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The Deceit

Written by: Sara Foster
Narrated by: Tim Potter, Tamala Shelton
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Publisher's Summary

Your wife is a liar.

Has your wife told you the truth yet?

Do you know who Claire really is?

Lenny has always known that his wife, Claire, is the love of his life. But somehow his marriage is in shambles, he’s struggling with the kids, and a string of anonymous text messages are tormenting him, insisting that Claire is a liar.

Claire knows Lenny is a good man, but there’s a lot she hasn’t told him about her past. Now she’s terrified that the horrors that haunt her are about to put her entire family in danger.

Strange new neighbours, insidious clients and schoolyard scandal begin to fracture Claire and Lenny’s happy families façade. As secrets are revealed and pasts uncovered, the lies will be exposed and everyone's lives will change forever.

A gripping suburban thriller from the bestselling author of Beneath the Shadows and The Hush.

"The fast-moving flow from placid family life to a deeply disturbing secret drives this suspenseful tale." Kirkus Reviews

©2022 Sara Foster (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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good

I enjoyed this book especially since it was free! It was interesting,good characters and suspenceful.

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A Decent Thriller

A decent thriller, I enjoyed the story. Not the most exciting, but a good listen and it held my interest. The narrators were excellent.

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Nice tight story line and reveal

This was a fun fast one I enjoyed. The suspects were vast and the complexity of marriage gone off was nicely depicted.

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An excellent story, beautifully performed.

Everything a suspense-thriller should be. The Deceit is an excellent story that's beautifully performed.

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Good psychological thriller!

This was a good, short psychological thriller, written by Sara Foster, and well narrated by Tamala Shelton and Tim Potter. I liked the characters in their settings; so relatable. I'll be looking for other novels by Sara Foster!

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Very detailed

Love this writer’s technique, well written and kept you wanting for the next thing to happen.
Loved it

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Great mystery to listen

Well done and thank you for the free read too.
Interesting format with the writing with the exchange of Lenny and Claire’s chapters.
It’s also a sad reflection on how victims like Claire hide their pain and secrets from all those they love.

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Engaging read.

The story is told from a husband and wife perspective. Each chapter a new look from either side. A very interesting and engaging story that keeps you guessing.

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Good characters, and decent plot, but the story was over too jockey

The storyline was good, but concluded too quickly without enough time to sink in to what the characters were experiencing in the final twists.

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Really good!

Pleasantly surprised, the narration was good and the story even better. Worth a listen.

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