• The Choice

  • By: Samantha King
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-10-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of The Girl Before, Behind Her Eyes and The Couple Next Door, The Choice is a hypnotic suspense debut from a remarkable new talent and explores the terrifying Sophie's Choice scenario: what if you had to choose between your children?
Then: Madeleine lived for her children. She'd always believed she'd die for them, too. But on the morning of her twins' tenth birthday her love was put to the test when a killer knocked on their door and forced her to make a devastating choice: which child should live and which should die - her son or her daughter?
Now: Madeleine stands silent on the periphery of her now fractured family, trying desperately to unravel why her world was so suddenly blown apart. But while everyday life continues around her, memories of everything leading up to that tragic day return in agonising flashes. And that's when she realises her family's life still hangs terrifyingly in the balance....
©2017 Samantha King (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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Critic Reviews

"Taunt, tense and very clever. Definitely one to watch out for in 2017." (Claire Douglas, Sunday Times best-selling author of The Sisters)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kathryn Kramer on 09-27-17

GET ON WITH IT!

So entirely predictable from about 30 minutes in that I was actually surprised to have been right in the end. It just couldn't be that straightforward. The story was extraordinarily slow and repeatedly and very very slowly wallowed through the narrator's feelings for her beloved children. The scenes between husband and wife in the abandoned house went on for centuries and were also very repetitive. The paedophile plot thread was weirdly underplayed (maybe he wasn't a real paedophile, just a man who fancied a child?!). If I'd been reading a paper copy of the book, I'd have given up, but I found it was okay to listen to while doing other tasks. Definitely would not recommend.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Diana K. on 09-21-17

Unbelievable

I found this book very frustrating- the story was not in the least believable-and the ending entirely predictable. Disappointing.

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