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A Vow So Bold and Deadly

15 ratings

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Bloomsbury presents A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Melissa Bayern, Kate Handford, Davis Brooks and Matt Reeves. Kingdoms will clash. Choose your side. The incredible conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series. Face your fears, fight the battle. Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone - even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.   Fight the battle, save the kingdom. Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs. As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series.

©2021 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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All the Light We Cannot See

539 ratings

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Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Fiction Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.  In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

©2014 Anthony Doerr (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Christmas Elf

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Christmas Stories for Kids! Christmas is almost here and the excitement is all around. The twinkling Christmas lights and the aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air. You and your child will enjoy these special Christmas stories about Tinsel the Christmas elf. Each story is about Tinsel and his fun-filled adventures. Tinsel loves Christmas more than any other elf and wants to spread the holiday cheer with all the boys and girls in the world! This book is wonderful for listening aloud at school, waiting rooms, traveling, and sharing with friends and family! Cute Christmas stories for kids Perfect for early and beginner readers Fun for the entire family These stories are great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be listened to aloud at home! Tinsel and the Christmas Radio Contest Tinsel and the Teenage Reindeer Just for Fun Activity Tinsel and the Christmas Stocking Deliveries Just for Fun Activity Tinsel and the Indoor Snow Party Just for Fun Activity Tinsel's Brilliant Idea

©2015 Arnie Lightning (P)2015 Arnie Lightning Books

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No Rules Rules

98 ratings

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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies. There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in more than 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again.  This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counterintuitive and radical management principles that cofounder Reed Hastings established from the very beginning. Hastings rejected the conventional wisdom under which other companies operate and defied tradition to instead build a culture focused on freedom and responsibility, one that has allowed Netflix to adapt and innovate as the needs of its members and the world have simultaneously transformed. Hastings set new standards, valuing people over process, emphasizing innovation over efficiency, and giving employees context, not controls. At Netflix, there are no vacation or expense policies. At Netflix, adequate performance gets a generous severance, and hard work is irrelevant. At Netflix, you don’t try to please your boss, you give candid feedback instead. At Netflix, employees don’t need approval, and the company pays top of market. When Hastings and his team first devised these unorthodox principles, the implications were unknown and untested. But in just a short period, their methods led to unparalleled speed and boldness, as Netflix quickly became one of the most loved brands in the world.  Here for the first time, Hastings and Erin Meyer, best-selling author of The Culture Map and one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, dive deep into the controversial ideologies at the heart of the Netflix psyche, which have generated results that are the envy of the business world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current and past Netflix employees from around the globe and never-before-told stories of trial and error from Hastings’s own career, No Rules Rules is the fascinating and untold account of the philosophy behind one of the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies. *Includes a PDF containing examples of Netflix Culture Maps from the book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Her Rebel Heart: A Completely Irresistible Historical Romance

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Caroline sighed. She longed to be away from here, from the rain and barren hills and bitter winds, with nothing ever happening. It was as if she’d spent her whole life waiting for something truly exciting.... 1832, Scotland: When Caroline Reid is offered the chance to travel to America to live with her estranged uncle, she has only two things on her mind: to become the belle of Boston society and to make an enviable - and financially advantageous - match.  But from the moment her journey begins, things do not go as she expects. From the seasickness on her Atlantic crossing, to the unexpected friendship she strikes up with a young widow named Eleanor, the Caroline who set sail for the New World isn’t quite the same person who arrives there....  Then she meets Eleanor’s brother, Ian Campbell, and her rebel heart cannot help but beat faster. Even though he doesn’t have a fortune, Caroline’s feelings overwhelm her earlier ambitions. However, her uncle - who had so gallantly invited her to live in his house - has other plans. And he will stop at absolutely nothing to get what he wants.... An unmissable story about friendship, courage and impossible choices for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Tamera Alexander and Poldark.  Previously published as Another Country. 

©2012 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture

Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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The Bones She Buried: A Completely Gripping, Heart-Stopping Crime Thriller

12 ratings

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Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own beloved mother.  Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil. Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person. As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother whose body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation? Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever. With many more innocent lives on the line, how deep is Josie prepared dig to reach the truth? An absolutely gripping crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from the very first moment.

©2019 Lisa Regan (P)2019 Bookouture

Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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The Wallflower Wager

32 ratings

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They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society - and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing - and attractive - new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog.... Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon, he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.

©2019 Tessa Dare (P)2019 HarperAudio

Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Herz aus Stein

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Die Macht hängt am seidenen Faden... Barbarossa wähnt sich im Zenit seiner Macht. Zum Kaiser gekrönt, von Königen hofiert, legt er sich sogar mit dem Papst an. Doch mit dem jungen Sohn von König Konrad wächst ein Rivale um den Thron heran, und reihenweise gehen Fürsten erneut in Opposition gegen seinen maßlosen Freund und Vetter Heinrich den Löwen. Vor allem aber braucht Friedrich dringend einen Erben - doch dieses Glück bleibt ihm und seiner geliebten Beatrix über Jahre verwehrt. Eine Sorge, die auch den Meißner Markgrafen Otto und seine junge Gemahlin Hedwig bedrückt, die Werber ausschicken, um Siedler in ihr Land zu holen. Auch Ritter Christian übernimmt diese gefährliche Aufgabe...

©2019 Knaur VerlagEin Imprint der Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur, München (P)2019 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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A Thousand Voices

10 ratings

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Adopted at 13, Dell Jordan was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. Now, at 20, after a year abroad with a traveling symphony, a scholarship to Julliard is within reach. But underneath Dell's smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers - blood relatives she's never met? Determined to find answers, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains, drawn by the only remaining link to her origins - a father's Native American name on her birth certificate. In the voices of her Choctaw ancestors, she'll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.

©2018 Lisa Wingate (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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Her Final Confession: An Absolutely Addictive Crime Fiction Novel

8 ratings

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Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who... When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last 24 hours. Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph, and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect listen for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine.

©2018 Bookouture (P)2018 Lisa Regan

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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Rainbow Valley

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After a trip to London, Anne Blythe learns that a new minister, John Meredith, has arrived in Glen St. Mary. Soon, Anne's six children become friends with the four Meredith children who, having recently lost their mother, have a reputation for running wild. The children all meet and play in a hollow called Rainbow Valley, where they begin to concoct plans for protecting their orphaned friend Mary and finding a wife for the widowed minister.  The seventh of nine books in the Anne Shirley series, Rainbow Valley was published in 1919 and was the fifth book to feature the beloved protagonist from Anne of Green Gables.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Her Final Prayer

2 ratings

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Her pulse pounded in her ears as she scanned the house. Her eyes traveled over the porch where three empty chairs lazily rocked in the breeze, surrounded by scattered children’s toys. In the yard, there were mounds of earth. Graves. Only big enough for children.... When Detective Clara Jefferies is called to a family ranch just outside of Alber, Utah, she’s horrified to find two innocent young children murdered alongside their mothers. But she arrives at the scene quickly enough to rush their father, Jacob Johansson, to the hospital where he begins fighting for his life and to save his two-month-old son, Jeremy, left untouched in his crib.  As Clara begins to investigate, nothing she finds out makes sense. Though she uncovers photos of one of Jacob’s wives in his best friend’s trailer, her flower necklace underneath his bed, there are rumors that she was in love with a different man altogether. And as the close-knit community comes together to support Jacob, Clara’s own family shuts her out of the investigation....  But Clara won’t give up. With the killer still at large, baby Jeremy is at risk, and every moment her family is helping Jacob they are also in danger. To earn her family’s trust, Clara finally has to face the past, but can she do it before it’s too late?  Her Final Prayer is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh, and Kendra Elliot. 

©2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd. (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
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Cold Heart Creek

8 ratings

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In the stark light of dawn, the young couple are laid out on their backs by the dying campfire, their hands clasped between them. Their eyes are open, but their hearts are cold.... When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: Someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died. Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation.... Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest - a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace.... With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first, she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late? An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Those who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons, and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this roller-coaster.

©2019 Lisa Regan (P)2019 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Lisa Regan
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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When You Were Mine

