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Publisher's Summary

You’ve got everything she wants....

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone....

Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door, then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon best-seller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to grip you. 

"This is, without a doubt, one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year.... OMG this book is so darn good!.... I kept telling myself, 'Just one more chapter', then before I knew it, I had devoured it in one day! If you are looking for a fast-paced engaging read, this is the book for you! I highly recommend giving it a whopping 5 stars." (Sistas with Books Book Club, 5 stars) 

©2018 Jess Ryder (P)2018 Bookouture

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Great story

The only thing it got me confused was the voice for Jen and Natasha. Both exactly same. I got me confused who was talking.

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It was OK. I enjoyed the narration but the story was lame. Can’t say I enjoyed it very much.

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what?

I don't even know what just happened. What a terrible way to have spent my time. Buy something else

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  • Debra
  • 2018-06-28

An ABSURD story!

While this started out strong and with promise, the story just broke down about half way through. Yes, there were many twists and turns here which did hold my interest for the first three quarters of the book, but the twists turned into increasingly ludicrous and unbelievable actions and goings-on. I mostly wanted to strangle the protagonist for being such a spineless idiot. The pleasant narration by Annette Chown kept this story from being a complete farce. This was my first book by Jess Ryder, so perhaps her stories are just not for me.

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  • Wendi
  • 2018-08-31

Wow.. This booked absolutely sucked..

For anyone looking to waste a credit, this would be the perfect book to do it on. Oh my goodness. There are no psychological twists and no shockers, and just plain obvious stupidity. I hated all of the characters and I just didn't care. I listened to the end, and after the last sentence of the book I thought 'What?? Seriously?? This is IT??" I am going to try and get my credit back, although Audible is making it more difficult these days. I hated this book- every single part of it. It was like eating cardboard pizza- all filler and no taste. Awful. -Wendi

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  • RobLow
  • 2018-08-02

A Silly Book

By the end I was able to hate all the characters except the mom. A minor character but the only one that was believable. What a waste of time.

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  • ROBIN
  • 2018-06-22

This one falls flat...

For me this one was more of a 2.5 than a 3. The story itself, the ending, and the narration all fell flat for me. It was not at any point a gripping psychological thriller.

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  • Kelly
  • 2018-07-22

not nail biting, nor a thriller

This book had a lot of potential, but fell flat. There isn't much in the way of suspense other than waiting for the author to tell you what you saw coming five chapters ago.

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  • Allison
  • 2018-07-18

Nail biting out of boredom

I have not written very many reviews on books. However, I am very disappointed with this book. It got such high reviews, but it is beyond me why. I’ve listened to a multitude of books, mostly thrillers. Some good, some great, some leaving me aching to hurl my phone out the car window. There is nothing exciting nor thrilling about this story. It drones on and on, and I kept thinking...surely this will get better. It didn’t. Don’t waist your time.

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  • cristina
  • 2018-08-17

Obvious plot "twists"

The reviewers who called this gripping must have read another book. This one was not. You see "the surprises" a mile away. Plot and characters are ridiculous.

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  • Darris
  • 2018-08-14

Stumped at the reviews ...

First I'd like to say that anyone who writes and publishes a book/books is courageous ... writing and the publishing process is not for the faint of heart. This is only my opinion and obviously differs from most given but one I wished I read and listened to before spending time on this book. This author's descriptive writing is what had me listen until the end but that's about all that kept me interested. The main character, Natasha, is a whiny, immature, needy young woman who made so many poor choices it was painful. Every character in this story is despicable--even the baby was unpleasant. I had this whole scenario figured out in the first couple of chapters ... this is a sophomoric version of a "nail-biting gripping psychological thriller" best left to adolescents but only if you want them to get a very dim view of men as vile and women as helpless empty-headed twits. The performance was actually well done given the character constraints. The Narrator did well portraying the melodramatic boorish Natasha and all of the other pitiful characters in this twisted tale. If you're looking for a perverse predictable story without much character development but done with creative, descriptive writing this book is for you. If you're looking for solid character development and a real psychological thrill, look elsewhere.

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  • Wilma
  • 2018-06-14

spectacular!

I listen to a thriller a day as a long haul truck driver. best I've heard in ages! loved loved loved it!

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  • Mrs Wade
  • 2018-06-30

Confusing...

I can’t identify with the main character, she’s stupid. The story has too many irrelevant story lines. You call them twists, I call it unrealistic.

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