Perfect Family

Author(s): Pam Lewis
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C4480
Released: Apr 17, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436105064
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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From the acclaimed author of Speak Softly, She Can Hear, a literary page-turner about a proper New England family and the dark secrets that undo them. Pony Carteret -- the lovely headstrong youngest member of the Carteret family -- has always been a strong swimmer. So when she is discovered drowned at the family's summer home on Lake Aral, Vermont, her red hair tangled in an anchor chain and her baby abandoned on shore, her family is stunned by disbelief. As the police conduct their investigation, Jasper Carteret, the patriarch, calls an urgent family meeting. Had any of her siblings known that Pony would be at the house that day? Was she having personal problems, was she depressed? Had she ever revealed the true identity of her baby's father? Neither sister -- Tinker, the family caretaker, nor Mira, the moody, thoughtful one -- has any information, and ultimately the police rule the drowning an accident. But William Carteret, Pony's older brother, can't accept the explanation that his favorite sister's death was an accident. Determined to uncover the truth, he eventually learns the disturbing fact that a stranger had been present at the house the evening Pony died. Who was this man, what was he doing at the house, and why hasn't he stepped forward? As William digs deeper, his investigations quickly lead him to a new and more daunting series of questions, not only about the mysteries in Pony's life but also about the shadowy details of his deceased mother's past and even his own. Before long, he has opened a Pandora's box of family secrets, including one dangerous fact his mother has kept hidden for a generation. Pam Lewis's Perfect Family is a masterful, atmospheric tale about the ways in which family secrets, no matter how long they're buried, can wield their tremendous power.


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Perfect Family
Product Number: BX00035224
Product Number:Z10664
Product Number:C4480

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Author(s): Pam Lewis
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number Z10664
Released: Mar 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490669830
Author(s): Pam Lewis
Product Number EB00578524
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781416564898

Professional reviews

"Old money and perfect manners have buried secrets that threaten to tear the Carteret family apart. When Pony Carteret mysteriously drowns at the family summer home, leaving her baby deserted on the beach, the past pushes its way to the surface. Richard Poe tells the story from the perspective of each of the surviving siblings, William, Tinker, and Minerva. In a compelling voice, he uses well-modulated, enunciated tones that ratchet up the tension. Although mystery fans will find no surprises, the dynamics of a family dedicated to preserving its image at all costs will keep listeners engaged. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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