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  • The Hen Party

  • A Death Before Marriage Story with a Shock Twist
  • By: Maria Frankland
  • Narrated by: Naomi Rose-Mock
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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The Hen Party

By: Maria Frankland
Narrated by: Naomi Rose-Mock
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Summary

Have you ever been to a party…and deeply regretted it?

Caitlyn and her nine hens arrive in Dublin for a never-to-be-forgotten weekend.

As the drink flows and the laughter echoes, her attendees put aside their buried resentments and secret dark agendas.

But one of these disturbing agendas will be executed - no matter what.

Ten are about to become nine. Who will be the one?

©2021 Maria Frankland (P)2021 Maria Frankland

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Another stunning book

Maria has done again an incredible book with many twists and turns often when you read a book you guess what the end is going to be but I can honestly say with this one I didn’t the narrator was amazing to! Once I started the book I couldn’t put it down and I’m just waiting for the next one

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Very Unbelievable

Very bizarre story, a group of friends go to a remote location for a hen do, which it seems none of them want to be there, or even like the bride to be. The bride to be dies in suspicious circumstances, yet no one seems bothered. They make breakfast, have a gin and just carry on until they eventually decide to call the police, and none of them want to tell her fiance as he has an important work meeting that they don't want to disturb!!!

The ending was actually quite good though!

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Brilliant!

Brilliant story!
keeps you thinking and the twist was really good.
loved the characters and the true to life way of how it was played.
the narrator was first class!

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Really enjoyable - narration was brilliant

Yet again Maria has delivered - the narration just adds another element to the story and makes it so intense that I had to keep listening to the end of the story.

So fully recommend, especially in these cold wintery nights.

I was given a free copy by the author but this review is entirely my own.

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Not for me

I normally love this kind of book and I liked the twist at the end but somehow the book just didn’t hit the spot for me. I found the narration difficult - I had to slow the speed down and found the reading style quite monotone and hesitant at points. I just didn’t enjoy the story or narration as much as I should have done given that I normally binge listen to stories like this.

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WOW

I enjoyed listening to Naomi Rose-Mock

Full of twists and turns, That is one Hen Party , I do not want to go to . The Bride is murdered and not one of the Hens care. The fast pace ,everyone has a motive or an axe to grind, add in money, sex and long lost secret boyfriends, the police have their work cut out to find the culprit or culprits!

Oh the ending

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  • NF
  • 23-01-22

Good story

This was a really good story with an end I didn't see coming, which was a nice surprise. I wasn't too keen on the narrator but that has no effect on my rating of the novel. I will definitely read more by this author.

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Everyone has a motive, trust noone!


The Hen party follows an unlikely bunch of women, with little in common, all with grudges to bear and secrets to hide. This fantastic read follows Caitlyn and her nine hens on an alcohol fuelled weekend in Dublin. Recently, Caitlyn has had her fair share of heartache battling the big C, with a step daughter not keen on sharing her dad and in laws who aren’t shy at their distain for the upcoming union, the should be restful and fun weekend is covered in a cloud of tension and arguments that run deep.

Fast forward to the next morning and 10 have become 9, but who is to blame and who is the victim; the real victim. The fast pace and multiple points of view makes this read engaging and unputdownable. Everyone has a motive or an axe to grind, add in money, sex and long lost secret boyfriends, the police have their work cut out to find the culprit or culprits!

Full of twists and turns, this book leaves you wanting to read just one more page. It felt there was never a satisfactory place to stop for the night. Maria writes the dynamics of human behaviour, particularly the group of women excellently, I could almost visualise my own friends in the designated roles. Maria did a stellar job of peppering the book with enough details and information, true and false, to make you second guess your own conclusion and I for one, didn’t see the ending coming.

This was a brilliant 4.5 star read, my only, only criticism was the byline of: A death before marriage story with a shock twist; and that was purely because I spent the first part of the book waiting for the murder and in some ways rushed to it, but it did not detract of a cleverly, well written twist and turn tale of murder and revenge! Would definitely read more books by Maria

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Really heart-breaking

Wow. It seemed to me like a lot of the women there were real b*tches. Not to mention the groom! A really sad story, good building tention and I didn't see the twist coming. Not badly narrated either, haven't heard this narrator before. Would recommend if you want a short thriller.

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  • Sherri
  • 27-11-21
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WOOOOW!!!!

What a well written and exquisitely narrated novel!

I am absolutely floored by the level of detail that didn’t come off as boring and the number of characters that are well developed to the point that you become familiar with them.

I enjoyed the changes in perspective for characters so I really got to know them.

If you are looking for a good and unpredictable read, this is it!

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  • Liz
  • 09-05-22
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Definitely a twist worth a credit

Did some serious mental gymnastics to try to figure this one out. Abrupt end -twisted. Just how I like my thrillers!

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  • Deedra
  • 17-01-22
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The Hen Party

This was an amazing book!Getting each persons side of the story was a neat idea.Naomi Rose-Mock was a fantastic narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kimberly
  • 08-12-21

Interesting Murder mystery

I guessed a few things from the get go.
BUT still a cool story.
I liked how it flowed. Reminded me of the guest list by Lucy Foley so if your a fan of that story you’ll like this.

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  • Thrones for ever
  • 30-11-21
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Excellent

loved it and the end was well worth the listen the hubby and I binged listened could not sleep til we found out the culprit

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  • Chris S
  • 29-11-21

Great mystery with a twist ending!

I really enjoyed The Hen Party by Maria Frankland. The characters were realistic and their interactions were all too believable. Who thought that petty squabbles and long-held grudges among women and soon to be in-laws could lead to murder!? It is a engaging story that had me hooked from the beginning to end. I couldn’t turn off the audiobook and had to finish it in one day! The narration by Naomi Rise-Mock was wonderful. I highly recommend