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The Family

Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The latest psychological thriller from master storyteller Louise Jensen will leave you breathless.

Once you’re in, they’ll never let you leave.

Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter, Tilly, a home.

But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new ‘family’, sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances Laura wants to leave, but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go.

Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret, but Alex and his family aren’t the only ones with something to hide. Just as Laura has been digging into their past, they’ve been digging into hers, and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in, and why they’ll never let them leave…

©2019 Louise Jensen (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A clever, addictive thriller about family, loss and lies. Packed full of secrets and twists, it will keep you guessing until the final page." (Alice Feeney)

"Wow! What a book. I loved it, the pace was fantastic and the relationship between Tilly and Laura was gripping and the love really stood out. I thought I had it all sussed, but didn’t see how neatly everyone was connected. This book is going to fly!" (Darren O’Sullivan)

"Cements Louise as the writer of beautiful, character-led, yet still page-turningly-good thrillers. This will (and should) be huge." (Louise Beech)

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Good story.

This was quite enjoyable to listen to. It was creepy, intriguing and sad. It didn't end up going the way I thought it would.

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loved it!!

page turning thriller indeed very well written! couldn't out it down! was a great story needs part 2!