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Author: Rory Power Narrator: Lauren Ezzo Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 7, 2020 ISBN: 9781094148748
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown … where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Power creates a vivid world with a gothic horror–like setting…[and] examines the sometimes claustrophobic relationships of mothers and daughters with a genre twist that makes for a riveting, often frightening read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A late sf twist folds seamlessly into the character-driven story, and Margot’s narration, laced with the anxieties she learned during childhood, is a raw nerve. Gritty and strange, this sophomore novel is utterly compelling.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Power drives the dark investigation into one family’s twisted roots with strong, suspenseful writing and pitch-perfect touches of horror…The growing sense that something is dreadfully wrong will keep readers plowing through the pages of this eerie and unnerving tale of empowerment.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece, an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting.”

    Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

  • “With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one.”

    Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin

  • “Fresh and horrible and beautiful…Readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls.”

    NPR on Wilder Girls

  • “As twisted as it is beautiful.”

    Hypable on Wilder Girls

  • “There’s something feral and ferocious about this book.”

    Refinery29 on Wilder Girls

  • An Oprah Magazine Pick of LGBTQ Books That Are Changing the Literary Landscape
  • A Autostraddle Pick of Summer Books

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About the Author

Rory Power grew up in the Boston area, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for television adaptation. She received a master’s degree in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia, and thinks fondly of her time there, partly because she learned a lot, but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus.

About the Narrator

Lauren Ezzo, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a commercial voice talent and Chicago–based actor and graduate of Hope College. She has acted in Peppermint Creek Theatre Company’s world premiere of Or You Could Kiss Me. Her narrations have placed her on several “Best of the Year” lists, including AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of the Year list. In 2018, she was part of a full cast of narrators nominated for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Original Work.