1 rating

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“Dylan…” I croak, but my little boy doesn’t even look at me. “Dylan,” I say again, my voice breaking now, and the social worker gives me a reproving look. I’m not helping, but I don’t care. “Dylan!” My voice is louder now, and my gaze stays locked with my son's as she pulls away from the curb and drives away, taking my very life with her. Single mother Beth loves her seven-year-old son Dylan with all her heart. He’s her world. But life with Dylan isn’t easy — and his emotional issues push Beth to her very limit. When a misunderstanding leads Dylan to be taken into foster care, she is determined to do whatever she can to get him back.  Mother of two, Ally has always dreamed of fostering — it feels like her chance to give back when she has been so lucky in life. But when Dylan joins their family, Ally finds herself struggling to balance his needs with those of her own children and husband — something Beth can’t help but witness when she visits.  Beth wants nothing more than to find a way to bring her beloved child home. But where is the right home for Dylan? Is it with the mother he was born to? Or is a new mother the greatest gift Beth could give her son?   A beautiful, powerful and ultimately hopeful story of the heartbreaking power of a mother’s love, for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult, and Jojo Moyes.  Praise for Kate Hewitt:   “So heart-wrenching.... This story just grips you right from the start. I had a really hard time putting it down and found myself reading well into the night.... Perfect for fans of.... Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.” (Shelley’s Book Nook)  “I don’t think I have ever cried as much.... heart-breaking and unputdownable.... To say this story is a five-star read is an understatement. There are not enough stars in the world to show how much this book has touched me.” (Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews, 5 stars)   “Heart-wrenching and captivating.... as good as anything Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain have ever written.... gripping, engrossing and compelling." (Bookish Jottings) “Oh my gosh! This book is sad, thrilling, gripping and completely pulls on your heart strings.... Full of heartache, tough decisions, dilemmas, drama and struggles of everyday life.... In two words, simply amazing!” (Books on the Bookshelf, 5 stars)

©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Kate Hewitt
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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This Fragile Heart

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“Isobel, you are not thinking clearly. You are not considering all you would be sacrificing, all you would endure! And to be the wife of a stranger...."  Boston, 1838: Once upon a time Isobel Moore was thought to be one of Boston’s most eligible young women. But, after a marriage proposal gone wrong, she is now at threat of being labelled a spinster. And, though her work at a small school for impoverished immigrants brings her great joy, she can’t help but wish for more in life.  When her dream of finding love fails to come true, she knows - if she’s to have the family she dreams of - it will take desperate measures.  Her parents wish for nothing more than Isobel to find happiness, too. But when she announces she’s traveling to Burma to meet and marry a missionary she’s never met, they think she must have taken leave of her senses.  Isobel believes fate will guide her to a man she could one day love. But the paths we take do not always lead us where we expect.... And Isobel’s dream of true love may be more fragile than she had ever imagined.  An incredible story about bravery, broken hearts, and the powerful forces of fate, perfect for fans of Colleen McCullough, Laura Frantz, and Colleen Coble.  Previously published as A Distant Shore. 

©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Kate Hewitt
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely

105 ratings

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Bloomsbury presents A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Kate Handford, Davis Brooks and Matt Reeves. A New York Times best seller! In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives listeners another romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer. Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his 18th year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world. Break the curse, save the kingdom. A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall...and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

©2020 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
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A Heart so Fierce and Broken

48 ratings

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Bloomsbury presents A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Melissa Bayern, Matt Reeves, Kate Handford and Davis Brooks. In the sequel to New York Times best-selling A Curse so Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places. Find the heir, win the crown. The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.  Win the crown, save the kingdom.  Grey may be the heir, but he doesn't want anyone to know his secret. On the run since he destroyed Lilith, he has no desire to challenge Rhen - until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother's violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall? The heart-pounding, compulsively listenable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

©2020 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2019 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Our Daughter's Bones

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When she was just 12 years old, Mackenzie Price came home to find her father bleeding to death on the kitchen floor. She will never forget that night, nor what her mother asked her to do.... Twenty years later, Detective "Mack" Price is back in Lakemore, despite vowing never to return. Determined to atone for the sins of the past, she is unstoppable in her quest for justice.  When 18-year-old Abigail Correia goes missing, Mack is convinced that the case is linked to Erica Perez, who disappeared exactly one year before. Unlike Abby, Erica is the daughter of one of the town’s most powerful men, but still no trace of her has been found.  As Mack endeavors to find Abby and bring her back alive, she and her team unearth a shocking secret at the heart of this small town. But that is not the only secret that lurks beneath the surface, as Mack knows only too well....   The first book in the Detective Mackenzie Price series, Hidden Lake is a haunting crime thriller, perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons, and Karin Slaughter. 

©2020 Ruhi Choudhary (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
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Havenfall

1 rating

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Bloomsbury presents Havenfall by Sara Holland, read by Kate Handford. A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it - at any cost. New York Times best-selling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black. Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds - each with their own magic. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic firsthand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie’s brother. It’s where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it’s where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But this summer, the impossible happens - a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She’ll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she’s letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie - no one can be trusted, and no one is safe.... Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured listeners in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.

