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Description

Everyone is going to the housewarming party. Attending will be all the same people who lived on the street the day Abi vanished.... Will her mother finally learn the truth?

Ava only left her daughter in the pushchair for five minutes. The buckle was fastened, and she was sure it was safe. But when she came downstairs, the door was open and Abi was gone - she walked down the road, past the Lovegoods' house, and was never seen again.

A year later, the Lovegoods throw a housewarming party, showing off the results of their renovation. Ava doesn’t want to go. She can’t bear to look down that end of the road, to see the place where Abi vanished, and she doesn’t want to spend time with people who don’t share her grief. Her husband, Matt, persuades her: He’s worried about her. A night out might do her good.

But as her friends and neighbors chat, and the drink and gossip flows, Ava learns something new about the day she has relived a thousand times. A throwaway comment that could change everything.

Ava thought she knew every last detail of that day.

She’s about to find out she was wrong....

Brilliantly dark and moving suspense fiction for fans of Gillian Flynn, Claire McGowan, and Lisa Jewell, The Housewarming will have your pulse racing and your heart in your mouth from start to finish. 

©2020 S. E. Lynes (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Housewarming

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Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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great storyline and performance!

I didn't want to stop listening to this story! I loved the different perspectives of the characters, and that the story unfolded throughout the various perspectives. the character description and development was superb! loved the narrator too!

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

meh

too many illogical actions by characters. could not suspend my disbelief. boring story and bland people

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Fantastic

This book was very well written. I couldn't guess what would happen next. Totally enjoyed this book.

  • Au global
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Couldn’t stop listening

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen. Slightly hard to read if you have children as it’s stressful to imagine your child missing.
Very well written!

  • Au global
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Binge-worthy

Couldn’t stop listening! Gripping story of family, relationships and secrets. Believable and exquisitely written characters.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

extremely slow start!

I took the advice of a previous reviewer and plowed my way through the first 3 chapters, sometimes fast forwarding. Then jumped ahead to chapter 13. Great advice! story is much better that way.
Excellent narration!

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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Just not good

The story is fine. It’s so slow to get there, then the big twists are seriously not good. I’m so sad I used a credit on this. Not worth it. Sorry.

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    2 out of 5 stars

Alas and Alack

Several others have commented that the story starts off slow, and readers will have to wait a bit to really actually enjoy the pacing of this piece. They are not wrong, and if you are someone who has found yourself (having purchased the book); wondering whether to throw in the towel.. or even what you can skip safely.... Fear not.

Listening to the two first chapters, at best 3, will get you a very thorough idea of what the main characters are enduring. From there on in, if you still feel the need to go to the fourth chapter I recommend at its end to skip ahead to the 13th possibly even the 14th chapter.

The premise held much promise and though the narrator really manages to capture the raw emotions the characters must surely feel, the writing fell flat owing to being repetitive. It felt like sticking your hand into molasses and then the beginning the task of washing it off.

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Good listen

It gets off to a slow start, but it picks up as it goes and keeps you guessing until the very end.

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Great book

A bit slow at points in the beginning but definitely worth the read!! Keeps you at the edge of your seat with many shocking twists and turns!!!! Loved it!

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Wendi
  • 2020-12-03

Just Ok

This story could have been better if it had more grit. It takes a long time to get going, and there is too much focus on the mother and her feelings of loss. It's not terrible, but if I had the choice, I wouldn't have used a credit for it.

-Wendi

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jill Beck
  • 2020-11-30

The ending was great!

The ending was great....and the beginning was pretty good...unfortunately the middle consisted of chapter after chapter of just droning on and on about the same thing..over and over...and nothing much happened...it's one of those books that really had the potential of being a really good book but just didn't get there because instead of anything happening..it was just an essay of one character's feelings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-26

Hard to keep listening

Not my favorite book ... it dragged on and on about the mother’s feelings ...but I kept listening ... it was hard to finish ... the ending was best part ... being done with a satisfactory ending ...

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • angelnhitops
  • 2020-12-05

Awesome!

Can’t really understand the poor reviews....this is one of the best books I’ve heard lately. The narration is fantastic. Off to read more books by this author.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • lisa
  • 2020-10-27

excellent!

Wow!! Gets you from the first chapter and doesn't stop! Narrator was superb!! Characters were excellent and I feel like I know them. Highly recommend!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Erica
  • 2021-01-31

Okay

The story was alright there are better books I have read this one at least carries twists at the end that kept me from being disappointed

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • admeyers_
  • 2020-10-29

So suspenseful, especially as a mama!

This book had me intrigued from the very start! It’s suspenseful and you can easily relate to each character. As a parent, it has me double checking my doors and hugging my daughter a little tighter.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Love2Shop1
  • 2020-11-16

kept me on the edge of my seat!

one of the best books I've listened to. perfectly written and narrated! do not hesitate to purchase and listen!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dawna
  • 2021-02-01

Never disappoints

Best author narrator combination I have found. Excellent writing and story telling. Equally excellent narration. Have listened to all of her books, wish there were more available.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-01-31

interesting story

loved it. lots of surprises. had to keep listening after my walk until the story ended

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