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Publisher's Summary

We live in a close-knit community. Thirty houses surrounding a square of garden that is perfect for our kids. We congregate here on major holidays, each family bringing a plate and sharing food and conversation. It’s in the garden that I first met her. The woman who would worm her way into my family and piece by piece tear it apart....

I should have known something was wrong from the very beginning. She seemed perfect in so many ways: She floated through the baby shower, a warm smile on her face, chatting to strangers with ease. At first, I thought it was sweet that she offered to help me, that she made an effort to get to know us, that she brought over games and knew Luna’s favorite foods.... I had no idea that I couldn’t trust another mother....

I should have known that someone would eventually discover the secret in my marriage. Why I never believe a word my husband says - and why he shouldn’t believe me. But how could a woman I only just met be the one to find it out?

If I’d known, I’d have called the police sooner.

And maybe I’d have prevented that dreadful scene. Every neighbor peering through their curtains as the sirens wailed in our street.

I could have protected my family.

I could have stopped what happened next....

©2021 Nicola Marsh (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Great read!

I enjoyed this book. I loved the surprises at the end!
Best one I’ve read in a while.

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loved it!

Great book about mom friends with a little mystery tossed in. Takes a couple if chapters to figure out everyone but after that it's easy to follow.

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Enjoyable!

I really loved this book. Didn't expect the ending to be what it was.

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Story is decent- narration is a fail

Be ready to pay attention... lots of characters & lots of time hops, and the narrators didn’t help me with differentiation. If you typically enjoy these performers, this may be a win. I don’t, but I took a chance on it. The story did grab me, but it grabbed me in a way that if I would have found a new release that looked better, I would have left it and MAYBE come back later.

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If you can make it to the last 2 hrs

I struggled with this book for a while, but it got more fast paced and interesting in the last 2 hours of the book.

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This is an ok book if you’re 16 years old. A lot of repetitive information. As if the author was just trying to fill pages to create a novel.

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Read before you buy

This was not my type of book, but I am sure many will like it. If you are on the fence about reading it, here are some things to consider…

The first several chapters are very cryptic, as the 3 women worry about secrets they each have but won’t unveil until the later chapters

Then it’s a bit of a Merry-go-round. He cheated, she cheated, then some whose the daddy questions, she’s a good mother she’s a bad mother.. I lied, no you lied…add a Christian man with some questionable actions.. and there you go. Round and round.

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It was a jumbled mess!!! Not enjoyable to read at all. Save your money.

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While I mostly enjoyed the storyline, I think that it was a bit unrealistic. The author could have achieved the same level of enjoyment without all the plots, the sub-plots and the sub-sub-plots. But overall, worth the purchase.

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  • 09-19-21

Uggghhhh. I cant even finish this one .....

Arrgghhh - I hate it when a book gets good reviews but you just cant get into it. The main thing for me is the narrators. OMG so annoying. I dont know if it is because I am not American - but I just cant stand any of them - a very slow story is not helped by whingey whiney bad narration. I am about 3 hours in - I want to like it, and I kept persevering, but I just cant do it to myself. I am sure there will be good twists - but I am out - and I just never do this, but I hope others enjoy what I just couldnt .....

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  • Karen Bee
  • 09-20-21

Great except one thing….

…. The narrator for Celeste was like a female
Maxwell Smart from Get Smart… the most annoying voice that almost caused me to stop listening!!

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  • User367
  • 10-11-21

What's up with the narration?

How old are these characters? I can see that others managed to make it through and give the story a positive review despite disliking the narration..

But seriously what's the go? Sailor and Frankie sound like high school seniors, talking about high school drama.. Are their characters really this young? I can't take the story seriously with their voices, I really needed them to sound like adults.. Couldn't listen.

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  • maxime mauelshagen
  • 09-18-21

Good story but quite repetitive thoughts/monologs

The story is good but I felt (this is super subjective) the thoughts of the characters became quite repetitive and you could forsee the ending mid way through.

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  • Rachel
  • 09-05-21

Great listen

I really enjoyed this book. Great narration too. Bit of a slow start but listened to the whole 2nd half in one go

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  • Gail Coughlan
  • 03-22-22

Didn’t finish

Sorry but I just couldn’t finish, didn’t like the narration, the voice really annoyed me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-21

Wowwww

Strap yourself in, that’s all I’m going to say! What a fabulous story that was.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-22

Good to listen to when you can't get to sleep ☺️

The character voices were annoying to listen to.
The story line seemed repetitive. I stuck with it, mostly because it helped me fall asleep.

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  • karina
  • 08-31-22

Wouldn't recommend

Writing was poor and a struggle to finish.
Narration was also super annoying.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-22

Narration fail

Celeste’s voice was very annoying. I struggled to listen. The story was very unbelievable and shallow. Not my favourite book.

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