©2020 Sara Holland (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Sara Holland
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Rilla of Ingleside

1 rating

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Rilla is full of high-spirits just like her mother. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible girl when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war, which carries off her brothers and many of the local young men to fight overseas.  The eighth of nine books in the Anne Shirley series, Rilla of Ingleside was published in 1921 and was the sixth book to feature the beloved protagonist from Anne of Green Gables. Notable for being the only Canadian novel about WWI written from a woman's perspective, it is also unique in that it mentions the Gallipoli campaign and the terrible sacrifices made by Australian and New Zealand forces.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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One Perfect Grave

1 rating

Summary

She didn’t see the patch of black ice until it was too late. The car started to spin, and as it veered off into the deep ditch and the mounds of snow beside the road, she saw him. The little boy frozen in the ice.   When the remains of two bodies are found in an open grave along a desolate highway in Stillwater, Minnesota, Special Agent Nikki Hunt knows exactly who they are. The bright blue jacket lying on the frozen earth belongs to Kellan Rhodes, the missing boy she’s desperately been trying to find for the last two days. The other body is his mother Dana, who had been Nikki’s lead suspect.  Although the wounds on Dana’s body suggest she murdered her son and took her own life, Nikki finds evidence that suggests she was a victim too. Dana was desperately trying to regain custody of Kellan, and Nikki finds boot prints at the scene that belong to someone else.  When another child is reported missing, local journalist Caitlin Newport claims the cases are linked: Zach Reeves was taken away from his own mother in a custody battle, just like Kellan was.  Caitlin once helped Nikki find out the truth about her own parents’ murders, but her desire for a story nearly cost Nikki her life. Now, Nikki must decide if she can trust Caitlin again, before time runs out to find the killer and bring Zach home alive.... A thriller that will make your heart pound until its final, shocking conclusion. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Gardner.

©2021 Stacy Green (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Stacy Green
Length: 9 hrs
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Into The Darkest Day

1 rating

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She had to step outside and hold the paper up to the moonlight to read it, but when she was able to make out the words, her heart felt as if it would drop right out of her chest. Because, the message was in German. 1944, London. When Lily meets enigmatic GI Matthew in war-torn London, she doesn’t expect to fall in love. While her sister starts a reckless affair with another GI, Lily tries to hide her growing feelings for Matthew. But Matthew has a devastating secret. One that could change their lives forever. Present day, USA. Abby lives a quiet life on an apple farm in Wisconsin. Tormented by survivor’s guilt after the tragic deaths of her mother and brother, Abby leaves the orchards as little as possible, keeping her life small, peaceful and safe...until she is contacted by Englishman Simon Elliot, who arrives nursing a heartbreak of his own, and bearing a World War Two medal that he claims belonged to Abby’s grandfather. Together, they begin to piece together the heartbreaking story of their relatives’ war. But as the story brings Abby and Simon closer - tentatively beginning to lean on one another to heal - they uncover a dark secret from the past. And like Lily and Matthew nearly 80 years before them, it will make Abby and Simon question whether you can ever truly trust someone, even when they have your heart. A heartbreakingly powerful, epic love story about courage, friendship, and broken trusts, The Forgotten Heart is an unforgettable story perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Kristin Hannah, and The Notebook.

©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Kate Hewitt
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
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The Girls in the Snow

4 ratings

Summary

Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone.... In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two 15-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: Someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found.  Though Nikki hasn’t been home in 20 years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town.  Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater.  Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken?  Gripping and spine-chilling, The Girls in the Snow will make you gasp until the final heart-pounding twist. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, and Robert Dugoni.  What listeners are saying about The Girls in the Snow:  “This is the thriller that I didn’t know I was waiting for and needed in my life until I picked it up. So good. I’m still reeling and trying to catch my breath from this highly suspenseful and emotionally charged story.... I need more ASAP.” (Reading in Autumn, 5 stars)

©2020 Stacy Green (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Stacy Green
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Phoenix Flame

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland, read by Kate Handford. New York Times best-selling author Sara Holland continues her blockbuster contemporary-fantasy series with this unforgettable sequel to Havenfall. Maddie Morrow thought her problems were over. She saved the Inn at Havenfall - a sanctuary between magical worlds hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado - from the evil Silver Prince. Her uncle, the innkeeper, is slowly recovering from a mysterious spell that has left him not quite human. And there are still a few weeks of summer left to spend with her handsome, more-than-just-a-friend Brekken, even though she can’t stop thinking about Taya. But Maddie soon realizes there’s more work to be done to protect the place her family has run for centuries. She must embark on a dangerous mission to put an end to the black-market trading of magical objects and open the inn’s doors to Solaria, the once-feared land of shape-shifters.  As she tries to accomplish both seemingly impossible tasks, Maddie uncovers family secrets that could change everything. What if saving everyone means destroying the only home she’s known? This next breathtaking fantasy from New York Times best-selling Everless author Sara Holland is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black. Includes a bonus chapter featuring Taya!

©2021 Sara Holland (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Sara Holland
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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Nothing Can Hurt You

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg, read by Kate Handford, Lance C Fuller, Jennifer Woodward, Laurence Bouvard, Pat Rodrigues, Deborah McBride, Lexie McDougall, Madeleine Rose. 

Inspired by a true story, this haunting debut novel pieces together a chorus of voices to explore the aftermath of a college student’s death. 

On a cold day in 1997, student Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her liberal-arts college in Upstate New York. Her boyfriend, Blake Campbell, confessed, his plea of temporary insanity raising more questions than it answered. 

In the wake of his acquittal, the case comes to haunt a strange and surprising network of community members, from the young woman who discovers Sara’s body to the junior reporter who senses its connection to convicted local serial killer John Logan. Others are looking for retribution or explanation: Sara’s half sister, stifled by her family’s bereft silence about Blake, poses as a babysitter and seeks out her own form of justice, while the teenager Sara used to babysit starts writing to Logan in prison.  

A propulsive, taut tale of voyeurism and obsession, Nothing Can Hurt You dares to examine gendered violence not as an anomaly, but as the very core of everyday life. Tracing the concentric circles of violence rippling out from Sara’s murder, Nicola Maye Goldberg masterfully conducts an unforgettable chorus of disparate voices.

©2020 Nicola Maye Goldberg (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Save Her Soul

2 ratings

Summary

Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.  Heavy rain pours on the small town of Denton, causing the riverbanks to break and the body of a young girl to float quietly to the surface. With no crime scene to examine, the odds are against Detective Josie Quinn and her team. Mercifully, the victim’s body is perfectly preserved, right down to the baseball patch on the jacket she is wearing. Josie can’t hide her devastation - her dead ex-husband, Ray, owned one just like it.  Following the trail back to her high school, Josie identifies the girl as Beverly Urban, a troubled student rumored to have been dating Ray before she left town for good. It looks like a tragic accident until the autopsy reveals a bullet in her head and the heartbreaking secret she was keeping.  Josie visits the salon where Beverly’s mother used to work, believing she was at the heart of a terrible scandal around the time her daughter’s life was taken. With the Denton wives remaining tight-lipped, Josie’s only hope is a secret meet-up with a terrified woman willing to talk. But she is murdered moments before giving Josie crucial information. It’s clear that someone is prepared to keep on killing to stop the truth from getting out.  Digging deep into memories of her own past with Ray is the only advantage Josie has on this twisted killer...but at what cost?  Another jaw-dropping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author that will have you absolutely gripped. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine. 

©2020 Lisa Regan (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Lisa Regan
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Silenced Girls

5 ratings

Summary

The beautiful young woman is perfectly still, curled up in the trunk of the car, her long dark hair hiding her face. Her cotton blouse has ridden up a little, revealing two small dots an inch apart on her back. Just like the others.  Guilt has kept FBI Agent Tori Hunter away from her home in Manchester Bay, Minnesota for 20 years, ever since her twin sister disappeared on the Fourth of July, when the girls should have been together. But when she receives an anonymous newspaper clipping about another missing girl, Genevieve, Tori is dragged back to the past. Just like Tori’s sister, Genevieve vanished without a trace, her empty car abandoned on a lonely lakeside road as Independence Day fireworks lit up the sky overhead.  Returning to Minnesota lake country, Tori finds Genevieve’s distraught parents desperate for answers. How could their beautiful, popular daughter be snatched so near her own home? Under pressure to make an arrest, the police have no time for Tori’s theories. Besides, they already have a suspect for Genevieve’s abductor: A local man seen flirting with her the night she disappeared.  But then the suspect is found dead in his isolated cabin, days before another girl’s body is discovered bound and strangled in the trunk of her car, two strange dots on her back. The bloodstains surrounding her body belong to the one man Tori thought she could trust. Reeling, Tori knows the closer she gets to the truth, the more her own life is at risk. But can she catch this killer before it’s too late for Genevieve?  An absolutely addictive mystery thriller. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen.

©2020 Roger Stelljes (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Golden Girl

Summary

Maura was perfect. A perfect liar. One humid summer evening, Officer Maura Walsh is lead to her table at a local restaurant - it’s a trendy place with cocktails on the menu, full of office workers leaning across the bar to flirt. She’s prettier than most of the women here, but everybody gives her a wide berth. She doesn’t eat or drink anything. She doesn’t meet anyone’s eye. An hour later, Maura is dead. Her silky red hair swirls in the dirty puddles beneath her body. The dank walls of a forgotten alley are the last thing she ever saw. It took a long time for Maura to die, alone in the dark. Somebody made sure she would have plenty of time to think about what she’d done. Perfect for fans of Mary Burton, Karen Rose, and Lisa Jackson.

©2020 Dana Perry (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Dana Perry
Length: 10 hrs
Available on Audible
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Her Silent Cry

9 ratings

Summary

Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone.... When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Detective Josie Quinn joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: Answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die.... The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter - but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter’s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed. Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. This twisted killer wants revenge, and he won’t stop until the Ross family are in pieces.... Something is telling Josie that Lucy’s parents aren’t giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if she’s going to bring Lucy home alive.... An absolutely unputdownable new crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Listeners who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons, and Rachel Caine will be hooked.

©2019 Lisa Regan (P)2019 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Lisa Regan
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Winter Girls

Summary

Gazing out the cabin window at the raging blizzard, fear suddenly floods through her as she feels a stranger’s hand clamp across her mouth. No one can hear her stifled screams as she is dragged from the couch by the fire out into the snow.  When 17-year-old Savannah Devenish vanishes from her family’s remote vacation cabin in Minnesota, FBI Agent Tori Hunter races along treacherous icy roads to be first on the scene. Savannah’s parents are frantic with worry for their beautiful, carefree girl. Haunted by memories of her own missing sister, Tori vows to do whatever it takes to reunite this family.  When the police uncover that Savannah’s father, Jacob, was having an affair, they suspect his involvement, but Tori is convinced his despair is genuine. Her close relationship with the chief detective means the team won’t listen, so Tori strikes off alone, persuading Savannah’s distraught best friends to share their secrets. It seems this "good girl" was sneaking out to parties to meet up with a mysterious man....  Then another teenager is snatched from the street, snowy footprints and a discarded hot chocolate cup the last trace of her. The girls are the same age, strikingly pale and blonde. Is a twisted collector stealing them away? And what chance is there that they are being kept alive?  With a deadly snowstorm closing in, Tori battles the elements - and her own team - as she follows the trail to an abandoned cabin by a frozen lake. In the basement are bedrooms filled with clothes for teenage girls. Tori was too late to save her own missing sister 20 years ago, but can she find these girls before they disappear forever?  An utterly addictive and twisty crime thriller that will have your heart in your mouth.

©2021 Roger Stelljes (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silent Victim: An Absolutely Gripping Crime Thriller

Summary

The woman’s golden hair is spread out beneath her on the bed of leaves where she’s fallen, her beautiful blue eyes open wide. The police are calling it a random attack, but crime reporter Jessie Tucker isn’t so sure - she’s seen this crime scene before.... She was the victim. Twelve years ago, Jessie Tucker was attacked as she made her way home from an outdoor concert. She still walks with a limp from that night, and every day since has been a struggle to rebuild her life. The police told her she was unlucky - that she was safe after they charged a local man for the crime. But Jessie has never managed to shake the feeling that there was someone else in the park that night...someone she knew. But then, Margaret Kincaid’s murder file lands across her desk, and Jessie knows she can’t keep silent any longer. Margaret’s wounds so exactly match her own it's spooky - but Jessie’s attacker is in prison, and Jessie has never met the victim. What links her to Margaret Kincaid, and why did the attacker let one woman live and the other die? Then the police gun down their top suspect and it seems that Margaret’s case will die with him. But Jessie is sure that the police got it wrong: The real killer is still out there, and it’s someone close to home. It’s up to Jessie to put together the pieces before he finds his next victim...but who can she trust with the terrible truth? Nail-biting, gripping, and absolutely unputdownable! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Gregg Olsen.

©2019 Dana Perry (P)2019 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Dana Perry
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Their Frozen Graves

Summary

Two women are dead. They both look like you.  The giant stretch of frozen river was melting and the light made the lake glitter like crystals. The women lay side by side on the shore, eyes open and glassy. Their long, dark hair was like tangled rope, their faces a reflection of each other.... When two bodies are found dumped in a vast lake in Lakemore, Washington, Detective Mackenzie Price is first on the scene. She identifies one of the victims as Katy Becker, a local known for her work helping the community. The other victim looks strikingly similar.  Still grappling with a shocking revelation from her past, Mack is only too happy to throw herself into the case. But when she goes to break the news to Katy’s husband, the investigation takes an unexpected turn: Katy is very much alive and has never met the women who resemble her so closely.   Now the race is on to find the killer before Katy becomes the next victim. But when Mack unearths a disturbing connection to a 16-year-old suicide, she realizes they could be hunting someone whose crimes span decades - and there are more lives than just Katy’s at stake.   Addictive, pulse-pounding, and packed full of jaw-dropping twists, fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons, and Karin Slaughter will love the Their Frozen Graves. 

