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Author: Jilly Bond, Miranda Sherry Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Highbridge Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781622316212

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Murdered in a South African bush farmstead massacre, 38-year-old Sally narrates from the afterlife and watches as her sister, Adele; her brother-in-law and unrequited love, Liam; her niece, Bryony; and her teenage daughter, Gigi, begin to make sense of re

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  • “Black Dog Summer is tightly woven and richly rewarding.”

    - Cape Times (South Africa)
  • “Evocative….Sherry’s sense of pacing and her keen ear for dialogue make for a good read.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The story succeeds as a dysfunctional family drama.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Sherry builds suspense as she explores the bonds between siblings, spouses, and parents and children. A beautifully written literary debut centering on the power of love and memory.”

    - Booklist
  • “A successful combination of murder mystery, ghost story, and marital drama.”

    - BookPage
  • “Vibrates with tension…A hauntingly beautiful tale from a writer to watch.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Narrator Jilly Bond immediately draws the listener into this story, which is told by the ghost of a woman named Sally. Her tone is conversational, warm, and rambling as she attempts to make sense of her death—and why she’s trapped on earth, not heading towards the white light. Bond’s narration is breathy and intriguing. Sally says she has no choice but to pursue the story of why she remains among the living. Neither does the listener, under the spell of Jilly Bond’s expert style. Bond juggles cadence, pitch, and pace to build the suspense at the heart of this story. She’s an excellent choice to voice the questions that drive the plot forward: Who killed Sally? And is her daughter safe? This is an excellent example of how audio can make for riveting fiction. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Miranda Sherry grew up in Johannesburg in a house filled with books, and was seven when she began writing stories. Her first novel, Days Like Glass, was shortlisted for the EU Literary Award in South Africa in 2005. Miranda currently lives in Johannesburg with her sort-of-husband and two weird cats.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.