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Summary

Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea - and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever.

Sarah's son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah's search grows more desperate, and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows - and she's right to.

Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they'll do anything to keep the truth buried.

©2017 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Impossible to put down." (Clare Mackintosh)
"Beautiful, sad and gripping...I couldn't put it down." (Claire Douglas)

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Wow wow wow! More twists and turns than a roller coaster!

Loved this book!!! Just as you say "ohhhh so it's .... I know what's going on" a twist hits you and your back to square one!

Narration is spot on, story is brilliant; unpredictable and gripping story line. I found myself getting emotionally attached to the characters.

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Amazing!

Fantastic book, so many twists and turns that it keeps on surprising you right till the end

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Emotionally gripping!

I realky liked this book and I kept trying to guess wjat had happened to Jacob. The secrets kept coming until the end which was heart rending. a great listen.

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Astonishing plot

Absolutely absorbing plot and characters that were brought to life by the author.

The twists and turns came from the blue and to the last line I wanted to be on that Sandbank.

Thoroughly enjoyable casual listening.



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Unsettling and gripping

This book shifts your perception back and forth like the sands and tide on the sandbank where it is set.
Just as you are convinced as to a characters nature, something else is revealed that changes your view or makes you doubt their motives.
I was very unsettled by some of the themes but that didn't make me stop listening.

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Slow burner

I enjoyed the story, slow, intimate but intense. Narrators were excellent. I would recommend the book.

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Off to a good start ...

I haven't yet finished this book but it's off to a good start! It's the first I have listened to with two actors and the alternating chapters and voices works well.

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gripping

brilliant story
lots of twists and turns
keeps you hooked till the last sentence .
A must read

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gripping and chilling

loved this, heartbreaking chilling story of lies sadness and well intentioned deceit.

The characters really brought to life.

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Good listen

I can’t decide what I think about this book. It was well written and the characters lives are carefully intertwined so that each one of their actions impacts every other. It’s not gripping or thrilling but it’s interesting.