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The Rumour

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Rumour by Lesley Kara.

A casual comment.

There's a killer among us.

That's all it takes.

She stabbed little Robbie Harris.

To change a life - 

She's living under a new name.

For ever.

She's reformed. So they say...

Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word.

©2018 Lesley Kara (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page." (Paula Hawkins, number one best-selling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

"A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence." (Fiona Barton, best-selling author of The Widow and The Child

"An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming! Everyone is going to be talking about The Rumour." (Shari Lapena, best-selling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House

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  • Jules
  • 14-02-2019

Excellent book

Way better than “ Girl on the Train “ , this book is excellent from beginning to end, the story is brilliant and the narration equally as good, I wish Lesley Kara had more books available for me to listen to, I am surethis will be made into a film , so read/ listen to the the book first as the book is always better than the film..

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  • jessica
  • 14-12-2018

kept me listening

I really liked it. had no reviews so I went on the title and description as I do at times. bit predictable. or I always guess the killer to soon out of habit. but really enjoyed this book.
listened to it everyday. parts even made me sad.

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  • Lilly
  • 04-01-2019

Excellent

Excellent story, great twist(s).
The pace is relentless, well drawn characters, deserves to be a huge hit.

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  • marella howard
  • 12-02-2019

incredible

listening to this book after hearing the author talk. loved it. the twist is incredible!!

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  • Michelle Fee
  • 08-02-2019

disturbingly compelling

recommended on Instagram- they were right - a real page Turner. I listened to it in one day!

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  • Pam
  • 03-02-2019

Predictable and boring

Had high hopes for this after the reviews - but it was boring, narration was bland and the outcome - which I never try to guess as I enjoy the journey was blatantly obvious very early on.
Waste of a credit

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  • Susiem
  • 24-01-2019

Gripping!

Had me guessing all the way through. such a good twist at the end. Recommend

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  • Jules
  • 20-01-2019

Worth A Credit, Well Read

As these thrillers go this is quite good. The plot is a bit daft at the end but it's well read and worth a credit.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 11-01-2019

Boring, predictable and a bit silly

I had high hopes of this book but actually found it to be a very tedious 7plus hours. In retrospect, I should have given up after I guessed the plot about 50 minutes in. This book moved very slowly with lots of tedious dialogue and details of small children's day to day lives. The main characters were very one dimensional and there were so many superfluous women involved in the rumor I lost track of who they were. I had no sense of Joanna or her partner (who had a very strange voice) they were very one dimensional. Really very little happens throughout the book just the repetition of the rumor among the community. Very disappointing and the end was particularly silly.

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  • D
  • 31-12-2018

Pointless mild racism was off putting

I love Clare Corbett and got this book for her performance. The story isn't much, I thought it sounded like an interesting concept but in the end it didn't really have that many surprises or high stakes. I found the main character to be annoying actually, what with her need to constantly comment on Michael's "black skin." If the author was trying to describe Michael she might have tried humanizing him. After all, people of color (Black people) don't actually have black skin. Descriptive words like caramel, honey, sun-kissed or even chocolate might have helped where Michael's description was concerned. Honestly, I don't know if it was the author who was revealing her own bias or if it was the author's intention to make her lead character so glaringly ignorant but it all made me very uncomfortable and took me out of the story. Even the part where the character hinted at her mom's possible racism was quite grating given none of that was actually vital to the story. Poor Michael wasn't even developed enough to warrant this much attention. He literally could've just been any random guy with a British accent and it wouldn't have mattered what he looked like since we never actually learn anything about him, his family, his background. Overall, the story was flat. I can't see anyone really caring that much about something that happened so long ago to the point where the culprit had to go in hiding. Completely unbelievable. Think I'll have to return this book.

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  • Hazel
  • 06-01-2019

Very repetitive, every characters just constantly over obsessing.

Just ok.. it got a bit boring with every single person in every chapter being so utterly obsessed with one unknown woman a bit odd and unrealistic that no one had anything better to do than obsess over this. It did get tedious and the ending was disappointingly predictable.

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