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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Burke Narrator: Eliza Foss Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Effortlessly weaving plot threads from three different eras, Burke constructs a brilliant tale of kidnapping and murder that spans 40 years and features three dedicated, passionate journalists struggling to tie everything together.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/17/2014

    " Enjoyable read that followed many different characters through many different decades. Kept my interest. Would try another book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/2/2014

    " Great mystery! Burke handles the shifting timelines well. It was a real page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra Doll | 1/26/2014

    " This was the first Jan Burke novel I read. I picked it up at the airport on the way to start my honeymoon. It was so good my husband was getting annoyed at me for reading all the time! I have subsequently bought and borrowed numerous Jan Burke novels and they are all good. I will admit though that the Irene Kelley series starts to get tedious after about 4 of them. This is #9 in the series but a first read for me and it was suspenseful, engaging and very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/24/2014

    " The Irene Kelly series is really good, I've read several and enjoyed them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 1/21/2014

    " I picked this book up by accident (I thought it was a James Lee Burke novel). By the time I realized my mistake, I was already sold on it. This is the first (but certainly not the last) book that I read in the Irene Kelly series, but it covers a number of time periods and characters before it even introduces Kelly. I thought that Burke did a great job of keeping the book supenseful and threw in q few plot twists to leave the reader guessing. I like it so much that as soon as I was done, I went and bought another book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syndilou | 1/14/2014

    " It was good, it took to long to solve. Had to read the last few chapters a couple of times to fully understand the DNA results. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/7/2014

    " This book was too long for me. I enjoy shorter more concise mystery novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pauline | 11/28/2013

    " Not thrilled with the ending. Just OK! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 10/6/2013

    " This wonderful tale gave such a thorough look into the Irene Kelly novels, telling back stories and connections that truly enlighten the reader about so many of the characters who have been prominent in her books. Awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Underwood | 9/17/2013

    " Murder mystery set over two generations through the eyes of irish nespaper reporters. Good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/15/2013

    " Read for my mystery book group. Detecting the crime from the side of the journalists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 9/2/2013

    " This is the first Jan Burke book I've read. It was great. Very good story and well developed characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delilah Trenaman | 8/11/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book it kept you guessing if the bad guy was ever going to get caught. I just didn't like that there was such a jump in time. I felt that the author could have lead into it differently some how. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/21/2013

    " My first Irene Kelly, will read more. This was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wenonah | 3/31/2013

    " Loved the book. Brought the story around from the beginning of the Irene Kelly series. Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 3/12/2013

    " This is my favorite of Jan's books so far. I love the past/present setting of Long Beach and her writing just gets better & better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 3/9/2013

    " This is probably my favorite of the Irene Kelly books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/8/2013

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Irene Kelly; story in three parts covering 60 years and three generations of reporters, all trying to solve a series of crimes related to a single villain "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Chall | 11/19/2012

    " Complex mystery that took 40 years to solve. Very enjoyable read.....well, actually I listened to it through an audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. Vondrak | 10/21/2012

    " If you have read the Irene Kelly series, this book ties the history of the characters together. Starting with Conn O'Connor as the newbie, it moves into Kelly's first days at the newspaper. As with most of Jan Burke's books, it is not light on characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanillahugz | 9/23/2012

    " Intricate plot and complex characters make this one of the best Jan Burke books yet !! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heide | 8/31/2012

    " Absolutely loving this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 7/8/2012

    " The book starts off with a blonde seducing a guy. She is married. Trouble follows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/11/2012

    " I like this one alot! Interesting movement from the present to the past and back again. It was a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 4/28/2012

    " Latest in Burke's series of Irene Kelly novels. I've never managed to get attached to the characters in this series, yet somehow I keep reading them. This one is a solid mystery that provides plenty of back story on some key recurring characters, but I'm still not attached. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 11/29/2011

    " Great story. Starts when Irene's mentor was an 8 year old paper boy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 1/17/2011

    " Great story. Starts when Irene's mentor was an 8 year old paper boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 8/15/2010

    " This was a long and winding and comples tale by Jan Burke. It was full of twists and turns and false leads. The characters seem real. I enjoyed it.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wenonah | 4/27/2010

    " Loved the book. Brought the story around from the beginning of the Irene Kelly series. Excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/7/2010

    " Read for my mystery book group. Detecting the crime from the side of the journalists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/13/2009

    " My first Irene Kelly, will read more. This was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/27/2009

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Irene Kelly; story in three parts covering 60 years and three generations of reporters, all trying to solve a series of crimes related to a single villain
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 8/1/2009

    " This is the first Jan Burke book I've read. It was great. Very good story and well developed characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 9/25/2008

    " This is probably my favorite of the Irene Kelly books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 8/24/2008

    " Latest in Burke's series of Irene Kelly novels. I've never managed to get attached to the characters in this series, yet somehow I keep reading them. This one is a solid mystery that provides plenty of back story on some key recurring characters, but I'm still not attached. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 7/29/2008

    " This book was too long for me. I enjoy shorter more concise mystery novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenay | 7/4/2008

    " One of Jan Burke's best novels yet. All the intertwining stories make this a page turner. My husband even liked it. "

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About the Author

Jan Burke is the author of a dozen crime novels, including the popular Irene Kelly series, as well as a collection of short stories. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband.

About the Narrator

Eliza Foss is an actress who has appeared in numerous theaters in New York City and around the country. She has narrated over thirty books and short stories, been featured in AudioFile magazine, and won five AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations.