Its been two years since Jaci and her friends were kidnapped by The Hand and ultimately escaped. Jaci has done her best to re-assimilate into high school society and to put that terrifying experience behind her. As a runner on the cross-country team and the almost-girlfriend of a popular football star, it seems as if her future is finally falling into place. When a series of weird, innocuous notes begin to show up at her house and in her locker, Jaci assumes her brother is playing jokes on her. But as the notes grow more sinister, she begins to question their origin. By the time she suspects that her previous kidnappers are involved, too much is at stake to tackle this problem on her own. Somehow, Jaci must avoid capture without involving her family or endangering her friends.
©2016 Tamara Hart Heiner (P)2020 Tamara Hart Heiner
On average, 35 million people visit Central Park each year. Many pass by the statues, plaques, and benches and wonder who those people were. They read the plaques, but there is more to the stories than just what the plaques state. I created this historical fiction series so that listeners could learn the compelling life stories of these honorees. Like Alexa or Siri, or a historical re-enactor, the statues recall their contributions to society lest we forget. In volume one, four high school students converse with and confront AI- and IT-enabled Central Park statues about their past. The students question Balto as to why there is a statue of him, and Togo, the true hero of the Race of Mercy, doesnt. Robbie Burns and Sir Thomas Moore are asked to explain why, if they were such good writers, did they die penniless. The teenagers listen to Fitz-Greene Halleck lament that he is the least known of the statues in Central Park. Shakespeare must defend the authorship of his plays and poems. Finally, the researchers probe Sojourner Truth about her uneasy relationship with the suffragettes. In this nine-volume series, a total of 31 statues, five benches, three plaques, two tree markers, two fountains, one stone mosaic, and one obelisk are interviewed by the teenage researchers. Enjoy listening to their stories.
©2020 George Robinson (P)2020 George Robinson
A beloved schoolteacher, her gruesome death, and a series of cryptic symbols left behind by the killer are just the beginning.... Police legacy Lara Nadeau never thought she would find herself anywhere but her beloved Boston. However, after the death of her father and one too many missteps on the job, she is transferred to Eastfall: a small, charming city near Salem. Wracked with grief and haunted by a hostage situation gone horribly wrong, Lara spirals into a toxic mire of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She hoped the slow pace of small town policing might be a calm retreat to help set her back on the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, not long after her arrival to idyllic Eastfall, a brutal, ritualistic murder of a beloved educator sends the community reeling. To make matters worse, the prime suspect is the police chiefs son, Police Sergeant Zachariah Braddock. Charming and handsome, Zach has a few demons of his own, but is he capable of such atrocities? Laras only wish is to return to Boston and prove she is not her past mistakes, but one death was only the beginning. A sequence of peculiar murders of local women, a house with a mind of its own, and the return of an old flame threatens to derail her. If Lara cant overcome her own personal demons to help find the killer in time, her chances of clearing her name and saving her own life will be dead in the water.
©2020 Jennifer Gosselin (P)2020 Jennifer Gosselin