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When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence.

From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account without so much as a warning.

Frantic and desperate to reconnect with her daughter, Autumn applies for a nanny position with the McMullens, manipulating herself into Grace's life under false pretenses. And it's only then that Autumn discovers pictures lie, the perfect family doesn't exist, and beautiful people? They have the ugliest secrets.

©2017 Minka Kent (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Good Psychological Thriller

I enjoyed this story. The ending certainly wasn't what I expected. This makes for a good book.
The narrator's were excellent.

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Unlikeable characters

To quote Autumn, "I couldn't care less".
In order to enjoy a book, there must be at least one character that I can root for, understand, or enjoy. The characters in this book were so mean and unlikeable. I kept thinking, 'How long do I have to listen to these people?"
Even though I had the audio book and a long drive ahead, I finally gave up and turned on the radio.

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Surprise!!!

loved the totally unexpected twist! very well read too, entertaining all the way. i recommend it to everyone.

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excellent performance

The narration held me captivated to the story better than almost any other audio book. I really enjoyed it.

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Unfinished

The story was going great and at the end after a few big reveals it just left you There was so much more that could have been tied up and not enough for sequel - A bit of a let down.

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Great ending!

Well written and expertly performed. I felt the characters were well developed and I could see the whole story playing out in front of me. The ending has a clever twist you will never see coming!

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Meh. Contrived and 2-D.

I made it through, the pacing was ok (on 1.15x speed lol) - but the characters were 2-D and just didn't ring true. Especially Autumn and Daphne. This had potential but lacked heart and depth. Scared to try any others by Kent - tho Stillwater girls sounds perhaps up a few notches in its plot and depth.

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Another poorly researched book that depicts people
With DID as monsters and murders. Don’t waste your timeZ

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  • 2017-06-24

Loved this book!

Don't expect blood and gore or fast car scenes. This story is a slow burn. The characters are very believable and the plot could take place in any city to people you know. I felt like I knew them all or people just like them. That's what made this book so enjoyable to me. It's pace was fast with no parts dragging. Even though I knew a big part of the story was yet to be revealed, the ending took me by surprise. I wish it didn't end! This is the kind of book that great movies are made from!

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  • Jenn
  • 2017-05-03

Webs within webs, within a large web...

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If you're looking for a fresh, relevant, unpredictable psychological thriller, you'll like this book because the summary doesn't do justice for the depth of the characters and plot development. The author doesn't use cheap surprises and curve balls for shock value, rather she allows details to unravel on their own to speak for itself. I was wrong almost every time I assumed something and was left impressed with the author's ability to not include unconnected elements. I read a few negative reviews and I think they're due to not just accepting certain realities and not understanding how traumatized people can be left from the past - without this, I can see how one may think some content and detail the author provides to the story line are far-fetched. This book definitely held my interest throughout and I highly recommend it.

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  • Courtney Carmichael
  • 2017-07-26

Wow!

Narration was good. Ending was a total surprise! Easy to follow. I'll listen again.

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  • Joanie Brubaker
  • 2017-08-20

Like Sophie kinsella on LSD

Not at all what I was hoping for. I was hoping for a deeper more serious thriller. Most of this was just like reading chick lit.

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  • Susan Harris
  • 2017-05-15

Excellent psychological thriller

This was a real treat. It kept my interest all the way through. you definitely don't see what's coming. I was really Caught off gaurd by the ending. I am sad to see that there are no more books by Minka Kent on offer. I would definitely read her again. The performance was also excellent.

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  • ROBIN
  • 2017-05-15

I did not see that coming!

Several surprises in this story. I would classify this one as a "light psycho thriller" if there is such a thing. The ending seemed abrupt, but I enjoyed the book and the narration.

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  • Michele
  • 2017-07-17

Lifetime movie / just ok

I couldn't help thinking the whole time I listened that this would be a good lifetime movie. It was a decent read but I don't think in a few months I will remember this book. Nothing really stood out to me. My rating really is a 3.5 (for the surprise ending). Wish then allowed for half stars.

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  • Krista
  • 2017-05-07

Twists on top of twists = INTENSE drama at every turn.

Well written, this book is a must read!! When you think you know what's going on, another level is added until nothing you thought you knew is vlose to the truth !!
Can't wait to read her next book !!

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  • Felicity Xenia Spamotic
  • 2017-05-28

This One Will Drag You in and Not let Go

I listened to this book during a very long bus trip with a high school group. I thought that it would be a distraction from the noises if excited teens headed to a Broadway show. Instead, this book and the amazing narration sucked me in and I was a goner.

It is one of throes rare tales in which you don't know which characters to hate, which to love . Several times I felt that it was becoming formulaic, only to find that the author did this on purpose to add a twist or turn.

This book will hold your attention, for sure. My only objection is to some gratuitous sex scenes that were not in line with the way the rest of the tale was told . It was as though the author thought that she needed to toss in some mild porn, didn't know where to place the scenes so randomly tossed in some grunting, groaning and very descriptive anatomy lessons. This actually took away from the story line as it made the tale stilted in places .

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  • Dana
  • 2017-05-25

I love it! Didn't see the end coming!

If you could sum up The Memory Watcher in three words, what would they be?

Blew my mind!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Peeking inside the minds of the two main characters made them both seem very real. It brings into perspective that you don't ever really know someone just from the outside appearance or even their actions. The story developed smoothly and kept me wanting to listen. I thought the first main twist was amazing, then there was another and the final twist at the end - wow! I had to smile and say to the author - you got me! I never would have guessed. Great book!! Buy it - you won't be disappointed!

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