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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781455191796
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Controversial author and scholar David Etheridge is not the kind of company an aspiring politician wants to keep. But ambitious senator Robert McCrutchen has a history with Etheridge that he’s desperately trying to keep under wraps. Twenty-two years ago, both men were investigated in the death of a young coed, but the case was never solved.

When Etheridge returns to Eugene, Oregon, McCrutchen is his grudging host—until the senator is found shot dead. Now, Etheridge is once again suspected of murder, only this time, with the cold case reopened, he’s facing a double charge. Attorney Barbara Holloway must battle both the prosecution and the court of public opinion, which has already tried and convicted Etheridge for both murders. As the pressure mounts, Barbara ties the past and present together, risking her own life to preserve justice.

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  • “Carrington MacDuffie has an interesting voice that is perfect for the determined defense lawyer, her cagey and old-fashioned father, the acerbic David, and the lesser characters who complete this engaging mystery.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/7/2014

    " A good mystery set in the pacific northwest. It follows an attorney, Barbara, as she tries to identify the real perpetrator before her client goes on trial for a 20-some-year-old murder of his childhood friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/31/2014

    " Twists and turns all along the way. Relevant and real characters and the bad guys get their just deserts--very satisfying Saturday read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mischelle | 1/19/2014

    " The story started out great but it started to drag in the middle. The ending was just ok. It was kind of predictable though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Manske | 1/13/2014

    " This was a pretty good who-done-it, with just enough suspense and surprises. Although there were clues sprinkled through-out, it was never obvious what had really happened. The characters were well-written, warm and genuine. It was an interesting plot and the dialog helped move the story along. I'll definitely read more Wilhelm books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linde | 1/11/2014

    " To quote Jamie, a good airplane read as you wouldn't care if you left it behind. Definitely not a memorable read and I'd only read it if you have nothing else to read. It's better than many books as it is pretty well written, but not gripping in any way, shape or form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalei | 12/29/2013

    " Somewhat predictable, but not in a bad way. Interesting mystery read with great twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 12/15/2013

    " I solved this one less than half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/9/2013

    " I enjoy this series of Barbara Holloway legal thrillers by kate Wilhelm. The characters are believable and interesting. This story kept my interest with lots of twists and turns in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/23/2013

    " New author that I really enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 8/12/2013

    " Her books are always interesting. With this particular book, I knew within 1/4 of reading who the killer was and why they did it. Granted he wasn't even mentioned very much, but it just made sense! I like her books and would recommend them to anyone who likes legal thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Wright | 5/25/2013

    " Interesting story and a pretty good twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 8/19/2012

    " Must've been okay but I don't remember it already so...what does that tell ya? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 5/31/2012

    " I've read other books by Kate Wilhelm and liked them. I think that the problem with this one was that I figured out the ending in the first fourth of the book and became irritated when the main characters couldn't see what was going on. At best, a beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/5/2011

    " Another good Barbara Holloway mystery... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helgaklassen | 7/6/2011

    " There were a lot of characters introduced within the first bit of the book which was a bit confusing. A pleasant read, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Zappen | 7/3/2011

    " Enjoyable double murder mystery - one in the past & one in the present. I loved that it was set in Eugene, OR and mentioned the Hult Center, as well as going up to Portland & down to Ashland! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/1/2011

    " I think I must be inside Kate Wilhem's head because I had the killer figured out right away and was waiting to find out why. Glad that Darren was in the book more, as well as Todd. They help to add to the story. Poor Bailey, he will probably ask for a bonus ;-) Maybe Frank will gain a friend..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/17/2011

    " This is perhaps more of a 3 1/2 stars since it was a bit more politically correct than I might have liked. Nonetheless, it was a really good mystery and I liked it as much as all of the other Barbara Halloway books. Good plot, lots to figure out and a satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 1/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this, it's been a while since I read any of these Barbara Holloway novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/16/2010

    " This is perhaps more of a 3 1/2 stars since it was a bit more politically correct than I might have liked. Nonetheless, it was a really good mystery and I liked it as much as all of the other Barbara Halloway books. Good plot, lots to figure out and a satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 9/13/2010

    " This was the first Barbara Holloway book I read, and of course it was one of the newer titles. I've gone back and read all of the other books. Good characters, nice twists and good endings - I like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Addie | 8/7/2010

    " This was a fun mystery to listen to, although I think it dragged out a bit too long after the mystery fell into place for the listener/reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/15/2010

    " I figured out who did it before the end. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LInda | 1/1/2010

    " An entertaining mystery. Listened on my MP3 player while walking,ironing(not that often!) or driving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mischelle | 9/29/2009

    " The story started out great but it started to drag in the middle. The ending was just ok. It was kind of predictable though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/27/2009

    " Enjoyable double murder mystery - one in the past & one in the present. I loved that it was set in Eugene, OR and mentioned the Hult Center, as well as going up to Portland & down to Ashland! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/21/2009

    " Legal Fiction
    2 murders and a third one attempted over the span of 22 years. Are they connected? It's up to Barbara Holloway to find out - and to keep her famous author client out of jail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavendersbluegreen | 9/12/2009

    " I started reading this series accidentally in the middle, so I keep getting each new one and am trying to go backwards too. I like Barbara and her Father as well as their “family”. I also enjoyed this client and his story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/17/2009

    " She's always fun to read, but after 10, the characters do get a bit predictable. The cases and legal procedures are interesting, though. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.