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The Dark Side

Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Michael Braun
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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In her new novel, Danielle Steel tells a riveting story of the dark side of motherhood. 

Zoe Morgan's childhood was marked by her younger sister's tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days, and then later divorced. As a young woman, driven by these painful memories, Zoe set the bar high for herself, studying hard and pursuing a career in the nonprofit world, where her deep compassion towards disadvantaged children finds a focus. 

When Zoe falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother as well. But before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate. As Zoe is haunted by the ghosts of the past, her story will become a race against time, and a tale of psychological suspense that no listener will soon forget.

©2019 Danielle Steel (P)2019 Recorded Books
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WOW I loved it what an amazing storyline!!!!

I finished it with in two days it was the best I loved it while listening I actually was able to feel like I was in the story. Wow!!!!!
Also the man reading the story his voice was captivating he was on point excellent!!!!

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  • SoxiGirl
  • 2019-09-03

Not my favorite DS

I love DS, but this story definitely was not my favorite. Performance over the top drama. Story just ok on this one. I’ll never stop listening to DS though.

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  • Princess Desiree
  • 2019-08-31

absolutely horrifying

loved the storyline of this book.... Kept me on the edge of my seat and dying to know what the mom was going to do next. Hate that I finished it in a day n a half

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  • skyligirl
  • 2019-08-30

Subject Matter Super important!!

Not DS’s best. I appreciate the information behind the themes of the book as my Mother was a foster care parent, but I just expected a bit more from this book.

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 2019-09-03

A Very Dark Novel, Not a Love Story

NO SPOILERS!! If you think you know Daniele Steel, your wrong. When I first saw this book in the mysteries and thrillers category, I thought it was categorized wrong since she is known for love stories. I’m glad I didn’t pre-judge the book based on what her typical genre is.

This book was very dark and absolutely not a love story. The story built suspense throughout and I highly recommend it for those like me, who love psychological thrillers.

I hope Daniel Steel continues her writing about the darker side of human nature. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Lou Haggerty
  • 2020-06-30

A great story

I did not know what to expect. I had not listened to Danielle Steel for years because her stories got too ordinary. But I was willing to try again. I was very pleasantly surprised and truly enjoyed the story. I especially enjoyed following Alex and Richard over years

The reader brought you into the story.

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  • Kerry P.
  • 2020-04-17

Fascinating book

This was my first time listening in this genre. I found that I always listened through a whole chapter and into the next. The narrator was exceptional. I was completely absorbed in the story and characters.

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  • Gary Morgan
  • 2020-03-09

Outside the box

The storyline was slow start, but finally got my attention. I did listen until the end.wow.

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  • Izybel
  • 2020-03-07

okay read

the Story started out slow but was good. it was narrated well. great story ending.

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  • jeannie medlock
  • 2020-02-21

GREAT book

I loved it. it kept you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what else happened.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-02-20

Best book ever

This is Danielle Steel’s best book. It kept you in suspense in every chapter. Read it.