The Magician's Lie

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Product Number: BN12240
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781491585245
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Water for Elephants meetsThe Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder-and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear. But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless-and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free...and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

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Author(s): Greer Macallister
Product Number EB00599782
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781402298691

Professional reviews

"Nick Podehl and Julia Whelan provide distinctly different deliveries of this novelÕs main characters. In the late nineteenth century, a tug of war develops between a mysterious magician who is accused of murdering her husband and an injured, desperate police officer who is seeking normalcy. WhelanÕs voice has a sultry tone as the magician captures her audience, enticing them with intrigue and passion. As the policeman, Podehl is anxious to a fault. His edgy, despondent tone conveys the officerÕs need to know the magicianÕs story. The two narrators work well together, but WhelanÕs narration is the more appealing. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"