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- Listening Length: 13 hours and 49 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ECP0N56
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Only the Innocent Audio Download – Unabridged
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The author has it all here with darkness, abuse, degradation, drugs, sex and a murder at the start of the novel. The husband is a control freak and his idea of marital relations are not the normal ones found in a loving relationship. His wife is not aware of this at first but begins to see something is not right on their honeymoon. It is the wife who tells most of the story through the letters she writes to her best friend. The caring policeman who is drawn to the wife, the missing girls and his own daughter are all involved in different ways.
This is a well written novel and the plot is superb, nothing is given away to the reader. Several twists and turns. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more of this authors works.
The characters were very good, I really liked DCI Tom Douglas and I hope there will be more of him. I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between Laura and Hugh, gripping stuff and had me saying 'nooooo' at my kindle a few times.
The story was very well paced and offered little hooks all the way through to keep me reading, hence the headache. I found myself racing through the end to find out the solution, and it was very satisfactory. I'm looking forward to reading the next novel, only this time I'd better have some Ibuprofen at the ready as I think it'll be another gripping read.
This book certainly entertained me on a rainy Sunday, which is what u want from a book !!!
The book revolves around the murder of a famous philanthropist and, so the public thought all-round good-guy sir Hugo Fletcher. As the book develops we find out more about Hugo and realise that not all is as it seems.
All the characters feel real and well-rounded. From Laura Hugo's wife to the chief police officer Tom, the reader empathises with them and understands their motivations. Even the minor characters feel original and well-thought out.
The plot is gripping and in particular, the sections of the book narrated in the form of letters Laura wrote to her best friend are particularly strong. The procedure of the police felt authentic and the twist at the end, although I saw it coming from some way out was never-the-less very enjoyable and the dilemma Tom is left with at the end of the book is truly fascinating.
The book is fast-paced and well written with the authors prose giving the story a real sense of atmosphere. I recommend Only the Innocent without reservation and will look forward to Rachel Abbot's next book.
I say this in an attempt to indicate how unremittingly bad this book is, because about one third of the way in I contemplated poking my eyes out with rusty nails rather than start the next chapter of this dire, cliched guff. Instead I decided to junk it. Maybe its my fault, maybe I should have researched the title a bit more but having read the blurb I thought i was buying a highly recommended crime thriller. How wrong I was. In actual fact it reads like the most trite of "women's fiction", all deep meaningful glances at the handsome hero cop, a complete lack of story progression and pointless chapter long padding between the widowed wife and her sister in law designed to inform the reader of past events. I will not miss this book.
Awful, awful, awful. Do not buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A man dies and from the moment the police confirm it was murder we are taken on a journey, through old letters to a friend, through the police investigation and through various... Read morePublished 2 days ago by TC
I was so keen to keep reading, I ended up with a headache! Was a bit taken aback by the ending and what Hugo had been up to all along but thoroughly enjoyed it the whole way... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
This is an excellent book to read. A middle-class girl marries a divorced rich Lord but then discovers he is the ultimate control freak. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Clive
I couldn't put this one down! It had me captivated from start to finish and I will definitely be reading more by this author :)Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Laura thought she had found the perfect man in. Hugo.. Rich ,charming and handsome. However ,Hugo was so far from perfect his murderer had done the world a favour. 😈Published 13 days ago by Thomas
An extraordinarily detailed novel that becomes more and more gripping as you read through it. Very powerful, very sad, beautifully written.Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer
The plot was good and the story had many twists but it felt like a really long one - sometimes frustratingly long. Anyway it kept me until the end.Published 24 days ago by Elina Koski