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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenn Ashworth Narrator: Jane Cillingwood Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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'I'm sitting on my couch, watching the local news. There's Chloe's parents, the mayor, the hangers on, all grouped round the pond for the ceremony. It's 10 years since Chloe and Carl drowned, and they've finally chosen a memorial - a stupid summerhouse. The mayor has a spade decked out in pink and white ribbon, and he's started to dig. You can tell from their faces that something has gone wrong. But I'm the one who knows straightaway that the mayor has found a body. And I know who it is.'

This is the tale of three 14-year-old girls and a volatile combination of lies, jealousy and perversion that ends in tragedy. Except the tragedy is even darker and more tangled than their tight-knit community has been persuaded to believe. Blackly funny and with a surreal edge to its portrait of a northern English town, Jenn Ashworth's gripping novel captures the intensity of girls' friendships and the dangers they face in a predatory adult world they think they can handle. And it shows just how far that world is willing to let sentiment get in the way of the truth.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sterlene | 2/10/2014

    " A heartbreaking tale of the harrowing friendships of teenage girls, the harsh realities of secrets kept too long, and the need to be accepted and loved throughout life.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Tompert | 1/21/2014

    " Was ok, definitely the ending I was expecting, no surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Mcanulla | 1/8/2014

    " very well written but I found the story very bleak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 1/7/2014

    " A gritty, dark tale. One in which you don't really know what's going on ... and find yourself closing the cover with a lingering feeling of confusion. Definitely a show, not tell novel that keeps you reading just to see if the shadowy secrets will be revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaynor | 12/31/2013

    " Loved it! much darker than my usual read but very very good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 12/9/2013

    " Odd and boring. The last 3 chapters were the best. Nothing like I thought it would be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollyjet | 9/16/2013

    " Was a lot like a laura lippman book . Id reccomend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsey Weise | 10/20/2012

    " Couldn't finish it. I hated it and put it down about fifty pages in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 2/17/2012

    " This book is in my top 20 book list.The relationship between the two teenage girls is beautifully written .I read this in one sitting.Jenn visited Blackpool Libraries last year and she was entertaining and inspiring-so much so that I have started writing my own novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 1/9/2012

    " This is not my usual type of book that I read, but I did enjoy this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Snookiepuss | 12/30/2011

    " I'm only on chapter six so far but I'm enjoying the book. The plot is captivating and the book is well written with the main character Laura drifting in and out of various relevant memories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anagha | 9/7/2011

    " I was anticipating spine-tingling suspense!! This is just exceptionally slow and sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 5/31/2011

    " When young people die, society is always ready to turn them from humans into better than life people. In this story,a young 14 year old girl dies along with her boyfriend. The kind of person she was is glossed over, her secrets do not come out. But her real friends know. And this is that story. "

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