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Author: Karen Perry Narrator: Conor Maloney, Richard Flood, Tracy Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427259806

Publisher Description

Girl Unknown by critically acclaimed author Karen Perry is a powerful new audiobook that 'Explores emotional danger with relentless, surgical accuracy." — Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Woods

How quickly could the family we have created for ourselves unravel—and how far will we go to protect it?

David and Caroline Connolly are swimming successfully through their marriage’s middle years—raising two children; overseeing care for David’s ailing mother; leaning into their careers, both at David’s university teaching job, where he’s up for an important promotion, and at the ad agency where Caroline has recently returned to work after years away while the children were little. The recent stresses of home renovation and of a brief romantic betrayal (Caroline’s) are behind them. The Connollys know and care for each other deeply.

Then one early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in David’s university office and says, “I think you might be my father.” And the fact of a youthful passion that David had tried to forget comes rushing back. In the person of this intriguing young woman, the Connollys may have a chance to expand who they are and how much they can love, or they may be making themselves vulnerable to menace. They face either an opportunity or a threat—but which is which? What happens when their hard-won family happiness meets a hard-luck beautiful girl?

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  • “Builds to an incredibly tense finale―before delivering an amazing final twist. Riveting stuff.”

    - Sunday Mirror (London)
  • “An intense psychological thriller that explores emotional danger with relentless, surgical accuracy.”

    - Tana French, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Must-read literary suspense, with dueling character perspectives and sly twists forming a gut-wrenching exploration of trust, manipulation, and obsession.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “A convincing glimpse into the fragility of family life and the terrible burden that the past can put on domestic life.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Two competing unreliable narrators create an unsettling, intense atmosphere in this domestic thriller…[with] a twist ending that will make readers want to start again from the beginning.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A Sunday Times (London) bestseller

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About the Author

Karen Perry, author of four Sunday Times of London bestsellers, is the pen name of Dublin-based authors Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books. A winner of The Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he teachers creative writing at UCD. Karen Gillece is the author of four critically acclaimed novels. In 2009 she won the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland).

About the Narrator

Tracy Keating is a voice talent and an audiobook narrator.