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Winner, Earphones Award 2020

Five long-missing children are about to be returned.

It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air....

Three-and-a-half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned to their families...one by one.

All except for Ivy - the granddaughter of Homicide Detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead.

Speculation grows that the mysterious abductor is enacting a cruel revenge plot due to a murderer that Kate put in jail years before.

Kate isn't sure what to believe. But one thing is certain - she's about to begin the battle of her life. When the children were first stolen, she was prevented from investigating the case.

But now, Kate will be relentless in uncovering the identity of the abductor and discovering what happened to Ivy.

©2020 Anni Taylor (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Great story!

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the story line was strong, with a twist that lasted until the end. Caroline Lee is a fantastic story teller, with a great Australian accent. Caroline Lee, you make the books you read! I hope this book turns into a series, that I can’t wait to listen to.

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A Must Read!

This is a brilliant book. Engaging, great storyline and likeable characters, full of twists and exceptionally well narrated.

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  • Jeffrey Yauch
  • 12-08-2020

Amazing book and amazing narration!

I absolutely loved this book! It was so good that I couldn't stop listening to it. I found myself doing chores just so I had an excuse to listen to it. It really kept you guessing all the way up until the end. This was my 1st book by this author and I'm now looking forward to reading the rest of her novels. This is a must read!

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  • Suzanne Turnburke
  • 04-09-2020

Loved this book and Caroline Lee is PERFECT!!

Well done! Excellent plot and intricate story line made for a wonderful read! Loved all the characters and am so glad this will be a series...Caroline Lee is spot on perfect as the narrator! Loved it!

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  • Alpha20
  • 24-11-2020

Ridiculous

Narrator sounds like an Australian attempting an American who's trying to do an Australian accent. The story felt like it was made up as they went along. The ending was ridiculous.

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  • Phyllis
  • 07-10-2020

Contrived and Manipulative

The lead character was well developed and had potential. Yet it strains credulity that a kidnapping of so many children was solved not by the hundreds of experts but rather because the main protagonist uncovered a clue that is so obvious, a rookie detective could have found it. The “secret” generating an “apology” at the end was either a manipulative hook for the next book or an irritating loose end. Either option is just sloppy writing. I avoid series and checked that it was stand-alone so the lead-in was irritating in the extreme. Caroline Lee was spectacular as always. Well, except that the accent for the psychiatrist was a bit of a cartoon. But hey, no one’s perfect...

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  • April
  • 11-11-2020

Hooked from the opening chapter

Excellent story didn’t want it to end a real mystery. Luckily a second book is now available. The narrator Caroline Lee made it for me, she is so expressive, she makes the characters come alive.

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  • Fee
  • 12-09-2020

51/2 *

An excellent, atmospheric book, beautifully written with well developed, likeable characters. It’s a nice change that the detective is in her sixties. And I’ve yet to listen to Caroline Lee’s narration and be disappointed. She could make a phone book interesting but this book was was no phone book, it was wonderful material for her to work with.

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