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One for Sorrow

Written by: Sarah Denzil
Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
Series: Isabel Fielding, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs
4.2 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A chilling psychological thriller by the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Silent Child.

Who really killed Maisie Earnshaw?

Within the walls of the high-security psychiatric facility Crowmont Hospital reside many violent offenders. To nurse Leah Smith, no matter what, all offenders are patients first and foremost. When Leah is appointed as nurse to Isabel Fielding, she is determined to remain professional despite the shocking crime Isabel allegedly committed in her past.

Seven years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found facedown in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel - at age 14, found covered in Maisie's blood - was convicted of murder.

As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent, too.

But is Leah letting her own dark past taint her judgment as she grows closer to her patient? Or has a young woman been unjustly robbed of her childhood?

©2018 Sarah Denzil (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Good Read

I loved this book and the narration was awesome. Can't wait to read the second book. Happy Reading

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Keeps you guessing

This is my first Sarah Denzil novel. I really enjoyed the characters in this novel. You are guessing as to where the novel is going . Jasime Blackborow was a great narrator. I am certainly following this series.

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No Thanks

This wasn't for me. Initially thought the characters seemed well rounded and story was intriguing. But after the midway point things quickly started deteriorating to absurdity. Spoilers: If professional man tracking killers and knife fights out on the Moors at night don't sound like a good time, I'd skip this one.

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tense interesting read

gripping story, vivid description of setting, finished in a few days, actor's voice is lovely

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Capturing

I really liked this ! I would only listen when I was working around the house , staining the cedar shingles outside .... so let me tell you , I wasn’t ever to eager to work on the house ,just so I can listen to this story ! I love it ! An would recommend it for sure .

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Fantastic Book!

My only issue with this book is how obviously the sequel was set up. I'm completely hooked on this story and will hopefully like the next books just as much. The twists and turns are great, the characters feel real, and the narrator was perfect.

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I couldn't stop listening!

Although this is not my first book of Denzil's, it certainly was a favorite. Narration was great too

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Story is a bit ridiculous

hard to really believe the story or characters. outcome was easy to predict and lacked imagination

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  • Blythe Cochran
  • 2018-07-16

Worth the credit!

Great story. Love the plot and how it weaves it characters together. Would have liked to know more about the mom but wonderful story!

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  • JT
  • 2019-12-05

Mental Illness or not that is the question

Can you say totally twisted and unpredictable? This is one of the best books I read all year. At the onset this is an adrenaline producing and psychologically gripping piece of work. The characters although different in so many aspects from many crime novels make this unbelievable novel totally believable. Jasmine Blackborow brings the characters to life with a narrative style that is wonderful to listen to. I am looking forward to reading more by Sarah A. Denzil.

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  • Nina
  • 2020-01-30

solid.

solid listen, has a nice twist, but it got to a predictable point. i do still recommend it, but i didn’t think it was the strongest story. loved the narrator!

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  • Diane DeFord
  • 2019-06-29

A top-notch psychological thriller!

A psychological nurse, Leah Smith, working in a high security ward for convicted murderers & psychopaths, and a young woman convicted of murder when she was but 14 years old, Isabel Fielding, are at the center of this psychological thriller. The nurse, a new hire, is assigned to care for Isabel, and under Leah’s care, seems to improve. Leah begins to believe that Isabel may be innocent of the murder and she tries to quietly dig deeper into Isabel’s background, which uncovers new leads as to other suspects. As Leah digs deeper, and her own life circumstances intervene, the plot takes a threatening turn! The chilling twists and turns of this thriller make for intense but satisfying listening.

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  • Romaine Conner
  • 2019-08-29

Excellent Book

This book held my attention all the way through. Many twists and turns. I truly enjoyed it.

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  • Buzy_reading
  • 2019-04-27

Helping sick patients

When a psychiatric nurse works closely with sick patients in a high security facility her need to care for her patients puts her in danger. Part one: Getting to know the patients at the high security psychiatric facility. Part two: Clever twists and turns with shocking unexpected revelations. Narrator: Jasmine Blackborow was the solo performer of One for Sorrow. She performed this story word perfectly. The sound quality was smooth, crisp, and clean. While her voice was the only one used for the many other characters I felt she offered enough distinction to provide a clear understanding of who was being referenced. I could listen to Jasmine perform all day. Something about a British accent enchants me. Overall: There was a steady pace of excitement between James blog posts, Leah’s visits with Isabel, Leah’s talks with Alfie, and Leah’s personal life with Tom. The blog posts was an open forum where opinions were discussed in regards to the Fieldings being murder suspects. The bird drawings by Isabel added a dark element to the story. Alfie reminisced about past killers bringing up old cases about murder and death bringing chills to my skin. Your going to enjoy every written word. Every twist and turn had unexpected surprises. Clever is a word that comes to mind while reading this book. I was hooked from the first written word all the way until the end. Brilliantly written. One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read. This one truly can be categorized as a psychological thriller. Sarah nailed every item on the list with twists, turns, shocking revelations, danger, darkness, murder, and chills. It’s the complete package.

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  • BethAnn Lesher
  • 2020-07-06

One for Sorrow

good story, good plot twists. convoluted at times. no regrets about reading this book, but no intention of continuing to book 2.

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  • Vickie Bittner
  • 2020-04-16

Wow.

I can usually figure them out pretty quickly but this is one that shocked me. I enjoyed it very much and immediately got the second book. I am so pleased to see a 3rd on Amazon. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • Lisa
  • 2020-04-08

Extremely slow!

The story had potential but was extremely slow and drawn out. At some point around the middle, I had to skip to the last few chapters just to finish.

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  • night owl
  • 2020-03-16

Poor narration

Sounds like narrator has something in her mouth. It takes a great deal to understand her.

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