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Summary

Sunday Times best-selling author Karen Swan returns with The Secret Path, taking us deep into the heart of the Costa Rican jungle—complete with her trademark romance, glamour and jaw-dropping twists.

An old flame. A new spark.

Love can find you in the most unlikely places.

At only 20, Tara Tremain has everything: she’s a trainee doctor, engaged to the man of her dreams—Alex, a passionate American biology student. But just when life seems perfect, Alex betrays her in the worst way possible.

Ten years later, she’s moved on—with a successful career, good friends and a man who loves her. But when she’s pulled back into her wealthy family’s orbit for a party in the heart of Costa Rica, she’s flung into a crisis: a child is desperately ill and the only treatment is several days’ trek away, deep in the jungle.

There's only one person who can help—but can she trust the man who broke her heart?

Your Costa Rican adventure awaits....

©2021 Karen Swan (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Truly wonderful

Karen Swan has done it again. A heartwarming read full of twists and turns. I’m so sad that it’s ended. Loved it !!

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brilliant!

One of the best and most captivating listens for a long time. Narrator excellent. Very easy to listen to and brilliantly read. Will be looking out for this narrator for future listens.

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Absorbing

A truly wonderful story,looked forward to putting my headphones in every evening. Have read numerous books from Karen Swan,love the depth of her writing.Olivia Dowds narration is exceptional.

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Brilliant

Another great listen
Thoroughly recommend. Really well narrated too.
The author obviously researches her books so well and it really shows. Costa Rica now on my wish list x

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Highly recommended

My first Karen Swan book. Wow. What a gem. I won't spoil the story,, but the author's words and narrator (who is excellent) takes you right in situ, in the jungle.. You can feel it. Great plot, twists and turns to keep you hooked. You will like this book. I shall definitely get another!

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Loved, loved, loved this book and Olivia Dowd brought everyone alive .... Joy to

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Absolutely fantastic!!

Karen Swan is my favourite author. Romance yes, but with a really interesting storyline too that makes you not want to stop listening, but also not wanting the book to end. The Narrator was equally fantastic, again my favourite narrator out of all the audio books I’ve listened to over the years.

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Disappointing story but well read

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Brilliant!

I really did not want this to end. I'm still thinking about it a day on. I want more of these characters and this story. Don't get me wrong it was finished just right but some books and characters I don't want to leave and this is one of them.
The narration was perfect so easy to listen to. Definitely recommend this!

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It was a slow start but was an interesting story., not a chick lit. Worth a listen.