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Author: Sharyn McCrumb Narrator: Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ballad Novels Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781470333522
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Sheriff Spencer Arrowood keeps the peace in his small Tennessee town most of the time. Every once in a while, though, something goes wrong.

When 1960s folksinger Peggy Muryan moves to town seeking solitude and a career comeback, and she receives a postcard with a threatening message, her idyll is shattered. Then a local girl who looks like Peggy vanishes without a trace.

Although she was once famous, Peggy has no fondness for the old times. Those days are best left forgotten for Spencer Arrowood, too. But sometimes the past can’t rest, and those who try to forget it are doomed to relive it …
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Quotes & Awards

  • “McCrumb surpasses lauded earlier novels, including 1988 Edgar winner Bimbos of the Death Sun, with this inventive mystery…A superior mystery, the book is also a masterful drama of lives shaped by traumatic events, as McCrumb bares the psyches of her characters.”

    Publisher Weekly

  • “The gentle southern voice of Sally Darling is tailor-made for this rural Tennessee tale. Her subtle vocal shadings bring each character vividly to life, and she takes great care to understand their underlying moods, motivations and idiosyncrasies. More importantly, she pays careful attention to the text, pacing herself appropriately to written cues. She even turns out a couple of creditable performances of Peggy’s songs.”


  • “McCrumb resurrects the 1960s through the planning of a twentieth high-school reunion for the Class of ’66, complete with music, clothing styles, and school activities of the era…The writing is enlivened with slices of humorous dialogue, unusual characters, and a fast-paced plot…captivating.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Author Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills, The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, If I Ever Return, and many more acclaimed novels. Her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and she has been honored for Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature. Her awards include Best Appalachian Novel, the Agatha, and the Anthony as well as the Edgar Award and the Nero Award. McCrumb is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and holds an MA in English from Virginia Tech.

About the Narrator

Sally Darling, a graduate of Wellesley, made her professional debut as Anna in The King and I with members of the original Broadway cast. She worked with Katherine Houghton in a production of Murder in the Cathedral performed in the chapel at West Point Military Academy. As a director, she has workshopped productions of musicals slated for Broadway. She has directed numerous regional productions and has created several revues. She is also an acclaimed audiobook narrator.