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When She Was Bad

Narrated by: Avita Jay
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You see the people you work with every day, but what can't you see? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years - they know how each other likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in....

Now there's something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?

©2016 Tammy Cohen (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A fresh, clever psychological thriller. I loved it!" (Clare Mackintosh)

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  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
  • 30-06-2016

when she was bad!!!!!

what an amazing story! I was hooked from the first chapter, so much so that I had to finish it in one sitting. The characters were totally believable, the plot unfurled like an onion - layer upon layer giving you insights into each character. The narrator's voice was brilliantly mesmerising too. I'm looking forward to the next book from this author.

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  • J Bayly
  • 21-07-2016

Compelling- disturbing

The reader is brilliant The story slowly unfolds - the ending is not as you had been guessing throughout Good read

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  • Sir Lister
  • 13-02-2018

Stick with it!

Well worth a read. Found some characters a bit dull, but the narration was excellent! Great story, and I didn’t guess the ending!

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  • David Pett
  • 18-08-2016

Confusing

What did you like best about When She Was Bad? What did you like least?

I didn't dislike this book. It kept my interest with its 'who is it' theme but there were moments when I found the narrative extremely dull. It was a good story and a clever idea but far too long. It will transfer well to the screen ( probably as a TV series) and overall as I say it was not too bad.

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  • Caroline
  • 08-08-2016

wow

Fantastic,absolutely brilliant . One of the best psychological thrillers I've read or listened to in a long time.

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  • gladtobedifferent
  • 12-08-2019

excellent

loved this book. took a while to get me into it but after a few chapters was hooked. where is the follow up novel!! great read on my runs and commute.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 26-07-2018

Utterly compelling

First of all, huge credit to Avita Jay for her myriad voices and accents. That's a huge amount of work for any narrator and I was very impressed. I thought the story was genius, it struck a genuine cord. Your work colleagues, who you see every day, become central players in your life, but how well do we really know them? How often, once you've left a particular job, do you never see or speak to them again? I though Tammy Cohen created a 'perfect storm' with this story, multi layered and intriguing, it was easy to see where the book was going but impossible to work out who you were going there with. I highly recommend this clever and absorbing thriller. You can thank me later!!

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  • Hazel
  • 28-04-2018

Weak characters. Stupid story line. suspense....non existent.

About 10 or so characters which are all instantly forgettable. The story was beyond stupid and was trying way too hard to keep us guessing as to which boring character was up to no good.

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  • Nyssa B
  • 04-01-2018

this narrator is brilliant

the book was really good and I really enjoyed the story. I personally didn't see the ending coming which is always good with a thriller of course....but my major props go to the narrator who was able to change accent so well it brought the story alive.

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  • Mrs. C. Brazil
  • 30-08-2016

Not for me - sorry. I'm requesting a refund

Just not for me. It felt like it droned on in.a predictable manner. Disappointing for me.

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