the-secrets-of-strangers-2Book Synopsis: “A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for five strangers whose paths cross in a London café their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than first meets the eye and as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives?


My Review

I loved this audiobook, it hooked me from the beginning and didn’t let go!

What started out as a fairly normal day for a coffee shop in London turned into to something horrific as the above synopsis states. The story is told from the point of view of the hostages, the gunman and a police negotiator.

Charity Norman’s writing was so good, I felt like I was fly on the wall. I could see in my mind’s eye what was happening in the coffee shop, and as the different characters shared their secrets. I really felt part of the story, I was so immersed in it.

Julie Maisey’s narration was fantastic! I must admit I wasn’t too sure at the beginning, but as the story hooked me I really did warm to her voice and loved the voices she gave to all the different characters. I especially loved her portrayal of Eliza the hostage negotiator, and Mutesi a care home nurse.

This is the second book by Charity Norman that I’ve loved and I definitely want to read/listen to more!

Highly recommended if you enjoy thrillers told from multiple points of view.