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  • Deception

  • The Sunday Times Bestseller
  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The gripping new novel by the nation's favourite storyteller, Lesley Pearse.

What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception?

After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally bigamously. 

What does he hope to gain telling her this now, 30 years on? How can her adored dad Ralph not be her true father? And why did her mother betray her so badly? 

She had accepted Sally's many faults and her reluctance to never speak of the past. But faced with this staggering deception, Alice knows she must uncover the whole truth about her mother. 

Whatever the cost. 

Alice's journey into her mother's past is one of incredulity as she discovers a woman shaped by a truly traumatic childhood.... 

©2022 Lesley Pearse (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Don't let the narrator put you off.

Dreadful narration for what would have been an enjoyable story.
How many of us truly know what happened in our Mother's lives? A great incite and plenty of food for thought.

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Another classic story

Listened to this in one day! 5 stars! Great characters and the story was captivating.

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She done it again

Lesley Pearse is by far my favourite author and she hasn’t disappointed. Not as nail biting as some of her books but still. You had to feel for Alice’s mum a true survivor never gave up after everything life threw at her.
Helen Keeley gives wonderful narration but emotion into her voice when the moment requires it.

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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sorry, I like other books by this author but this one has bored me to tears. If you want somthing to get you to sleep then get this book!

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very good listen.

loved this book , Lesley never fails to write a good story. lots of twists and turns.

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Could not stop listening

Loved this book! Finished listening within two days.
Was hooked by the first chapter.
Story and narration were brilliant.
100% recommend

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Weak Story Line

Not the best book Lesley Pearse has ever written. Very weak story line! Very predictable.

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Great story!

Really enjoyed this story it was intriguing, always keeping my attention, uplifting with a little romance thrown in.

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Shorter than her usual!

Most Lesley Pearse books are over 20 hours - this is is under 8h. Good story but feels like it’s been rushed and half the story missed out!

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Excellent

An excellent story with plenty of well thought out twists,very well written and narrated

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  • Linda Bishop
  • 21-08-22

Disappointing ending

Story was going along at a pace then it just fizzled out. Felt like it had been cut short.

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  • barbara
  • 12-07-22

Deception

As usual, this book was fantastic, really didn't want it to end. A beautiful story, characters all perfect and the narration excellent.