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  • The Other Daughter

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  • Written by: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)

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The Other Daughter

Written by: Lisa Gardner
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.”

Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter. As Melanie pursues every lead and chases every shadow in search of her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from her past will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth.

©1999 Lisa Baumgartner (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

What the critics say

“Just when you thought Lisa Gardner couldn’t get any better...she does.” (Lee Child)

"A dark, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense." (Tami Hoag)

"Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Lowell and, these days, even Nora Roberts." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about The Other Daughter

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  • 2019-07-10

Not worth it

One of the worst books I have ever listened to. The main character Melanie just keep cycling through the same emotions and thoughts for chapters on end. Boring. The story was completely unbelievable. By the end I was just finishing it for the sake of finishing it. Don’t bother with this book. Melanie is a boring character with no depth, there is so little character development that she’s just a whiny over emotional sniffling twit. The sex scenes were boring and misplaced. Always being “interrupted”. Figured it out within the first couple hours of listening. It didn’t even have anything to do with the serial killer. So dull.

DO NOT BUY !!

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Painful

So cliche and predictable. I’ve never cringed so much listening to a book before. Painful to finish.

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  • Meg
  • 2019-07-22

Groan

Such banalities. I groaned allowed many times at the cliched writing. Story was silliness. Bad.

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Overall Good

I really liked the twists and turns in this book. However, it was ruined slightly by the cliche love story.

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Great book!!

Wonderful writing and amazing performance!! 100% recommend! Thought I had all figured out a couple of times and......nope!

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Superb Mystery/Thriller

This book was suggested to me by the Audible people...spam email with an offer for a deal. I am glad I took a chance on it. Lots of twists, good characters, decent plot. Kept me guessing throughout. A little bit too neat, I suppose. Everything ending up fitting "just so". But entertaining nonetheless.

My only complaint is with the performance. Brittany Pressley is very good (excellent pace and clear interest in the text), but waay overenunciates. At times she sounds like Metallica's Hetfield, ending each sentence with an "ah". It's a little bit distracting from an excellent story.

Altogether, I give this excellent book 8 stars out of 10.

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Another hit for Lisa Gardner!

Great story with lots of twists and turns. Ms.Gardner never fails to keep the reader enthralled in her stories. I even listened to it twice!

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Good listen

Definitely didn’t see the end coming! Liked the narration, the story and overall, a good listen!

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A Good Read

Full of twists and turns and kept me reading into the night. Although the main character seems naive at first, she does seem to develop as the story unfolds. A good read but perhaps a caution about graphic imaging would be appropriate.

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The other daughter

Great read enjoyed very much kept you guessing will read more of this author very good story.

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