• Just Like the Other Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Claire Douglas
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“A chilling novel showcasing Claire Douglas's trademark brilliantly claustrophobic settings and tightly plotted twists. Impossible to know which of the well-drawn characters to trust and very hard to put down.” (Gilly MacMillan, best-selling author of What She Knew)

From the Sunday Times best-selling author of Do Not Disturb, an electrifying tale of psychological suspense in which an unsuspecting young woman finds herself trapped in an increasingly sinister web of mystery and lies.

  • Carer/companion wanted for elderly lady
  • Young female preferred
  • Competitive salary
  • Room and board included

She thought she was safe. So did the others....

At loose ends after the devastating death of her mother, Una Richardson responds to an advertisement for a ladies’ companion, a position that leads her into the wealthy, secluded world of Mrs. Elspeth McKenzie.

But Elspeth's home isn’t the comforting haven it seems.

Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una's presence. More disturbing is evidence suggesting two girls lived here before her.

What happened to the young women?

Why won’t the McKenzies talk about them? 

What are they hiding?

As the walls begin to close in around her, Una fears she'll end up just like the other girls....

©2022 Claire Douglas (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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A Brilliant Stroy line

🄰🅁🄲 🅁🄴🅅🄸🄴🅆

𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑶𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑮𝒊𝒓𝒍𝒔
By: @clairedouglasauthor
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: @harperperennial
Published On: January 11th 2022
@goodreads Score: 3.97
My Score: 👧 👧 👧 👧 / 5 Girls

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𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒓/𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒚
Y𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘥
M𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏
𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯
C𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒚
R𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥
𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒑𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑴𝒓𝒔. 𝑬𝒍𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝑴𝒄𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒛𝒊𝒆

𝑺𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆….𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔.

Una Richardson responds to an advertisement for a ladies' companion, a position that leads her into the wealthy, secluded world of Mrs. Elspeth McKenzie. With no family of her own and no longer a boyfriend to share a life with she hopes she is making the right move.

𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘌𝘭𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘩'𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴.

What happened to the young women before Una?
Why won't the McKenzie's talk about them?
And what are they hiding?


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I enjoyed this interesting and thrilling read by author Claire Douglas. Honestly most of the characters weren't that interesting. But I loved the plot and story line. Una was my favorite character and part 2 upset me a bit but understood when everything in the end came together. I love the ending of stories when all the pieces of a puzzle come together and this story brings everything into place nicely. I do recommend you read this if you like a good mystery novel about mysterious missing caretaker books.

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Yawn. Barely a 3

I actually love over the top and unrealistic twists. I guess I enjoy suspending belief while reading. This was just long, drawn out then tied up with a pretty bow, kinda a weird dumb bow. Actor was amazing though, wonderfully adaptable and a joy to listen to. On to the next, hopefully better book!

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Just what happened to the “Other Girls”?

Author Claire Douglas and narrator Georgia Maguire combine their skills to create a brilliant psychological thriller. Going back and from from childhood to now with several characters, this unique British tale is an audictive listen. Never a dull moment, it is filled with devious suspicions, a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns and surprises throughout. It is indeed a complex audiobook with a favorite writing style of mine: A complicated and entangled cast of characters that includes a compelling finale that is perfectly wrapped up with a big red bow {{{floor, please meet jaw}}}. Take my word for it, you won’t want to miss anything. Well worth my treasured credit. Highly recommended. I’ll be looking for more by these two creative women. Yeah, I’m back on that damned roof screaming, Epic, I say! EPIC! EPIC! EPIC!

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