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Publisher's Summary

Cassie thinks she has met the perfect man.

Joel is sweet, handsome, romantic, and best of all, he’s crazy about Cassie. She thinks she’s found the guy she’ll spend the rest of her life with. Have children with. Grow old with.

Yes, she knows about his perfect ex-girlfriend, Francesca. The beautiful, brilliant chef, beloved by all his friends. But she thinks Francesca is out of the picture. She thinks Francesca is gone for good.

Think again, Cassie.

©2022 Freida McFadden (P)2022 Podium Audio

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So good!

I knew there’d be twists and the story wouldn’t be as straightforward as it seemed but I couldn’t guess what exactly was going on! Great story telling!

Narration was great!

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Fun and twisty

Told from two different characters perspectives. Interesting story and easy listen. I was able to listen to it in a days time.

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Well that was unexpected

Wow that was better than I expected. Great story and narrator. I was not expecting the twists.

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A Bit Far Fetched

Without spoilers, the likelihood that two people in the same circle of friends would do the same really drastic thing years & years apart for different motives with different people (I know this makes no sense if you haven't read it) is so far fetched that it just doesn't work. The 1st huge twist was pretty predictable. The author was super obvious about using "the new girl" and "the ex" instead of using both of their names, which was a sure fire tipoff that there was some misdirection going on for the reader's benefit & unfortunately, I was able to figure out the purpose of the misdirection, so the twist was pretty lackluster for me. Basically, I like the author's writing style & will read more from her, despite having some serious nits with this one, because despite the obvious setups & misdirections & plot devices, I was still entertained and enjoyed the read. In the end, though, not many of the characters deserve happy endings, imo.

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Excellent!

I finished the book in one day! Just couldn't stop listening. I usually figure out who-dun-it within three chapters before the end, but the twists were magnificent! Looking forward to more from this author.

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Enjoyed it a lot, but

I enjoyed listening to this one a very much. I did feel it wrapped up too quick. Still very good though.

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So twisted

Loved how twisted it was 🥸🙃 just don’t think you have anything figured out because you don’t!

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Loved this book

The narrator was fabulous and the story had so many twists and turns that I’m still trying to figure some things it out. May listen again!

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Loved this so much!

It doesn’t seem like this author is well known but I just blew through two of her books in like 4 days they were so good. This one was excellent and grabbed my attention immediately but you have to really be paying a attention the last hour or so. It’s wild.

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Too bizarre for someone who loves bizarre

The misdirection was very good. You believe something based on assumptions, however, that is not enough for a full story. Had this been told in the correct order you could have had a mystery. Instead you are left with a very empty feeling because you also develop the wrong allegiance. When the biggest twist hits all the pieces fall together and you have five chapters of why.