Summary

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years, and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?
On a midsummer’s night, a 13-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
©2015 Lisa Jewell (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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"Lisa Jewell's characters are so real that I finish every book half-expecting to bump into one of them. Modern, complex, intuitive, she just goes from strength to strength." (Jojo Moyes)
"A stunning, beautiful, mesmerising book that everyone will be reading." (Tamar Cohen)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dylan on 26-05-16

A really good listen

Chose this book quite randomly, found it quite gripping and enjoyable. Definitely would recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann D on 21-09-15

A real find!

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

Absolutely! Its a great read/listen. Its an unusual story, with just the right number of twists and turns. Its intelligently written and the characters are all well drawn, with each one interesting. It bounced along nicely and I always wanted to know what happened next.

What about Gabrielle Glaister and Amelie Jewell ’s performance did you like?

The narration was faultless.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure that this would be for me, as I am not usually one for narration from a child's point of view. This book was narrated by several characters, including children. However, it was so beautifully written that it really worked. I have not read this author's work before. I read a review elsewhere from someone who said they had 'grown-up' with Lisa Jewell's books since her early 20s, and that they have evolved from stories of family life by young adults, to include older characters. For that reason, I wouldn't rush to read her earlier work. However, I will be downloading her more recent and future novels.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Olivia on 21-07-16

Well told. Compelling. Well worth it.

Author demonstrated the ability to get inside the mindset of teenagers. A nuanced and compelling read. I would recommend.

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