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White Lies

Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. 

When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... 

Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far. 

Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex's world apart - threatening not only her career but her marriage and family, too. Soon Alex finds she's capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control....

©2018 Lucy Dawson (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great story, great twist

This book kept me guessing the whole way through. What a wonderful piece! Definitely recommend!

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  • 07-08-2019

Ho - hum

I think the marketing hyperbole ruins some books, this being one of them. It was an entertaining enough listen but I do not think that 'gripping' or 'absolutely brilliant twist' apply. The twist was not very satisfying to me and kind of weak.

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  • ROBIN
  • 26-05-2018

Kept me guessing!!

The fact that I didn't figure it out (or at least I wasn't ever 100% sure) and that the story and the narrator held my attention is the highest compliment I can give a book in this genre. Excellent... and I highly recommend this listen!

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  • Andi
  • 17-10-2018

5 stars isn't enough

One of the best books I have ever read. Not surprising to read that the author was a psychologically major. Her insights into all of her character's behavior was dead on. Many twists but that's quite prevalent in the suspense genre. What made this book stand out is that none of the twists were contrived. All made sense. No tension building that could easily be solved with a simple admission by a character. Only complaint is that -- as good an ending as it was -- it had an ending at all. I will miss waking up to this book.

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  • ITS-TONY
  • 16-06-2018

WOW!!

This book is an absolute page turner. The ending was wow. I thought I had it figured out but I was completely wrong. Buy this book, you will not regret it.

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  • Michelle
  • 31-07-2018

I didn't care for it...

I felt like it was a women just getting back at her husband, and then wanting to feel pity for what it created, definitely a twist at the end. The book was read very well, I like the narrator and I would try another book by Lucy Dawson.

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  • Victoria
  • 17-10-2018

pretty good

I overall liked it, it was difficult to tell who was telling the truth and ending was surprising but I never knew where it was going. Even in the end I didn't know where it was going. I would recommend, it was entertaining but my entire reaction? Long process to get to the end, but somehow satisfying.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 02-08-2018

Solid psychological thriller

This book kept me guessing until the very end. Is Alex a victim or a perpetrator? I'm not going to tell, but take my advice and read this one. The narration is great, and it definitely throws curves...just when you think you have it figured out.

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  • Wayne
  • 25-11-2018

Female narrator does male voices convincingly

WHITE LIES was yesterday's Audible Daily Deal. The story kept me guessing until the end but was otherwise so-so. This is my first exposure to narrator Rachel Atkins. She does the different voices in the novel very well.

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  • Yikes
  • 20-05-2018

Really Good

It's a bit of a slow start but soon starts rolling along. I liked how the first part of the book is her story then it switches to his. A few chapters are dedicated to some of the other characters perspectives. Kept me guessing till the end and I like that!

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  • Chrissy Derriso
  • 13-11-2018

It was only okay

This book was only just okay. There are still so many unanswered questions and the story just didn't flow very well. The narrator was great, but the story was lacking a bit.

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  • Kristen H
  • 02-08-2019

WHAT, REALLY?

This book starts out REALLY good and interesting. And toward the end I'm just OVER It. It's just the same nonsense over and over again. And even though you're curious about what really happened, it gets to a point where you just want to know and be done with it. But at the same time, what could have been a really interesting and shocking ending, just wasn't all that exciting or surprising. I will say, the narrator was FANTASTIC. Each person had a very distinct voice and I loved that.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-2018

Overrated, uninteresting story

I'm very surprised that this book gets so many high star reviews. For me it was a waste of time and I regret since I bought it the waste of my monthly credit.
I searched for a thriller and this is NOT, it is not gripping story either.
Middle age mother of two children and a reputable GP on top of it goes on a drinking weekend to Ibiza! Where she sleeps with 17 years old boy. I am not prude but REALLY? I didn't care since the beginning about what would happened and really don't understand why would someone chose to wrote a story about this.
The whole book is about her 'mistake', cheating husband, twisted teenager and his twisted parents.
There is not a single character I cared about. Half way through the book I decided not to continue because I really wasn't interested what would happened.
I didn't care whether she goes to jail or when would 'the twist' finally happen. The whole story and everybody in it was twisted.

It's about justifying how much she was 'hammered' in Ibiza, her 'poor' family, her husband 'justifying his cheating', and her constant repeating 'I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG,' lots of F... words and unappealing characters.

The narration was good before t the story very poor.

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  • Harriet Gwyther
  • 16-10-2018

Ok

This was ok, found it a bit slow. I did not immediately hunt for another novel by this author like I do for some.

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  • Dawn
  • 23-10-2018

damp squib

started out well, by halfway through I was bored. It was obvious how it was going to end. Disappointing.

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  • David M
  • 15-05-2018

Good gentle thriller

The story begins with our main protagonist, Alexandra, waking up in a hotel room with a bad hangover trying to figure out how she came to be there, and who is the man lying next to her. We soon learn that Alexandra is a medical doctor, married to Rob. She is in Ibiza as part of a girls' boozy weekend. The man next to her, Jonathan, is quite young, attractive, and one of Alex's patients from back home. Alex's career could now be at risk if this mistake became public knowledge.
The story before and after that event is told from several perspectives, the perspectives of course differ significantly, as we the audience are gripped wanting to know what is really going on, and who is the "bad guy" in all of this. We get lots of believable detail about family and professional relationships. For the most part of the book this is all pleasant and engaging listening, but fairly pedestrian as a story. All the action, the twists and turns come in the final hour, so don't give up on this book. The ending is worth the wait.
Like an early Lucy Dawson book that I listened to, Everything You Told Me, this is a relatively easy listen, doesn't take too much concentration for a thriller, and has good ending which wraps everything up without anything being left hanging. It's the kind of book I like anyway and I'll be listening to more by the same author.
Rachel Atkins, the narrator, did an excellent job. Her male voices especially, came across as very plausible.

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  • Green Bin
  • 11-05-2019

Many twists and turns

Would make a great TV drama, a sordid compelling listen, no real hero's! Great narration

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  • Sue
  • 29-08-2018

Absolutely loved it!

I thoroughly enjoyed 'White Lies'. Lucy Dawson's carefully crafted characters kept me guessing right up to the last page. I loved each and everyone of them.

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  • Gemma Flanagan
  • 12-09-2019

gripping

wow. didn't see that coming! I was so gripped to this I couldn't stop listening. brilliantly well written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2019

Amazing book

Loved this book, you literally do not know who is telling the truth until the very end, gripping from start to finish

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  • David Clarkin
  • 07-08-2019

Couldn’t put it down!

Not my usual style of book but found it gripping - opposed to my normal Audible listens of when I had time, I found myself bingeing on White Lies!

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  • Lucy locket
  • 05-08-2019

Keep reading until the end

this is a book that is very cleverly written. You need to really listen carefully. lots of twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful