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'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all.' Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder.

The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps.

Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story - and Kate soon realises that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, she must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past - before she has to say goodbye to her future.

©2010 Susanna Kearsley (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Great story!

Intrigue, romance, mystery ...it has it all! This is great story and the performance excellent!

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Slow to start

This book started off very slowly but story started coming together eventually. The narrators occasionally attempt at setting a scene were to say the least jarring.

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Good story, reader could be better.

The story was engaging but the reader seemed to have difficulty transitioning between accents and at times added inflections verging on hysteria when the situation did not require such intensity. It was a bit of a distraction to the plot line and what was actually being said.

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Where are we now? How ‘bout now?

I found the back and forth between the past and present was hard to grasp at times. There was no real break or change of voices to indicate what time period we were in and sometimes I didn’t realize for a few minutes. Probably the worst past/present book I’ve read. And the narrator went waaay over the top with excitement sometimes. It’s was weird to me. I just had a hard time from start to finish following along so finally I gave up trying to figure it out and just listened. I finally finished just to say I did. It definitely didn’t grab my attention at all. Every time I put the book on I said to myself I wish it would just be done already. It’s a matter of principal for me. I paid for it I’ll listen to the whole thing.

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Spins a great Tale

Yes I loved this book . Katherine Kellgren is one of the best narrators. She is brilliant while giving distinctive voice to each character. Susanna Kearsley is also a favourite. First of all she is very clever and really pulls you into her stories. She combines a storyline from the past with a current story. This novel is different. it was fun reading about Toronto, Ontario and Portugal.

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Terrible Narrator!!!!

This is a good storyline, but I just cannot listen anymore to the terrible narrator! Her voice is very pretentious and she is over the top with dramatics! I will never listen to another book narrated by Katherine Kellgren.

I think I will find check with my local library for a hardcopy of this book.

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Good Read

This was a really good book. It kept me guessing until the very end . The narrator was great!

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  • 2021-05-09

Interesting story line

The accents and overly dramatic voicing is distracting at times but overall a clever story that holds your attention and written well enough that despite the multitude of characters and changes in timelines I managed to follow the threads.

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Loved it.

I really enjoyed the narrator and the story was really exciting. Loved it. I'll be looking for more books from this author.

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I returned it

I purchased this as a Daily Deal but even at the discounted price, requested a return. It was painful to listen to and I gave up after a few chapters. A VERY convoluted story narrated with on/off accents.

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  • Isia
  • 2019-01-28

The story drew me in

I couldn't stop listening. I found the story fascinating and the characters real and likeable. I especially enjoyed the way older characters in the book were portrayed, as people with a rich back story.
I am a fan of mysteries, and this one drew me in completely.
I must also mention the narrator. I saw two other reviews that rated the narrator very negatively. Personally, Katherine Kellgren is my favourite narrator, and I think she is at her best here. Yes, she puts on accents, but she is excellent at it. Every voice is distinct, and I never felt that it was over the top, put on, or theatrical

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