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Duplicity

Written by: Sibel Hodge
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

There are three sides to every story: Yours. Mine. And the truth...

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared?

The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

Devoted friends rally around gentle, sweet Alissa as she is left to mourn the loss of her husband and pick up her life. But not everyone is who they seem...Deep-rooted jealousies, secrets and twisted love lie just beneath the surface, and not all fairy tales have a happy ending.

Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller from the bestselling author of Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.

©2016 Sibel Hodge. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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PSA: Graphic murder of animals

Just an FYI for anyone extremely sensitive to this. It catches you off guard and wouldn't know it from the description

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Keep listening! Great twists!

I rather enjoyed this book. At first I was not to sure but then I got right into it! This book was nice to listen to as the narrator did a good job and the twist that you dont expect are great. I usually can guess who the killer is but not in this one! Good with description without over doing it. This book is well done! Glad I bought it before I read the other reviews which I dont agree with. Yes it says a bit about something sad with an animal but its not long and I have heard a lot worst things in other books. Enjoy!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good overall, but far-fetched

I found the first half of this book difficult to get through and repetitive - almost gave up on it a couple times (it wasn’t badly written, just slow). I enjoyed it more as it got to the middle and ending, despite the premise being very far-fetched. Overall it was pretty good! Probably worth a credit for you.

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Good drama

The interrogation process was tedious with the narrator going back and forth. That section of the story almost had me delete the book

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Fast paced, interesting twists

I love that this book had two narratives, and switched between voice actors. It seemed a bit misleading to me, there was a lot of fleshing out a character at the start, but then the speed picked up and the book wasn't as content heavy as you'd think based on the first few chapters. Interesting twists I didn't see coming at first. I just found there was so much build up and then the climax of the story and resolution only took 30 minutes. Like the author just wrote themselves into a corner and needed to wrap things up as quickly as possible. Ending felt too tidy and rushed. It was good but not as satisfying as I would of hoped. There was one final twist that was sort of rushed through, but was a damn smart idea,

Overall, worth the listen!

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Unexpected plot and well narrated.

There were tough moments of graphic content but the characters were well crafted and the plot moved along well.

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well presented

enjoyed the flow of the novel. believable characters, liked back story of over coming grief.

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Pleasant Surprise

I was a little concerned I would find the narrators accent distracting however that was not the case. The story line was a surprise, it had a lot of twists and turns and kept my attention. I will re listen, which is how I know I enjoyed it. #Audible1

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really enjoyed

I really enjoyed this story. very interesting and unexpected. a mystery I very much enjoyed

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Bit of a stretch!

Entertaining, but pretty hard to believe. Had it's good moments, but became rather silly half way through.

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  • 6catz
  • 2017-01-24

Silence of the Calves

So refreshing to come across a solid mystery that is neither a cutesy cozy nor a gore-fest. This is very well-written, driven by characters that are fully fleshed-out and relatable. As always, Simon Vance is a class act and a pleasure to listen to. The central secret (no spoilers here) is one that has been used in mysteries before, but not always with this much finesse. One character has a tragic history that brought to mind Jody Foster's monologue in Silence of the Lambs. Animal lovers may want to skip one descriptive passage in particular as I did. Overall, a really good read.

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  • ROBIN
  • 2017-02-13

It gets better...

I worried in the beginning through some of the back and forth Police procedural parts that I may have made a mistake with this book, but I'm very glad I stayed with it.
It just gets better and better.

38 of 42 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula
  • Overland Park, KS USA
  • 2017-11-11

Seemed Transparent -- Until the End

So, I didn't see THAT coming! This was a enjoyable story, even though it appeared that the "solution" to the crime had been exposed early on. Crazily, that wasn't the case at all. So that makes this one pretty good. The author allowed the story to go back and forth between the detective and "the other one," each telling their version of events. I liked that and both narrators were wonderful. The ending held a big surprise; and was a rare good one for me. If you like to be flummoxed, get this one!

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Grigorios
  • 2017-03-13

Nice plot, exceptional narration. Worth a listen.

