• My Little Girl

  • A Totally Gripping Psychological Thriller Full of Shocking Twists
  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (248 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your daughter is missing. Did someone close to you take her?

Seven-year-old Beatrice has gone missing. Her mother Claire’s whole world has been turned upside down in just one moment, and she can’t stop shaking. She’s desperate to find her precious daughter, but nothing about the day she disappeared makes sense....

The mother-in-law: Jill was meant to be looking after Beatrice. She says she didn’t take her eyes off the little girl, but her version of events doesn’t add up.... Claire has never got on with her, so why should she trust her now? 

The husband: He should have been with their only child. Instead, he changed the plans without telling Claire. She didn’t think there were any secrets between them, but maybe she was wrong? 

The first wife: Laurel has always been jealous of Claire’s family. Has her husband’s ex-wife taken her daughter? 

Which one of them is lying? And who really knows where Beatrice is? 

From the million-copy best-selling author, this totally addictive psychological thriller will keep you guessing all the way to the final shocking twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Wife Between Us.

©2021 Shalini Boland (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Ok I guess

This could have been done in half the time. You’ll figure out who’s the one early on and it wraps up pretty quick. Final chapters are a waste. If you’re waiting for a twist you’ll be disappointed. In fact this whole book is a disappointment.

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Narrator is great!

I’m only on chapter 18 and I can’t stop listening! The narration is by far the best I’ve listened to yet! She brings the book alive!

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she has done it again.

Even though this kind of story has been told a thousand times, even another time Boland please don't pass on this book. The author has such a way of drawing you in and keeping you there that even after you finish you will find yourself wondering about the characters. deffinely worth the time

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Sooooo good!

I love these Shalini Boland Katie Villa audiobooks! The writing is gripping and fun and the performance perfect. They keep getting better and better.

This one is one of my favorites. I can’t wait for the next one!

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Meh!

Just didn’t wow me. It was hard to like the characters & I just wasn’t crazy about this one.

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Predicatable and repetitive

I don't know why I kept listening but I did. There was nothing substantial here, No suspense at all and no twist. I predicted what was happening and it was the biggest snooze of the possibilities. I could have written this book and I'm not an author.

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Not her best, but worth the listen

Maybe I'm just too used to the formula of trying to make a twist by making the bad guy the nicest or most innocuous or unlikely person, but I figured this out pretty early on. Still, it was entertaining enough for a listen. I enjoy her writing style, and will continue to read her work.

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Long.

I love this author but this book was long and actually boring. It the usual twist and turns

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A Tad Slow

I found the story moved very slowly which was surprising since all the reviews I read claimed the
exact opposite. The whole story is figuring out who abducted the daughter. The story is told through the perspective of several characters mainly the mother and grandmother. I really felt no intrigue into the story until the last 4 hours and the final two hours were very good. Narration is great. If you can tolerate slow pace until over the halfway mark, you will like this book. As stated the ending is good and almost worth the wait. Almost.

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enraptured from the very first page!

excellently written, full of mystery with tension wrapped twist and turns. the Narration brings it to life as nothing else can.

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  • Paula
  • 05-29-21

Interesting listen

A really gripping story line all through until the end. just about to purchase the next book.

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  • MarisaReads
  • 05-24-21

Oh, dear

Okay, I usually love Shalini Boland but I don’t know what happened here with My Little Girl. Plodding pace, silly plot, not suspenseful, and basically not up to usual standards. I’m disappointed. Gets two stars because I was able to finish it, but otherwise I really didn’t like this one.

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  • Wayne
  • 05-10-21

Absolutely brilliant

Absolutely loved this book and Katie villa is one of the best narrators , can’t wait for some more new shallini books I’ve listened to everyone of hers and loved them all

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  • Fee
  • 04-27-21

Another easy listen

It was very obvious but nonetheless, an entertaining and enjoyable listen right up until the very end which was beyond obvious and for me, spoiled it a little. This narrator is very good.

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  • stickypaws
  • 08-17-21

Excellent didn't want it to end!

I was hooked from start to finish, brilliant writer and beautifully read. would listen again.

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  • JLG84
  • 05-23-22

Disappointed

I have read many books by Shalini Boland and Im usually absolutely gripped. I’ve also recommended her books to friends but this one felt dull and I couldn’t relate to a single one of the characters.
I persevered to the end hoping something would suddenly pull me into the book but it just didn’t happen for me.

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  • Marie
  • 12-08-21

easy listening

New to me author and I enjoyed this book. wasn't too gripping but it was worth a listen

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  • Emma H.
  • 08-31-21

A chore to finish!

I usually like this author but this story dragged on and ooooon and was ridiculously far fetched.
I became aware that I was becoming irritated by listening but hoped it would pick up so continued. Sadly, it didn’t.

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  • BuffySimmers
  • 07-20-21

honestly, I expected better

I really enjoy this author and audio actor, they do great work together. However this story was terrible, I felt like the twist in the epilogue was unnecessary and the culprit could have been different and the story much improved. Such a shame. It was a terrible ending. I will be asking for a refund unfortunately, I'd never listen to this again like I would all the others. Sorry.

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  • Emer M.
  • 06-15-21

Overall very badly written book, with weak and indicisiv characters

I liked the overall concept and the ending was a nice twist. However the whole script was very badly written with characters continually jumping to unlikely and implausible conclusions right throughout the narrative. I do not fault the narrator however who read the book, such as it was, very well. I will not be buying this author again, would not recommend.

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  • Karla
  • 06-16-21

Over the top not quite believable

The mother in this story is really depressing and really makes some stupid decisions that I doubt I’d make. Then I’ve never lost a child. I preferred Granny Jill much more believable. I was intrigued but not sure I was riveted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-26-21

Went nowhere

This was described as a psychological thriller, well I kept listening for way too long hoping for something to happen. Couldn't finish, the dithery characters did nothing except get more and more and more boring