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Summary

Someone is watching her. She just doesn’t know it yet.

The enthralling new book from the best-selling author of Her Name Was Rose.

Everyone has a secret. But some are worse than you could ever imagine.

Nell Sweeney has led an ordinary life. Every day, she walks to and from the hospital where she works as a nurse, believing that no harm can befall her.

Until one day she is taken.

Because someone out there has a secret. Someone out there has been watching Nell - and they’ve been watching others like her, too.

Nell is the unlucky one - she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if she isn’t found soon, someone will make sure that she isn’t the last woman to be taken....

A chilling, gripping listen, perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Gillian McAllister.

©2022 Claire Allan (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"One of those stories that stays with you after you read the final page. Disturbing…it got under my skin. Highly recommended." (Patricia Gibney, best-selling author)

"Wrought with tension and menace. I read it in one terrified gulp." (Sharon Dempsey, author of Who Took Eden Mulligan?)

"A gripping thriller that is timely and topical." (Louise Beech, author of This Is How We Are Human)

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excellent 👌

I loved this book ..great story . great dialogue..great narrators ...I dived into it every chance I got

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A captivating whirlwind tale.

WoW! This book takes you through the wringer. With twists and turns from the first to the last page, this breathtaking tale will have you quickly turning the pages for more. The first book this year that I couldn't put down and read in a day. A well-earnt five stars from me, thoroughly enjoyable.

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excellent!!

I really enjoyed this, will be definitely reading more Claire Allen books. highly recommend doing the same!

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Excellent

Couldn’t stop listening to this story. The narrators were excellent too. Going to find more from Claire Allan now :)

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Brilliant story and narration

Brilliantly read and written book. The narration is some of the best I’ve heard and I finished it within 2 days. Captivating and thought provoking. Will definitely be reading some more of this author’s books

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Gripping!!!

Hell of a story.
Very enjoyable and believable. Narration perfect! Will look for this author again.

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GREAT STORY BUT EXPECT DEPRESSING AT TIMES

As always, Claire Allan has written a very clever and gripping story that had be invested from the start, however, due to the nature of the subject and the multiple POVs, I did find myself fully emerged in the emotions of the characters which meant that for alot of the listening time I was sad, frustrated, angry and at times felt really down.
This book has great characterisation and a gripping story line and the different POVs, read by different people, really bring the book to life. Claire is a fantastic author and I do love her books but just be cautious going into this one, if you are someone who struggles with low mood.

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Brilliant

This had me hooked from the start. The emotions expressed were faultless. The narration was fabulous and the story gripping. I would highly recommend

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Gripping listen

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fantastic thriller

absolutely fantastic thriller, sad when it was over. narrators were perfect for the roles- just excellent overall!

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A twist in the story!

This was a great book. I wasn't expecting the plot twist. There were times I didn't want to stop listening, but had to. Nicely done!

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  • Paula J Rice
  • 25-03-22

Her best yet!

I was riveted! It's a bold and nuanced take on an important subject.
I Ioved that they used proper Derry accents, too.