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Publisher's Summary

Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface....

Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden.

Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola's family apart? 

The new emotionally charged suspense novel from Linda Green, the best-selling author of While My Eyes Were Closed and After I've Gone

©2018 Linda Green (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • Meg
  • 24-09-2018

Brilliant!

Story and narration spellbinding. Clever twists with unpredictable outcomes. Will be reading more of Linda Green.






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great story

loved the narrator (s). great story. keeping secrets always comes back to bite you. loved it.

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If I could rate this 12/10 I would but be prepared!

It was such an awesome rollercoaster of emotions that I listened to it in 2 days. The writing and narrator were beyond brilliant with all loose ends tied up at the end which I really appreciate! Soo good!

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  • Carol
  • Mid North Coast - NSW
  • 29-11-2018

Melodramatic generational tale

I don’t know if the writer intended for the listener/reader to not be able to distinguish beyweein Irene and Betty and William and John, as a listener I found it somewhat confusing until about chapter 20 when things became clear.

This is a bit, or a lot, of a nothing story; no substance and all melodrama. I did not at all enjoy the whiney children or their emotional unstable mother and grandmother.

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Simply incredible

What a simply incredibly written book! It had me hooked from the moment I pressed play. And the narrators where a perfect fit!

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Poignant reminder of the old days..

Tear jerkingly real.. secrets, lies and hurt because the neighbours will talk. Will strike chord with many listeners... highly recommend.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this book. It had me wondering what was next didn’t want to stop listening.

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This was a brilliant, well written story. 5 stars

I could not turn this off..The Narrator's were perfect . 5 stars all round. Thanku.

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Trigger warning

The story was good although there needs to be a warning that there could be a trigger for some due to the subject of sexual abuse.

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A beautiful and respectfully executed read.

Moving beyond words whilst enticing intrigue and 'on the edge of your seat' curiosity. This, topped off with the wonderful and literal lesson of not judging a book by its cover, made it an excellent read for me.

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  • Jools
  • 28-07-2018

Enjoyable

A good listen i enjoyed it very much, well worth a credit, give it a try

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  • Ciara
  • 12-11-2018

Recommended

Struggled with the narration at times, particularly the Canadian accent... Would still recommend. A lovely story with deep sadness in parts.

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  • Snikt5
  • 14-08-2018

Exceptional

Wonderful mystery with a truly harrowing ending. I simply raced through this book with its great characters and nice twists.

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  • Ms. R. Manning
  • 10-11-2018

sad and traumatic

I had to keep listening despite its emotional content, there was resolution in its finish. shame the sound levels weren't great at times and I had to have the volume louder than was needed so I didn't miss any of the quieter parts of the story

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  • Iscalady
  • 02-12-2018

Very engaging story, superb writing

I really enjoyed this story and had to listen until the end. A sad subject matter but so well written and read. An excellent listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-2018

fabulous !

Wonderful writing yet again!
so interesting, so many little details that bring the story alive. realky looking forward to my next read!
Thankyou

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  • belladonna_16
  • 27-09-2018

Engaging, but...

This was an engaging story, performed well by the reader (although her North American accent has an obvious 'tell' I found distracting). I did find the ending a bit rushed and too pat and implausible. Still worth the listen, but not quite up to the race reviews, in my opinion.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

A very interesting and layered plot, well written with believable characters brought to life by the skill of the reader. There was a niggling irritation in the naivety of the main character but nothing that caused me to stop listening.

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  • Jo
  • 25-10-2018

The excellent narration made a bleak story compelling.

A rather bleak tale, but excellently narrated by Sarah Durham, who charged such emotion into the narrative it was compelling listening. A voice I could listen to for hours. Well done bringing this story to life.

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  • Jade
  • 13-10-2018

Twist

Loved this book. Really loved the characters especially Ruby, could imagine this as a film. My favourite book of 2018

3 of 4 people found this review helpful