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Publisher's Summary

Headstrong journalist Anna Rothman knows what suicide looks like - her own husband killed himself five years ago. When Elly Swift, an agitated passenger beside her on a train, leaves a locket in Anna's bag before jumping onto the tracks, Anna starts asking questions. But everything points to suicide and the police close the case.
However, Anna believes that Elly's fears for Toby, her young nephew who was snatched from St. Stephen's church six months ago, fail to explain the true reason behind Elly's distress. Through a series of hidden messages Elly left behind, Anna embarks on a dangerous crusade to track down Toby and find Elly's killer.
But nothing is as it seems and Anna opens a can of worms that throws into question even her own husband's suicide - before the threads of the mystery converge in an astonishing conclusion.
©2013 AJ Waines (P)2015 Novel Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Karen W. Lam on 08-10-16

Adequate Performance; Utterly Ridiculous Ending

I had been recommended this book and it was on my to-read list for the last year, but I found the (audio)book sorely disappointing: the narration was fairly flat (it is particularly dreadful when the story becomes more stylized and dramatic), and the ending is utterly unbelievable. I actually laughed out loud near the end, which is probably not the intention of the author.

The main character came across as judgmental and frankly, unpleasant -- as are most of the other characters. Worse, the author seems to be harshly critical of women and their bodies; in fact, the language to describe the bodies of larger women made me cringe. It was almost hateful.

The written prose is probably on the level of any Dan Brown novel (take that as you will). I would consider it a passable diversion, but will not be recommending it to any of my friends.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 04-18-17

Dont get confused with Paula Hawkins 'Girl ....

Dont get confused with Paula Hawkins 'Girl On The Train.'
But a great story regardless!

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mrs O. on 02-07-16

Poor, unlikely story.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This story is not believable and does not hold the attention of the listener.

What was most disappointing about A. J. Waines’s story?

Poor plot with unlikely twists and turns.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Melissa Chambers?

Don't know.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really.

Any additional comments?

I wouldn,t recommend it as the listener will be disappointed.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Duncan on 03-15-17

Terrible narration

A really good book totally spoiled by awful narration. The narrator seemed to be in a rush which did not do the book justice

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy del Pino on 08-30-17

brilliant

It has been a while since I' have read a book I couldn't put down, but this was one of them. Well developed characters, likeable and realistic characters. An easy story to follow, I did not need to re-read parts to understand what was going on, there was no obscurity. The scenes were recreated vividely in my mind, and no words were wasted. Every part of this book contributed to the main story. Characters' back stories were interesting and relevant. A little bit of a thriller, and a lot of mystery. An engaging and intriguing mystery, I wanted to know who did it. Mild twists and turns that were believable but still made me gasp. Such a well written novel, I will be reading more from this author. The narrator for the audible version was excellant, I found her voice pleasant and her diction excellant with appropriate tones and accents.

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4 out of 5 stars
By BK on 01-11-17

meh took a while to get started, was okay

It's readable, nothing too special about it. took a looooong time to get started. narration was ok good thing about narration was that it was at a fairly brisk pace

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