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The Liar's Wife

Written by: Samantha Hayes
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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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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  • 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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-11

Compelling Story

I’m glad I chose this book in spite of negative reviews. I found it to be entertaining without having to skip any parts due to boredom. The narrator did a fine job and all without the excessive language too many books contain today. In my opinion, excessive language shows a lack of class and takes away from the storyline. I’m going to try the author’s suggestion to get “The Reunion”.

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  • Hilary Williams
  • 2019-02-08

A lot of nail biting build up - then pfuttt

Many dilemmas, intrigue and (literal) head banging in the beat up scenes... and yet the conclusion / finale was short, rushed and felt like an afterthought. I was hooked to the story and (slightly) unrealistic occurrences, only to kick myself for wasting listening time when the ending went down like a small damp lead ballon.

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  • Osketers
  • 2019-02-06

Gripping

Did not see the twist coming at the end and as usual wish there would have been more than a quick close...2 or 3 chapters not 1.

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  • Kristen
  • 2019-01-30

Nail biting

I could not get through this book fast enough! Huge plot twists and loved every minute. I highly recommend!