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Publisher's Summary

You'll be hooked by the first moment and shocked by the last....

The twisty new thriller from the number one best-selling author of Friend Request.

Eleven murders. Twenty-five years ago.

Are some truths better left buried?

On 15th June 1994, Travis Green - husband, father, upstanding citizen - walked through the streets of Hartstead and killed 11 of his neighbours. The final victim was four-year-old Cassie Colman's father.

As the 25-year anniversary approaches, Cassie would rather forget the past - even as her mother struggles to remember it at all. Then something hidden in her mother's possessions suggests those 11 murders were not what everyone believes.

Once Cassie suspects she's been lied to about the most important event of her life, she can't stop digging up the past.

But someone will do anything to keep it buried....

©2021 Laura Marshall (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Laura Marshall is queen of the irresistible premise." (Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said)

"I was genuinely unable to put it down." (Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend)

"Sensitive, intelligent and hugely entertaining." (Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

"Fascinating." (Sunday Times)

"A poignant and unsettling page-turner." (Sun)

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The Anniversery by Laura Marshall

I really think men should have to attend some kind of therapy before marriage my ex 30 years of demestic Voilence . It's a pitty so many woman and children are kept captive by the person that suppose to love them 😭😭😭

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a sad but stunning tale

well read book ... a tale with more twists and turns cos when you think they are over more and more come.

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  • 25-03-2022

I don't know whether I liked this book or not.

The narration and actual writing deserve 5 Stars but, the story not so much. Truthfully, I am not really sure what story I was actually listening to. The mystery of the anniversary that promised so much, just petered out. I am left with the nagging question; was the anniversary really the story or was it Cassy's journey as a daughter and single mother. The whole thing reminded me of a long meandering river that inextricably moves forward but eventually disappears without making much impact.
I don't know whether I liked this book or not.

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  • 16-03-2022

Good story with a twist

Interesting story with realistic characters. Keeps the reader interested , right up until the end you didn’t see coming !

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Brilliant

A brilliant read. Loved the interpretation of motherhood - a side theme but integral to a very realist response to becoming a parent. It's not always a bed of roses. The actual story was great but I particularly loved the relationships within the book.

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There are some people who will find this book utterly 10/10 even 11/10. For those of us who are a bit jaded - it is not predictable - but a overworn trope that surely has had it's day. Really, the formula is too obvious and that really spoils it a little for me. So if you like "Genre Fiction" you'll love this, so definitely give it a go, because it does come together very well. One other note of disappointment and again this is very personal, I found the timbre of Hattie Ladbury's voice very confusing. She is a brilliant narrator and handles the genders and differentiations with excellence. However, and this may have been just me, I spent the entirety of the book thinking she was over 55 and wondering why a woman of that age was chosen to narrate a first person protagonist narrative when the character was supposed to be decades younger. It became really irritating and definitely interfered with my enjoyment of an otherwise reasonable book. (I did a Google search when I finished the book. Vale Hattie )

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  • Kinga
  • 20-08-2021

Very gripping

This was my third book by Laura Marshall and I think the best one (however the previous ones were also really really good!) This psychological mystery thriller was so gripping that I I could not put it down. And I love the author’s writing style. I’m looking forward to Laura Marshall’s another book. She is definitely my one of the best authors.
If you like psychological thrillers this book/audiobook (I had both) is for you.

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  • Suzanne sims
  • 17-10-2021

Gripping

Yet again another brilliant book by Laura Marshall, had me hooked till the end. Very well written especially capturing the devastating effects of Alzheimer's Disease.Cant wait until her next book. The narrator was excellent

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