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The Perfect Family

48 ratings

Summary

"Mummy, she’s gone...." Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart. And she realizes it’s only just beginning.... From the top ten best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this completely addictive psychological thriller of secrets, lies, and betrayal will make you gasp out loud at the heart-stopping final twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister, this book is for you.

©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The English Patient

48 ratings

Summary

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening. 

©1992 Michael Ondaatje (P)2007 Books on Tape

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The Other Daughter

42 ratings

Summary

Nine years ago her daughter was taken. And now she’s back. Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink, plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day for all of them. But, in the blink of an eye, it turns into every family’s worst nightmare. Holly is taken by a stranger and never found. Nine years later, Rachel is living a quiet life in Dorset. She’s tried to keep things together since the traumatic day when she lost her eldest daughter. She has a new family, a loving partner, and her secrets are locked away in her painful past...until one afternoon when Rachel meets a new school parent Kate and her teenage daughter Bella.  Rachel’s world is instantly turned upside down - she’s seen Bella before. She’d recognize that face anywhere - it’s her missing child. And she will stop at nothing to get her back... From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book is for you.

©2019 Shalini Boland (P)2019 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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The Wife

39 ratings

Summary

Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what.... It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.  Then, there was a blank.  They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterward. Did something happen in that missing time?  Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their 10-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.  But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. She catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.  Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth if it will destroy everything?  From the million-copy best-selling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you hooked to the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Wife Between Us. 

©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Mother

28 ratings

Summary

"Are you my mummy?" Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children.  Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own…. Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises?  An absolutely pause-resisting psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister this book will have you hooked. 

©2017 Shalini Boland (P)2017 Bookouture

Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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The Child Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

20 ratings

Summary

"Oh my. A captivating unputdownable evocative emotional twisted thriller. Oh that ending.... OMG that ending did NOT expect that. It blew me away...." (Read Along With Sue, 5 stars) "Don’t take my baby." Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her newborn, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor, saying: "Let’s take the child - and go." Is someone trying to steal her little girl? In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there aren’t any other children living on her quiet country road.... The police don't believe her. And neither does her husband. Kirstie knows something isn’t right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn’t sure. As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie’s perfect life begins to fall apart. Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks? From the top 10 best-selling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first minutes until the final shocking twist.

©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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One of Us Is Lying

14 ratings

Summary

Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her?  Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self.  But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear.  "Mummy, why did you kill someone?" Tia knows how rumors spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why.  It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that….  Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives?  From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you. 

©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silent Sister

11 ratings

Summary

"You don't deserve a sister...." Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she finds a chilling letter in her kitchen. Someone has been into her home - someone who wishes Lizzy harm.  In her little country cottage, with her doting boyfriend, not far from the close-knit village, Lizzy can’t imagine who might want to hurt her. But when the threatening letters keep coming, she starts to suspect everyone around her.  Desperate, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. They haven’t spoken in years, not since the argument that tore them apart.  But what Emma says shocks her to the core:  "I’ve been receiving letters too...." From the best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely enthralling psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Sister, this book is for you.

©2018 Shalini Boland (P)2018 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Marriage Betrayal: A totally gripping and heart-stopping psychological thriller full of twists

11 ratings

Summary

"Daddy has been lying." Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan - the rain pours, and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens.... Her husband, Jake, and her six-year-old son, Dylan, go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back. As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach, and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first? And just how far will a mother go to save her only child? From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race toward the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you. What readers are saying about Shalini Boland: "Completely and utterly mesmerising!... I read it until the early hours... I literally couldn’t put it down!!... had my heart beating so fast I thought it would burst! The suspense and tension was amazing." (Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars) "The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end... I could feel the tension building... I felt myself wanting to scream... a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!" (It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars) "OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages... my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page... an exhilarating page turner of a read... will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word." (By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars)

©2019 Shalini Boland (P)2019 Bookouture

Narrator: Katie Villa
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Best Friend

10 ratings

Summary

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

©2016 Shalini Boland (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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The Girl from the Sea

6 ratings

Summary

Washed up on the beach, she can't remember who she is. She can't even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life - friends and family eager to fill in the blanks. But why are they lying to her? What don't they want her to remember? When you don't even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?

©2016 Shalini Boland (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Gemma Dawson
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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A Hole in the Sky

Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Peter F. Hamilton comes his first audio original, A Hole in the Sky, Book 1 in the Arkship Trilogy. Sixteen-year old Hazel lives in the Daedalus, a starship that is flying in search of a new world. The ship has been traveling for 500 years, searching for a world to settle in after having to abandon its last world. Everyone on board Daedalus lives a very simple existence in farming villages. The age of machines supplying their needs was lost during a mutiny 500 years ago. The captain regained control of the ship after a huge struggle. Now, with finite resources, everything in the habitat is Cycled, including humans, who essentially are suicided at 65 so they don't deplete the biosphere's resources. Hazel encounters the Cheaters, people who refused to Cycle, who tell her the Daedalus has been damaged and its atmosphere is leaking away. When her brother has a paralyzing accident which condemns him to be Cycled since he can no longer be productive, Hazel runs off with him to join the Cheaters. While with the Cheaters, she discovers that much of what has been told to the people living on Daedalus for the last 500 years is untrue, and soon, Hazel is in a thrilling race to help repair the ship and help the people of the Daedalus.  

©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible