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A deserted island, a vicious storm, a murderer amongst friends....

It was meant to be a fun reunion, a chance for six friends to reconnect and relive the adventures that brought them together in the first place. But from the moment they arrive on their island home for the weekend, Lyndsey, Sonia, Bobbie, Amanda, Juliet and Val realise that their paradise is filled with peril and there are consequences when you try to outrun the ghosts of your past.

As everything starts to fall apart and the friends begin to turn against one another, deep, dark secrets are revealed and an unimaginable horror is unleashed. They came seeking adventure, but now they’ll be lucky to leave with their lives.

©2021 Rakie Bennett (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Bad!

I forced myself to finish this book! I even put the speed at 1.9 just to get through it. Boring, slow, no story line. Yuck!!

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Absolutely FABULOUS Thriller..!!!

This book has it all !!.. I gobbled it up with only one break … edge of your seat , 5 star thriller..!!

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Interesting story. Intriguing.

.Although i never had a group of girls that was so close as friends, it was cool to hear the narration. And the suspense was electrifying. i never guessed that while a climbing vacation was in the works, a plan for murder was also in the works Can't say anymore or it would be a spoiler alert.

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Waste of time

This had potential, but fell flat. It's slow and predictable. Guess that's why it was cheap.

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  • susan adamson
  • 11-12-21

This Was A Good One!

Listen to loads of crime thrillers. This was different and so so good. Really enjoyed it. Well worth a listen

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  • I'm all ears
  • 10-29-21

Steady, not Gripping, predictable ending

Hard to get into to start with, trying to figure out which character was which, whole story was not particularly gripping, and no twists throughout, predictable ending

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  • 10-15-21

Excellently written gripping atmospheric thriller

At first I did not know if I would get into this as it took a while for me to familiarise myself with all 6 friends ............ but once I did, it was like pulling the cord on a speed boat ver-roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom we were away for a wild adventure which kept me gripped night after night.
With an absence of travel over the last while I consider a location thriller the best medicine for thwarted wanderlust and although this was a storm battered bleak island rather than tropical sun it was just what the doctor ordered. Indeed as it was so bleak and the living arrangements so basic it made even better reading tucked up in warm bed as the characters battled the elements and a lurking killer.
It kept me gripped right up to the end and my husband asked for daily updates which is always a sign of a good book!
Looking forward to the next Rakie Bennett book and would recommend 100%
Narration was excellent, so natural and well read it just let the story shine through - first class casting and performance.

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  • molly68
  • 12-26-21

Cringy performance by narrator spoiling a good book.

I’m about 2/3 of the way through and although I’d like to know what happens I don’t think I can listen to Sarah Lambie for another minute. She’s doing wobbly voiced breathy acting. I don’t think she’s actually thinking about what’s happening in the story at all. It’s sixth form drama class acting - so damned cringy. I do feel sorry for the author.

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  • 11-15-21

Passed the time

Though I didn’t particularly like or care about any of the characters, it was just entertaining enough to keep listening.

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  • Islington Bob
  • 10-26-21

Excellent whodunnit

It would be too lazy to call this a Christie rewrite. It’s a good book in its own right well told, spooky and with plenty of red herrings.

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  • Gerard
  • 10-17-21

Let this be a warning ….

In case you didn’t already know, this story makes clear the risks inherent in taking a trip to an abandoned island with a group of friends you haven’t seen for years and with whom you share a deadly secret!!! Given that all proceeds as expected. No surprises really. The usual touch of madness, the kind of madness females are often prone to ( according to this particular formula). The usual ending! Tolerably well done. Neither good nor bad. You decide.

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  • 10-13-21

Wow 🤩 really really enjoyed this👏🏽💯

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and was hooked on it from the start! I did have to rewind a few times at the start to get used to all the names and get an idea about them though. But that is probably just me🤔🤦🏽‍♀️😂 I couldn’t stop listening and it really keeps you guessing the whole way through, i did guess 1 thing right but not all of it, and i love when that happens🤗i tried to get another book by this author but there’s none, so i hope she does some more soon😊🙏🏽and WOWWWW Sarah Lambie was OUTSTANDING!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💯💯💯i have already picked more books that she has read simply because of her as she is SO good! Some narrators actually are SO good that they should be doing something more with their talent😊the narrator can be the making of a book or the disaster! The whole way through I actually felt like I could see every single scene in my head which again i love and this is down to the author’s great talent aswell as the narrator. Loved this SO much and im so gutted it’s finished! The end was a bit 🤔but I believe there will be more to come?!🤗thank you Rakie, thank you Sarah and thank you audible for another BRILLIANT story!💯💯💯👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️xxx

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  • SarahC1985
  • 10-11-21

This was really good.

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I started reading this yesterday, finished it this morning, couldn't stop listening. I thought after reading a lot of thrillers I had it figured out, won't lie I was wrong. Really well narrated by Sarah as well. I didn't like Juliet very much, she got on my nerves trying to control her friends lives. To be honest, only characters I liked were Marn, Val and Sonia. Lindsay also irritated me. My only slight critasism of the book was we're left with unanswered questions. I'm not a fan of ambiguous endings, there are things I still want to know. But otherwise, a really enjoyable read. I believed Marn from the start. I love this type of book, a group of friends or a tteam out together for an amount of time, either stranded or things go wrong. I saw similarities between this and "the dark" by Emma HORTON. Specifically when the power goes out. If you've read "the dark" I think you'll enjoy this.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 10-09-21

Not bad although rather far fetched

I just can’t understand why they didn’t guess who the baddy was. It was so obvious. And it went on and on and on. Needed to stop a long way before it did.