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Secret Smile

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Secret Smile is a gripping psychological thriller from the top-ten bestselling author Nicci French.

You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're dead wrong....

Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, he's intimately involved with her sister. Soon what began as an embarrassment becomes threatening - then even more terrifying than a girl's worst nightmare. Because this time Brendan will stop at nothing to be part of Miranda's life - even if it means taking it from her ....

Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written thirteen other best-selling novels, all published by Penguin: Complicit, What to Do When Someone Dies, Until It's Over, Losing You, Catch Me When I Fall, The Memory Game, Beneath the Skin, The Safe House, The Red Room, Land of the Living, Killing Me Softly, and, most recently, Blue Monday and Tuesday's Gone in the brilliant new Frieda Klein series.

©2003 Nicci French (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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"Creepy, genuinely gripping." ( Heat)
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Brilliant

Loved this read. Couldn't stop listening. Nicci & French at their best. Cooking, cleaning, making beds all done whilst listening to this. I was hooked from the start. Fabulous.

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  • lou lou
  • 16-04-2015

Gripping

Really enjoyed. Mainly listened to whilst driving and ironing. Have to admit , ironed slowly as it kept me gripped. Totally believable although once or twice I thought it was a big daft towards the end but on the whole thoroughly enjoyed

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  • Richmond
  • 16-04-2016

Compelling

Initially was very frustrated by the story line but found this to be a compelling listen .

Becomes less frustrating as the story develops.

Good listen for those who like psychological thrillers.

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  • Steve
  • 28-01-2019

HOT PILE OF GARBAGE

I struggled to finish this complete waffle. The main character is a self absorbed alcoholic idiot, the supporting characters were frustratingly dull. The story was drawn out redundant twaddle. I can get behind a story even if the plot is a but unrealistic but NOTHING HAPPENED in 90% of this book?!!

I spent 8 hours waiting for something to happen and when something finally did happen?? OH NO.. LET'S SKIP IT.

Never before have I ever been so enraged by a massive pile of hot garbage.

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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  • Sally R
  • 25-04-2015

engaging story and an easy listen

the narrator was good, sounded like she had a cold but at emotional parts it helped make it sound authentic. I think the ending could have been expanded more as it sounded like an after thought rather than a twist, but I liked it and if you want an interesting easy listen with a good narrator and characters then download this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-2020

Narrator spoils it

I like Nicci French but this narrator is disappointing I found myself listening to the voice and missed the book

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  • SandraL
  • 07-06-2020

Great ... though I wanted to throttle most of the characters!

This is a great psychological thriller. I’ve given it 4 stars and it could easily have been 5 stars if it wasn’t for the fact that just about ALL the characters annoyed me so much.

The plot is plausible, but the way the characters acted wasn’t. It’s difficult to say much without giving away the plot but I was almost screaming at them to wake up and smell the coffee!

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  • penpal
  • 27-05-2020

Loved it

Another great thriller from Nicki French. This was an exciting and mysterious tale, excellent narration and an intriguing ending. Loved it.

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  • Grace Coulter
  • 22-05-2020

Rather irritating!

It was irritating how
1. The heroine was never believed even though everyone around her was dying
2. The policeman was even more irritating to the point of being unrealistic
3. She continued to put herself in stupid situations
4. The denouement was an anti climax. Without giving too much away - it’s perverting the course of justice

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  • VLF
  • 21-03-2020

Another great book from Nikki French

This one will challenge your morals!

Twists and turns, makes your burn with anger. A great book.

Would definitely recommend.

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  • elisabeth
  • 18-02-2019

Suspense

I found the waiting for facts a bit distracting , as was the moving from one area of the plot to another.