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Mum, there's some people here from college, they asked me back to theirs. Just for an hour or so. Is that OK?

Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim.

At 11pm she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30am Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home.

Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place.

Tallulah never returns.

2018: walking in the woods behind the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started as a head-teacher, Sophie sees a sign nailed to a fence.

A sign that says: dig here....

A cold case. An abandoned mansion. A family hiding a terrible secret.

Prepare to be hooked. Lisa Jewell's latest thriller is her best yet. 

©2021 Lisa Jewell (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • 11-08-21

Boring Cliché after Boring Cliché

This has such great reviews. Incomprehensible that anyone could have enjoyed it. Tear-jerkingly boring. So, completely characterless girl who never tells a joke, laughs or says anything interesting but is a simpering cliché of a heroine - so bland it's actually weird - loves mummy, hardly ever wears make up, doesn't approve of swearing and studies hard - oh, wait, she's also, very importantly 'not posh', gets mixed up with evil posh people who have 'priveleged laughter' and are generally bad. Not only utterly banal characterisation making the whole thing absurd (not helped by the narrator's baby voice for the heroine), but plot involving spiral staircases, hidden tunnels and clues in paintings that a second woman-with-no-personality randomly catches sight of while being fed clues. Misogynistic, pathetically trying to grab the lowest common denominator reader with simple, salt of the earth heroine and evil posh anti-heroine (the only half-drawn character in the book) and just....God, so boring.

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Brilliantly addictive!

If you are debating listening to this book, let this review show you it’s a must listen. Brilliant and the narrator is wonderful. Captivating and addictive from the first chapter. Lisa Jewell you’ve done it again.

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gripping

Brilliant I loved this audio. I loved the story, the narrator. couldnt stop listening.

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Unputdownable

Brilliant from start to finish. Another masterpiece by Lisa Jewell. Joanne Frogatt brings it to life beautifully.

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Excellent book it’s a fantastic narration from Joanne Froggatt

Fab listen, I had to finish the story much to my family’s annoyance (we are on a holiday) and every spare minute I plugged my AirPods in. Really engaging and actually made me very emotional right at the end. Brilliant narration brilliant story and like all Lisa s books, predictably good!

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another brilliant story full of twists by Lisa J!

joanne froggatt's narration was excellent. another mystery from Lisa Jewell that travels through time and narratives to tell the story of The Night She Disappeared!

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Hooked

It’s the 1st time i have listen to a Lisa Jewell book , i couldn’t stop listening it was so good , the narrator is amazing , she really bought the characters to life

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Bloated, Long-winded with no payoff

I fell asleep on this book so many times it got to the point where I didn't even bother to go back to the parts I'd missed. I really feel like this could've been better but the romantic situationships weren't developed enough for us to care about any of them. The ending was really disappointing.

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Entertaining but average

Reasonably well structured but unrealistic conclusion with actions from the protagonists that just aren't believable.

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OMG - Couldn’t ‘put it down’!!!

An amazingly gripping story! Loved every minute of it and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. A MUST!

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  • 20-09-21

FABULOUS, FABULOUS LISTEN

For lovers of the mystery/suspense genre, this is a book not to be missed. I think this is the best Lisa Jewell book yet and this author just continues to outdo herself. As far as writing is concerned, there is not one foot out of place. The plot is tight and well constructed, the characters are each well drawn and the performance by Joanne Froggatt is perfect. It is a book I just wanted to never end and thoroughly recommend to all lovers of good books.

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  • 12-03-22

Gripping! Fantastic acting too!

Really enjoyed this tale! Joanne Froggatt is an excellent narrator. Brilliant twists and turns that kept me gripped to the end.

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  • 12-01-22

brilliant

loved it and Joanna Froggart's voice gives life to every word! loved the plot start to finish!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-21

13 hours flow away

Missing students, layer upon layer mystery, I enjoyed it tremendously. 13 hours flow away. Three timelines with three narrators and enigma became more enigmatic chapter by chapter.

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  • 01-10-21

5 Stars

Lisa Jewell is a rockstar writer! This was a fast paced, suspenseful, delicious novel; unputdownable.