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The Reunion

Written by: Samantha Hayes
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They were all there the day your sister went missing....

Who is lying? Who is next?

Then - In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back.

Now - The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organizing a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing. When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all....

If you love Sue Fortin, Gillian Flynn, and The Girl on the Train, this psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.

©2018 Samantha Hayes (P)2018 Bookouture

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Another Masterpiece

If you’ve read Samantha Hayes’ work before, you know you never see what’s coming next. This is another great story narrated by a talented narrator. I highly suggest.

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enjoyed right up till the end<br />

good book. I was enjoying right up till the end. found it a little hard to believe.

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I book was ok.

I was expecting to be on the edge of my seat but that didn't happen. Everything was tied up with a little bow in the last chapter.

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I wanted to love the story but didn't quite

I struggled to connect with the characters. The ending was solid with a good twist.

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amazing! 🙂

this is my 99th book from Audible and I never leave a comment, but this book is truly the best one so far, in the Mystery thriller category.
I highly recommend it !!

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Realistic characters, good dialogue.

This was a serious, dark story with realistic characters and strong dialogue. It was slow paced but enjoyable throughout.

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A total Curveball

Loved this book. Well written with so many surprises. A must read and have in your library!

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  • lil' old me
  • 2018-02-27

Outstanding, A Knockout Story

The narrator did an excellent job creating a different voice for every character, which is no easy feat, with as many as there were. I only have the story 4 stars bevause I found the constant ping-ponging of characters/time periods quite confusing at times.
However, that is easily overlooked in light of the overall story arc, plot, and the deftness with which the author keeps you guessing until the end. I'm looking up more of her work immediately!

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  • Debra
  • 2018-02-28

Waaaaaaaaaay too long.

While the ending was decent, the story could have been told in much less than the 12 plus hours of meandering nothingness contained in most of this story. I actually fell asleep a few times while listening, and, thinking that I had missed something important, re-wound to find out that I missed absolutely nothing. So, if you fall asleep while listening, and you will, there is really no need to rewind. Just pick it up where you woke up...you won’t have missed a thing. It feels as though this so called ‘reunion’ is happening in real time. People sitting around, drinking tea, going to the beach, and taking walks. I didn’t think there were any huge twists or surprises here, as these stories are pretty formulaic. Also, this story is so long, you’ve got plenty of time to figure it out.

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  • Casey Roberts
  • 2018-06-06

Predictable

I guessed every twist. And I wasn’t trying that hard. The red herrings were obvious, and the characters had no real depth. That said, it was easy fun listen that got me through a day of tidying house.

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  • RueRue
  • 2018-03-13

Narration elevates the material

The tag-line promises "an utterly ripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist ". Sorry, not even close. I saw every plot "twist" early on. The author seemed to think that more plot equals more suspense. The reason this story is entertaining, and it does have some suspenseful elements, is the narration by Karen Cass. She's excellent ! The story, though, is pretty implausible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-01

Just plain silly

Story was far fetched and characters irritating. completely unbelievable and the main villian's motive was flimsy at best. . Narrator was excellent though.

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  • Sheila S
  • 2018-09-02

A hot mess!

A good psychological thriller requires multi-dimensional characters who resemble real people. I didn't find them here; there was no explaining what psychological factors motivated these characters. The whole premise of having a reunion of those present when Claire's sister disappeared decades before made no sense to me. The book was very slow getting started as the many characters were introduced. The "shocking" twists near the conclusion came out of left field--but I guess if you're not dealing with real people, then pretty much anything is possible. I'm surprised that so many listeners enjoyed this.

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  • Amanda Gerber
  • 2018-06-12

odd

I didn't even get the end I was confused on what even happened it was an odd book

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  • Patty
  • 2018-06-09

Couldn’t stop listening.

Loved it, a super twisted story with a good ending. Highly recommend for anyone who loves psychological thrillers.

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  • PollyAnna2
  • 2018-03-16

Really good, but far too long.

I really enjoyed the book overall; there were only a couple things that bothered me.
For starters, the narrator; she keeps a good, up tempo pace, moving the whole thing along, however, she does this strange inflection with her voice, to make (what I assume) is a strained or cracking noise, to provide emphasis on a point, or dialogue. The problem is, it ends up sounding a bit like a weird Christopher Walken impression.
The storyline itself, is good, it’s just far, far too long.

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  • Lesa Smaligo
  • 2019-04-09

Excellent Listening Experience

Wow! What an amazing book! So many twists and turns. Kept me guessing right up to the end! Highly recommend!

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