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Publisher's Summary

Allegra Hudson was murdered.

An anonymous “source” drops the note into Madeleine Barton’s lap exactly when she needs it most. The recently widowed single mother is struggling to make ends meet as a freelance reporter, and covering the mysterious death of local best-selling author and legend Allegra Hudson could be the career-launching story of her dreams. 

Working with Allegra’s grieving husband, Connor, Madeleine plunges down the rabbit hole of Allegra’s privileged life. And the deeper she digs, the more dirt she finds - a conniving best friend, a stalker ex-boyfriend, and a marriage in shambles. The closer Madeleine gets to the truth, the murkier the waters become.

Her source’s looming presence and constant meddling in her investigation paired with her growing bond with Connor over their shared grief have blinded her to the facts, but they don’t explain why Allegra Hudson’s life feels so familiar. Only one thing is certain: Madeleine can trust no one. 

One Little Word is a deliciously clever game of cat and mouse with a completely unexpected twist.

©2022 Audra McElyea (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Hard to finish

It was not what I thought it would be from the description. There is definitely a twist ending but I wouldn’t say a good one. I felt very confused through the whole book and then the ending is like, oh…oook. I struggled to finish and almost returned it several times. The narrator was decent but the characters were not like able and almost awkward. I just missed the mark for me.

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A Must Read 📚💜

One Little Word by Audra McElyea is a must read. I absolutely loved it and will definitely be adding it to my book library so I can share it with others. The writing is superb and I was hooked from the first sentence. The narrator gave a perfect voice to the characters. If you love psychological thrillers this book is for you.

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A must read!

It’s a good book all the way through, but the twist at the ending really grabs!

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Started Out So Promising!

This book started out so promising. However, it took a nose dive at the end. The ending was a letdown for me. I will say the narrator was great and she did an excellent job capturing male and female voices!

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Wow!

I absolutely could not stop reading this book! I was hooked from the start and had full body chills several times toward the end. So good!

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WOW

Didn’t see that coming! Worth the credit!!! Not the same plot different author! So many books I can’t finish. This one hooked me till the very end!

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Creative Twisted End

Enjoyed but a bit confusing to follow the end. Very Creative twist but had to listen twice to follow. Will read more from author.

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I had to re-listen to the part where things change rapidly and it was a little confusing to believe.

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Just when you thought you solved it...

The narrator did an amazing job telling this story. During the story I automatically felt that it was the husband because it's always the husband. Then, the best friend comes in and I figure jealous best friend. However, you will be truly surprised who did it and why! It is definitely a must read if you are into mystery. Thank you Audra McElyea I truly loved your book and look forward to more gripping titles from you!

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Hithcockian Thriller with unexpected twists!!

This will keep you right on the edge!! Great story, and totally unexpected twists (right from the beginning)! Truly looking forward to more of Audra’s works!