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Summary

Fear the stranger next door.

When mysterious, single dad Ray Jenkins moves in to the neighborhood, Sonia is suspicious from the outset that something is amiss. Ray’s young son, Henry - traumatized from the recent loss of his mother - acts like he barely knows his father. But things take a turn for the worse when Ray is involved in a multi-vehicle wreck and suffers a brain injury and subsequent memory loss. Sonia steps in to care for Henry, but soon becomes alarmed at the disturbing things he tells her. Determined to get to the bottom of who her neighbor really is, she snoops around in his house. The shocking clues she uncovers shake her to the core. Her own life is in danger from the deadly lie he is living. The more she digs, the more she finds that some lies are best left buried. A gripping tale of explosive secrets with a jaw-dropping twist!

©2021 Norma L. Hinkens (P)2021 Norma L. Hinkens

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You need to tell everyone about great books

I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure about this book because I am more of a cozy mystery type of girl but the blurb sounded interesting and the author used one of my favourite narrator's, so I gave it a go. So glad I did because I was hooked from the first paragraph. I liked the way the author created a sense of suspense, where you thought you knew how the story was going to play out and then you are thrown a curve ball that you didn't see coming, even reading all the reviews for the book I was still surprised. The other reason I enjoyed this book was the great characters and I kept hoping for a happy ending for Henry, if it had been a book I think I might have had to skip to the end to see what happens. Definitely an author I wouldn't hesitate to listen to again.
After the death of her elderly neighbour and friend, Sonia knew getting to know and like who ever moved in was going to be hard, especially if it was one of her absent sons. She had no idea how hard. Her friends oldest son moves in and seems to be trying his hardest to keep his distance from everybody but as soon as Sonia's daughter Jessica discovers he has a four year old son, play dates ensues. Henry is so quiet and panics when ever his dad, Ray, is around and Sonia gets the feeling something isn't right in the house next door. Ray brushes it off as trauma over his wife's death and asks Sonia to be Henry's emergency contact for his nursery. She agrees but knowing how secretive Ray is she never expects to get called. The the unthinkable happens and Ray is in an accident and wakes up with no memory of his past or even his son. In the hopes that helping her neighbour remember his past, she hopes to find out why his son seems afraid of him and keep her daughter safe at the same time. But are some secrets meant to stay hidden?
As I said Amy Deuchler is one of my favourite narrator's and she doesn't disappoint. I loved the voices, especially the one she gave little Henry and I really got the sense he was a frightened little boy.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dianne Bailey
  • 30-09-21

Awesome!

I couldn't take a break with this story. I completed it in one sitting! It held my attention from the very beginning through to the end!

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  • karen
  • 20-09-21

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The book is OK if you really have nothing else to Listen to. I found the bit boring I wouldn’t recommend it unless like I said there was nothing else to listen to

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 26-08-21

Twists and turns!

Riveting! The twist at the end was unexpected.

Amy Deuchler did a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Amzette Auld
  • 14-07-21

A very entertaining read!

I actually really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job with keeping you guessing. I'm curious if this book just ended badly or if it may be a cliffhanger.

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  • David C Taylor
  • 06-07-21

Situations aren't always what you think.

This story had me on the edge of my seat throughout, I thought I knew how it was going to end from the start and thankfully I was so wrong it wasn’t funny. Even when I realized my assumptions were wrong, I made a new set and once again I was completely off base. Anytime a story can keep a reader/listener from figuring it out until the end it would have to classified as a very good story. Amy Deuchler’s narration was excellent, she kept the story moving at an excellent pace as well as making each character come to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-07-22

nope

i didnt finish. It maybe a good book but I can't get passed the narrators voice. sorry

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  • Kristie galindo
  • 17-07-22

Great audiobook - suspenseful

NL Hinkens is so creative with her crafty stories that take your brain on twists and turns. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.

Amy Deuchler did a fantastic job with the audiobook!

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  • D. K .H
  • 14-07-22

twisted

good listen.. twists and turns all thru out.
always kept me interested.
always wanted to keep listening

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  • Mark D
  • 25-06-22

Awful

This is just trash. It makes no sense and repeats conversations. The narrator is even worse, straight monotone most of the book.

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  • Sweetest pages
  • 23-06-22

Nice surprise

I really enjoyed this book, the twist, turns, the narrator, mystery and characters. This book keeps you in your toes. I look forward to listening to more books by this author.