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Summary

Sheila O'Flanagan is the best-selling author of The Missing Wife and My Mother's Secret, and her new best seller What Happened That Night, with its enticing story of mothers, daughters and lovers, will enchant listeners who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell.

Lola has a plan. She's going to escape the village she grew up in and make it in the big city. She's smart enough - but she's also headstrong. When, one evening, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly, and without the full facts. But there's no way back.

Bey is every bit her mother's daughter. An impulsive decision puts her in the path of great danger. She's left wary of trusting her own judgement ever again. Then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make.

For both women, everything changes in a moment. But their biggest mistakes might also turn out to be their greatest opportunities....

©2017 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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"A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines." ( Heat)

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  • KT
  • 06-11-17

A lovely listen

I really enjoyed this, the story was beautifully woven, good characters and enjoyable narration. Would definitely recommend for easy happy listening

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Diamonds, love and great characters

Loved it, it really kept me wanting more. Great idea of chapter titles too. Looking out for more.

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Beautiful

Makes you feel angry, happy, giddy, like crying, smiling, laughing. Lots of character building and emotions wrapped up in one audio book. I was hooked from the beginning.

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Heart warming story

I don't think there is any Sheila O'Flanagan I have not enjoyed but this ess has been the best so far!

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A wonderful read

Couldn't stop listening to the story and was beautifully told. A gem of a read

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Not for me

I hated this book; the characters are two dimensional and predictable, the storyline similar. The hugely successful and attractive protagonist who has to be repeatedly reminded to be confident and who constantly questions her worth and judgments was just to steeped in cliché to be believable. The narration is excellent but the story is dull and pedestrian.

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What a great listen :)

I sooo didn't want this story to end, you feel you're there among the characters watching it all unfold & really good narration as well.
Loved it, Sheila O'Flanagan at her very best!
Gloria Larkan

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  • Mr
  • 19-07-17

Long and drawn out!

Good story a bit different! Could have been a lot shorter, good narration which helped me listen to the end!

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Fantastic and interesting story

I loved this book & couldn't stop listening. I think the concept & story is really quite unique.
Thoroughly recommended.

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loved this book

I have not listened to this author before and this is not my usual genre. What a great story. I loved the relationships between the different characters all brought to life by the excellent narrator.

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  • Jan
  • 18-08-17

Great Read

I absolutely loved this book. One of her best. Interesting story moving from Dublin to Spain. Saga written over a number of years. Sheila is a great author most of her books are the same, just fantastic.

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  • 19-12-20

Just Wonderful!

Classily written with taste and dignity. Characters so vivid that you feel you know them and will miss them. No bad language but beautifully written dialogue. Storyline very interesting. The only thing I didn't like is that it ended! Want Book #2!!! This was one of the best books I have ever heard.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-22

A wonderful listen, don't hesitate to purchase

great character development and consistency. I was bonded to them by the end and hated to say goodbye. It was very well thought out and great writing.