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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9781436112338
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Laurie R. King is the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author of Justice Hall. Here, she returns to Folly Island for an intensely suspenseful psychological thriller. Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of twelve-year-old Jamie O’Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel of harrowing suspense and wrenching resolution should earn King plenty of accolades.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “King works layers within layers like carved ivory spheres and makes a tale that holds one taut on every page.”


  • “An intensely suspenseful look at different forms of emotional strain and physical abuse…She evokes the remote islands of the Pacific Northwest as smoothly as the humid, war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Powerful and exceptionally well written.”

    Library Journal

  • “A gripping, intricately plotted psychological thriller, full of subtle twists…Multidimensional characters at every level and complex plotting earn the true application of that overused tag psychological thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2004 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/8/2011

    " So very different from her other books. Fairly good suspense, but the section on Vietnam was too much. It was well written and enthralling, but it was so different than the rest of the book, it felt like I was reading a different story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/2/2011

    " This was a hard book to start and I almost gave up on it. I am glad I did not. I actually enjoyed it. The Vietnam War part was hard to get through. I will have to read Folly now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcoghill | 12/28/2010

    " Read this straight thru. It is truly a difficult book to put down. Laurie is a master at her craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 12/11/2010

    " Another good thriller, I was nervous the whole time I read it. In a good way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 10/10/2010

    " Worst book ever, could not even finish it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 9/28/2010

    " I really liked this book. It was captivating from the beginning. Another great one from Laurie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 8/15/2010

    " Besides being a great mystery, this is the most gut-wrenching depiction I have read of being a soldier in Vietnam, and then coming home with PTSD. It is almost like reading two different books that were brought together seamlessly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 3/9/2010

    " A very powerful book. I found some of the Vietnam scenes hard to read, but thought at the same time that everyone should read this to see the real horrors of war. As always Laurie R. King has you on the edge of your seat! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 2/23/2010

    " listening. I bailed on this after 3 hours. I love her mysteries. This looked interesting but the setup was way too convoluted and long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baxter | 11/14/2009

    " Read this a long time ago and am re-reading it. I've always remembered her main character. She wrote very well from a man's perspective and a soldier's. Inspiring for what I'm working on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/2/2009

    " I do love Laurie R. King so I hate that I couldn't get into this one, but I'm at a phase where I just can't read about abuse of children, so I had to put it down. Sorry, Laurie! I love you otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliepa | 7/6/2009

    " A book about redemption in many forms. I sincerely hope that the channels and helps it discusses for women and children are really functioning. "

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About the Author
Author Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes stories. She has been nominated for a multitude of prizes, and her fiction has won the Edgar, Creasy, Nero, Macavity, and Lambda Awards. She has been guest of honor at several crime conventions and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar Award and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.