©2021 Ruhi Choudhary (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Breathe Your Last

2 ratings

Summary

Josie presses her hands into the center of the drowned girl’s chest and pumps, counting off compressions. She takes in the girl’s beautiful face, her brown eyes glassy. The memory of a champion swimmer on the podium with her teammates - a red swim cap on, her head thrown back in laughter - a stark contrast to the cold, still body before her. Breathe. Just breathe....  The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool - white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo - is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as she drags her limp body from the water, there’s only one question racing through Josie’s mind: How does a champion swimmer accidentally drown?  Nysa Somers’ family is distraught. She was a model student, beloved daughter, and everybody’s friend. There’s no way she would do anything reckless enough to put her scholarship at risk, let alone her life. It’s up to Josie and her team to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to Nysa’s death, and that begins with finding her missing backpack.  But the bag, discarded in the woods on the nearby campus, contains nothing more than empty food wrappers, Nysa’s phone, and a cryptic calendar entry telling her to be a mermaid.  The next day, a terrible housefire envelops the nearby home of a retired fireman, nearly killing his two granddaughters. The last words the little girls heard him mutter before he set the blaze were, be a match.   As the body count rises, it’s only Josie who can see the deadly pattern forming. Can she convince her team that the wrapper found in Nysa’s bag that everyone overlooked is the crucial link they’re missing? Not while her partner, Noah, is avoiding her calls and acting so coldly towards her. Josie knows she must go it alone if she’s going to stop this silent and calculated serial killer before any more precious lives are taken.  But with the killer finally in her sights, Josie takes a deadly risk and finds herself hanging onto life by her fingernails. Can she trust her team to save her, and before it’s too late?  A totally gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine.   Listeners love Lisa Regan:  "A brilliant twist.... It had me well and truly hooked.... A fantastic read!! I was captivated by the storyline right from the very first page and I couldn’t put the book down until I’d finished it.... The story twisted and turned.... I faced so many ‘what the hell’ moments as the action just kept coming!! Happily, I have to say I didn’t guess who was responsible and loved how it all cleverly fell into place! Each book of the series just keeps getting better!" (Stardust Book Reviews, five stars)

©2020 Lisa Regan (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Lisa Regan
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Find Her Alive: A Gripping Crime Thriller Packed with Mystery and Suspense

4 ratings

Summary

Josie treads gently, careful not to disturb the pile of perfect white bones laid out in the grass by her feet. Her voice is little more than a whisper. "No! Not my sister..." Detective Josie Quinn hasn’t heard from her sister since Trinity stormed out of the house in the heat of an argument three weeks ago. So, when human remains are found at the remote hunting cabin where Trinity was last seen, Josie can only assume the worst. Gathering her team, Josie feels a surge of relief when the dental records match a different body - that of a missing single mother from a neighboring town. But now Josie’s is not the only broken family desperate for answers. Dusting the crime scene for prints, a name smudged into the side of a nearby car is the first in a trail of clues Trinity left for Josie. In need of a big story to save her journalism career, it seems Josie’s sister was attempting to make contact with a dangerous serial killer known for creating sculptures with his victim’s bones. And Trinity won’t stop until she’s found him, even if it means becoming his next masterpiece.... Josie is certain there’s a critical clue in the ivory hair comb delivered to Trinity just days before she went missing. But as more bones surface, each set more likely to be Trinity’s than the last, time is running out to find her alive. Can Josie’s team trust her instincts in a case that is so deeply personal? Can she find her sister without putting other innocent lives in danger? A crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!

