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  • The Reunion

  • Written by: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (122 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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An Odd Combination of Events That Don't Line Up

A great listen but ended with no logic and an incomplete story that really didn't make a lot of sense. Disappointing.

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Awesome book!

This book was amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good mystery!

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unbelievable love story more than anything else

unbelievable characters with a serious unbelievable story line.
You must be incredible simple to really enjoy this book, super predictable...
Was pretty okay for the first 3 hours, after that it became annoying.
The book kinda needed the 3200 unnecessary and strange cliffhangers to make it kinda interesting, The author tried to make almost everybody suspicious what was in the end really annoying.
I got the book for free, so couldnt return it, otherwise i would have defiantly done that
No more Samantha Hayes for me!!!

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Another excellent Audible Original!

A story worth listening to. It was well paced and keep me wanting to keep listening. Many paths wandered but left you wondering which one was the right one! Loved this immensely. Very talented writer and excellent narration! Five stars

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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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lane Ramsay
  • 2018-09-11

When the touted twist makes no sense . . .

The ending ruined the book and made it a complete waste of time. Twists are great when they make sense; this one didn't.

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  • Hayley GW
  • 2018-07-28

Build up to nothing!

So, in the beginning of this book I thought all the confusion of jumping from one character to another would be worth it in the end! Then as soon as I thought it was getting good, it turns to complete nonsense! The twist is unimaginative, yet ridiculous! Very disappointed! I should have believed the reviews I read warning me not to read this book!

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  • RLL
  • 2018-07-24

The Reunion

Good story but it drug along and hinted at what was happening, then at the end everything wrapped up and it was over. The story needed an epilogue or more depth in the last few chapters. It is definitely worth reading, I was just a little disappointed.

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