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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jess McConkey Narrator: Tavia Gilbert, Peter Berkrot Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780062121578
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To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried?

Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life—until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person—bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate—placed completely under a physical therapist’s care and robbed of what little freedom she has left—Sam lashes out at the “nice people” all around her who claim to have only her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition . . . or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here—and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Haunting, mysterious, and subtly romantic, this debut…is inspirational and full of hope.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A riveting ride that will start your blood racing from the first line and keep you guessing until the last.” 

    Kris Neri, author of Revenge for Old Time’s Sake  

  • “Part mystery, part ghost story, Love Lies Bleeding takes readers on a spin-tingling trip into a disturbed mind and the lives of two women who must face their greatest fears—or die trying.” 

    Casey Daniels, author of A Hard Day’s Fright 

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey | 2/4/2014

    " Is it a mystery or a ghost story or a love story or ... or.... This genre of women's fiction makes me weary. Too much focus on what else can be different! and new! and less on character and story development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 9/28/2013

    " This book features a vulnerable, young woman who has been badly injured. She is recuperating from being in a coma at a remote lakeside cabin in Minnesota. Her life is being controlled by her domineering father and her doctor fiance. When she begins to have disturbing dreams she wonders if they are caused by the medications being prescribed to her or is she being haunted by a ghost. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 9/23/2013

    " The synopsis really had me gripped, but the book itself didn't even come close to matching it. I felt like the writing was very stilted and awkward and the mystery was just...dumb. I only give it two stars because it had me hooked at first but never lived up to it's promise. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole Adamowicz | 8/25/2013

    " Ugh. It is rare that I don't finish a book, but after a while I realized that this one just wasn't worth my time. The characters were so underdeveloped and unsympathetic that it was impossible to take any real interest in the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 5/28/2012

    " I really wanted to like this, but I didn't. I didn't like the main character and was annoyed that she was with Jackson. I had a lot of unanswered questions and felt like it was a struggle to stay interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2012

    " Great quick read!!!! Loved the story line and how things worked out for the main character. Sometimes it takes a major life event to find out who you really are and realize the life you want to live. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan Burch | 1/8/2012

    " Friend gave it to me to read. so I thought I would. But I didnt like it hahahaha. Well maybe if it was a better plot maybe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 9/19/2011

    " Look, in my defense: I bought this because our boxes hadn't arrived with MY books, we had no internet for the Kindle, and I have no proof of residency to get a library card yet. So I got it at Costco and it was horrible. Just horrible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorie | 7/31/2011

    " I haven't read a book in a long time that I enjoyed the ending. This book kept me intersted. I read it in 2 days! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 7/22/2011

    " I really wanted to like this, but I didn't. I didn't like the main character and was annoyed that she was with Jackson. I had a lot of unanswered questions and felt like it was a struggle to stay interested. "

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About the Author

Jess McConkey, aka Shirley Damsgaard, is an award-winning writer of short fiction and the author of the Ophelia and Abby mysteries and Love Lies Bleeding. She lives in a small Iowa town, where she served as postmaster for more than twenty years.

About the Narrators

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time nominee for the Audie Award and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, she is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of her, “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.