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The Island House

Written by: Amanda Brittany
Narrated by: Rose Robinson
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Publisher's Summary

A dark family secret 

When Alice’s father dies after a tragic hit-and-run, his death stirs up unanswered questions about her childhood. Who was her mother, why did her father never speak of the past, and why can’t she remember anything before the age of seven?

An island cut off 

But when she receives an anonymous letter containing a photograph of a refurbished gothic guesthouse surrounded by water, and an invitation to stay, old memories fight to resurface.

Alice has visited before. She is certain of it.

Who will survive? 

Convinced the clues to her past lie at the hotel, she checks in. But once on the island, a wild storm rages, waves crash violently into the rocks, and the house is cut off by the roaring sea.

Then two guests are found dead. And the hotel owner is missing. Will Alice ever uncover her secret past?

And will anyone leave the island alive? 

An utterly gripping thriller that will leave you listening long into the night! Fans of The Guest List and The Sanatorium will love this nail-biting story.

©2021 Amanda Brittany (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"An exciting new voice – Brittany reels readers in with this twisty, clever thriller that will have you second-guessing everything." (Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House)

"Brilliant, pacey and will leave you suspecting everyone is involved!" (Darren O’Sullivan, author of Our Little Secret)

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  • John
  • 2021-12-07

A Nail Biting Ride.. Well Worth It

I was extremely pleased with this book , and hope you will be too .
Happy listening

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  • Kim Meseck
  • 2022-04-07

Twists were so smart, satisfying!

I loved this book! It was hard to stop listening at the end of a chapter when I was ready to go to sleep. The twists and turns were beautifully interwoven in this chilling gothic thriller. I would recommend you not listen to this book if you're by yourself late at night.

I'm not one to re-read a book, but The Island House may be an exception. Amanda Brittany's book would DEFINITELY make a great movie! Two thumbs up!

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  • Mark D
  • 2021-10-23

Eh... Predictable

These types of mysteries are usually my favorite kinds. This falls a little flat, follows the outlines for these. Including the typical severe thunderstorm during the build up. Had this figured out pretty early on, but endured to the end.

It's a little dull until the last 4 hours. Couldn't give it more than 3 stars because of the narrator. She does the worst voices for children I've ever heard. For some reason when she does the Part 1,2,3 parts the volume goes up insanely. Never knew when those were coming.