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The Nurse

By: Claire Allan
Narrated by: Anne Bird,Gary Trainor,Sherelle Kelleher
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Publisher's Summary

Someone is watching her. She just doesn’t know it yet.

The enthralling new book from the best-selling author of Her Name Was Rose.

Everyone has a secret. But some are worse than you could ever imagine.

Nell Sweeney has led an ordinary life. Every day, she walks to and from the hospital where she works as a nurse, believing that no harm can befall her.

Until one day she is taken.

Because someone out there has a secret. Someone out there has been watching Nell - and they’ve been watching others like her, too.

Nell is the unlucky one - she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if she isn’t found soon, someone will make sure that she isn’t the last woman to be taken....

A chilling, gripping listen, perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Gillian McAllister.

©2022 Claire Allan (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"One of those stories that stays with you after you read the final page. Disturbing…it got under my skin. Highly recommended." (Patricia Gibney, best-selling author)

"Wrought with tension and menace. I read it in one terrified gulp." (Sharon Dempsey, author of Who Took Eden Mulligan?)

"A gripping thriller that is timely and topical." (Louise Beech, author of This Is How We Are Human)

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It could have been a lot more...

I find myself disappointed at the ending. instead of writing of the final moments of Nell's capture, the author bailed to an epilogue. The resolution was satisfying but it could have been so much more.

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Suspenseful

Very much enjoyed this story. It kept me on edge until the end. A very good read on an October night.

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Good story about a horrible reality!

Good story but NOT about nurses. I was disappointed about that, but enjoyed the book.

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Excellent story

This book gripped me in as soon as I started listening. It’s so good! This is my first time listening to an audio book and I will definitely listen to more from this author. This book is very well written and articulated. Listening almost made me feel like I was watching a movie!

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This book was so interesting I enjoyed reading it. What a thrilling book. Must read

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Expertly written

Expertly written story that touches on some very important issues. Kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end. The narration was excellent as well.

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Excellent

Well written, well read, insightful, ignites the imagination, grips you attention. Enjoyed it very much!

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A twist in the story!

This was a great book. I wasn't expecting the plot twist. There were times I didn't want to stop listening, but had to. Nicely done!

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Her best yet!

I was riveted! It's a bold and nuanced take on an important subject.
I Ioved that they used proper Derry accents, too.

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excellent 👌

I loved this book ..great story . great dialogue..great narrators ...I dived into it every chance I got

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  • Rae Radford
  • 06-11-22

A captivating whirlwind tale.

WoW! This book takes you through the wringer. With twists and turns from the first to the last page, this breathtaking tale will have you quickly turning the pages for more. The first book this year that I couldn't put down and read in a day. A well-earnt five stars from me, thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • HEATHER
  • 11-07-22

Brilliant thriller

Gripping from the very beginning.
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  • Yasmin
  • 10-15-22

Captivating.

Fantastic easy to listen to narrator's , with a thrilling and captivating story. Couldn't stop listening

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  • Mhairi G.
  • 10-13-22

Gripping

Really enjoyed this. The different voices for different characters worked really well. Great twist in the story too I couldn't stop listening, listened to it all in one day.

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  • Jacqueline ohara
  • 10-10-22

the nurse

loved it gripped me from.the very beginning the emotions Marion goes through are powerful and very real wonderfully written I felt her anguish and pain I was gripped to the very last word

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  • Bambitu
  • 09-14-22

Absolutely brilliant

Loved it, i have read a few of Claire Allan's and I think this is one of the best. The performance was brilliant too, loved the use of local accents

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  • Deirdre Lynam
  • 09-03-22

Brilliant

Fantastic well paced high energy thriller. I absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend thiis.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-22

excellent!!

I really enjoyed this, will be definitely reading more Claire Allen books. highly recommend doing the same!

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  • Polly D.
  • 07-20-22

Excellent

Couldn’t stop listening to this story. The narrators were excellent too. Going to find more from Claire Allan now :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-22

Thrilling and captivating.

Absolutely loved this narratiin. i didnt want ithe story to end. Cant wait to read another from this Author.