Beneath the Skin

  • by Caroline England
  • Narrated by Laura Hobson
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No-one remembers your past. But you do.
'Antonia, Antonia. My name is Antonia....'
It's been her name for many years. But sometimes, like tonight, she forgets. Antonia has a secret. A secret so dark and so deep that she can barely admit it to herself. Instead, she treats herself to Friday night sessions of self-harm while her husband, David, is at the pub and her best friend, Sophie, is drinking too much wine a few doors down.
Nobody close to her knows the truth about what the teenage Antonia saw all those years ago. No-one, that is, except her mother. But Candy is in a care home now, her mind too addled to remember the truth. Antonia is safe. Isn't she?
The lies start small. They always do. But when the tightly woven story you've told yourself begins to unravel, the truth threatens to come to the surface. And then what's going to happen?

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What the Critics Say

"Gripping, immersive, horribly believable, Beneath the Skin asks can we trust our friends? Should we believe our lovers?" (Sanjida Kay, author of Bone by Bone)
"Four couples with interlocking histories; eight individuals, all with secrets that are ready to explode. Set in the lush heartland of the Cheshire countryside, this is a tautly elegant psychological thriller, razor-sharp and utterly believable. I loved it." (Sarah Jasmon, author of The Summer of Secrets)
"I loved Beneath the Skin. It's so beautifully written and kept me hooked right to the end. Caroline England knows her wonderful cast of characters inside out. I didn't want this book to end." (Libby Carpenter, author of 99 Red Balloons)

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Disappointing ending

Overall quite a good story, it was a bit all over the place with too many main characters which made it slightly confusing in places and the ending was a let down, nothing was resolved and it leaves you with a 'is that it' and feeling very disappointed, maybe it's just me but I like a conclusion to my stories.
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- JGC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited