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    A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.

    Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village. Nothing can shake her happiness - until the day that Beth goes missing, and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home. Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter's attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won't they talk?

    As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harboring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie's life in terrible danger.

    A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Before I Let You In will be captivated.

    ©2017 Barbara Copperthwaite (P)2017 Bookouture

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    • Janie
    • 10/06/2017

    super psychological drama

    If you can get past the narrator for the first hour os so she actually improves and by the end of the book you might actually reckon she was reasonable.....well, anyway, this was the effect that she/the book had on me. She tended to over articulate everything and sounded like she was reading to a class of kindy kiddies and sometimes her intonations were not correct in a sentence or two, or three - if you get my meaning. However, once you overcome the narrator - if you can - the book was excellent. All written in the first person I found it riveting right to the excellent ending which I must admit, I did not see coming. Well done, Barbara Copperthwaite, I'll certainly be on the lookout for more of yours.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 01/06/2017

    I wish I loved this book!

    This book wasn't horrible but the narrator was. I found myself skipping chapters just so I could finish the book because I couldn't handle the narrator! Every word she spoke, unless she was speaking for another character, sounded as if she was asking a question. Her voice made the book drag on as if it would never end. The book would have been much better if it was read by someone else. The storyline was good and the ending was pretty good too.

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    • Frank
    • 06/06/2017

    Still waiting on the twist

    The narrator is awful, she pronounces words like a child learning to read, with no emotion besides distressed mother. I'm still wondering what this twist is?

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    • Cassandra
    • 03/12/2017

    Slow paced, weird POVs, insipid characters

    This story did not resonate with me because I didn’t like the writing style and because I couldn’t develop a strong interest in any of the characters, and the story just didn’t hold my interest.
    The author employs a clunky multiple point-of-view style to tell the story using one of my very least favorite POV styles as the main one: a sort of first and second person mix where the second person is not YOU the reader but YOU, another character. So mom is saying, ‘Beth, we looked for you but you were gone, weren’t you, Beth?’ (Interspersed are tiny parts told from the bad guy’s POV and then Beth’s own story). This is probably a personal preference but it really bugged me.
    In addition, I found the characters insipid and too many aspects of the plot were just pushed past the point of fictional unbelievability. The parents came across as too naive and so did Beth, even for small town residents. When characters are pushed too far past the mark, it makes me disconnect from the story. The narration was good, but it could not save the book for me.

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    • Unknown
    • 02/08/2017

    Spine-tingling thriller!

    Be sure to set aside a week-end for this non-stop thriller. Twists and turns right up to the final chapter! SW, Fort Bragg

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    • Wendi
    • 27/03/2019

    Excellent Story! Listen on 1.25 or 1.5

    Those Who Knew Her is an excellent thriller, and I was very pleased with the story, which I ate up voraciously. The narration is very off-putting at first, and I would strongly suggest that you speed the narration to 1.25 or 1.5, or you may get frustrated. It's worth getting past the narration, and it sounds okay at the faster speeds.

    The perfect family, mom, dad, beautiful teen girl and dog, live in a little village in England where everyone knows one another. When Beth, the teen daughter, goes missing, the support pours in from the villagers. When Beth is found, close to dead, her mother takes matters in her own hands and tries to find out what happened to her daughter, who is on life support.

    It turns out, the town's people aren't as supportive as it seems, and there are so many secrets and lies hidden behind layers of people who say they know nothing about Beth's tragic circumstances.

    Those Who Knew Her is a fast paced thriller with with lots of twists and turns, and a story that sucks the listener in and roots for the protagonist. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially lovers of psychological thrillers.

    -Wendi

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    • C. Pugh
    • 06/08/2017

    Predictable and Annoying

    Difficult to distinguish what about the story annoyed me from the annoying performance of the reader who places heavy emphasis on trivial sentences. While some details weren't what I expected, I knew from way too early who the evil person was. The protagonist' naïveté and her self absorption are irritating. She doesn't care how much pain she inflicts on others because what happened to her is far more important than what happens to almost anyone else, including her husband. A waste of many hours.

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    • Laurie Spears
    • 30/06/2017

    Not my favorite

    The storyline was okay but a bit predictable. I wouldn't agree that it is a "gripping psychological thriller with a twist". I'm not sure what the "twist" was...

    The main character, like the story, was neither strong nor particularly believable. Random incidents seem to not fit with the the flow of the book.

    The recording had quite an audible hiss between chapters and during pauses which became increasingly annoying as the book progressed.

    I'm not sorry I read it but it was certainly not the caliber of many other British suspense novels.

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    • Jan Napp
    • 06/08/2017

    Wow- great psychological mystery!

    Well done all around by this talented author and narrator! The story, characters, unexpected twists, obvious background research done by this author all came together in this very clever novel. Thanks to the author and narrator for a very interesting and engaging experience.

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    • Kimberly C
    • 24/05/2017

    I was incapable of accomplishing anything until I finished this story.

    I normally love audiobooks most for my ability to multitask while I listen. Never have I been so incapable of stopping when I know I should be doing other things.
    I was so irritated at times with Mel for being so clueless but as a young widow of a sudden and traumatic loss I could understand her cluelessness as well. I found myself yelling out loud at characters in this book.
    I loved the twists and when I first began listening I wished for two narrators, however long before the end I came to appreciate the narra

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