I want to start this review with one of the very few negatives, because it's also a warning (NO SPOILERS): One of the final partz of the book was clearly made to be read. To avoid even the tiniest of spoilers, I'll only say you should read the last 10 chapters, for reasons that will become obvious during that segment.

The performance is incredible. Just amazing. Congratulations to the voice actors and their team. Absolutely nothing negatie about it. 5/5

The plot is also very good, although it requires just a bit too much suspension of disbelief. It's not an impossible story, but it's weird enough that a reader may doubt it. Also, there was a small part of the book, net the end of part 2, and during the start of part 3, that was very slightly boring. 4/5

Overall: Worth reading/listening to. But take my advice and read the last 10 chapters, for the sake of your experience. 4/5.

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  • Lynn Connolly
  • 2017-04-19

OUTSTANDING ... *****

If you could sum up Duplicity in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, unpredictable, unforgettable

What other book might you compare Duplicity to and why?

Untouchable ... the Dragon Tatoo series ...Joe Nesbo ... masters of psycho dramas!

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance and Henrietta Meire – was your favorite?

They were perfect narrators ... I've enjoyed every performance I have had the pleasure of listening to!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was addicted to it! WOWzer!!!

Any additional comments?

Yes, Sibel Hodge is my new favorite author and am in the process of downloading all her books.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Musashi
  • 2017-06-16

Pulp meets TV movie in the best way possible

Everything about this wants to be a movie, including the turns and the by-the-numbers arc. I mean this in the most charming way. Despite familiar tropes, and even a self-aware moment where the detective laments becoming a cliché, I had to finish it, instead of leaving the last hour for my next shift. The performances were fantastic, breathing color into this modern dime store tale.

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  • AKRON, OHIO, US
  • 2017-06-16

Excellent thriller/mystery

Excellent thriller/mystey. With great narration, this story will keep you guessing to the very end. There were some twists and turns. So be prepared for the unexpected!

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  • Sheila S
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2017-06-18

Farfetched but fun

Yes, the plot was very contrived--but it was fast-paced, suspenseful and involving. Recommended for fans of this genre.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 2018-10-06

Good read but the female narrator was awful..

So, it’s written in the first person by a male and female narrator. The female was The Other One, who was the killer and only had 4 to 6 pages where she talked about her life and the abuse she went through. The only male when Henrietta Meire read was he father and she did a terrible job on his voice. Until Part 2. Then she did Max’s voice and it was just as girly as the father’s was. It was pretty terrible.

The other chapters were The Detective, the one trying to solve the murder of Max Burbeck, and Simon Vance read several chapters before it went back to the girl and his voices were so much better than Henrietta Meire’s, she didn’t even try to sound masculine. And right after Part 2 began it was all pretty simple to figure out what happened. So, that kind of sucked. I wasn’t even at 50% yet and the whole story was given away. There was a little twist at the end but not enough to make it a thrilling thriller.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 32 times.

As to the narration: Henrietta Meire stunk but Simon Vance was much better.

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  • Fenna
  • 2017-11-30

My first real crime novel audiobook

I got this audio book as a Daily Deal because every so often I'll see a genre that I'm not very familiar with and think 'Maybe I'm the type of person who enjoys Mystery Crime novels?' So as a side note, this is not a genre I'm very familiar with.

For the most part I really enjoyed this novel. It had interesting circumstances that went into the crime committed and gave a really great look into the killer's thoughts and background. Henrietta Meire did a great job with voicing the main female character and I even found her part humorous at times. I will say for the most part this isn't really a 'mystery' crime since the reader knows from the beginning who is to blame (though I will say that there was a twist at the end that I was not at all expecting!). The fun is really more in the sleuthing and finding out how it was done from either the killer's perspective or from detective's work. Overall not a bad introduction into crime novels.

I will say that there are some graphic scenes towards the beginning showing cruelty towards animals as well as domestic and child abuse so if you're more sensitive to that material you may want to consider before you buy. Once you get past those scenes at the beginning though the book moves on to focus on the main crime and its circumstances.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful