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Summary

'The trouble is, we don't recognise every danger when we see it. And that's how Mr Man manages to creep into our lives.'

It is 1966, and things are changing in the close-knit Napier Road. Stephanie is nine years old, and she has plans:

  1. Get Jesus to heal her wonky foot
  2. Escape her spiteful friend Dawn
  3. Persuade her mum to love her

But everything changes when Stephanie strikes up a relationship with Mr Man, who always seems pleased to see her. When Dawn goes missing in the woods during the World Cup final, no one appears to know what happened to her - but more than one of them is lying.

May 1997, and Stephanie has spent her life trying to bury the events of that terrible summer. When a man starts following her on the train home from London, she realises the dark truth of what happened may have finally caught up with her.

©2022 Jane Bailey (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

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Delicate and Harrowing

How do people write such complex books? What sort of brain can craft Characters so succinctly? I don't want to tell you anything about this book I don't want to spoil it for you, but do read it, I promise you it will be worth your time and money

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Easy listen but long winded

Not a bad listen, I managed all the way to the end. But was very long winded, explaining things in great detail. I did skip a few times. Not an enthralling read.

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The summary is definitely misleading

Firstly, it's not a "mystery/thriller" or suspenseful. And does go on a bit in parts and could be more concise. It is written well and more of a 'nice' book.

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Not what I expected at all

I laughed alot at the innocence & funny comments of children, then it became more serious. I cried some too. Am unusual book full of emotions, the ups & downs of life in the raw. Read superbly too.

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Wow, wow, wow!

What a fantastic listen this was. I was completely absorbed all the way through. I have many, many audiobooks in my library, but this is definitely in the top five. The narration was absolutely spot-on and I really can’t praise the whole thing highly enough. Now I’ve got the monumental task of finding something new to match it.

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Great Story

Loved the main character and the way her story was told, it was really relatable, took me back to my childhood in places, and was funny in places.

Story was good but dragged a bit in places but definitely worth a listen

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Enjoyed the story.

I did enjoy the story with its twists and turns. The narration was pretty good too. The only thing was that I felt that the ending lacked the closure I had so hoped for. Perhaps it was the author's intent to leave me wanting more; if so, then the book is a success.