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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Parshall Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rachel Goddard Mysteries Release Date:
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When veterinarian Rachel Goddard and Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger take teenagers on an outing to clean up roadside trash in rural Mason County, Virginia, they make a grisly discovery: the plastic-wrapped body of a young woman. One teen peers at the face through the plastic and screams. The dead girl is her sister, Shelley, a law student who has been missing for a month.

As Tom launches a murder investigation, Rachel copes with a visit from her own sister, Michelle, who is terrified that a man is stalking her. Michelle insists that she is receiving threatening calls and that someone has invaded her office in the Washington, DC, area. Her own husband doubts her. Although Michelle is a psychologist, she has always been emotionally fragile, and she reverts to her childhood dependence on Rachel, stirring up memories Rachel would rather forget. Soon it becomes clear that the mysterious stalker is real and dangerous and has followed Michelle to Mason County. Now he’s turning his attention to Rachel, too.

Tom pursues the stalker at the same time he investigates Shelley’s murder. Was it random, or was she killed because she was working to prove that a Mason County man was wrongly convicted of murder? Relatives of his supposed victim were enraged by Shelley’s efforts to free a man they believe to be guilty. Did they kill her to stop her? But what if she was right? If an innocent man was convicted, one person would have the strongest motive to silence Shelley—the real murderer.

As Tom closes in on Shelley’s killer, the stalker makes his move against Rachel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Well-developed characters complement the well-paced plot. ” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rachel’s fifth adventure combines nervewracking suspense with a twisty mystery.”

    Kirkus reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marylee Raymond | 11/17/2013

    " interesting read, but I'm still glad it was a library book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frank | 11/4/2013

    " Listened to the end of the library mp3, but not excited by the characters or the ending. Since it's described as a series, you know the central character will survive her "perils of pauline" ending, which was implausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leslie Angel | 9/1/2013

    " I like her characters, and this one ties up some ends from the first book. Hope she can go on to more mystery, less sister. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jan | 8/14/2013

    " This is a fine example of this genre. I will look for earlier books in this series. Wonder how seemingly mild-mannered authors think up these blood-curdling plots and details. "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Parshall

Sandra Parshall, a native southerner, is the author of the Rachel Goddard mysteries, the first of which, The Heat of the Moon, won the 2006 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. A former newspaper reporter in South Carolina, West Virginia, and Baltimore, she now lives in northern Virginia with her husband, a longtime Washington journalist.