Audiobook Review

Deadly Little Lies

By
Stephanie DeCarolis
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

I Know What You Did Last Summer Meets Gossip Girl

THE BIRDICT

🧡 A message from a dead friend coupled with an edgy main character is the nip to my cat. Not so good for main character Julianna, but there again it’s happening to her so…

💚 I loved the glamour and intrigue. There are a lot of New York references and high society links and that’s always fun.

💜 This audiobook is like the bandage dress in the back of my wardrobe. It suited me many years ago. The themes, the stakes, the politics of this story, they are all real and important, but to a younger audience, maybe 18-30.

Big thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK Audio for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 I don’t often use the world “honeyed” but Norma Butikofer’s vocal chords deserve it. It’s a voice that moisturises every day and never ever sleeps in its makeup, accounting for its smooth, bounciness. I really enjoyed her as a narrator and found her expressive and energetic.

🎧 This isn’t a detail heavy tome. So you can listen to it as background or on your commute and aren’t likely to get lost along the way. This does change towards the end, where you need your wits about you - I did anyway - to keep up as events unfold.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

💛 This was a touch predictable. I was waiting for the gym friend to pop out from quite early on. There again, I do listen to an awful lot of thrillers. I also wanted to say that I was thrilled there was a happy ending. Especially as I spent a lot of the book yelling, “Just tell him Julianna!” On the plus side, I did get a whole train carriage to myself though.
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Deadly Little Lies

THE BLURB

Juliana Daniels finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. A loving husband, a career as an attorney, and a cozy apartment in Manhattan to call home.

But when she gets a message from an old college friend, her blood runs cold. Remember me?

ONE DEADLY LIE

Juliana drops her phone as though she’s been scalded. The name Jenny Teller shines out from the screen… but Jenny can’t have sent that message.

Because Jenny is dead.

Juliana’s four college friends, a group of girls who once ruled Westbridge University like campus royalty, have received the same message. They’re the only ones who know the truth about the night Jenny died. It’s a secret they’ve kept buried for thirteen years.

WHO DO YOU TRUST?

With ‘Jenny’ now blackmailing them and threatening to expose their secret, there’s more than Juliana’s marriage on the line…

Someone knows the truth, and they won’t stop until Juliana’s life comes crashing down.