The Appearance of Truth

  • by Rosemary J. Kind
  • Narrated by Reagan Boggs
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When 30-year-old Lisa Forster begins to trace her family tree, she discovers her birth certificate belonged to a baby who died at four months old and is not in fact her own. Her apparently happy middle class upbringing was a myth and her parents had a dark secret.
With Pete Laundon's help, Lisa sets about searching for the truth. She follows up all possible routes, until with no options left she goes to the newspapers for help. After 30 years, who if anyone knows: Who is Lisa Forster? Why was she never told? And who was the baby who died?
The Appearance of Truth is the gripping tale of one woman's search for identity.

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A story set in England without a British accent?!

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I wanted to like this book so I listened to it until the very end. It had an intriguing storyline and a compelling mystery and I wanted to know what happens/happened. However, when you have a story set in England with English born characters, at least one of them should speak with a British accent! I mean, c'mon!

Don't get me wrong, Reagan Boggs has a nice voice but hers was not an appropriate voice for this listen.

Of course, it didn't help that Lisa, the wayward adoptee and our main character, was a pill! She was sooooo unlikeable. It's a good thing this listen included a variety of characters that made up for Lisa's lack. By the time the HEA came along, I was through with her.

This was a good story; it really, really, really was. It deserved a British narrator.

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- Dee

Who Am I?

Lisa Foster’s mother dies and she begins to trace her family tree. She quickly discovers that the birth certificate she has had for thirty years is for a baby who died at the age of four months old and is not in fact her own. While visiting the cemetery she Meets Pete, who quickly becomes her boyfriend. She begins her search for her identity with the help of of Pete, Sylvia, her cousin, and Matt, an ambitious journalist. She finally finds the answers she has been looking for.
I loved the whole story line of this book, but unfortunately I found Lisa to be selfish, self-centred, and prone to childish tantrums. I did not enjoy her character at all. It was surprising what Pete actually put up with from her.
The 2nd story line about the woman who brought Lisa up was very compelling and believable.
I quite often had a tough time differentiating between the characters, but did enjoy the narrators voice.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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- Darc

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
  • Publisher: Alfie Dog Limited