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Author: Carol Potenza Narrator: Laura Jennings Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2018 ISBN: 9781250312136
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"Narrator Laura Jennings believably delivers the intonations of a number of Native American characters in this mystery...Overall, Jennings's reserved tone and low pitch give a note of solemnity and respect to a culture that has been historically marginalized." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Beautifully written with a riveting plot and a richly drawn, diverse cast of characters, Hearts of the Missing is the mesmerizing debut from 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Carol Potenza.

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their People, and their ancestors. When those closest to Nicky are put in jeopardy, she must be willing to sacrifice everything—her career, her life, even her soul—to save the people she is sworn to protect.

“Potenza’s outstanding debut and series launch is sure to please fans of mysteries...Nicky, a strong, nuanced lead, inhabits a world populated by well-developed supporting characters.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the Hillerman tradition, Carol Potenza’s Hearts of the Missing winds and weaves together like a Tsiba’ashi D’yini basket holding one fine mystery.”

    Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

  • AudioFile Earphones Award winner
  • “Potenza stirs the various ingredients together into a satisfying conclusion.”

    Albuquerque Journal

  • “Narrator Laura Jennings believably delivers the intonations of a number of Native American characters…who range from deep and serious young men to gravelly and steady old women. She seamlessly transitions to the youthful voice of Matthews, a non-native…Overall, Jennings’s reserved tone and low pitch give a note of solemnity and respect to a culture that has been historically marginalized. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Potenza’s outstanding debut and series launch is sure to please fans of mysteries that respectfully depict Native American culture and beliefs…Nicky, a strong, nuanced lead, inhabits a world populated by well-developed supporting characters. Another plus is Potenza’s vivid portrayal of the desert landscape.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “New Mexico is a spectacular setting for mysteries, and Carol Potenza puts its majestic landscape to unexpected and thrilling use.”

    David Morrell, author of Ruler of the Night

  • "Thoroughly researched and masterfully plotted, Hearts of the Missing uses the atmospheric beauty of New Mexico to fully make this mystery come alive.”

    Tricia Fields, Tony Hillerman Prize-winning author

  • Winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Carol Potenza is an author and assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at New Mexico State University. Her debut novel, Hearts of the Missing, won the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize.

About the Narrator

Laura Jennings graduated with an MFA in creative writing and has an intrinsic appreciation of the mechanisms and techniques which comprise the art of the tale. A skilled narrator, she is adept at analyzing the underlying moods and currents of a book and bringing these into her interpretation of the author’s work.