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Publisher's Summary

I know my daughter better than I know myself, and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment it's that Maisie is not okay. 

My ex-husband, Shaun, and I are still friends. We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie. But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne, and suddenly Maisie has a brand-new family. And there’s something not quite right about it.... 

I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen. I need to discover what she’s hiding. Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger. 

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the Kindle top five best-selling author K. L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.

©2018 K. L. Slater (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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K L Slater.. losing her touch unfortunately...

I am giving this book a VERY generous rating of 3/5 stars because I love the narrator, and because I would hate for someone to read a bad review about K.L. Slater books and think they are all awful. Because, they aren't. Except for this one. And the one before it..

I love K.L. Slater books. I salivate over them. She has such an awesome way of pulling the reader or listener into the story and twisting the plot with a 'SURPRISE' that you just might have seen coming, but probably not.. The 'SURPRISE' in this book was not at all one I saw coming, which is another reason for the 3/5 stars.

So- we have a great narrator, and a fairly good 'SURPRISE.' The problem is.. everything that lead up to the end wasn't good. At all.. In fact, it was confusing and unlikable and I wanted to slap every character in the book. Hard.

We have a busy paralegal (Ellen), her husband (Sean), and their 10 year old daughter. They have agreed to stay together for the sake of their daughter but live separate lives because they've fallen out of love. It's not too long before the Mr. falls deeply in love with a woman, who happens to be his wife's boss.

The wife's boss has her own daughter who is the same age as Ellen's daughter. Ellen's daughter is thrown into a serious conundrum when dad starts dating her friend's mom of course- but then things take a really implausible term. In fact, the story line was so ridiculous and stupid, it was actually hard to finish the book. And the ending.. it would have been ok.. but then Slater adds an additional 'SURPRISE' to the already-shocking moment and it's soooo... dumb.

For those who have never read Slater, please don't start with this book. For those who have, you might want to skip this.. unless you are a die-hard fan like me. (Then again, if she keeps publishing this quality of psychological fiction, even the die-hards will wean off)

Advice to Slater- please quit trying to crank out so many books in such a short period of time. Your fans will wait. Sometimes, good things happen when we wait... (Just a suggestion, of course.)

-Wendi

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Slow in the beginning then too fast at the end

The book wasn’t full of twists and turns until the end. At times, it felt a little slow. I wish that the author would have gone deeper into the “why” - it was obvious but feels like the story ended too soon.

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So Disappointed

I read all of her other books and this was the last one. Some were good and some were okay, but this one... what a horrible ending, if you could even call it that. I wish I wouldn't have spent the money on this book, to be honest.

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just ok

I thought the story was good until the ending. I don't even know what to say about it other than it was not worth the time spent listening. I usually enjoy this author very much but this was a miss for me.

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Ridiculous Story

Reading this book was like eating a half-baked cake! The characters, weren't fully developed or relatable. The story was predictable and was much more like a public awareness advert for eating disorders. I thought it would never end and when it finally did alll was left hanging which is a fad that the smart thriller writers aren't using anymore. I don't think I liked or related to any of the characters and the story was just plain boring. Don't waste your credits on this one!

Robin the Reviewer

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Did not disappoint!

It is no exaggeration to say this is one of the BEST books I’ve listened to and purchased. The story kept my attention from beginning to end. Every time I thought I had it figured out there was a plot twist. You won’t be disappointed.

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Bad ending...

Great until the very end. Hated the ending. Good performance. Very well written and keeps you interested.

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Omg

I seriously just have no words for this book right now. I honestly don’t know whether I loved it or hated it 🤔 worth a credit/buy tho. You’ll understand when it’s over.

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Would not recommend

Too many gaps in the story and not enough substance. The narrator did a nice job.

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Horrid!

Done with author. Have to use 12 more words. It was very very very bad.

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  • 12-22-18

Predictable

I’ve really enjoyed other books by this author but this lacked suspense and I felt no connection or sympathy for any of the characters. Most disappointing.

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  • Vicky
  • 01-13-19

A frustrating story

I really wanted to like this story but it was so slow in getting going with no real conclusion. A real anti climax

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  • rebecca
  • 05-11-19

Rolled my eyes

Slow and the main character seem to repeat herself a lot and I found myself getting impatient with the story line. Slight twist, which could have lead to something good but book ended

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  • jayne peate
  • 01-05-19

Not the best

Characters not deep enough quite predictable here was a slight twist but all in all ending poor

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  • tricia casson
  • 03-18-19

Easy to follow

I liked the easy audible to understand story .... easy and flowed well ... the suspense was good throughout but was a bit of an anti climax and I am not sure how the end could be the end ..... is there a another in its way .......

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  • Kirsty
  • 09-02-20

Please tell me there is a follow up!

Absolutely amazing. The twists are incredible and haunting. I really hope there will be a sequel to this!

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  • 09-17-20

bit predictable

overall a reasonable story but in places it seems to drag and it was a bit predictable. wasn't so keen on the ending

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  • shinytrousers
  • 05-02-21

Ending felt rushed

I have read lots of KL Slater books and was enjoying this. Then the ending happened out of the blue. It felt very rushed so I was a little disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-19-20

absolutely awesome!

great author, great narrator. kept me guessing till the end. would def recommend! Worth a credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-19-20

Utterly awful

Quite the worst book I’ve ever listened too. Kept on repeating itself. No real story line that needed to be longer than an hour of performance time. Awful characters, terrible twists. I’m amazed than some people liked it. It makes you question there thought processes. Does k. L. Slater self publish?? There can not have been an editor involved at any point. Please don’t listen. Sending it back now.

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  • Marbars43
  • 12-28-18

Good

This was good, but because I am familiar with K.L Slaters other books and how tricky she can be, I did work out who the villain was .

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  • Anna
  • 11-15-19

A nothing story

This is the fifth book I read by Slater and it’s the worst one! Story dragged on and nothing really happened and the ending was absolutely ridiculous! Very disappointed!

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  • 04-21-19

Meh

Very anticlimactic. Kinda of a story about a divorce and then a weak twist at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-20

not what I expected

loved it! The end was so gripping and leaves you wanting to know more amazing

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  • ally burgo
  • 09-09-19

Disappointing ending after a reasonable story

What a disappointing end. It all just got wrapped up too quickly at the end. It felt like such an anti climax!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-19

Massive twist

Did not see that twist coming, but feel a little annoyed that the author leave you hanging.

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  • Rukshana Verzijl
  • 02-01-19

Awful ending!

A very unsatisfactory ending. Did Slater lose interest in her own story? What a disappointment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-22

Great story and then splat!

I couldn’t stop listening to this one. Really well done but so disappointed with the guilty person turning out to be one least suspected. Possibly the authors downfall was having two crime plots to follow in the one narrative. The main one was really interesting and believable. And then it all became unbelievable and hard to understand what was happening toward the end. Good for parents of teens with possible eating disorder tendencies to possibly learn to avoid that kind of catastrophic behaviour.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-22

Struggled to finish this one

The story didn't add up in my mind. The timeline was out and I regret pushing myself through to hear the ridiculous end.

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  • Hinera
  • 09-03-22

Meh

I’ve read a lot of K L Slaters books in the past and I just have to say this is absolute worst. A painful read.

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