A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national best-selling author Mary Kubica.
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What begins as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
©2015 Mary Kubica (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann D on 16-12-15


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A brilliantly written tale of of human fallibility, evil, damage and vulnerability. Each character, the troubled and the reprehensible, were brought fully to life. Not one to read when feeling fragile in any way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pam on 05-08-15

I'm not good with American stories but this gripped me

This book got better and better as it went along- i loved the narrators which is difficult - struggle a lot with strong accents. But it was moulded and folded and unfolded professionally - a sign of a good book for me is 'un-put-down-able' and I was listening wherever I went! Good on you Mary Kubica and your narrating team. 5* from me!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-08-15


I struggled to finish this book. The extremly slow unwind of the story was just too much for me.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-09-15

Not worth your time.

I spent the entirety of this book telling myself to have an open mind; scolding myself every time I felt the author was "reaching" for big descriptive words at a time when simplicity could have worked better; knocking myself down a peg when I felt I should just stop listening, wasting away those precious hours I spent listening to this book.

I felt the book was pointless, depressing, weak, trying-too-hard-to-impress. Overall a giant waste of my time.

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