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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anne Waverly Series Release Date:
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Award-winning author Laurie R. King delivers an intelligent, terrifying, engrossing drama of good and evil unlike any she has written before.

A respected university professor, Anne Waverly has a past known to few: years ago, her own unwitting act cost Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer still know that this history and her academic specialty—alternative religious movements—have made her a brilliant FBI operative. Four times she has infiltrated suspect communities, escaping her own memories of loss and carnage to find a measure of atonement. Now as she begins to savor life once more, she has no intention of taking another assignment—until she learns of more than one hundred children living in the Change movement’s Arizona compound.

Anne soon realizes that Change is no ordinary community, and hers is no ordinary mission. For, far from appeasing the demons of her past, this assignment is sweeping her back into their clutches … and to the razor’s edge of danger.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A nail-biter thriller.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Laurie R. King once again astonishes with her skills in A Darker Place…Superb.”

    Washington Times

  • “King always writes well, and her stories sweep along with an inexorable force that comes from a power greater than mere skillful plotting…A Darker Place is a fine study of sympathy and how it clouds our judgment about integrity.” Boston Globe
  • “King brings to the schizophrenic nature of undercover work an astute understanding…horrifying. Anne is an intriguing character, afflicted with memory and loss (her relationship with her FBI handler is worth a book in itself). And the delicate maneuvers that get her into the heart of the targeted community even as she teases out its secrets carry their own fascination.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Casts a spell of psychological terror more visceral than any serial killer melodrama and that, for the thoughtful reader, offers intellectual rewards as well.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marlee Pinsker | 2/13/2014

    " This book was a great read. I had many hours of very happy avid involvement, curled up on my couch and ignoring the world. There are already many reviews of this book on this site, so I will just ask some questions: How did a very strong, dominant personality like Anne's ever get into a cult in her past? How did she do so well with basketball practice with a fourteen year old boy with her hurt knee? However, I have to say that the questions didn't interrupt my reading, and, in the end, I just enjoyed it so much I kept thinking about the characters. Was the ending too abrupt? Sure, but that's part of the game. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cheryl W | 2/10/2014

    " Pretty good. If I run across another of her books I will read it. In the first half the book the characters and their purpose were clear. The second half got murky. Maybe I just lost interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kaye | 1/31/2014

    " Our professor has an interesting back story, but it was hard to connect with her emotionally. Basically, professor Waverly infiltrates cults through some sort of contract with the FBI, and the agent that she occasionally sleeps with. Her emotional baggage gets involved when she meets with one child in the cult, and what seems like a pretty benign group turns out to be anything but. The end was forced, with a whirlwind of details and a speedy tempo...as if her editor said, "enough of this alchemy crap! Wind it up"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annie Michelle | 1/29/2014

    " so-so.......:( "

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