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The Islanders

By: Caroline Mitchell
Narrated by: Willow Nash, Patrick Moy, Roisin O'Neill, Aidan Kelly, Deirdre O'Connell
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Summary

She thinks the island will keep her safe—she is wrong.

Traumatised by the death of a child in her care, top London paediatrician Claire seeks refuge on remote Selkie Island in the wilds of the Irish Sea with her husband Daniel and their baby daughter Kitty. Hidden away in Daniel’s old family home, Claire hopes to be as cut off from her guilt as she is from the mainland, but can she find peace in a place so full of its own secrets?

Twenty years earlier, Daniel’s parents left the island in a boat and never made it to the mainland. Mystery surrounds their deaths—and their lives. Why did they set out late at night in a storm? What had really been going on at the house? Even as Claire begins to recover her sense of self amid the island’s rugged beauty, she can’t shake off a chilling suspicion that Selkie Island has a dark history that the locals just can’t face—and that it somehow has a connection to her own life.

When baby Kitty suddenly disappears, Claire’s fragile world falls apart. The only way to secure her future is to uncover the past, but the closer she gets to answers, the more danger she finds herself in. Will she be able to save her family or will the island’s dark secrets take another life?

©2023 Caroline Mitchell. (P)2023 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Dark and creepy

I enjoyed this dark creepy chilling suspense that keeps the reader guessing. I enjoyed the Irish accents of the narrators.

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Great story, so many twists in the tail,

Good format, enjoyable story telling at its best. A complicated plot expertly navigated by the author. A real page Turner.

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Reasonably entertaining, disappointing ending

This is a book which started out with a lot of promise - a gripping opening, atmospheric setting, etc, but was ultimately a bit of a let down. I think it tried to be too many things which left the ending muddled and unsatisfactory. The writing is enjoyable enough and most of the narration was skilled, apart from Danny, who was played as if he was a 70 year old yokel instead of a youngish, successful artist.

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Great ending

Brilliant story, never saw the twisty ending coming! Would totally recommend. Good book, could not put it down.

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A bit farfetched

Whelile there were some good elements to this book, overall I was disappointed. the pacing was good but the story was too far fetched. The way it touched on folklore was overdone, and diluted the thriller aspect, leaving me unsure what sort of story it was supposed to be. The depictions of life on an Irish island in the 21st century were unrealistic, and teetered on being condescending. It's clear the author has a great affinity for Ireland, and Irish Islands but some of her depictions were dated, if not bizarre.

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Loved it!

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. It kept me listening with the twists and turns throughout! The narrators were very good, and I liked how there were different narrators for different characters!

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Complex story

Liked thecswitching between narrators, twisty, complex tale could have been more accurate with isla character but this didnt imping on the storyline.

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Chilling to the core

I did not guess the twist at the end so the suspense got to me till the end. Great listening. Highly recommended.

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Weak story, amateur dramatisation.

Disliked the slow delivery and what seemed exaggerated posh London/Irish accents. Repetitive, dull language (“my blonde hair brushed my shoulders”, “ my plate laden with bread” etc etc) Story slow but suspense less. Clichéd descriptions etc etc. Gave up after couple of chapters.

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Der Twist am Ende, der die Geschichte gedreht hat.

Die Geschicht fand ich sehr düster und konnte mich mit den Charakteren nicht identifizieren. Manche Sprecher hatten auch keine schönen Stimmen. Als non-native speaker fiel es mir manchmal schwer sie zu verstehen.

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