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Publisher's Summary

A heart-stopping emotional thriller with a breathtaking twist from the best-selling author of The Happy Couple Samantha Hayes.

January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment. Long enough for a mother to dash into a shop. Long enough for a child to be taken. 

Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight's stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious London school for the gifted. The only puzzle is his wife Erin's reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? Doesn't she want what's best for her? As Erin grows more evasive, Robert can't help but feel she has something to hide and when he stumbles on mysterious letters, he discovers she has been lying to him. Somewhere in his wife's past lies a secret; a shocking secret that threatens to destroy everything....

Thrilling and gripping, Blood Ties will make you ask what dark secrets lie behind your neighbours' closed doors. Perfect listening for anyone who loved The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl.

©2007 Samantha Hayes (P)2007 Isis Audio

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unbelievable

Wow!!!!! I did not see THAT coming. What an amazing read!!!! 6 stars at least.

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Surprisingly good!

After my last book that was so good I was worried that this book would not hold up. But it was very good kept my attention and it was hard to not listen. I recommend this book very good book.

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Possible spoilers..Not usually a review writer but

Am i the only one who found Robert to be a terrible character? I struggled to find a single redeeming quality in him. Other than being a hypocrite (meeting up with another woman without telling his wife while assuming she was cheating because she communicated with a man he didn't know about), he had no respect for his wifes privacy even after what happened with his first wife and tried to justify his snooping by what he found. Among his numerous sins, the one i found most unforgivable was his willingness to hand over his step daughter (who he claimed to love like his own) to a complete stranger without an ounce of proof or full consideration of the effect this would have on the people involved solely based on his idea of justice. Hating his character so much made it hard for me to get through the book in places but overall not a bad book.

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  • Emma Milburn
  • 08-17-20

long winded

I really had high hopes for this book. started off great then descended rapidly into unbeliebale storyline and weird behaviour. Robert being a first class lawyer handled the situation bizarrely especially when he took Ruby to Northampton. Dont want to give too much away. I was left feeling a tad confused about such a jumbled storyline. Such a shame

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  • crochetdiva
  • 02-01-21

Another superb book!

So many twists in this book, and all excellently penned. This is my third book by this author, and I will definitely by reading more. A brilliant storyline, read very well. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Zoe Mc Clurg
  • 10-12-20

loved it

loved every moment of this book.
keeps you hooked, I'm still In awe at the end

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  • p m browne
  • 09-15-20

Great listening.

I really enjoyed this book . The story and narration were both really enjoyable. I was gripped from start to finish

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  • Manx Miss
  • 07-28-21

Good holiday listen

Interesting plot with a few twists and turns with an ending that conveniently tied up all the strands. Held my interest and as aholiday read or listen it is perfect
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Would have liked to know a little more about Jenna but that didn't detract from the story..
Although on occasions cars were left and picked up later there were times when I thought characters shouldn't be getting behind the wheel after what they'd consumed !!

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  • 4children
  • 06-25-21

This is a brilliant first novel

Loved it. So many twists and certainly didn't see the final twist. Worth a read

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  • Mary
  • 06-05-21

Great book!

Really enjoyed this book. What a surprise ending but a very good one. The book was gripping, believable and covered so many different topics. Really enjoyed it. Great narration too. Highly recommend it if you like a book with an unpredictable ending!

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  • Suzanne
  • 05-28-21

Oh Dear!

The author clearly has no time for the working classes. They really are the dregs as far as this author is concerned. The poor and downtrodden are all the villains in this story. If you are poor you are also unwashed and without morals.

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  • Nan
  • 03-07-21

Confused

Too complicated. Still can’t work out what happened to the first baby Natasha !!! Started off a good story but just went on too long and I lost the plot.

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  • LJ
  • 02-11-21

Interesting story with a twist

Good narrator who ensured the story flowed and made listening to this book very enjoyable.

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  • Amy
  • 10-12-20

Great Story , love Sam’s books!

Another great book with many twists, always keeps you guessing. A must read! I really enjoyed it.