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The Rip

By: Holly Craig
Narrated by: Carly Foxx, Shalom Brune-Franklin
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Publisher's Summary

Luxury villas on hot white sand, views for miles over turquoise water.
Flawless hostess Penny gathers guests to an island for her husband’s birthday celebrations.
But she soon regrets inviting self-obsessed Eloise…

When a child vanishes on the night of the party, their perfect island weekend is ripped apart. Even paradise harbours murky secrets…
Has he been taken? Has he drowned?

In the panic to find any trace, Penny casts about for someone to blame—even if that person is her own daughter, Rosie. Even clear waters descend to pitch black…

But it’s not the first time Rosie’s been attacked by her mother. And it’s not the first time she’s turned to Eloise for support.

As the sun beats down and dark secrets rise to the surface, can they find the missing child before it’s too late—or will this sudden disappearance endanger them all? …and someone among them knows the whole shocking truth

©2024 Holly Craig (P)2024 Audible Ltd.

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Will The Rip be a worthy force?

The story seemed like it might have the power to intrigue me...
However, the main characters lacked redeeming qualities. Performed well, it was worth a listen, but I was left unsatisfied, seemed to me the further into the plot we ventured, the less I liked the main characters. I get the need to write 'flawed' protagonists, but flaws should be qualities that the reader may empathise with. Maybe the author was going for 'edgy', I don't know, but I would not want to be friends with either of the leading ladies... Just as I felt I could get on board with some of their behaviours, forgive some misgivings, something else would occur or come to light, and I was ... No, just no - that's not excusable or acceptable.

I'll make sure to read reviews before I purchase another by this author.

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Suspenseful and descriptive

Enjoyed this book, looking forward to listening to more from this author. The reader added to the quality.

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Terrible book.

It is rare that the characters in a book have no redeeming features but this one achieved it. I found it an awful story with equally awful characters.

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Addictive

This was one of those stories you just had to listen until the end - Penny’s character became very wearing at times and l found it very repetitive, the narration of this character was quite annoying at times. Other than that the story line was gripping. An enjoyable listen with a very flawed female main cast - would definitely listen or read more from Holly Craig

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Great Story

Great story and narration. Loved it and would recommend to listeners who like a contemporary mystery.

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Overall pretty good

I enjoyed and it had me hooked, however, I found Eloise’s motivation to not go to the police flimsy and unbelievable
Aside from that good read and great to have a shout out to the beautiful Rottnest Island

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Great narrative.. very enjoyable

Loved the writing and the flawed characters, written so well. Great story, would recommend for anyone who likes a thriller

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A fast read

Such a fast read/listen. Especially because the chapters flip between 2 women, Penny and Eloise and the time. One of those books you have to keep going and finish right away. Well done!

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Great story, lots of details that put you right there. Good read.

The petty competition between women. Who is best at parenting, entertaining etc? Until a young child is lost.

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Good Aussie suspense

Really enjoyable for the most part-some of Penny’s internal dialogue became tiresome to listen to, possibly due to the narrators voice for her in the headspace she was in. Otherwise well narrated and a good compelling listen.

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