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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mark Rubin's family is missing, and the police won't do a thing because all the evidence indicates his wife left willingly. The successful furrier turns to Tess Monaghan, hoping she can help him find his wife and three children. Tess doesn't know what to make of Rubin, a wealthy Orthodox Jew who doles out vitally important information in grudging dribs and drabs. According to Rubin, he and his beautiful wife, Natalie, had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without any warning or explanation, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished.

Tess is able to locate the runaway wife and her stolen progeny, moving furtively from state to state, town to town, but the Rubins are not alone. A man is traveling with them, a stranger, described as handsome and charming but otherwise unremarkable to casual observers who have no way of sensing the fury beneath his smooth surface.

An intricate web of betrayal and vengeance is already beginning to unravel, as memory begets rage and rage leads to desperation...and murder. Suddenly much more than one man's future happiness and stubborn pride are in peril; the lives of three innocent children are dangling by the slenderest of threads.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nell | 2/16/2014

    " Another solid mystery from Lippman. "

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

    " The eighth in the highly enjoyable Tess Monaghan series. In this one, Tess sees another aspect of her Irish Catholic/Jewish background. The client is an orthodox Jew who won't even shake her hand because she is a woman. In trying to find his wife, who has to all intents and purposes flown the coop with his children, Tess uncovers ever deepening layers of deceit and betrayal which ultimately descend into hatred and violence. Some readers have objected to the complexity of the plot and the arcane references to orthodox Jewish customs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzan | 2/11/2014

    " I'm listening to this book on tape and the reader is Barbara Rosenblat she is wonderful. I have not been a fan of this series but Barbara is changing that. I hope Barbara does more of this series really enjoyed listening to this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josephine | 1/31/2014

    " As with all of Laura Lippman'b books, I loved this one. Her plotting and characterization are wonderful. "

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