A Double Life

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Author(s): Flynn Berry
Original Publish Date: Jul 31, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100133367
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525631101
Narrator/s: Fiona Hardingham
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

"A thrilling page-turner." —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train "Breathtaking . . . As shocking as it is satisfying." —The New York Times Book Review A riveting and sophisticated page-turner inspired by one of the most shocking true crimes in 20th century Britain: the Lord Lucan case. "A better person would forgive him. A different sort of better person would have found him years ago." Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth. Loosely inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the 20th century – the Lord Lucan case – A Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege. Named a Must-Read by Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, O Magazine, BBC, CrimeReads, and PureWow

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Author(s): Flynn Berry
Product Number EB00718916
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780735224971

Professional reviews

"Claire is living under an assumed identity in contemporary London. Narrator Fiona Hardingham helps bring her to life as she investigates the story of her father, who disappeared following the murder of her nanny and the attempted murder of her mother 30 years earlier. Hardingham's strong characterizations of the audiobook's many characters help keep the listener on track, particularly when during the story's time shifts, which fill in the backstory. In particular, Hardingham's cut-glass English accent conjures up images of the privileged as they close ranks to protect themselves and their status. The well-paced narration helps keep the suspense building, even during descriptive detail. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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