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Publisher's Summary

They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son.

Until tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect. Now, having spent nearly five years behind bars, Rose is just weeks away from freedom. Her probation officer Cate must decide whether Rose is remorseful for Luke s death, or whether she remains a threat to society. As Cate is drawn in, she begins to doubt her own judgment.

©2014 Oakhill Publishing (P)2014 Ruth Dugdall

Critic Reviews

"Ruth Dugdall's novels are intelligent and gripping, with a sophisticated psychological sensibility. She is a huge talent." (Sophie Hannah)
"Impressive in its unflinching realism… a dark and haunting psychological thriller that possesses both depth and sensitivity." ( Crime Time)
"Always a page-turner... Just when I thought I'd got it sussed, I'm proved wrong. This is a clever and suspenseful story told in an engaging style." (thebookbag.co.uk)

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  • 03-08-2015

Not What I Was Expecting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I just didn't find it very inventive.

If you’ve listened to books by Ruth Dugdall before, how does this one compare?

This is my first by the author, and though I didn't love it, I would listen to other books by her, if they sounded intriguing.

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Her performance was fine

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not

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  • 08-12-2019

wonderful

dugdall has a winner here. McDonald delivers it in a easy that adds to the suspense. great listen

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  • 18-09-2019

Not Great but not terrible.

Felt like it took a long time to complete this one. It wasn't always clear who was narrating at first. Skipped a bit near the end and had to re listen. Didn't expect the end revelations which was nice. Didn't connect with any of the characters.

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  • 12-06-2016

All day

I have listened to this last Night and all day .thought it was very good

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