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Publisher's Summary

A gripping psychological thriller with edge-of-your-seat suspense

Loving husband? Or total stranger? 

When Ella wakes up in a hospital following a hit-and-run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill, and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon....

But Ella has never been married. 

In fact, she has lived alone her whole adult life; working hard, rarely socializing, quietly harboring a terrible secret from her past.

Fear sweeps through Ella when she instantly recognizes the man who enters the ward. He is not her husband, but she knows that she must do as he says and play the part of dutiful wife. What choice does she have? He was there the night of the fire; he knows her secret, too....

Do you absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us, and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage. 

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Would recommend

I really enjoyed this book. Halfway through I started predicting the end, which it turned out I was correct, but I still found this an enjoyable read and one I could not stop listening to!

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Not as awful as everyone says...

Don’t get me wrong, this story wasn’t the most original thing every and I predicted what was going to happen halfway through. Plus I still don’t understand what the point of the Ethan character was??? But the performance was good and the writing is good, save for the plot of the story, so it kept me interested for my drives to and from work each day!

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This book is so boring. I really struggled to get through it. I do not recommend.

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  • Rinnie
  • 2018-12-04

Leave Already!

Very unrealistic. I hate when the story just gets stupid. She had a million ways out of her situation. I kept rolling my eyes while I listened, not a good sign.

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  • Julia Woody
  • 2019-01-03

stupid

The story is so beyond stupid. What a waste of a good credit. Very upsetting.

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  • Simone
  • 2019-09-20

Turning in Circles

It was an interesting story, I liked it well enough, but you REALLY have to suspend your disbelief if you want to enjoy it. Without spoiling it too much: She wants to get away, but goes along with him because he has some damning information that might ruin her life…. so she doesn’t really want to get away…. but yet she plots her get-away. I also figured out who the bad-guy was pretty early on, so the Big Reveal fell flat.

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  • halloween.mama
  • 2019-02-01

Draggy start

I couldn’t stand the nurse at the beginning or the long descriptions or the completely nonsensical thoughts of “Ella Bella”. I didn’t make it more than a few chapters before skipping ahead to chapter 50 just to find out the end and had already guessed half of the twist before it was revealed. Not a fan.

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  • Douglas P. Gardner
  • 2019-03-28

Run away from this idiotic, pointless book.

This is one of the worst audiobooks I've ever suffered through (ok 40% of the way through). Terrible plot, bland and ludicrous dialogue, a master class in terrible writing.

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  • tpwoj
  • 2019-01-28

Good twist at the end but barely made it there

The first 90% of the book was so annoying - hard to get through. Good surprise at the end but you have to make it there painstakingly!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-02

Can't Get Through It

I couldn't get through it. Hated the narrator's voice. And if I heard Ella Bella one more time, I might have thrown up. Hated it.

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  • Leslie
  • 2019-01-11

Don't waste a credit

This is the hardest book to listen to. It was going no where fast, and boring as heck. I made myself listen until chapter 20, then just quit. How this book got any good reviews is a mystery to me.

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  • Gaby
  • 2019-04-15

waste of time and a credit

I really struggled to finish this. I think I just wanted to see how bad the ending was going to be . The main character Ella is entirely unbelievable. The plot is ridiculous and the ending has so many loose ends that I swear i will never listen to another book by this author again...

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  • weightwatcher
  • 2019-03-27

Generally just kinda weird and creepy

It seemed really pretty unbelievable and got really weird and I didn't like the twist at the end at all. Mainly it was just kind of depressing.

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