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Publisher's Summary

Arriving on the windswept Ile de Ré, Tabby Dewhurst is unable to even afford a room for the night. Overhearing a villager repeating the access code to her front door, she lets herself into the house, and so she enters the strange, hidden world of Emmie, whose sudden offer of friendship is at odds with her obsession with privacy.

Tabby begins to form suspicions about Emmie, suspicions that lead her to a scandal with shattering consequences.

©2013 Louise Candlish (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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"A story of scandal and tragedy it's a nail-biter until the very last pages" ( Daily Express)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-2021

The ending felt very rushed.

The ending felt very rushed. I was disappointed the audio book did not have the updated epilogue that physical book apparently has.

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  • Melissa
  • 15-12-2019

The Disappearance of an Ending

The story immediately had my attention. The only time my attention wandered was when I couldn't stop listening at night and fell asleep! There were so many unexpected twists and turns that I kept expecting more and more. That was why the ending was so extremely disappointing. It was as if the author had just had enough of the story and wanted to call it done. Maybe she had already begun another book and decided to move on. I had begun to suspect that the Emily at the end was actually not the real one and the fake one was actually the real one. Now THAT would have been the kind of ending needed to this story! It was a missed opportunity to create a really great ending!

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  • The Librarian
  • 08-03-2019

Horrible performance

I listen to a LOT of audio books and shouldn’t have broken my own rule: always to listen to a sample. I was seduced by the Ile de Ré setting as I know it well- and I’d read another book by the author. The story is an undemanding domestic thriller lite and perfectly good but the reading of it is truly dreadful and comes so far between the story and the listener that it really does ruin it.
Apart from the ridiculous different voices for each character, which are ludicrous and intrusive - just bloody READ it!- there are infuriating mispronunciations of simple French words- femme, gare, pied and debuting are just a few examples - which could and SHOULD have been easily checked. Shame on the publisher too for such laziness. Ultimately too irritating to give the book even a fighting chance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-2017

well written but frustrating

I had the same problem with this book that I seem to have with all Louise Candlish books which results in a bit if a love hate relationship... I really like her writing and her observations but I find her plotting frustrating. foreshadowing is a great tool but Candlish uses this, and dual narratives, so much that most of the time we've long worked out what's about to happen and are waiting for one of the characters to catch up. I was also infuriated by a double standard that went completely unchallenged or commented on in the book.

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  • Michelle
  • 27-08-2019

disappointing conclusion....

loved our house by the same author and got this on the strength of it.... a bit long... and a disappointing finish.

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  • Mr. Ron Barkess
  • 10-09-2016

Disappointing ending

Loved the story and was riveted all the way through. Couldn't wait to find out what happened but was totally let down at the end. Don't know if it's just me but I didn't get it. What happened to eve and is it the real Emily Marr who lives with Arthur? What a let down.
In the positive I love Louise candlish books.

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  • Emma
  • 19-07-2019

not worth the listen

accents are laughable and a poor story until last three chapters. full of women who cant live without a man.. terrible

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  • 08-08-2018

Fabulous and Totally Engrossing

I loved this book it was such an unusual story and had me hooked from the first minute. I really enjoyed the narration and found the character voices just right. I love Louise Candlish's books the dialogue is so realistic and the characters so well drawn. It does not matter to me that there are no great twists and turns these books are just a great listen. I am now working my way through all her titles but have been disappointed with her earlier works she is certainly an author who has really developed and always manages to create interesting and unusual plots. I would well recommend this as a good solid holiday read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-2021

Baffling

This was one of those books that I was never that excited by but I was sure it would all come together interestingly at the end so I persevered. I'm sadly still not excited. Shame because I LOVED the other books I've read by Louise candlish. Can't wait to read a few more but I hope they'll be more in the vein of the others than this one.

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  • L B martinez
  • 25-07-2018

The disappearance of Emily Marr

Great book. Kept me entranced from start to finish. A must listen to book for sure

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  • Nicola
  • 18-06-2018

Disappointing Ending

I was enjoying the story until the last couple of chapters when I started questioning how this story was going to end. It just seemed like the writer didn't know where the story should go next so just ended it leaving you with questions about Eve and her family- and even Tabby. Its a shame as there could have easily been another couple of chapters or even another book about Tabby- did she find Eve? Did tabby go home and confront her Mother? Did she find her self worth and place in the world?

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