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Publisher's Summary

Sam Ross is a psychotherapist - she spends her days helping people, but she can barely help herself. She’s still grieving over the recent death of her sister, her mother Barbara offers little support and she’s professionally challenged. 

One of her clients is Keith, a man whose life story changes with every session. And Keith has a secret - one that will rock Sam’s world to the core and place her in the most terrible danger.  

Directed by: Ken Bentley
Producer: David Richardson
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

©2019 Big Finish Productions (P)2019 Big Finish Productions

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I tried to like it

I really wanted to like this book. I love Alex Kingstone's voice acting. It's like watching her on TV. She's excellent and really makes you "see" the story in your head. However, the story itself was a mess. Her character kept doing dumb things for such a smart woman, such as blabbing details of her patient's diagnosis to her best friend when she shouldn't and putting him in danger as a result, or refusing protection from a patient who is clearly dangerous. Or NOT telling another friend she has taken refuge with details he should know to protect himself. The plot went all over the place until I was so lost, I finally gave up listening. I did not finish. Maybe it got better towards the end, but I just couldn't make myself keep listening. I'll try other stories starring Kingston, but this one was a miss for me.

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Great listen!

Loved the story. Only thing I wish it didn’t have was so much music transition, but my first Big Finish Audiobook so not sure if that is common or not.

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Não estou sabendo lidar!

This was magnificent!
All of it, but the ending it was woow! Still on my bed not knowing how to live after this.😮
When I got it I expected to enjoy it. But I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did.
The story left me trying to discover what was going on, who deserved to be trusted or not, and when I stopped it to do other things, all I could do was think what was going to happen next.
Alex Kingston is superb and you can feel everything just in her voice. But, seriously, all the performances was amazing and impressive.
And the ending! Woow, that ending! I just want to keep listening it again and again.
I really hope Big Finish do more of these originals!

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  • sean
  • 10-01-19

Intrigue and mystery

Alex Kingston and warren brown don’t disappoint, great story along with plot twists that flip the narrative completely.

Definitely a drama worthy off a tv adaptation

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  • Jack O
  • 12-06-19

Phenomenal

It was fantastic, the pacing and plot were both extremely well. The final was amazing.

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  • Andy Williams
  • 01-24-20

Excellent

One of the best performances I have heard for a long time.
Big finish are very sci-fi orientated and I although I love sci-fi I have disliked the narrator approach to linking scenes. The BBC never use this method so for me big finish has been irritating.
However this story never uses the narrator method and is very BBC sound effects polished. If this is the future of big finish I will be buying a lot more of their stories.
Alex Kingston, voice acting, wow. She is entirely believable, vulnerable, stupid and idiotic, a real person wow
The best acted story I have heard for years.

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  • gatersgirl2017
  • 06-10-21

Rollercoaster Ride great pay off. Oddly I related.

Blimey. You can tell a different writer did different chapters. It's not what you think. it constantly Has you thinking constantly!!!. Can cause trust issues...like seriously..... REALLY good suspense some can relate I know I did. It's long maybe for some. But I love Alex Kingston (Sam) so I'm not complaining. Cant say much more with out SPOILERS Sweetie our time is up........ typical therapist.

p.s you want more Alex I highly recommend The rubys curse it's brilliant. It's from doctor who universe but even as novel alone in it's own right brilliant.

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  • Denise Anders
  • 04-25-22

Great plot, characterisation believable

I enjoyed this drama very much. Great cast, all who brought it to life.It had plenty twists & turns to keep you interested until the last scene. I would definitely recommend, totally worth using a credit.

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  • Marion G.
  • 08-18-20

Super narration to decent thriller

Listened whilst working in the garden and the time flew. Good story, wonderfully narrated by Alex Kingston as the lead character and kept my interest throughout. I just love listening to a cast reading as it ican be even better than watching. More of the same please.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-19

A very mixed bag.

The plot had great potential but authors didn't make the most of it. 1/4 was good & pulls you in but 2/3 & 3/4 just drag, lost interest but wanted to see how it ended. The 4/4 was very well written & performed.

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  • Kim E Lafferty
  • 07-05-22

Totally gripping

Twists and turns like you’d never believe! Great acting from all and absorbing from the outset.
My only gripe would be the length of the music interludes between chapters.
A really good listen.

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  • BookCovered
  • 06-27-22

Excellent quality and highly recommended

An audio thriller equal to the best TV dramas. Alex Kingston is incredible, and holds your attention. The story moves on at a fast pace but without causing confusion and there are no awkward descriptive passages trying to paint in details, it just flows.Why aren't audio thrillers of this standard a thing? People should be raving about them. Can't believe I had not heard about this til now. More of this please Audible / Big Finish.

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  • McLeod
  • 06-19-22

A thrilling journey

Great sound design, great voice acting and imaginative, original story. I enjoyed this very much for the reasons listed in the first sentence. Without spoilers: this is a mystery suspense thriller mixed with conspiracy theory and action. I found I was engaged with the characters from the start, I felt like I actually cared about any harm coning to them. I liked that this was not a predictable story / plot and found myself guessing at what was going to happen. I thought this was similar in story / genre / acting to BBC Tracks, which I also thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Dudley
  • 09-16-19

Fantastic narration - great story

A good story kept me guessing throughout. Outstanding narration as one would expect from this world class ensemble. Controversial to the very end - I would love to comment but I don’t want to give away the story.