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Author: Catherine Sampson Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781481580045
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Robin Ballantyne’s life is finally coming together. After learning she was pregnant with twins and being abandoned by her irresponsible boyfriend, Adam, she’s settling into life as a single mother. But one night, after putting the children to bed, she hears an argument and suddenly, a body falls past her window. Running outside, she finds the body of Paula Carmichael, a renowned activist. When the police find Robin’s name in Paula’s diary and a connection through ex-boyfriend Adam, Robin becomes the prime suspect. She must figure out who killed Paula before she loses her freedom, her children, and her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reading’s performance of righteous indignation, emotional distress, and strong resolve rings clear and true. She draws out the ironies of the situation and the bits of humor sprinkled in.”

    AudioFile 

  • “Robin’s narrative voice is immediately compelling. She is portrayed with humor, subtlety, and dead-on accuracy…Remember Sampson’s name; it’s about to become an important one in crime fiction.”

    Booklist 

  • “Reading’s resolute and straightforward narration suits the personality of Robin and the first-person viewpoint of the novel. She fully explores the nuances of emotions…Characters are well developed and well served by expert narration.”

    Kliatt

  •  “[This] excellent debut [is]…as much a novel of modern living as a mystery and thus has a pleasantly distinctive feel…the writing is tight and accomplished.”

    ReviewingtheEvidence.com

  • “Catherine Sampson is a new voice in mystery literature, and it is clear that she is going to be loud and important.”

    Murder and Mayhem Bookclub

  • “A smart and funny character worthy of serialization…The audio quality of the book is exceptionally stylish. The reader’s manner is warm, engaging, and humorous when appropriate…A murder mystery worthy of the bestseller list.”

    ForeWord 

  • AudioFile Earphones Award winner

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/23/2013

    " This mystery book was a good read. I don't know what it was but I liked the way the story was written and the facts revealed. The deaths and parts of the story line are a little depressing but it's good to get emotional!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/8/2013

    " I liked the reader, although a bit slow plot, it kept me engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 10/17/2010

    " Was it murder, suicide or an accident? The story starts with a single mother seeing a neighbor appear to fall out of the sky. Another British crime story that pulled me in enough that I wanted to get to the end to see who the culprit was. A fairly quick easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 8/27/2010

    " This mystery book was a good read. I don't know what it was but I liked the way the story was written and the facts revealed. The deaths and parts of the story line are a little depressing but it's good to get emotional!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 5/11/2009

    " I liked the reader, although a bit slow plot, it kept me engaged. "

About the Author

Catherine Sampson started her career in the BBC and has worked as Beijing correspondent for the Times (London). She now lives in Beijing with her husband and three children and is currently working on her next Robin Ballantyne novel.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.