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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9780743547352
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Casey Ellis has arrived at a lonely place in her life. Her mother remains in a comatose state several years after a terrible accident—and now her father has died.

Although Casey never met him, she held an oblique hope that someday her father might acknowledge her. She watched from afar as the illustrious Dr. Cornelius Unger became a celebrated psychologist and teacher. Through it all, she clung to the illusive dream that someday he might take notice of her—and now it is too late.

It comes as a shock when she learns that he has left her his beautiful townhouse in Boston’s exclusive Beacon Hill. Sensing that her father had an ulterior motive in leaving her the house, Casey searches the house and finds the first part of what could be a novel, a journal, or a case study for one of her father’s clients. The manuscript tells the harrowing story of a young woman named Jenny who was sexually abused by her father and emotionally abused by her mother. When her mother was murdered, her father was sent to prison. After only six years in jail, he is about to be released, and Jenny knows she has to escape. Her way out appears in the form of a man named Pete who shows up on his motorcycle and offers to whisk her away.

Convinced the story is true, Casey sets out to find the rest of the pages and help Jenny. With the discovery of each additional segment, she learns more about Jenny, about herself, and about Cornelius Unger. The manuscript, when fully assembled, proves to be the key to understanding not only her father’s past but also that of the man Casey has come to love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dramatic and satisfying.”     

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Seamlessly and compassionately weaving Jenny's unsettling past with Casey's uncertain future, Delinsky delivers a scintillating study of each woman's search for answers and absolution.”

    Booklist

  • “Sophisticated and fast-moving…will satisfy her fans and…win her some new readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “ Highly recommended for all public libraries. ”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/22/2011

    " I loved this book! My mom had me read it, and then we passed it around to her garden club, and my 15 year old daughter even read it. It is one book I want to purchase, and read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stella | 3/6/2011

    " i think it's a bit too much on the description on the surrounding ... but overall, the plot and the characters are perfect !!!! =DDDDD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 2/27/2011

    " Good book. A little slow though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saadia | 1/8/2011

    " Well done story - part romantic story, personal growth and development wrapped with a little bit of mystery thriller -- set in Boston and Maine.
    There is a Maine Coon cat named Angus who resides in the town house. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/5/2011

    " Enjoyed reading this book. A few surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 12/7/2010

    " I was surprised when I got to the end of the book. I did not see that ending coming. I like that sort of thing, not your usual ending to a book.
    Anyone should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 7/1/2010

    " Read in 2004, well written drama set in Boston, about a woman that never knows her father until after he is gone. Recommended, well worth the read. I have a hardcover to swap if anyone is interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grannyvango | 5/15/2010

    " Very good story infact a story in a story. Some mystery of who Casy is and events that made who she is and coming o terms with this.How things happen in other places and at other times come together to bring pease to her life.Enjoyed very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 5/8/2010

    " I think I really like Barbara Delinsky, but she deals with some interesting stuff that you don't think about all the time - suicide, etc. This was a good book - made you go "hmmm". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ashleyTIA | 4/21/2010

    " I can't remember the last time I read a book in a weekend. To be honest, it is really short. That is the only thing I had against Flirting with Pete- it's shortness. Creepy and intriguing, I couldn't put it down. Another great recommendation from Becky! "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of Escape, Not My Daughter, While My Sister Sleeps, The Secret Between Us, and Family Tree, has written more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she also wrote a nonfiction book, Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, which is currently in its fifth printing. All of the proceeds from the book go to charity, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a BA in psychology from Tufts University and an MA in sociology from Boston College.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.