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Publisher's Summary

You trusted her. You shouldn’t have.

Alicia’s been telling lies. And now, they’ve come back to haunt her.

When an old colleague turns up at a party, Alicia comes face to face with the man who has the potential to ruin her perfect family life. He wouldn’t, would he?

In order to keep her secrets, Alicia has to tell yet more lies, and when a devastating car accident makes the situation even more dangerous, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. Can secrets really stay hidden forever?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first word!

©2018 Sheryl Browne (P)2018 Bookouture

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  • 31-05-2019

Twists and Turns

A good read in the genre. I enjoyed thinking about who ‘dit it’ and why throughout the story. The narration was excellent and characters believable.

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Love this thriller

Loved this book, couldn't put it down. The Twist at the end was the best

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silly plotline

these characters just never communicated. they could have saved themselves alot of heartache if they had. the plotline was weak and silly. do families really act this way?

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had to re-listen to get the gist of what was happening-quite a lot of tension & emotion all the way thru - still enjoyed it & like the author & narrator.

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  • Linda
  • 08-09-2018

Don't waste your credit

This book is 90% soap opera and 10% thriller. I forced myself to finish listening.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 01-09-2018

What an awesome book

From the beginning to the end, this author captured my attention and held it all the way through. Definitely worth the money. The presentation by the narrator put this into my top favorite books. Loved it!!! 😀😀😀

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  • Sassy863
  • 17-08-2018

thoroughly Enjoyed

Performance was great. Story was well put together and thought out. I couldn't stop listening. I was on the ride still the end. You won't regret buying this one

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  • Debbie De
  • 02-09-2018

The Mistake

The story was very intriguing emotionally-charged and psychologically thrilling. I absolutely loved it. delightfully performed skillfully written 5 * overall rating. Sheryl Browne has a new bubbling fan. I can't wait to read the Babysister.
Tamsin Kennard did very well on the narrative portion. 😍

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  • Kimberly
  • 22-08-2018

What did I just listen too

The MOST implausible and insipid book I’ve listened to in quite awhile. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!!! The main characters undergo a series of ridiculous tragedies and calamities....in the matter of a few days one of the main characters experiences the loss of his infant son, discovers his wife had an affair and that his daughter may not be his, has said daughter kidnapped and drugged, finds out his wife was raped, is betrayed by his SIL, gets stabbed, oh and did I forget to mention that his parents and sister were all murdered? Just pure drivel.

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 21-08-2018

Awesome!! Absolutely love it!

I absolutely love this book. Great story. Perfectly flawed characters. I hurt so badly for Justin. I wanted to slap Alicia. I wanted to ground Sophie. I wanted to beat the heck out of Jess. And I wanted to kill Paul. The only thing I see wrong with this book is that I don’t consider it a psychological thriller. But I don’t care what genre it’s in, I highly recommend it.

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  • Mary Martha Adkins
  • 13-08-2018

Jumping to Conclusions

The thing that bothers me more than anything else in this story is that the characters all jump to an unfounded conclusion about the paternity of the daughter. All of the characters act the way they do in the story because of that assumption, which makes me want to scream. Find out for sure the paternity of the child and then the actions make more sense, but are way out bounds if there is no proof of the paternity. This is such a basic flaw in this story that it ruined the whole story for me.

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  • Jamie L Eshleman
  • 27-10-2021

Thriller?

I would not consider this book a thriller. Moves very slowly and not as captivating as I had hoped for.

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  • Melinda
  • 23-06-2021

Depressing and not a Psychological Thriller

The book was SO DEPRESSING! who wants to hear about a baby dying and the family grieving for hours and it was unnecessary. It was also boring and very predictable I fast forwarded a lot. Probably one of the worst books I have listening to.

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  • Tawny
  • 12-04-2021

How did I miss this?

Listening to this twisted, intense book, I kept asking myself what took me so long to purchase it.
Is it improbable? Yes. Are these people completely naive? Yes. Is the sister someone you’d like to feed arsenic for breakfast? Yes.

But somehow it worked for me.

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  • 19-08-2018

Great

This was a very emotional read, more so than I expected. Written from several points of view, the reader gets a full insight into what each of the characters are thinking and feeling. I could feel the anguish and frustration of Justin mounting with every page, whilst Alicia's heartbreak and pain was palpable. This book definitely packed an emotional punch.

I listened to this on audio. The narration was very good and the character's easily identifiable.

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  • Kelly
  • 28-06-2021

Not overly engaging

I loved a previous book by the same author so was really looking forward to this. The last parts were good but other than that it struggled to keep my attention.

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  • Kat J.
  • 28-08-2018

Too much padding

Got half way through but in the end I just couldn’t listen to any more . Far too much padding .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2018

Brilliant

Loved it! Kept me interested all along so much do that I got next to no work done and lost sleep for 3 days! But the dog enjoyed his longer walks at least!
Love Tamsin Kennards narration as always.
I did guess the ending but it didn’t spoil the book. Just bought the babysitter to give a whirl.

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  • Meli Novelli
  • 13-08-2018

Too obvious and boring

I thought it had a strong opening but after that everything went downhill. Too many slow parts. Characters were underdeveloped and unlikable. I'd hoped there would be a bigger twist but there wasn't. I keep choosing the wrong books 😭

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  • ndg
  • 09-09-2020

Quite Good

Lots of tragedy and a catalogue of disasters leading to a bit of an improbable scenario but an enjoyable read nonetheless. Not sure the twist at the end was exactly a surprise but still justice got done. Not too sure about the narrators male voices but ignore that and it’s worth a listen.

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  • elaine
  • 06-05-2020

Enjoyable Read The Affair

Enjoyed The Affair, good story line, nice easy read. A few surprises along the way. Gathered momentum half way through.

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  • Mrs A Waite
  • 23-05-2019

Not the greatest listen!

Long winded. Copious use of word extensions - confusedly, bewilderedly.
The story and plot weren’t bad but read so slowly especially at the end if each chapter. So much so that I thought my phone’s battery had died several times.
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  • Bex36
  • 28-02-2019

Thrilling Page Turner

I listened to this almost in one sitting because it was so good. A few surprises that I didn't expect

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  • Lynette
  • 20-09-2018

Could have been completed in one chapter

This has to be one of the most boring books I have ever read/listened to!
The entire story could have been told in a couple of chapters. It was bulked out with absolute rubbish.
Basically, the woman involved in 'The Affair' really, really loved her husband - or so she kept saying. The narrator sounded as though she was running for a bus - over dramatised all the way through and just sounded out of breath. The teenage daughter 'Pumpkin' was a spoiled brat, The husband had no backbone where his wife was concerned, the .plot. jumped around all over the place - and the only reason I continued with it was because it had cost me a whole credit!! Don't waste yours

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