I Looked Away
Jane Corry

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Narrated By: Rachel Bavidge

Duration: 11 hours and 17 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of I Looked Away by Jane Corry, read by Rachel Bavidge.

Every Monday Ellie looks after her 4-year-old grandson Josh. The love she feels for him is different to anything she's experienced before. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband's affair. But he swore it was over, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she's got.

Then one day, while she's looking after Josh, her husband gets a call from that woman. And in a moment of pure rage, Ellie takes her eyes off her grandson.

The accident that happens will change Ellie's life forever.

Not least when the police discover that her younger brother died in suspicious circumstances thirty-five years ago...


Psychological thriller, Family life fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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Jane Corry portrays the best and worst in people with a warmth and acumen that draws the reader into their experience and makes it wholly believable

Powerful, emotional . . . I couldn't put it down

A gripping story with all the twists, emotional resonance and clever layering that Jane Corry does so brilliantly. I raced through this - staying up FAR too late to finish

I highly recommend to anyone

An intelligent thriller, rich with emotion and compelling characters

Intriguing and thought-provoking

Brilliantly plotted, deftly woven and heartbreakingly real

Jane Shemilt

Thrilling, emotional and pacy with a clever twist I didn't expect

Claire Douglas

Beautifully written, complex and utterly gripping. I always feel safe in Jane Corry's hands

Emma Curtis

Jane Corry goes from strength to strength and I Looked Away is her boldest yet because it not only tackles tough situations but reminds us that it's love that redeems

A powerful portrait of the family ties that can both nurture and damage us. A compulsive read

As compellingly page-turning as it is emotionally tender. Jane Corry again has written a 'keep you up all night' thriller with a very big heart. I loved it

Sensitive and thought-provoking

Adele Parks

Gripping from start to finish

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Brilliantly plotted and compulsively readable. I read this at one sitting. It's a page turner that deals with some meaty issues - mental health, gaslighting, guilt, sex and the lifelong effects of trauma