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The Liar's Wife

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A gripping psychological thriller with edge-of-your-seat suspense

Loving husband? Or total stranger? 

When Ella wakes up in a hospital following a hit-and-run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill, and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon....

But Ella has never been married. 

In fact, she has lived alone her whole adult life; working hard, rarely socializing, quietly harboring a terrible secret from her past.

Fear sweeps through Ella when she instantly recognizes the man who enters the ward. He is not her husband, but she knows that she must do as he says and play the part of dutiful wife. What choice does she have? He was there the night of the fire; he knows her secret, too....

Do you absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage. 

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Boring!!!!!!

This book was too long and boring.
It’s irritated the heck out of me that the lead character was such an idiot.
I got a refund half way through.

Don’t waste your credit.

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amazing twist! great read!!

amazing twist great read! def got into this book it was impossible not to!! word

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  • Rinnie
  • 04-12-2018

Leave Already!

Very unrealistic. I hate when the story just gets stupid. She had a million ways out of her situation. I kept rolling my eyes while I listened, not a good sign.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-2019

Can't Get Through It

I couldn't get through it. Hated the narrator's voice. And if I heard Ella Bella one more time, I might have thrown up. Hated it.

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  • Julia Woody
  • 03-01-2019

stupid

The story is so beyond stupid. What a waste of a good credit. Very upsetting.

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  • halloween.mama
  • 01-02-2019

Draggy start

I couldn’t stand the nurse at the beginning or the long descriptions or the completely nonsensical thoughts of “Ella Bella”. I didn’t make it more than a few chapters before skipping ahead to chapter 50 just to find out the end and had already guessed half of the twist before it was revealed. Not a fan.

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  • tpwoj
  • 28-01-2019

Good twist at the end but barely made it there

The first 90% of the book was so annoying - hard to get through. Good surprise at the end but you have to make it there painstakingly!

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  • Leslie
  • 11-01-2019

Don't waste a credit

This is the hardest book to listen to. It was going no where fast, and boring as heck. I made myself listen until chapter 20, then just quit. How this book got any good reviews is a mystery to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2019

Left unfulfilled

The story wasn’t that great. Unclimate ending. Not worth the credit I used from amazon prime.

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  • M. Ryder
  • 17-03-2019

Not Worth Bothering With!

What happened at the end??? 😕🙄 The overall story was OK, but the twist near the last chapter was just plain dumb!!! It made no sense, and it really felt like the author didn’t know where to go with it. As for the book as a whole, it did drag on, like others have said, and “Ella Bella” also got on my nerves after awhile. Narration was average at best, and male voices all sounded the same. Definitely asking for my credit back, but still was a big waste of time!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-2019

Needed more

This story dragged on forever it seemed. Once it got into the final parts of the story, it was interesting, but It needed more.

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  • T. Lit.
  • 08-03-2019

Liam's Wife

let's of twists and turns. will look for more from this author . Fun read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-2018

Terrible ending

‘Not too bad’ through out, great twist near the end, but then turns into unbelievable, unbearable romantic tosh.

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  • Pam
  • 25-11-2018

Pathetic weak and predicrable

So many riciculous blunders... I was astonished this book had such good reviews- it was literally cringeworthy.
I bought this due to its good reviews... but I seriously cannot understand how anyone thought this was worth listening to .

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  • susan
  • 12-03-2019

Twist

Loved the twist at the end did not see that coming. However did get a bit impatient with Ella for not taking action earlier overall really good read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-2019

Great book

I would recommend this book. It had fantastic plot twists and turns. I was not expecting the reveal towards the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2019

Great read

Great first time read will definitely be looking at this authors other books thank you

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  • Jacqueline McKittrick
  • 17-01-2019

Brilliant story

Loved this book, couldn’t stop listening . Didn’t expect it to be the ending. Worth a listen

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  • Mazz
  • 04-01-2019

Not for me

I think this is the first book i have not completed in audible. The characters were not believable. The story line was just so far fetched i have up on it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-12-2018

Brilliant read

There was nothing I disliked about this book. I was gripped from beginning to end.
I’ve been disappointed by some books I’ve listened to recently but the liars wife more than made up for it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-2018

Not believable

This had the potential to be really good, but it didn't quite get there. The twist was obvious from very early on, and it became frustrating and impossible to believe when there were so many options for escape that she didn't take. I really liked the premise, but it was let down by the execution.

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  • Debbie Morris-Gray
  • 20-12-2018

Implausible

An intelligent but selfish heroine who puts her own future before a kidnapped baby and work colleagues. However frustrated I was at the unlikely situation, repeatedly wondering why the multiple escape routes were not taken, I stuck with it and didn’t guess the who the lifelong abuser was.