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  • By: Rae Cairns
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Australian soccer mum Sarah Calhoun keeps the terrifying secrets of her time as an overseas aid worker from everyone she loves. Until two men from Northern Ireland hunt her down - one an obsessive policeman with demons of his own, the other a brutal IRA executioner, too closely connected to her past.

She is forced to return to Belfast to testify at a murder trial. But she faces an impossible choice - lie on the stand and allow a vindictive killer to run free, or tell the truth and place her children in the line of fire.

With the lives of her family and thousands of innocent people at risk, Sarah must battle her fears, overcome betrayal and find the courage to fight for the truth.

But righting the wrongs of the past just might cost her everything.

©2020 Rae Cairns (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Action, danger, love and sacrifice...it's all there!" (Melissa Doyle AM, journalist, television presenter, radio presenter and author)

"The story is brilliant - one of the most original, compelling and thrilling tales I have read in years." (Mark Lamprell, author of The Lover's Guide to Rome)

"A fast-paced thriller with a tight, twisty plot - think Taken meets The Bourne Supremacy, with a mother as the hero!" (Haylee Nash, literary agent and publisher)

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Different version perhaps ?

The book & the audio are different. The book either has more words than what’s being said on the audio or vice versa. The small details like the times being said is completely off lol.
Still a good read but would’ve been better if it were in sync with each other.
Pretty annoying.

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