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Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past.

But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

©1995 Lucinda Riley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the critics say

"Spellbinding storytelling." ( Choice on The Midnight Rose)
"A captivating read from Lucinda Riley." ( Daily Mail on The Midnight Rose)

What listeners say about The Angel Tree

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I didn’t want this story to end!

This story captivated me and I could not put it down. I didn’t want it to end. It is gripping and chilling and wonderfully narrated. Everything about it is great!

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I couldn't stop listening.

One of the best books I have listened to in a very long time. The characters have so much depth and the Narrator makes everyone of them unique and alive.

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Entertaining Psychological Suspense

Psychological suspense. Kept me listening. Ended up being rather soap opera ish and almost tied up too neatly in the end. But entertaining. The narrator did her best to do many voices, male, female, children, accents.

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The story & characters held me!

I have never read a book by Lucinda Riley but I’ll be reading more of her books after The Angel Tree. In-depth characters, intense story that was very hard to put down. The narrator was excellent! This book was in the murder/mystery section but I’m left wondering why. I do recommend this book but do not except a who-done-it.

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Not for me

I ordered this because of the good reviews and the fact that it was on sale. I found I could not relate to most of the characters in the book. I like strong protagonists. Or at the very least, people who grow and change throughout the book, people who learn something from their trials and tribulations. Many of the characters were not honest with themselves or others. And I quite dislike women who depend on male characters to save and protect them (as well as the males who think that’s their job).
The narrator did a poor job of American accents and the male voices in the book. I found her rendering to be stereotypical and overdramatic.
But hey, that’s just me.

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Very enjoyable

I ended up being surprised how much I enjoyed this story! I got it for something to listen to while I did other things but I was absorbed. I rewound pages a few times because I didn’t want to risk missing a single word! Thank you very much for a lovely time.

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  • M. Ryder
  • 2016-01-19

Surprisingly Good!

Hesitated in purchasing this book because there were so few reviews, but so glad I took the chance. Although the story was not real suspenseful, it was both in depth and had great character development. Also, narration was incredible! J.B. did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I actually grew to care for them, and wanted to find out what happened to each of them. Story was definitely long, but the time still passed quickly. Try it out, and do not think you will be disappointed with the purchase.

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  • Sharlene
  • 2016-05-05

Engaging

Excellently drawn characters. The narration added tremendously to the story! I usually listen to audiobooks while I exercise and drive, but I could not wait to get to the end of this story. Thank you for the great entertainment!

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  • Mome
  • 2016-01-10

Great book! Terrific performance!

This was my favorite of her books so far! Truly three dimensional in character development.

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  • Colette Erasmus
  • 2016-03-15

Great!

True Lucinda Riley .Loved the story and narator!! This book pulls you in and although predictable at times, still captures your attention.

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  • Thomas
  • 2018-01-27

Awesome read‼️You won’t regret it

Almost 20 hours of continuous cliffhanging nonstop Curiosity killer . In other words you won’t be able to put down. It is now in my top three out of 75 books/THOMAS Sarasota Florida🌴🐬🌈🌞

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  • Mel
  • 2016-04-04

Loved this story

This story is awesome! A twisted suspenseful story! Great clean fiction. Maybe one love scene and a few curses words. I love this author!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-02-20

Characters elicited no sympathy

What disappointed you about The Angel Tree?

The main character was so unsympathetic. She was a weak woman who couldn't see beyond her own warped view. I could not understand why the male character found her so attractive. She was insipid both as a young and old woman. I haven't slogged through the last five hours so perhaps she will redeem herself. The supporting characters were engaging.

What could Lucinda Riley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She should have done some research. At the time period, the studio system in Hollywood, as well as morality clauses we're thing of the past. I also don't believe a schizophrenic can go fifteen years without a psychotic episode.

What three words best describe Julia Barrie’s performance?

Not too bad. Overall was OK but American male characters were not very good.

What character would you cut from The Angel Tree?

I hate to say it but the main one, Greta.

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed several books by this author so I was surprised that this one was so slapdash.

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  • Teresa Majcher
  • 2016-06-28

A very long soap opera

I had high hopes for this novel, but it was little more than a sappy soap opera.

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  • 2016-07-05

loved it

kept me going the whole time. loved the characters. ...I was able to get invested in what happened to them ....I could see them all clearly in my minds eye

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  • Ginger
  • 2016-02-10

Thoroughly Entertaining

Loved this story and character development. I never tired of listening to narrator's lovely voice. I would recommend this story if you enjoy family sagas over the generations.

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  • 2016-04-16

Great but..

I really love L.R.s writing and this is once again a captivating story that kept me awake several nights. I just find it a bit too superficial when it comes to all the money issues. Where does all the Marchmont money come from? everyone knows that all big mansions and farms nowadays are very expensive to run. When Ceska spends 'a lot' on hotel suites and at Harrod's she takes the money from the Marchmont account and in the end after the fire the book says that the insurance money is not important ... I reckon money is not at all the issue in the book but it kind of makes it a little bit shallow .