©2020 Lisa Regan (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Lisa Regan
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lilac House

Summary

An utterly uplifting feel-good summer romance Can one summer house bring two broken hearts together?  Summer escapes to Lilac House have always been a source of comfort for Anna Harris. Though things will never be the same since her husband’s death, she knows that it is there, nestled in Lake Summers in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, that she and her children Zac and Evie can begin to build a new life.  The house is just as beautiful as Anna remembers, and caught up in the rhythm of small-town life, helping her Aunt Hope run the little shop on Main Street, Anna begins to feel a sense of herself she hasn’t felt in years. Then she meets Aidan. Handsome, strong, and quiet, he also knows what’s it’s like to lose someone. In each other they recognise something they’ve both been missing and they feel a spark.  But Aidan’s past holds a different set of complications. He’s hiding a secret about why he came to Lake Summers. And just as the Lilac House finally starts to feel like home, Anna learns something devastating about Greg’s death that makes her question everything.... The summer might have brought Anna and Aidan together, but can Anna finally let go of the past now she really has the chance for a new beginning?  A beautiful story about moving on and finding yourself, The Lilac House will restore your faith in love and teach you that it’s never too late the find the person who will change your life. For fans of Carolyn Brown, Jenny Hale, and Mary Alice Monroe.

©2020 Barbara Josselsohn (P)2020 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Take Me with You

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Take Me with You by Tara Altebrando, read by Kate Handford.   From the acclaimed author of The Leaving comes a new psychological thriller that challenges our trust in the electronic devices we keep close.   Eden, Eli, Marwan and Ilanka barely know each other beyond having a class or two together. But when they are all summoned via messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube sitting on a desk. Its sides light up with rules for them: do not tell anyone about the device. Never leave the device unattended. And then, take me with you...or else.  At first they think it's some kind of prank or a social experiment orchestrated by the school administration. Still, they follow its instructions until the newly formed group starts to splinter. Nobody has time for these games - their lives are complicated enough. But the device seems increasingly invested in the private details of their lives. And disobeying its rules has scary - even life-threatening - consequences....   This timely thriller probes our dependence on personal technology and challenges the notion that our devices are keeping us connected. The truth may very well be the opposite.

©2020 Tara Altebrando (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Last Thing I Saw

1 rating

Summary

The perfect family. A moment that will change everything.

Emma thought she had the perfect life: a beautiful home, a loving husband, and a gorgeous son. 

She was wrong.

When she wakes up to find herself in hospital, Emma has no memory of how she got there or why her husband and son won’t come to see her. 

What happened to Emma’s family?

Emma is desperate to find out what happened - and that her loved ones are safe - but remembering the truth could be the most dangerous thing of all....

Previously published as Don’t Let Me Die. This edition contains significant editorial revisions.

©2018 Alex Sinclair (P)2018 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Follow Me to Ground

5 ratings

Summary

One of Literary Hub’s Favorite Books of the Year “Seethingly assured...like all the best horror, [Follow Me to Ground] is an impressive balancing act between judicious withholding and unnerving reveals.” (The Guardian)  A “legitimately frightening” (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father, and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal. “You’ve never encountered a father-daughter story like Rainsford’s slim debut.” (Entertainment Weekly)  Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals - or “Cures” - by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson - and they quickly strike up an affair. Soon, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover, and eventually she comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself.  “Visceral in its descriptions...this unworldly story is a well-crafted and eerie exploration of desire...beautifully intoxicating.” (Shelf Awareness)  In Ada, award-winning author Sue Rainsford has created an utterly bewitching heroine, one who challenges conventional ideas of womanhood and the secrets of the body.  “A triumph of imagination and myth-bending...equal parts beauty and horror [Follow Me to Ground is] unlike anything you will read this year.” (Téa Obreht) 

©2020 Sue Rainsford (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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The Day I Lost You: A Totally Gripping Psychological Thriller

Summary

You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone. Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when all the lights go out. It jerks to a stop on a deserted floor of apartments and the little girl runs out into the corridor.  But before Erika can follow her the doors slam shut again. Now her daughter is nowhere to be seen. Erika was about to take Alice away for a fresh start, far from her troubled past, when the child vanished. How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air? And with no one to help her, will Erika ever find her daughter? A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will have you holding on tight to the ones you love. If you enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Silent Child, and I Let You Go, you won’t want to miss The Day I Lost You!

©2018 Aliex Sinclair (P)2018 Bookouture

Narrator: Kate Handford
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Newcomers

Summary

Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of 22 immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the students range from the ages of 14 to 19 and come from nations struggling with drought, famine, or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, and some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their family. Their stories are poignant and remarkable, and at the center of their combined story is Mr. Williams: the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of their English Language Acquisition class - a class which was created specifically for them and which will provide them with the foundation they need to face the enormous challenges of adapting to life in America.

©2017 Helen Thorpe (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Helen Thorpe
Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Earthly Possessions

Summary

Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery - and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future and a most unexpected fate in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler's skillful seventh novel.

©1977 Anne Tyler Modarressi (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Handford
Author: Anne Tyler
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible