The Girl at the Border

Author(s): Leslie Archer
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN13498
Released: Jan 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781978623309
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Both riveting and suspenseful, The Girl at the Border is a powerful story of two young women bound by adversity in a search for belonging and identity. Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing. Within twenty minutes, he's on his way back to the States. Two days later, he's dead. Richard's young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and she's determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections-and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angela's own. Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried. But will the search for Bella expose Angela's carefully disguised identity-and will she find Bella before she's lost forever?

Professional reviews

"Narrator Brittany Pressley delivers this oddly tangled story of archaeology, mystery, and hidden identities. Archaeologist Richard Mathis, who specializes in Etruscan culture, is portrayed in a smoky voice. His young assistant, Angela Chase, helps Richard unearth an Etruscan settlement on Crete. The pair stumble into an unanticipated affair. Pressley adopts a variety of husky voices for men and soft, emotive tones for women, both contrasting with her crisp delivery of narrative with minimal inflection. Both Richard and Angela have secrets to protect that slowly unfurl as the story progresses. Pressley's narration ultimately pulls together this convoluted story. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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