Cuckoo

  • by Julia Crouch
  • Narrated by Karen Cass
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dark, juicy, deliciously unsettling psychological drama.
Rose has it all - the gorgeous children, the husband, the beautiful home. But then her best friend, Polly, comes to stay.
Very soon Rose's cosy world starts to fall apart at the seams - her baby falls dangerously ill, her husband is distracted.... Is Polly behind it all? It appears that once you invite Polly into your home, it's very difficult to get her out again.

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Could have been tetter...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would, if I'm honest, party because I really like cass. She always delivers a brilliant performance in every book I've read that she's narrated, I've never been disappointed. The story, however? I'm not quite sure how to say what I think. If they asked will I enjoy it? I would probably say, "perhaps."


If you’ve listened to books by Julia Crouch before, how does this one compare?

I haven't.


What does Karen Cass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great voice narration, and expression. She sounds like she's almost part of it.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me feel anger in some parts, I really dislike Gareth, for various reasons. I didn't much like Polly either. I could see points where Rose was clearly be emotionally blackmailed and taken advantage of. There were also a couple of points I thought were highly unrealistic, or unlikely to happen in real life.


Any additional comments?

So basically, I think the ending could have been better, and to get down to the core of what I'm trying to say, I was left feeling confused at the end of the book. I don't want to give anything away to you my fellow reader, but I was left thinking, "is that it? What's next?" It's one of those endings where you think, is it all going to happen all over again? I would have preferred a different ending to the one we have. I thought it was, to be frank, a little strange. I'm going to read "her husband's lover" when it comes out, and I'll see how it compares. You, on the other hand, may love it. If so, I genuinely hope you enjoy it, don't let me put you off, and happy reading!

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- SarahC1985

great storyline ruined by rushed and bad ending

great storyline ruined by rushed and dissapointing ending .. brilliant narrator ..read and expressed story very well
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- Eileen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2017
  • Publisher: Headline Audiobooks