The perfect husband. The perfect stepson. The perfect lie?
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.
But then Jamie's behavior changes, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the specter of his late mother - David's previous wife. Is this Jamie's way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought?
As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie's outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely death less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie's words:
"You will be dead by Christmas."
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My disappointment stalled my listening engine
Don't waste a credit - stupid story!
Pretty much everything, I kept listening even though I wanted to give up SO many times! I was just hoping that somehow it would start to make sense. But alas, NO. So many things not answered, so many contradictions. The whole book might as well be the rantings of a madwoman.
the big "twist"... was just stupid, and not believable. I felt like a middle school kid wrote this.
The narration was great! They did the best they could with this material.
Made me feel sorry for David, for men in general. Talk about ruining someone's life!
I can't believe I made it to the end, which was disappointing by the way.The whole story made me angry, left me asking tons of questions, and made no sense. It contradicted itself many times. The "big tragedy story" changed about 4 times, so who knows what actually happened. Jamie's statements/feelings changed every 5 minutes with no explanation, Rachel made the STUPIDEST decisions but then again, she's a whack job. She should not be allowed anywhere near children. Sorry I just didn't get this book.