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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phyllis A. Whitney Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455173907
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Lacey Elliot has been a woman without a past since the day her mother whisked her off to Charlottesville, refusing for thirty years to speak of her father, her family or her history. But when Lacey intercepts a desperate letter from an aunt in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, she sees her chance to confront the past that has terrified her mother and to fill in the gaps in her own life.

Against the charm and the colorful, turbulent history of the picturesque town, the violent history of Lacey’s own heritage is about to repeat itself. As she finds herself drawn to a man intrigued by the town for reasons of his own, old ghosts reappear and danger returns, as a killer walks among them once more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Evocative, moving, suspenseful—another surefire winner from the writer who taught all of us how it should be done.”

    Barbara Michaels

  • “Suspense fans will be caught up in this yarn’s myriad plot twists, which culminate in a gratifying surprise ending.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Whitney lives up to her reputation with this contemporary romance steeped in American history.”

    Booklist

  • “A light, fast-paced mystery.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Reeder | 4/24/2013

    " A good story with some historical elements. I enjoyed this book because it left me wondering from chapter to chapter when will Lacey find out about what all her family turmoil is. A short read but worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 2/5/2013

    " Good book. I enjoyed the modern day connection with the past, and the little bit of history that I picked up. I think this is geared more toward a younger audience, but I still liked reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Violet | 1/24/2012

    " Not a bad book. Pretty typical, although I never thought the killer was who it turned out to be. The book kinda plodded along til Henry turns up dead and then it just flies to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Breezy | 2/1/2011

    " I didn't know until the end who the murderer was, that was good. But just felt annoyed with all the characters, so only giving it two stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Eatherton | 1/12/2011

    " This is my second book by Ms. Whitney, and they are not terrible. However, I do feel like the ending has been very rushed and anti-climatic in both books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/23/2010

    " The only thing I loved about this book (why I got it) was because it was based in Harpers Ferry, and told a lot about our little town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 4/20/2010

    " Part travelogue, part mystery. You feel like you have visited whatever location she has set the book in and it is an informative visit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 3/1/2010

    " Part travelogue, part mystery. You feel like you have visited whatever location she has set the book in and it is an informative visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 6/27/2009

    " The only thing I loved about this book (why I got it) was because it was based in Harpers Ferry, and told a lot about our little town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur | 8/30/2008

    " At first I had fun reading especially at the beginning. Then it began to drag a bit, like you’d notice this in a not very long book or long ending. But it challenges to perfection. The kind of writing readers all enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Breezy | 8/12/2008

    " I didn't know until the end who the murderer was, that was good. But just felt annoyed with all the characters, so only giving it two stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trudy | 6/3/2008

    " Finally finished this book! I should have listened to myself halfway through and not bothered finishing it!

    I went to the Library with out a list of books from "Good Reads", and I have always loved a good romance mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elicia | 12/6/2007

    " This wins an award - for sitting on my bookshelf the longest, about 15 years, without being read. Nothing exciting, it probably should have just stayed there.
    Has some history of the abolitionist John Brown. "

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About the Author

Phyllis A. Whitney (1903–2008) was born of American parents in Yokohama, Japan. She worked with books throughout her life as a librarian, bookseller, reviewer, writing teacher, and bestselling author. She was one of America’s most successful writers of romance and suspense and in 1988 won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.