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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandi Lynn Ryder Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781611202175
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French ex-pat Tristan Mourault is the wealthy, urbane heir to a world-renowned collection of art - and an insatiable voyeur enamored with Karen Miller, a fifteen-year-old from a working-class family in San Francisco. Deciding he must 'rescue' Karen from her unhappy circumstances, Tristan kidnaps her and stages her death to mask his true crime. Years later, Karen is now Gisele and the pair lead an opulent life in idyllic and rarefied Devon, Washington. But when Nicola, Gisele's young daughter, stumbles upon a secret cache of paintings - all nudes of Gisele - Tristan's carefully constructed world begins to crumble. As Nicola grapples with the tragedy that follows, she crosses paths with Amanda Miller, who comes to Devon to investigate the portraits' uncanny resemblance to her long-lost sister. Set against a byzantine backdrop of greed, artifice, and dangerous manipulations, this is an intoxicating debut that keeps its darkest secrets until the very last page.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/12/2014

    " I'm giving In Malice, Quite Close 4 stars. The subject matter was disturbing, and I feel a little guilty for liking it so much, but I could not put this one down! The characters were complex, the pacing a slow tease, the twists and turns kept me guessing to the very last page - it was quite the psychological ride. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mona Bomgaars | 2/8/2014

    " Book moved from repulsive sections to fascinating sections. I would just decide to stop reading when a more engaging section would start. In general though could not recommend and didn't even retain for the annual book sale. My copy was left in a pensione in Florence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/1/2014

    " This starts out quite chilling wand moves in an unexpected direction. It drags a little and has many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/22/2014

    " I found the story line intriguing, the book held my interest and I couldn't put it down. Story was told from the perspective of different characters, giving it great depth. An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 1/17/2014

    " Not going to lie - disturbing book. However, the character development and story structure was riveting. A pleasant surprise on the library book shelf... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/16/2014

    " If you can get by the main perversion in this book, it's a good book to listen to. You definitely want to get to the end to find out who the bad guy was. A 7 on my 10 scale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeiri | 1/4/2014

    " I really liked the book. Could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Miller | 12/9/2013

    " Very well written with great twists and turns. Love the characters. Great read. Page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 11/11/2013

    " EXCELLENT read !!! Full of suspense, intrigue and mystery. Interesting characters and full of secrets to the very end ! Did not want to put this one down. I look forward to her next book if it's as good as this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Ishtayeh | 7/22/2013

    " This was a very well written book about a very sick individual Tristan. The characters were all flawed in some way and I was very impressed with their development. It took a lot out of me to read this because of its darkness but I did enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/15/2013

    " The cover of this book is great! I can't wait to get and to read it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maryjo | 3/25/2013

    " This book started out much better than it ended. Not one that I can recommend to many friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/19/2012

    " Well-written, dramatic, surprising. At first I thought it would be a reincarnation of Lolita, and it is to some extent, but it has a larger cast of very interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/19/2012

    " I'd have a hard time describing the story accurately: mystery, psychological study, pathological obsession, child abuse, art. I would recommend it, and am considering suggesting it to my book group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marguerite | 2/21/2012

    " Icky subject matter. Deeply disturbing. And yet, I wanted to know outcome. I found Tristan to be deeply flawed man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Owens | 1/20/2012

    " Lots of twists.once you get into it hard to put down.leaves you wondering til the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/19/2012

    " It's so easy to get sucked in to the mystery, the snobby art world, and most importantly, the Lolita-ness of it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 10/28/2011

    " This was a great story. There was love, betrayal, murder, kidnapping and everything in between. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/19/2011

    " This starts out quite chilling wand moves in an unexpected direction. It drags a little and has many twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 8/10/2011

    " It's so easy to get sucked in to the mystery, the snobby art world, and most importantly, the Lolita-ness of it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/10/2011

    " This book was awsome. I won it on a goodreads giveaway. I thought this ws a great book. It had a lot of twists and turns and a really surprising end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeiri | 8/10/2011

    " I really liked the book. Could not put it down. "

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

    " I absolutely loved this book! Keeps you guessing till the end =D "

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About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.