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On a clear autumn morning in 2004, Rachel O'Reilly, a 30-year-old mother of two, was brutally battered to death in her home. It was a merciless killing that stunned the small, trusting community where she lived, and devastated her close-knit family.

In the days that followed the discovery of her body, it was thought that Rachel was the victim of a bungled robbery attempt. It soon emerged, however, that police investigating the case believed Rachel had known her killer and that her murder had been carefully planned months in advance. The spotlight immediately fell upon Rachel's husband, Joe O'Reilly, who admitted in a number of extraordinary press interviews that he was a prime suspect in his wife's slaying. The 32-year-old advertising executive vehemently denied any involvement. It was a crime that captured the imagination of the public, who watched as the illusion of the idyllic suburban life the couple shared together began to shatter.

©2007 Jenny Friel (P)2017 Tantor

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Accent is ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING

I'm Irish and know this story well. Great story but ruined when the narrator insisted on putting on an Irish accent. She would have been better off just keeping to her own accent. It made me cringe....

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  • 14-06-2018

This story could have been told in a paragraph.

A story with a known ending should be compelling; filled with details the headlines may have missed. This was dull.

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  • 05-03-2021

Well written book pity about the narrator

A tragedy that happened not too far away from where I live. It lost stars on my review because the narrators poor attempt at the Irish accent and imitation of the males voices in the book almost put me off listening to it. There wasn’t a need for it.

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  • Alex
  • 17-09-2019

Very sad story close to home for me.

Beautifully read book. Such a sad story of a young mum doing the morning school run for the last time. I live only about 30 miles from where all this happened so it feels very close to home for me. Some of the place names and Irish accents had an interesting spin put on them by the narrator but that didn't take away from the story at all. Highly recommend.

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  • 06-05-2019

worst narrator.

The over the top ' Oirish' accents by the Narrator were so bad and silly - bordering on being offensive to Irish people.

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  • A.Connor
  • 28-07-2017

Scottish accent made me choke on my tea..

This is a straightforward chronological account and as such is fine, fairly interesting. Narrator's perfectly ok / reads well until she feels the need to lapse into thick Celtic brogues. Her Scottish accent beggars belief - spectacular!

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