns.
Jane Oppenheimer does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Amy Lamar
  • 26-11-2018

Entertaining at points, but disappointing

I listen to more audible books than I can count, and am always looking for great authors/stories. This book initially had promise, but there was no where near enough detail or info re: the main topic of the story. Unfortunately, this might be the worst ending of all the books I've read or listened to. It seems as if the author just said "ok, times up, I'll just end it here." there is no conclusion, no wrap up - it's like so many movies now, they just end and I assume they think we should imagine the ending and that makes it interesting or smart. I find It to be neither. I thought the narration was fine, and again, the story was interesting at points, but ultimately falls incredibly flat. I'm confused at all of the amazing reviews. I base so many purchases on reviews and am really disappointed that I relied on them for this book. That's why I'm leaving this review, just a caution.

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  • barbara
  • 30-09-2018

Malice

Loved this book, didn't want to put it down. fantastic story, unexpected ending. Narration was excellent. An excellant read.

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  • Steve
  • 26-12-2018

Thinly Veiled Anti-vax Trash

WARNING: This is all the stupid, vacuous things anti-vaxers think, packaged as a slick thriller.

I've never written a review before, but feel the need to prevent you from being catfished, as I so rudely was, into listening to this absolute garbage. For four hours, I had sneaking suspicions of where this was going, but kept thinking it couldn't actually be anti-vax propaganda at the center.

But here we are.

Quick synopsis:

Big Bad Pharma makes a dangerous "vaccine" that causes seizures and suspiciously autism-like behaviors in woman's child. She does some facebook reasearch and learns the truth about the dangers of this drug.

One brave doctor dares to question why they're giving out this shot, only to be told to keep his mouth shut and give out his quota of doses so the clinic gets its bonus.

Please let me enjoy my audiobooks without tricking me into listening to this garbage reasoning and dangerously stupid line of thinking again. My god.

HARD PASS.

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  • Ella
  • 29-10-2018

fantastic great super unbelievable good! Enjoy it

I read it in two days. Great book. I could not put it down. The narrator was great!

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  • ROBIN
  • 20-11-2018

WHOA....

I can't imagine how I could review this book without any spoilers. It held my interest, and the narration was very good, but overall it's a very dark story

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  • Silva
  • 29-10-2018

This should make you think

Wow I can't believe it took me so long to getting around to reading this book. It was amazing, this book touches on so many issues that should be a concern to us all, and makes it all so much more disturbing and thought provoking at the same time. Give this book a chance and you won't be sorry.

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  • Wayne
  • 20-11-2018

Great psychological thriller!

The other four Jennifer Jaynes novels in my Audible library have been variable in quality. I do especially like her Stranger series especially Book 2. Malice is an outstanding psychological thriller with excellent narration.

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  • Coolay
  • 08-12-2018

antivax propaganda

At first I thought that this book was a criticism of Big Pharma. Then I thought 'Okay, so it's like--what if antivax people were right?' but it turns out it's really 'Antivax people ARE right.' Alarmist garbage.

Narrator was fine.

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  • GUY
  • 22-11-2018

Credit Waste....

Unsure how the author could even begin to write such a story that yearned for conspiracy, drama, intrigue and suspense but left me feeling bored and pre-occupied. Half way through, it was like a 'rush to fail' and there was nothing to captivate me.
The characters were unrealistic and to be honest I got fed up with the narrators at times whiny or husky pitch. It would've been better if she had read without trying to add drama!
Sadly, I really wanted to enjoy Malice as it was recommended in my Audible feed but there are far better ones and I would place this as a write off.

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  • alan
  • 06-12-2018

Excellent story - well read

Great story with twists and suspense- so good it should lead to a sequel - what happens next ?

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  • Dave
  • 06-12-2019

Horrifically realistic thriller.

The author, Jennifer Jaynes was suicided in fall 2019... shot herself in the head... twice! Probably as a result of publishing this book.
God help her children and her family.
This is a well crafted gripping tale, with a cast of plausible flawed characters, even making the baddies understandable. It exposes the ruthless, dark side of the multibillion dollar, Sickness Industrial Complex (SIC).
The narrative is meticulously well researched and includes many of the key facts about vaccines, that the general public never gets told about when they give their "informed consent" for such "safe and effective" medical interventions.
Jennifer paid dearly for this work.
We all lost a brave author and will now, never read her future works.
The least we can do to give meaning to her death, is recommend this book to all our friends and family.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-2019

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A great story well written story by Jennifer Jaynes and narrated excellent by Jane Oppenheimer

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