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Your secrets. Her lies. 

Cassie stares at the woman on her doorstep in disbelief. Just months after losing her only son, Josh, here stands a stranger claiming to be Josh’s girlfriend. But it’s not only the woman Cassie is shocked by, it’s the baby nestled in Kim’s arms. Cassie’s grandchild. 

I know what you did. 

As Cassie tries to do what’s best for baby Samuel, she starts to receive threatening messages from someone from her past - someone Cassie has been hiding from for a long time. Cassie is frightened that her biggest secret is about to be revealed and she will lose everything, including her precious grandson. 

You took everything from me. Now you need to pay. 

As the messages get more sinister, Cassie realizes the person behind them knows every detail about her life and she fears that she is being watched. Could Kim be the link between Cassie and the mysterious messenger? And is she in danger now that she has welcomed this woman and her baby into her home? 

A truly gripping pause resister that will keep you listening well into the night, The New Girlfriend is for fans of The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife, and Gone Girl.

©2020 Sheryl Browne (P)2020 Bookouture

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Tried Too Hard to Create Suspense

The story felt forced at times, it tried too hard to be mysterious. Very slow and repetitive in parts. The twists and turns in the story did not make it better.

I wish I had enjoyed it as much as other people who rated it highly.

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  • Karen B. Jinks
  • 25-08-2020

Whoa!! What a ride that was!

Wow! This book had so many twists and turns I was dizzy by the end. The genre of this book didn’t say it was a mystery/thriller, but it was in my humble opinion. And a darned good one!

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  • Wendi
  • 11-11-2020

Well Done! Great characters!

I always admire an author who can make their heroine flawed to the point where the listener shouldn't like her, but does anyway.

We have a grieving mother who's lost her son to a tragic accident, a grieving step father who is trying to cope with his wife's grief and his own, and an unknown girl who shows up at the door claiming to have, in her hands, the baby of the deceased.

While one's head may start to go in several obvious directions (ie, 'She's lying!' 'Get a paternity test!'), Browne puts together a unique twist that surprises the reader.

I would have given 'The New Girlfriend' 5 stars had I not figured out the 'twist' halfway through the book. However, I suppose those of us with devious minds always expect the unexpected, and the worst from people!

-Wendi

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  • littlesimone
  • 29-09-2020

Stunning Straight to the Very End

I am at an almost total loss for words. What a fantastic thrill-ride this story is! It does not go far enough to state that this book is entirely gripping and unexpected with a highly satisfying ending. Beyond that, I am not sure what to say without giving away the story which I will not do. This is simply a must-read for anyone who adores darkly twisted thrillers that are evenly paced and less than predictable. I thoroughly enjoy well crafted stories in which I cannot predict the plot twists and this one more than delivers! Excellent narration made it nearly impossible to stop listening. Utterly remarkable, start to finish!

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  • HailtoTheVictors
  • 20-10-2020

Boring

I wish I understood why this book got such high reviews. I just found it completely boring. Kept hanging in and about midway through I just couldn’t take it any longer and gave up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-2021

Amazing.

This was a great story. Right to the end you will think you have it fogured out...but you do not. Good author...good narrator...could translate to a movie ...but you'll state the hook is better.

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  • Belinda D.
  • 07-01-2021

Excellently executed

Great storyline filled with twists. It kept me guessing and intrigued all the way through. Culminating with a delicious ending. Well done!

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  • F. Keith Coston
  • 03-12-2020

Deliciously Deceptive!

Definitely holds your interest. While I was able to to figure out a few of the twist I was never certain. Good read. Worth the credit.

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  • Samantha
  • 12-11-2020

Original Story!

Finally this genre has an original story!!! Just when you think it’s predictable there’s another layer added that twist what you know about the characters.

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  • By AB.
  • 17-10-2020

WOW

I certainly didn't see that ending coming. One of the ones that drags on a good while, then grips on to the listener and holds your attention. Enjoyed the listen.

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  • Mrs. A. Sweet
  • 21-11-2020

Lovely Gripping Story

I'm a huge fan of Sheryl Browne I have to admit. I was a fan before she turned to thriller and it took me a while to adjust, but she's a real good story teller. This book didn't disappoint at all, the characters were all so real and well presented and the story had a lot of twists that I didn't work out, as well as some that I did.
The narrator sounded like a girl that lived down the road, but being a Brummie I guess I could relate a bit more. She's a bit like me, I can speak normally but love to indulge my accent when I can. Katie helps to bring the characters to life.
I expected it to get a little darker than it did. Sheryl knows how to do dark and dangerous. But, even though it was a bit tense at times, the real darkness was much more subtle.
I think this is one of my favourite books so far, but I'm just about to purchase Sheryl's new book so we'll see.
If you like a thriller which is hard to put down, with characters that pop out with such different personalities. Then you'll enjoy this book.
As I said, I am a Sheryl Browne fan, but I've not been asked to write about this book and I bought it myself.

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  • ababy
  • 28-08-2020

Compelling reading

I real page Turner,with many twists and turns,need to keep your eye on the ball.

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  • 4children
  • 17-05-2021

Excellent

Didn't figure this out at all. Brilliant twists. Will be looking at her other books now

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  • lynn Bloomfield
  • 10-02-2021

3 stars it could have been better

narrator was good. I found the book ok but it didn't wow me unfortunately which is a shame.

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  • Gadgeteria
  • 02-01-2021

Average Read

If you are looking for something that’s an easy listen with a few plot twists, this will fit. An average storyline altho too predictable at times, but Ok..

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  • Carol Jennings
  • 14-11-2020

Few twists.

Wasn't as good as other books I have listened to, few twists at the end nothing really surprised me though. ok to pass some time away.

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  • Wayne
  • 09-11-2020

Brilliant, great story gripping ,fab characters

I really enjoyed this book , Katie villa as a lovely voice to listen to one of my favourite narrators, the book story is fab I usually listen for an hour each evening but did 2 hours at a time with this as it’s so gripping , I didn’t want it to end it was so good , will listen to it again definitely , gripping story great characters I felt like I knew them all well , will now purchase her other books

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  • Coley
  • 22-10-2020

very predictable

very predictable and quite unbelievable. there was one twist at the end that I didnt see coming, but then that made the rest of the story even more unbelievable. narration was good though

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  • A. Owen
  • 19-09-2020

Great narration

Love the Midlands accent
Couldn’t stop listening to this twists right till the end ! Definitely recommend

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  • Billy
  • 17-09-2020

Well written

I thought it was well written, the dialogue was good and the story was good, but quite slow to start with. Things start to get interesting in the second half and it really gets going towards the end. Good narrator, she has a very nice voice and is very expressive and reads it very well but I wish she she wouldn't suck air through her teeth after every 2 sentences or so, its not nice to hear when you're using earphones. I would definitely read more books from the same author and will look for more.

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