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Summary

The must-read psychological thriller for 2019 from the million-copy-bestselling author of Silent Child.

"Your daughter is dead."

When Kat Cavanaugh hears the words every mother dreads, her perfect world shatters. She takes in the beautiful long blonde hair, torn yellow dress, and chipped blue nail-varnish. It can’t be real.

And then the police add the word "suicide". But Kat refuses to believe them.

Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note her little girl left behind. She knows her bubbly, vivacious daughter would never take her own life.

As she searches Grace’s perfume-scented room, filled with smiling photos, she uncovers secrets her little girl had been hiding. Secrets that could put her in terrible danger, too.

But Kat’s determined to find out what really happened to Grace on the night she died, whatever it takes....

This addictive and heart-pounding psychological thriller will keep you gripped late into the night.

©2019 Sarah A. Denzil (P)2019 Bookouture

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Warning!

Do not attempt this if you are feeling remotely depressed. From the get go the narrator lays on the moaning grief, although to be fair, the author probably intended this, but it’s way too much.

I think I won’t carry on listening.

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Disappointed

This is my fourth Sarah Denzil, the second with Audible. I wish I had read this one as I thought that the narration was terrible, overly theatrical and the alternative voices the narrator used for other characters were poor. I persevered because basically the story is good, but I winced while I listened.

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A book not to be read by anybody who wishes for any goodness

One of the most depressing books I have ever read definitely not reccomended I was most disappointed though admittedly this book is hard to forget

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good story

it was one of the best I've listened to in a long time😁😁😁i listened to it while i was lying in the sun

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Only Daughter

Excellent read very gripping and a emotional rollercoaster would highly recommended
Its a must read book

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Amazing

I found this Book gripping from start to finish. I would highly recommend. Excellent story.

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A bit deep for me

Although the story was ok, I found it a little depressing to be honest & very sad. Also a little complicated.

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Disappointing

I hate leaving bad reviews... but honestly, I was disappointed! I loved Sarah’s other books? And was expecting another fantastic story, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I’d stick to the others and give this one a miss.

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Classic Sarah A. Denzil story

Sarah a. Denzil has a brilliant way of writing her books. As with her others, this story seemed almost predictable. Some of the characters you get a bad feeling about very early on but there’s a great plot twist towards the end that takes you in a different direction which always completely surprises me. I really didn’t like the main character at the start but I’m glad I persevered. I won’t say anymore so as not to spoil it for anyone

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Amazing!

Another fantastic book from Sarah Denzil! Once again, I was gripped from the start and kept guessing until the end. A bit emotional at times reading as a mother, but it only added to the suspense and tension that continued to build throughout. Would definitely recommend!

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  • holly poe
  • 16-04-19

Amazing! Do not miss!

I don’t know how I missed the release of this book! I love Sarah Denzil’s writing and this book is amazing! Kept me guessing and intrigued through the end. The narrator is wonderful too!

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  • Mimi
  • 03-04-19

Spell Binding

This story grips you at many angles! Extremely hard to put it down! Sarah paints clear visual pictures for you. Totally entertaining......looking for another one of her books!

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  • Wendi
  • 27-06-19

Great read, until the ultimately stupid ending..

This book had everything going for it. It had a complex woman with a personality disorder who was finding it difficult to mourn properly for her daughter, who recently committed suicide. She refused to believe that her daughter really did kill herself. She started her own investigation, and it was leading to all sorts of interesting places.

Then came the ending and the denouement. I have to say, I just couldn't believe how stupid and obvious it was. It totally ruined to book for me, and I asked for my credit back.

So frustrating!

-Wendi

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  • Whiplash
  • 08-05-19

Pretty great

The story had me rapt from the beginning. Really easy to listen to & enough intrigue to keep you involved. I found myself finding excuses to keep listening.
The "twist" wasn't quite a twist, but it was good all the same.
I liked this book so much I got 2 more from this author & listened to those in 2 days.

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  • Amber J. Allen
  • 02-05-19

Drawn out and mostly predictable

The character development was lacking. She really hammered the same things home over and over again So that the characters were more two dimensional. I did finish it because I could not let the plot go unfinished in my mind
But if I had it to do it over again I wouldn’t choose this one.

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  • Karen DeGroot
  • 17-06-19

AWFUL

this was seriously the WORST BOOK EVER! The only reason I even finished it was because I spent money buying it. UGH UGH such a silly moronic idea for a story

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  • Amanda Gerber
  • 29-05-19

it started out good

the books are not really good very promising and then it just kind of got boring and you got the feeling is it ever going to end. Also the ending just wasn't very good either.

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  • Cheryl
  • 19-03-19

just awful

boy oh boy. why did I listen to this whining? don't even think about it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-21

Ehh...

Just ok. I was hoping for more. Seems like the author read a book on sociopathy and threw every little detail about sociopaths into her book. Not terrible but not great.

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  • Misty Knight
  • 15-05-19

I'm glad I'm finished

There's a twist, but I'm not invested in the story enough to really care.

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