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There Should Have Been Eight

By: Nalini Singh
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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In this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, a remote estate in the New Zealand Alps hosts a reunion no one will ever forget.

Seven friends.

One last weekend.

A mansion half in ruins.

No room for lies.

Someone is going to confess.

Because there should have been eight...

They met when they were teenagers. Now they're adults, and time has been kind to some and unkind to others. None more so than Bea-the one they lost nine long years ago.

They've gathered to reminisce at Bea's family's estate, a once glorious mansion straight out of a gothic novel. Best friends, old flames, secret enemies, and new lovers are all under one roof. But when the weather turns and they're snowed in at the edge of eternity, there's nowhere left to hide from their shared history.

As the walls close in, the pretense of normality gives way to long-buried grief, bitterness, and rage. Underneath it all, there's the nagging feeling that Bea's shocking death wasn't what it was claimed to be. And before the weekend is through, the truth will be unleashed. No matter the cost....

©2023 Nalini Singh (P)2023 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Moody and intricate

I loved the vivid descriptions of the landscape and build environment, I especially loved how satisfying the ending was, it answered questions and gave the story a proper sense of conclusion.

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Another amazing story from Nalini Singh! Well written, dark, full of suspense, Nalini weaves the past, far past and present together to present a masterful mystery full of twists and turns, the human condition and love.

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  • 01-02-2024

Wannabe Agatha Christie

This wasn't for me.
Annoying characters that you never get to understand fully.
Annoying narrator's voice.
And a rather foreseeable plot twist in the end.
Beautiful setting, though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-2024

There Should Have Been Eight maybe could have been There Should Have Been Five 😂

There were a LOT of main characters to keep track of which really weren't essential to the story. Some of the dialogue between the characters didn't come across as very natural at times. The Cara storyline was a bit redundant in the end, generational mental health issues aside. All in all a decent read but it took a little while to get there.

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