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Hidden Agenda

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Devastated by the shocking news that an old school friend, Suzy Palmer, faces execution in Louisiana for the murder of her children, London rabbi, Deborah Hirsch, enlists the aid of her former classmates in an attempt to get her off. She can't be anything but innocent; the Suzy they've known and loved all these years could never hurt a fly. Aided by Miss Holbrook, Suzy's f ...more
Published (first published September 16th 2004)
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Kathleen Hagen
Hidden Agenda, by Carol Smith, B-plus. Produced by Clipper audio, downloaded from The note from audible indicated that the narrator was Laurence Bouvard. But the narrator was a woman, so I don’t know who it was. The narrator was good with English accents, but part of the book took place in New Orleans, and her southern accents were dreadful. She also didn’t create very believable voices for people. But, despite this, the book was very good.

Susie Palmer, separated from her girlhood f
Bev Taylor
Sep 29, 2013 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
suzy palmer is facing execution for the murder of her 2 children

her 4 'sisters' band together as they r convinced she is innocent. known as the famous five from their school days they have always stuck together

they slowly piece together what has happened aided by her feisty former art teacher and markus, a jazz musician who is living with one of the girls

h/e will the truth be that one of their number has betrayed her?

the characters r very well drawn but what spoilt it for me was that it was
Dec 02, 2010 Aileen rated it really liked it
A group of schoolgirls remain fast friends through into adulthood, then one of them is accused of murdering her two young children. The others rally round trying to help, bonded by all the close times they've had, but it becomes clear to someone on the outside of their circle that one of them is not what they seem. A great tale, written in short bursts of present and past and sometimes not immediately clear which is which, but lovely characters, touching scenes and genuine friendship. I had an i ...more
Melinda Elizabeth
Nov 27, 2013 Melinda Elizabeth rated it liked it
The synopsis for this book was a bit misleading. I was expecting a courtroom based drama with nosey bff's sleuthing around to get to the bottom of things but alas, it was more of a repetitive tale of friends where someone was always the odd one out and a little strange to boot. It became very tedious listening to all of these backstories that really didn't move the story along in any way, and I was disappointed that it wasn't what I thought its was going to be. And its also completely predictabl ...more
Aug 23, 2013 Jocelyn rated it did not like it
all I can say is silly, silly, silly. got worse at the very end when the courtroom scene was ridiculous and made no sense. choppy not put together well story with undeveloped characters. tolerable till the end where it really became dopey and fell apart totally.
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Dec 17, 2011 Elena Ransley rated it it was amazing
So the ending was somewhat predicatble, but I still fully enjoyed it!
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Took a while to get into this one but once i got past the first 100 pages i really started to enjoy it.
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