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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Leroy Narrator: Julia Franklin Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Catriona has the perfect life: a loving husband, a delightful step-daughter and her own daughter, Daisy. When Daisy falls ill, Catriona seeks help and in doing so, is forced to look back to her own traumatic childhood. When Catriona is accused of harming Daisy through Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, she begins to realise that the life she has is more fragile than she could ever have imagined.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Avril Dalton | 2/18/2014

    " I'm afraid I just didn't like this book. The story had all the ingredients to make it a great read. However, i felt it so drawn out and very slow. In fact, I started skimming through just to find out what actually happens in the end. I think I should read another book by this author before I pass any judgement on my thoughts on the writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancynova | 2/14/2014

    " Wonderful book, set in England and the tension pulled you through. Daisy, the 7 yo daughter is violently ill. But is it the mother making her sick, trying to be the perfect mother? Or is there something really wrong? Mom's childhood was a disaster, but she finally gets a clue for Daisy when she breaks down and finallly flies to Germany to see her mother and set her childhood memories and questions to rights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Beury | 1/26/2014

    " Pretty interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 1/24/2014

    " This book started slow and did pick up the pace towards the end. It's a story about the mother of an 8 year old girl who has a mysterious illness - and the mother is accused of Munchausens by proxy. A light read but I am now interested to read more by thios author - The Drowning Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/24/2014

    " I really liked this book. Different subject for a change and moved quickly! Would recommend reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 1/10/2014

    " Well written but disturbing subject matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Shoulders | 12/29/2013

    " A page turner and somewhat of a witch hunt, when a young mother seems overly concerned about her daughter's illness. How the past can affect the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/27/2013

    " Would like to read more by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 reed | 12/1/2013

    " A good start, but an aimless middle and unsatisfying end. I just wanted the main character not to be so hapless! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tovansteve | 11/23/2013

    " The story dragged on, the ending was abrupts. The characters had a potential to be developed, but remained pretty much the same. Some events occur and it is not clear why. Could have been a much tigher story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 11/17/2013

    " Very boring and dragged out..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 5/29/2013

    " Started very slow, but eventually got interesting . The author is a little too descriptive for my taste. She spent too much time trying to convey what the main character was feeling rather than explaining her past, which was crutial to the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni Kirkpatrick | 2/17/2013

    " This was the first book by Margaret Leroy I had read. I really enjoyed, her writing is just beautiful, keeps you turning the pages. I wanted to finnish it, but didn't want it to end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 10/28/2012

    " I was dissapointed with this book, it had a weird ending and didnt dig into the main character's past which I thought was very important in the story line, its left me feeling there were lots of empty spaces in the story that could have been filled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene Summer | 7/11/2012

    " Some interesting insight on self isolation, and mothers and daughters, the plot line was a little predictable though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loretta Charles | 7/2/2012

    " It was an easy read, but seemed to drag on....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/6/2012

    " I really enjoyed this and was glad she didnt spoil it with daft supernatural stuff (which really let The Drowning Girl down for me). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 2/7/2012

    " After reading The Soldier's Wife, I was excited to look for more of Leroy's novels. Postcards from Berlin is one of the most unpredictable, suspenseful books I have ever read. I never knew what was going to happen and my mouth dropped open when I figured it out. I can't recommend this book enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megowen | 12/25/2011

    " Munchausen by Proxy, and a woman learning to stand up for herself. Well written. It's not as good a story as The Soldier's Life, but definitely holds the reader's interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 10/2/2011

    " Anita Shreve light, which is good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mary | 9/21/2011

    " Well done --- I can't think why Margaret Leroy hasn't a wider audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jane | 5/2/2011

    " About a mom who is suspected of faking her daughter's illness for attention. Really good book... but I had a hard time reading it. I think it would have been even more difficult if I had children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine-Chioma | 4/21/2011

    " I really liked this book when I read it but I can't remember a single thing about it so that knocks it down a few in the rating. "

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About the Author

Margaret Leroy is the author of Trust, which was televised in the UK; Postcards from Berlin, a New York Times Notable Book; and Yes, My Darling Daughter, which was chosen for the summer reading list by O, the Oprah Magazine. Margaret is married with two children and lives in London.

About the Narrator

Julia Franklin has a passion for audiobooks and has been narrating them for over twenty years. Her credits include Faith by Lesley Pearse, Love and Louis XIV by Antonia Fraser, and The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. Franklin combines her work as a narrator with radio broadcasting and scriptwriting.