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If it had happened to you, you would have run away, too.

Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace.

Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He never went back home.

Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's finally time to stop running.

It's not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there's someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him. And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck.

Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder?

And can anyone stop it happening again?

©2020 Alex North (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • 02-27-21

Brilliant, just brilliant

This is one of the best thrillers I have ever listened to, and I've listened to hundreds. The twists and turns are completely unpredictable......I didn't see them coming at all, one particular reveal my jaw hit the floor !!!! it also deals with sensitive topics such as death and grief so beautifully. I didn't want the book to finish

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  • Marie
  • 02-12-21

wonderful story and narration

characters in the book were so rich . I t was a book I didn't want to end.. one that leaves you a little nostalgic when the story is finished. nice twist and the narrator was a pleasure to listen to

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-20

Stylish chiller

This is an excellent, stylish, well paced, at times almost surreal, well paced chiller thriller.

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  • Rio Truswell
  • 06-07-22

Fantastic.

Completely brilliant. I was hooked on the story from the very start. The narrators do a great job.

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  • Rph21
  • 02-08-22

Best book I’ve listened to in a long time.

A great book, I didn’t think the Whisper Man could be beaten but this one narrowly has it . Brilliant author and brilliantly narrated. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • 07-24-20

Guess someone has to write the first review...

So here goes. I didn't enjoy this book, not my type of genre. Its a little 'odd' and I didn't like the confusion of what happens in the dream and what happens in reality. Wide range of star ratings so obviously appeals to others.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 08-10-20

Oh my goodness .......superb

I so love this the wonderful story....the delightful narrator.....and everything else.
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I can say is listen to it settle bay and enjoy. You may cry but mostly you will end up with a smile on your face.