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This was my first complete audiobook, most times I would listen to the first half, then read when the going got thrilling. But I heard this book completely as the author made me completely addicted to it, with my curiosity slowly building up, as I heard every chapter.

Abigail was found after 7 years. She had been taken by someone when the mother Anne’s attention was diverted for a split second. Then came the attenuation of Abbie into her family back along with revelation of truths.

My first book by author Philipa East, and I loved listening to the words by the two narrators. The story was told in the mother Anne and cousin Jesse’s POV, and they narrated her entire life to me along with the family drama between the rest of the members.

The narrators, Antonia Whillans and Madeleine Hyland, made the story come alive, though I admit I liked the one reading Anne’s parts. I found her to be more expressive. The story was well written, the details had me taking some quick breaths. I knew there was an underlying secret. And wanting to get to it became my primary focus.

The story had different characters, each adding to the layered existence of Abby and her life post comeback. I loved how the author kept the truth hidden, yet in the entire book, I felt its presence. Just a wisp of a shadow that felt beyond my reach. The audiobook gave me the feels and painted the aura of the story well.

Overall, this was a gripping listen where the characters and story and plot twists were spaced brilliantly. The author wrote one twisty book which was a pleasure to listen to.

I downloaded an audiobook from an online retailer, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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She only looked away for a second…

Anne White only looked away for a second, but that’s all it took to lose sight of her young daughter.

But seven years later, Abigail is found.

And as Anne struggles to connect with her teenage daughter, she begins to question how much Abigail remembers about the day she disappeared…

Publication Date: February 2020

Amazon UK


14 Responses

    1. I wasn’t well so couldn’t read, hence got the audiobook. I was worried it would be too much for me. Luckily this was quite easy to understand. Just took me 2 weeks to finish 😂😂

      1. Depends on the genre. I really enjoyed the Nevernight Chronicles (dark fantasy) and my favourite audio book so far would have to be either The Martian by Andy Weir (expert narration and such easy listening) or The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (a who dunnit style novel that, from the blurb alone you can tell is different to any in the genre).

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