The Evidence Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
When a killer’s podcast reveals more than the truth....
Esme is a start-up success who runs her own successful media company and heads up a series of investigative podcasts. She also has a beautiful home, where she lives with her sister, Michelle, and her son, Zachary. Sure, there’s an ex-husband hanging around - Owen likes to pop round a bit too often - but everything is civilised and amicable. She has life all tied up.
But Esme knows that any successful podcaster is only as good as her last story, so she sets out on a new series of interviews to get to the truth behind Simone Fischer’s high-profile murder of her husband. Self-defence, crime of passion or coldly pre-meditated?
She emerges after one jail visit to discover that her sister has been viciously attacked and is in a coma. And so begins the unravelling of Esme’s life. Where she thought there was trust and loyalty, she slowly discovers deceit and betrayal. No one is quite who they seem - not even her closest family.
As the podcast interviews plunge deeper into revealing the unnerving psychology of a murderer, Esme must try to keep her own sanity intact. The truth - about Simone and Esme’s own family - is there, if Esme can only find it. But will her investigations reveal more than she ever wanted to know?
This taut psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Serial and Kathleen Barber’s Truth Be Told.
Please note: audio for this title was replaced on 3rd March 2021
- One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now).
- Unlimited listening on select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
- You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
- $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
|Listening Length||8 hours and 57 minutes|
|Narrator||Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Yasmin Mwanza, David Holt|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 11, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #3,648 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#194 in Crime Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#425 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,439 in Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Concurrently, there's a thread about Esme's son who's the victim of a hit & run. He suffered leg & head injuries and has had some behavioral issues. Despite a cash reward, no witnesses came forward & the driver has never been found - until now!!! Omigosh!!! I wasn't expecting THAT.
There's yet another storyline about Esme's younger sister who's been badly beaten & is slipping in and out of consciousness. Whomever attacked her wanted her dead. Not everyone is pleased that Esme is telling Simone's story!!!
Fundamentally, this is a story of betrayal. The trouble with betrayal is that it doesn't come from your enemies, as main character Esme discovers. Her son Zachary was run over by a hit and run driver years earlier leaving him with a damaged leg. Her husband Owen is less than stellar and they have separated and his parents are downright unlikeable. Add to this that the company she has founded is under extreme pressure to deliver on their latest podcasts about a woman who murdered her abusive husband, and you're set for a good family drama. To add to her stress, her sister Michelle who works for the company has been attacked and is in ICU. 4 stars.
Eventually she really could trust very few.
Lots of mystery about who did what. Some shockers along the way.
I have read other books by this author and will read many more.
I've read another book from this author, and wasn't disappointed at all with this story. The main character was a bit blind, like all people get when it's beloved family or friends. And I found the mysteries quite intriguing. More than one thing was going on. The ending was very satisfying.
However, as soon as I met Owen I was hooked. I knew from the first time he was introduced that he was a snake. Lots of interesting characters that were easy to keep track of.
Simone killer her husband while her young son played in the next room. Simone had suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband and could not take it anymore and one day just snapped. Esme runs a podcast and has secured an exclusive interview with Simone. Someone does not want Esme to tell Simone’s story though, and when Esme’s sister is left for dead in the woods, Esme life begins to unravel as secrets are revealed.
I went into this book thinking it was going to be more about Simone and her story, but in reality, it was about Esme and the events in the past that come to surface in her life.
I had things figured out pretty quick in regard to Simone. And the events with Esme’s sister and the accident her young son had a couple of years before were more the focal point of the story in my opinion. I did enjoy that story, but it did feel like it lagged in some parts. I did like the character of Esme. She was determined to keep her and her son’s life together with everything that was going on. She was one tough cookie.
Top reviews from other countries
This was a little different from her other books as it featured the main character Esme Fox podcasting her interviews with Simone who was convicted of murdering her husband some time ago. During those interviews, we see that both Simone’s and Esme’s lives were similar.
Esme has a lot going on in her life, recently separating from her husband who keeps trying to come back on the excuse their son needs him, her son who was the victim of a hit and run causing lifelong problems with no one being caught, and now her sister has gone missing. Just when it cannot get any worse, when her husband is bought in for questioning, her in-laws turn up.
I really enjoyed reading this, it kept me guessing throughout several incidents and when I learned who did what, I was shocked.
K. L. Slater is one of my favourite authors, she has a way of pulling me in from early on, keeping me up late at night and leaving me on the edge of my seat for the entire read.
It’s just badly written and so dull.
The timeline skips all over the place and it isn’t clear what chapters are taking place well.
The podcast excerpts are interminably boring.
And the main character Esme is cold and annoying. Admittedly maybe she’s meant to be that way but it made it difficult to care about the storyline.
I thought I would give up after a couple of chapters but as I’ve loved the author’s previous books I decided to persevere. But after about a third of it I just couldn’t take any more. I just had no interest in finding out what happened, and I couldn’t take any more unnecessary exclamation marks and lack of manners from Esme.
I have read all the books by this author and l don’t think she has written a bad book yet .... certainly keeps you guessing to the end would highly recommend her stories if you like a good thriller
Thank you very much Kim Slater