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Publisher's Summary

Who will believe your story if the only witness is dead? 

"What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is...I was hooked from the start." (Cara Hunter) 

"A truly compelling, twisty, enthralling and satisfying read.... Absolutely amazing!" (Angela Marsons) 

Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right.... 

When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. 

Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence? As the accused stands trial, the jury is forced to consider - is there ever a proper defense for murder?  

"I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it." (Laura Marshall)

"Brilliant.... The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash." (Jenny Blackhurst) 

"An unnerving, twisting tale that you won't be able to put down." (Caroline Mitchell)

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Don’t miss this one!

This is an excellent story, very well written and it is full of surprises. Sometimes for me the narration is a make or break it kind of deal but the narrator is superb....I usually can figure things out, but this gem kept me wondering until the very last few minutes. I highly recommend it.

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An amazing ride

Definitely did not see this one coming.... or saw the end. What a great book. Narrator did an excellent job telling the story. Highly recommend. Loved it. 😀😀😀

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And so it begins

I felt the book started out slowly but it soon gained momentum. It is so full of twists and surprises if you like psychological thrillers this book is for you.

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Rachel Abbott does it again! Brilliant, captivating and worth it.

My second listen just as grapping!

Once again, Rachel brings us a thriller with twists and turns. You can read the summary. Making a dynamic duo, Abbott’s characters come to life due to outstanding narrator Olivia Vinall. I thought I had the mystery all figured out and I was way off until the very end! Quite a surprise I never saw coming! I have been a fan of Rachel Abbott for a long time and have had the delight to listen to all her books. Never a disappointment, including this latest offering. Rachel, you keep writing and I’ll keep listening. Very highly recommended indeed!

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Held my interest throughout

I listened to this in 2 days. It was an interesting story to a point. I did not care for any of the characters and the ending left me really disgusted with all of them.
I had figured out the supposed twist pretty early on but there were not any clues as to the history of the characters and why they might be acting the way they were.
Overall, I was left very disappointed in the end.

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Good, not great

I enjoyed the story and the characters. The “twists” were dropped in at good spots to keep me interested. They weren’t really surprising reveals, but still good. Odd unnecessary side story with the police pair involved.

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Wonderful

This book was the best I’ve listened to BY FAR!! Thrilling all the way to the end. I thought I knew the ending but I was WRONG. WONDERFULLY WRITTEN!!

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Decent story, semi predictable.
The ending was anticlimactic.
Probably won't remember this story in a week.

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Loved this book!

Every second of this book was amazing! I couldn’t stop listening until it was over! Highly recommend

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Takes time.

The first half is VERY slow and I almost stopped listening but finally it was full speed ahead and interesting. Worth it if you are patient.

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