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The new pulse-pounding thriller from the best-selling author of The Memory Wood: beautifully written, evocative and dramatic, you will listen to it with your heart in your mouth.

How did it come to this?

The news doesn't strike cleanly, like a guillotine's blade. Nothing so merciful. This news is a slovenly traveller, dragging its feet, gradually revealing its horrors. And it announces itself first with violence - the urgent hammering of fists on the front door.

Life can change in a heartbeat.

Lucy has everything she could wish for: a beautiful home high on the clifftops above the Devon coast, a devoted husband and two beloved children.

Then one morning, time stops. Their family yacht is recovered, abandoned far out at sea. Lucy's husband is nowhere to be found, and as the seconds tick by, she begins to wonder - what if he was the one who took the boat? And if so, where is he now?

As a once-in-a-generation storm frustrates the rescue operation, Lucy pieces together what happened on board. And then she makes a fresh discovery. One that plunges her into a nightmare more shocking than any she could ever have imagined....

©2021 Sam Lloyd (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent." (Daily Mail)

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Slow to start, but good listening

I found this book a bit slow to start, but once the storyline picked up it was a great read. Few twists which is always good.

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gripping.

engrossing. emotionally engaging. never predictable. well written. the characters were multidimentional. story complex. narration was easy to listen to.
thank you.

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Outstanding - thanks for such a great read.

I read The Memory Wood last week & have just finished this. This book is truly outstanding. A story woven with superb artistry.
One of my all time favourite reads. I feel in love with the characters and their personalities.
My only negative is that I have to wait for the next book by this author.

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Riveting

I finished this book in two nights. Couldn’t stop listening. It had me gasping
What a great author Sam Loyd is and the narrators were perfect. I’m sorry it’s ended

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  • 14-09-2021

a gripping, fast moving thriller but ...

I did enjoy this book, it certainly made me want to keep on listening but my overall feeling now I've finished it is that it is quite depressing. I would, however, keep my eye out for more titles by this author.

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  • musical granny
  • 11-09-2021

Not recommended

I did not like this book. It was an unpleasant story with unlikeable characters. The narration was not good with long pauses in the wrong places. Altogether a real disappointment.

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  • 10-09-2021

Engaging thriller

A thoroughly absorbing thriller, right up to the point where the perpetrator and their motivation are revealed - bit of a trope and very shaky reason to do what they did. Still, extremely enjoyable and engaging. Beautifully written.

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  • Jacqui W
  • 11-08-2021

This audible book is 100% the whole package .

I can honestly say... the emotions that the listener goes through, like a roller coaster. I found that I actually had my mouth open at unexpected moments. Best narration, did the best job. Pulled me in. Beautifully written. Top Marks all Round!!!

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  • 31-07-2021

Gripping throughout .

A beautifully articulated and moving tale of a mother's battle against an evil stalking demon

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