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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sophie Hannah Narrator: Elizabeth Sastre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer Series Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781101523568
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Television producer Fliss Benson is surprised to discover that her superstar boss, Laurie Nattrass, is stepping down—and that she is to take over his documentary about crib-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. Thanks to Nattrass’ advocacy, three women are now free, while the doctor who testified against them is under investigation for misconduct. Then one of the mothers is found dead. In her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four—exactly like the anonymous card Fliss has just received in the mail. 

A masterful tale of psychological suspense, The Cradle in the Grave will transfix Sophie Hannah’s fast-growing audience.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 2/11/2014

    " Too many minor characters; too many side stories that aren't resolved and don't play in to the story well. It was entertaining, but not one I'd urge a friend to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 2/7/2014

    " The plot was quite compelling, but the characters themselves were dullards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Farrant | 2/3/2014

    " A good read which pulls you through whilst keeping you guessing. Until the end unfortunately, when it seems as though we are in a race to finish. Shame, but that dictates the three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Garner | 2/2/2014

    " Fun, quirky, kept me reading. I particularly like the heroine's voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 1/22/2014

    " It may not be my favorite Sophie Hannah book, but in my eyes she can do no wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carley | 1/19/2014

    " Sophie Hannah's books are...interesting. The plots are fascinating but get lost amid a whole bunch of unnecessary characters and subplots. At the same time, these annoyances help to alleviate some of the heaviness her plots contain. This is the third book I've read of Hannah's and was my least favorite. I'll continue reading her books because of those fascinating storylines but maybe just do one a year. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Autumn | 1/18/2014

    " what a waste of my valuable time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 1/14/2014

    " Lots of well written characters, different narrators and literary techniques keep this book interesting. One main character tails off and all but disappears without much explaination and the ending is a bit rushed so good but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilian Okado | 1/6/2014

    " This book was twists and turns from start to finish. Only in the last two chapters did I accurately guess who the Killer was. Thrilling! I didn't think I'd be able to finish it at first but once I was in I couldn't let it go "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carole Bellacera | 12/23/2013

    " Just couldn't get into it. GAve up about 1/4 way through. I just didn't care about the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deb Christensen | 12/6/2013

    " Bought this for 50 cents at a sale. Spent too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny Little | 11/10/2013

    " I enjoyed it until I was about three quarters through when I thought it was OTT and long-winded. Not sure it was believable. I rather liked the way one chapter was written in first person (only one character)and the next was third person, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 10/13/2013

    " Really slow to get started and get into the story. The story was quite good, controversial in some respects but still got me thinking. The ending was much better than the rest of the book, fast paced and interesting. Not sure if I would read it again though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/21/2013

    " A bit confusing in the middle... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melyssa | 4/1/2013

    " The book kept my interest and had some twists I didn't expect. This is the first Sophie Hannah novel I've read and it made me interested to read some of her other work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corinna | 3/7/2013

    " Guess they changed the name of this book for the U.S. release -- now it's called "Cradle in the Grave." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Hickey | 9/5/2012

    " Really didnt work for me. I love psychological thrillers but this one was not a mind blowing thriller. I found it long and boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 9/2/2012

    " By far the best of Sophoe Hannah's books i have read so far. As ever i tend to ignore the personal police relationships and concentrate on the rest of the book. Loved the twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate | 1/24/2012

    " Keep waiting for something chilling like with Little Face but it was more mystery than thriller... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/20/2012

    " I ended up enjoying this read. She kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 10/30/2011

    " interesting take on crib death and politics around it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryan | 10/29/2011

    " So boring...who cares about cot death "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 10/26/2011

    " I just could not get into this book. I really tried. I hardly ever give up on a book, but the writing just didn't hook me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 10/23/2011

    " Sophie Hannah's writing style is top-notch, and I love the twists and turns her plots take. I had a little trouble with this one because the cast of characters was especially large. I was also hoping for a little more resolution than I got. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/17/2011

    " So did Helen kill her sons or not? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 10/9/2011

    " Not as good as her others.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 10/2/2011

    " I love Sophie Hannah's books and have read all of them so far....this was another good one!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/15/2011

    " Great crime, new author, will read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/10/2011

    " Twists and turns but too many characters to follow at the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 9/10/2011

    " I have been enjoying all of Sophie Hannah's books, but this one did not really engage me or, I think, live up to the quality of the previous books in this series. Too bad. But I'll keep reading, because I have to know how things go with Simon and Charlie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 9/8/2011

    " I might have given this one 5 stars if the main character hadn't been such an irritating ninny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sammi | 9/6/2011

    " This book was brilliantly written. It gets you guessing and trying to figure out who and what. The ending was unexpected and when finishing this book I was really quite dissapointed that it had ended. Brilliantly written.
    A first for me with this author but won't be the last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 8/22/2011

    " I loved this. A crime story with a dollop of humour. Really original and fresh "

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