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Author: Vicki Delany Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781481572859
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Hannah Manning was once an internationally renowned journalist and war correspondent; today she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, and haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to Ontario to her sister’s small-scale vegetable farm to recover.

As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.

But Hannah experiences strange visions of a woman emerging from the icy-cold mist. Is the woman real or the product of her damaged brain? Which would be worse? Then Hila disappears. And when Hannah cannot account for her time—not even to herselfold enemies begin to circle.

In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear: her ten-year-old niece, Lily.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This clever mystery mingles past and present in an atmosphere as chilling as the subtle roll of mist across a field.”

    Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Delany has written a splendid gothic thriller with a theme of strong women throughout history. Readers will be captivated.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Violette | 12/27/2013

    " Vicki Delany is one of my favourite crime writers. She's one of the few people whose stand-alone books I enjoy just as much as her series (Constable Molly Smith). A brilliant example of a modern gothic thriller, More than Sorrow hits all the right notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/21/2013

    " I thought the author did a very good job of integrating a traumatic injury with the core message in this story. Very well done and leaves me wanting to try out some of her other work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbm1020 | 4/27/2013

    " This is a good story! Set in Canada in the present time, it's a well-written mystery with a ghost in it. The main characters are believable and the Canadian history that shapes the family's interests and personalities showed me a fresh perspective as a New Yorker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/11/2013

    " Wow! Very interesting weaving together of 2 women's stories, with basic similarities. Doesnt really become a mystery until at least halfway through. Hard to put down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ladymath | 11/20/2012

    " I don't believe I've read Vicki Delaney before, but I really enjoyed this mystery, which combined story lines from the American Revolution, the Afghan war, brain trauma and modern day farming in Canada. A strange assortment, but it worked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/21/2012

    " Interesting look at what can happen with TBI. Good plot, too. "

About the Author

Vicki Delany was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised mostly in Ontario. She attended Carleton University, majoring in modern history. She later left a job as a systems analyst to settle in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the author of the Klondike mysteries, the Constable Molly Smith mysteries, several stand-alone novels, and a blog about the writing life. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Capital Crime Writers and is on the board of Wolfe Island’s Scene of the Crime Mystery Festival.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.