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The Mistake

By: Gemma Rogers
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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Publisher's Summary

No body. No crime. No time. Can you ever escape your past?

Fresh out of prison, Jess Strickland has just six months’ probation to serve until she's free to get on with the life she left behind four years ago.

With few options available, Jess takes a job at Bright’s, an industrial laundry company, alongside other ex-cons, all eager to keep their noses clean. 

Here she finds an ally in Karla, but soon learns her new boss, Terry, is not all he seems.

Realising she’s no safer on the outside, Jess refuses to be a victim any longer.

How far will she go to avoid going back to prison?

©2021 Gemma Rogers (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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Great Book

Another great listen by the author. The story kept me interested and wanting to find out what happened next. The performance was good but being able to hear her swallow.

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Boring

Billed as a domestic thriller, theres nothing thrilling about it. Steer clear. I wsted a credit on this.

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Interesting Thriller

Gemma Rogers delivers a disturbing look at life after prison in her novel Bad Girls. This gritty crime thriller is riveting while also making you feel like the book is alive. The magic inside these pages is palpable.

Throughout the novel, you can’t help but feel for Jess. I spent the first two-thirds of the book trying to solve the mystery. I had my hunches, but when the truth came out, it was stunning.

The setting of the laundry was so real that I could feel the sweat falling off of me. I could taste every cigarette smoked and taste every last bit of alcohol. I was so engrossed in this book that I truly felt as though I were there.

The book did drag a bit in a few places. It was noticeable, but not so bad that it detracted from my pleasure in the book. Though, it could have felt like dragging because I was eager to get to the next bit.

By the end, I was a sobbing mess. The ending was incredibly satisfying, and I am feeling all the feels. I am happy to award Bad Girls 4 out of 5 stars. If you love crime thrillers, you will enjoy this book. It makes the dastardly world around us come to life.

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Really enjoying this new author

New author for me.. this is my second read and have already gotten 3 more to read..
Good enough not to want to stop listening..
both books had an ending I did not guess.. That is a surprise, b/c I usually do .

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Brilliant!

Gemma Roger’s is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Her stories are brilliant.
Wonderful reading by Imogen too. Love the range of emotions in her voice.

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  • stuart mcdowall
  • 03-18-22

Enjoyable

This is the first book of Gemma Rogers that I have read or listened to. I liked the plot and the characterisation I notice a few reviewers found the narrator a bit off putting but I did not find this to th be the case. The voice of the story is the 1st person singular and the protagonist is a 22 year old girl. The narrator captures the voice of a 22 year old perfectly and also the way a 22 year old girl would imitate the male voices of the sleazy Terry and Barry etc. I also found it helpful to increase narration speed to 1.4x

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-15-21

Used the apps speed changer

I struggled with the narrator, so increased the speed by .50
Worked a treat!
I've listened to the author's other books, which are easy going and ideal to follow whilst working.

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  • Mrs H.
  • 04-30-22

Fantastic

A great story with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing . Love it

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  • Rick
  • 03-29-22

Brilliant

Another great story by Gemma Rogers, checkout her back catalogue. Brought to life by a top proformance by Imogen Church.

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  • deb
  • 11-17-22

Great book

never normally leave reviews but this was brilliant, couldn't put it down. highly recommended

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-16-22

Am I missing something?

Bought this book as it had 4.6 stars which is a fairly good rating. I kept waiting for the story to take off, but it never did: am still at a loss as to why it has so many strong reviews.

The storyline for one is both unbelievable and slow. Relationships that just wouldn’t happen in real life, plus some cringy narration. Wouldn’t recommend this one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-15-22

Gemma Rogers at her best

Enjoyed this Audible book. Great narration which kept me enthralled.
I wanted to shout at the heroine a few times. She gave in too easily.
I will be looking for more books from this author.

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  • KJS71UK
  • 11-13-22

best book she aa written.. I

I didn't want it to end lol..
she is exciting.. homest..love the twist ...enjoy it's a good ..
the rest of her work is worth it ...
Thank you to the author ahd well done xxx

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  • C Hall
  • 09-14-22

.gripping tale well worth a listen

I have been on the edge of my seat listening to this book. I could sleep until I found out what happened. Well worth a credit.

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  • Debi Sen
  • 06-16-22

story is briiliant but narration not good

story is briiliant but narration not good. and Her voice seems much than a 22 yr old.