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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Benedict Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alice, Roxanne, and Del have been best friends since childhood - a childhood full of silly games, growing pains, and a hint of the kind of cruelty that only young girls know. Now, Alice's marriage is over, her husband having a child with another woman. Roxanne, an artist, is losing touch with everyone who cares for her - and perhaps with reality. And Del is soldiering through, but her friends see a dark cloud gathering in her eyes.

The instrument of their destruction is a single enigmatic man - Varick. Seemingly summoned from the air, the strikingly handsome Varick is a lonely woman's dream come true. But as Varick seduces the women in turn, their lives become unrecognizable to them. But where has he come from? And what does he want? His secret lies buried in their shared past. One simple, childish act has brought them, all these years later, to a place where not only their lives are at risk, but so are their souls. For once upon a time, the three friends agreed to tell a lie - one that ruined the life of a young priest. Defrocked, destitute, and ruined, he hoped with the whole of his shattered heart that he would get revenge. And in that hope he shook hands with the one who promised it. The devil himself. Varick. And now they all must live with the consequences. . . .

Dark and provocative, Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts will keep readers in its terrifying grip long after the final, chilling page is turned. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aurora | 2/13/2014

    " Plenty of dark, messy psychological stuff going on here. I started it thinking I wouldn't finish it, but got kind of mesmerized, wanting to know how it all turned out in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sue | 8/27/2013

    " i really liked this book...all the twists and turns, wonderful. don't let the time it took me to read this make you think it wasn't good or a page turner! it most certainly was....there was too much life going on for me for a while is the only reason it took so long to finish. i would highly recommend this book...thanks laura, you've done it again! great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robyn | 8/3/2013

    " I picked this up randomly at the library, being in the mood for something suspenseful and frivolous. It was well written, but a little genre-less. Unclear whether it was horror or fantasy or thriller or what. Entertaining enough, but read kind of like a movie script in its lack of characterization or other novel-like qualities. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Arbkdbarb | 7/23/2013

    " Blech! I managed to choke down 100 pages and finally just gave up. I didn't care for a single character (and there were too many anyway). I thought it would be suspenseful, but it was just downright weird and it skipped around so much I couldn't even seem to follow the storyline. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict is the author of several dark suspense novels including Bliss House, praised as “Eerie, seductive, and suspenseful,” by Edgar award-winning author, Meg Gardiner; and Devil’s Oven, a modern Frankenstein tale. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, PANK, and numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, and Slices of Flesh. A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Laura grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and claims both as hometowns. She currently lives with her family in the southern wilds of a Midwestern state, surrounded by bobcats, coyotes, and other less picturesque predators.