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The Lodger

By: Valerie Keogh
Narrated by: Rose Robinson
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Summary

The brilliant new psychological thriller from bestseller Valerie Keogh.

She’s in your home....

Leigh Simons can’t say for sure what made her do it. A moment of madness, perhaps, but when the young, loud and gorgeous waitress at her favorite coffee shop reveals she is homeless, Leigh offers her the empty room in her house.

In your head....

Gina is the perfect lodger; Leigh, lonely and frustrated with her life, becomes infatuated with the woman—her boldness, her zeal. If only Leigh could be more like Gina....

And missing without trace.

So when Leigh returns from a work trip she’s shocked to find Gina missing. Where could the young woman have gone...and why?

Leigh fears that something terrible has happened—why else would Gina leave her?

But as she sets out to find her missing lodger, what Leigh discovers changes everything she knows about Gina...and her own life, too.

Don't miss the brand new thriller by Valerie Keogh. Perfect for fans of Sue Watson, Shalini Boland and K.L. Slater. 

©2022 Valerie Keogh (P)2022 Boldwood Books

Critic reviews

"A wonderful book, I can’t rate this one highly enough. If only there were ten stars, it’s that good. Valerie Keogh is a master story-teller, and this is a masterful performance." (Anita Waller, bestselling author)

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Ridiculous

Silly story with unlikeable characters, farcical ending. Will be returning, give it a miss! Shame as have enjoyed other books from the author

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Good listen

Narration was excellent.. the story was excellent but the ending was a little abrupt and too quick

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Disappointing story …

Unfortunately not a good listen it was long winded and not at all believable! I had such high hopes and contagious listen hoping for more but alas weak ending

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The main character Iis unbelievably irritating

The stories like was in my opinion so far fetched it felt like a real chore to finish the book. most chapters involved a constant debating of the victim who appeared to have no commonsence,she was wishwashy.The potential romance left me wondering on the man's part why he would want any kind of attachment with this female who was borderline bariatric and rude not to mention mind numbingly nieve. Sorry but that's my opinion. Don't waste a credit

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Brilliant!

Twists throughout and so entertaining.

I was delighted she chose to watch Frasier rather than Friends.

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Bad editing

Spoilt by lots of mistakes left in, and bizarre use of “he” instead of “she” a lot of the time made me question if I’m going mad or not.

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Lots of twist and turns

Fabulous fab fab fab fab fab fab Great story line and amazing characters. I love her books.

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A good listen

Although I enjoyed the majority of this book and I finished it all, i did struggle to connect fully with the main character. But it was a good story and i will listen to more from the author.

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Fantastic story lots of twists amazing couldn’t stop listening to it fantastic ending keeps you guessing all the way through

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Not to be missed!

Loved this! What a listen. Twists and turns the entire way. And that ending! Wow!

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