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The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel Audiobook

The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

Author: Fiona Davis Narrator: Erin Bennett, Lisa Flanagan Release Date: August 2020

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!   "A page-turner for booklovers everywhere! . . . A story of family ties, their lost dreams, and the redemption that comes from discovering truth."-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife  In nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life-her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she is drawn to Greenwich Village's new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club-a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage-truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history.

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The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery Audiobook

The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery

Author: Donna Andrews Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Release Date: August 2020

A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Terns of Endearment. When Meg's grandmother Cordelia hosts a Renaissance Faire at her craft center, the whole family is put to work: Meg handles the blacksmithing, Michael and the boys will be performing, and no one misses the opportunity to dress up in full regalia. More exciting to Grandfather is the pair of rare falcons he discovers breeding at the fairgrounds. Concerned for their well-being amid all the activity, he appoints himself their protector. When one of the actors performing at the fair is found dead—an actor suspected of mistreating one of the falcons, among other sins—Grandfather is a prime suspect. Donna Andrews’s long-running Meg Langslow series continues to be beloved by its fans, who loyally listen to every new installment. The Falcon Always Wings Twice is a perfect new addition, full of laughter, adventure, and Andrews's wonderful cast of wacky characters. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

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The Lost Jewels: A Novel Audiobook

The Lost Jewels: A Novel

Author: Kirsty Manning Narrator: Natasha Beaumont Release Date: August 2020

From the author of The Song of the Jade Lily comes a thrilling story of a family secret that leads to a legendary treasure. Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return?   Present Day. When respected American jewelry historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she’s on the brink of the experience of a lifetime.  But the trip to London forces Kate to explore secrets that have long been buried by her own family. Back in Boston, Kate has uncovered a series of sketches in her great-grandmother’s papers linking her suffragette great-grandmother Essie to the Cheapside collection. Could these sketches hold the key to Essie’s secret life in Edwardian London?  In the summer of 1912, impoverished Irish immigrant Essie Murphy happens to be visiting her brother when a workman’s pickaxe strikes through the floor of an old tenement house in Cheapside, near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The workmen uncover a stash of treasure—from Ottoman pendants to Elizabethan and Jacobean gems—and then the finds disappear again! Could these jewels—one in particular—change the fortunes of Essie and her sisters?  Together with photographer Marcus Holt, Kate Kirby chases the history of the Cheapside gems and jewels, especially the story of a small diamond champlevé enamel ring. Soon, everything Kate believes about her family, gemology, and herself will be threatened. Based on a fascinating true story, The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction novel that will captivate readers from the beginning to the unforgettable, surprising end.  

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Final Cut Audiobook

Final Cut

Brought to you by Penguin. The phenomenal new thriller from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep. Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people. It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town – and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary. But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay – or does it? Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to an extraordinary secret. Praise for S J Watson: 'An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page' Dennis Lehane 'Suspenseful on every page' Anita Shreve 'A taut and terrifying novel, with a grip of steel.' Woman & Home 'An unsettling, compulsive thriller...A truly gripping read.' Marie Claire

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Hidden Witness Audiobook

Hidden Witness

Author: Shirlee Mccoy Narrator: Emily Durante Release Date: August 2020

As the only witness to a murder, FBI defense attorney Annalise Rivers has no choice but to enter witness protection on a remote dude ranch. But after an attempt on her life, Annalise must rely on the ranch's owner, former navy SEAL MacArthur Davis, to keep her safe. And Mac will do whatever it takes to help Annalise live to testify...even if it costs him his future.

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The Monsters We Make: A Novel Audiobook

The Monsters We Make: A Novel

Author: Kali White Narrator: Mia Barron Release Date: August 2020

It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing.Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret.Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees an opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award-winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship-and a ticket out of their small Iowa town.Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons.Told through interwoven perspectives-and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980s-The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and, sometimes, even themselves.

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A Private Cathedral Audiobook

A Private Cathedral

Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Release Date: August 2020

After becoming embroiled in one of Louisiana's oldest and bloodiest gangland feuds, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying adversary he has ever encountered... The merciless Shondell and Balangie families are long-time enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny and Isolde - star-crossed teenaged lovers - have run away together. As he tried to uncover the reasons why, Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde's mother and her father's mistress. In retribution, Balangie - as jealous as he is cruel - hires an assassin to hunt Robicheaux and his long-time partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the two have ever faces - able to materialize without warning, and to introduce horrifying hallucinations in his victims. In order to defeat him and rescue the young lovers, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him his whole life... "America's best novelist." THE DENVER POST

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To Kill a King Audiobook

To Kill a King

Author: C.S. Wilde Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Tim Paige Release Date: August 2020

The Night King is dead, and his killer is on the loose. When Mera Maurea goes to Lunor Insul to investigate the Night King's murder, she knows bringing her partner Sebastian Dhay is a mistake, mostly because he's the victim's freaking son. Things would be a lot easier if Bast's relationship with his four brothers wasn't so . . . explosive. As the culprit keeps attacking the Night Court, Mera and Bast will have to catch him before all remaining Dhays are dead. Everything is connected, and solving this case might just bring Mera closer to Poseidon.

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The Key Lime Crime Audiobook

The Key Lime Crime

Author: Lucy Burdette Narrator: Laura Jennings Release Date: August 2020

During the week between Christmas and New Year's, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn't help that outrageously wealthy key-lime-pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City, and Key Zest food-critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.Meanwhile, Hayley's home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley's new hubby, police-detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan's crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim-Au Citron Vert's controversial new pastry chef-was a frontrunner in Sloan's contest.It's bad enough that Hayley's too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer's kitchen?

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A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel Audiobook

A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel

Author: Jennifer Greer Narrator: Kirsten Potter Release Date: August 2020

When the body of famous actress Niki Francis is unearthed from its shallow grave, the small town of Medford, Oregon is alarmed, but not shook. After all, there should be plenty of motives and suspects-Niki had fame, wealth, looks. The kill was targeted and premeditated, and it's about her celebrity...or so they thought.Whit McKenna is licking her wounds, working as a reporter for the local Medford rag. Fresh from a harrowing assignment for her previous post at the L.A. Times, which cost her her husband, Whit must pull herself together for the sake of her two daughters. The wound has hardly begun to scab when she's called to cover the murder, so she teams up with her best friend, medical-examiner Katie Riggs. Then two more victims turn up, completely disconnected from one another, and McKenna loses all hope of a breakthrough.Rather than clarity, the possible suspects and motives become scrambled. But time is running out, and each front-page article McKenna writes brings her closer to a killer who will stop at nothing to realize a deadly vision.

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Secrets of a Serial Killer Audiobook

Secrets of a Serial Killer

Author: Rosie Walker Narrator: Fiona Boylan, Nicholas Camm Release Date: August 2020

An edge-of-your-seat serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down! There it is: fear. It’s crawling all over her face and in her eyes, like a swarm of insects, and it’s all because of him. A serial killer has been terrorising Lancaster for decades, longer than should ever have been possible. The police are baffled, eluded at every turn by the killer whose victims span generations. Speculation is rife among the true crime forums; is someone passing on their gruesome trade? Every local mother's worst nightmare has become Helen Summerton's reality; he’s taken her daughter, Zoe. As the clock runs down so do her chances of survival. Can Helen unearth the secrets of the killer before it’s too late? A gripping serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of The Whisper Man, What You Did and Don’t Even Breathe. What readers are saying about Secrets of a Serial Killer: “Who saw THAT ending coming? A masterful debut from an author with huge potential. More please!” Stephen Edger, author of Detective Kate Matthews series “WOW! Let me catch my breath! A chilling and atmospheric read that will give you goosebumps galore! But that ending – OMFG! More please!” Noelle Holten, author of the Maggie Jamieson series “Fast-paced! Exciting! Addictive! A very well-written book with wonderfully-interesting characters, the suspense builds at just the right pace as the story unfolds… nail-biting suspense that kept me guessing the whole way! “ “Beyond amazing. I enjoyed this book so very much. The characters and storyline were fantastic. The ending I did not see coming. Could not put down nor did I want to. Truly Amazing.” “WOW. My brain is still spinning (because I stayed up until 3 am with this one).” “Prepare to sleep with your lights on… From the first few pages, I was utterly gripped. A few more and I was horrified. Up until the wee hours, I was reading with my Kindle under the covers, suspicious of the slightest noise outside my window.”

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Perturbado: Un thriller de misterio y asesinos en serie Audiobook

Perturbado: Un thriller de misterio y asesinos en serie

Author: Raúl Garbantes Narrator: Andrea Higa, Mario De Candia Release Date: August 2020

Un asesino psicópata merodea en el bosque. Una familia dispuesta a todo para ocultar su oscuro pasado. ¿Podrán Julia y Hans descubrir la verdad y detener a tiempo al asesino? Los lectores opinan: —Otra excelente novela con que nos deleita y entretiene Raúl Garbantes. La historia nos atrapa desde el inicio manteniendo el suspenso hasta el sorprendente e inesperado final. ★★★★★ —Una novela muy completa, interesante y su lectura no permite apartarse de ella. ★★★★★ —Un gran thriller lleno de misterio. Como siempre, Raúl es fiel a su narrativa sin grandes descripciones que puedan distraer de la trama y un final un tanto desconcertante. Recomiendo encarecidamente su lectura. ★★★★★ Sinopsis: Julia Stein acepta el trabajo de asistente que le ofrece el agente Hans Freeman. Su nueva misión es cazar al asesino del hacha, quien ya ha decapitado a tres hombres en el bosque de Green Bank, un pueblo que, además, está justo en el medio de «la zona silenciosa», un lugar en el que los teléfonos móviles son inútiles. Nadie en el pueblo dice conocer a las víctimas, y el caso se complica aún más porque la poderosa familia Beresford teje una red de complicidades y engaños que podría haber alcanzado al cuerpo de policía. ¿Podrán los agentes Julia y Hans descubrir la verdad de esta tenebrosa familia, y detener a tiempo al trastornado homicida? Perturbado es el segundo audiolibro de la serie de los agentes del FBI Julia Stein y Hans Freeman. Si te gusta el suspense, los crímenes con misterio y los giros inesperados, entonces te encantará esta historia de Raúl Garbantes. ¡Adquiere Perturbado y descubre el misterio del asesino psicópata hoy!Serie de los Agentes del FBI Julia Stein y Hans Freeman: •   Amenazada nº 1 •   Perturbado nº 2

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