The Undertaker's Daughter

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD36137
Released: Feb 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549170379
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A new thrilling suspense novel from #1 international bestselling author Sara Blaedel, author of The Forgotten Girls Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen, until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence. Her father—who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago—has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things—hoping for some insight into his new life in America—before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head.

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Author(s): Sara Blaedel
Narrator(s): Molly Parker Myers
Product Number Z100130210
Released: Feb 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549170355

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"Ilka Jensen, who lives in Copenhagen, inherits her father's funeral home. But there are three problems: One, it's in Wisconsin; two, she never knew her father; and three, once in the U.S., she happens upon an unsolved murder and the possibility of a killer at large. Narrator Molly Meyers capably takes listeners on this exploration of childhood and the struggle of midlife. She alternates between male and female characters with grace, helping listeners empathize with Ilka's attempts to learn about a parent from the people who knew him. Myers delivers descriptions of Wisconsin scenery and Ilka's ups and downs in a serene voice that serves a story that centers on soul-searching. She'll keep listeners eager to hear if Ilka identifies the killer and finds happiness in Wisconsin. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"