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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date:
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Lara and Vinny Jessup had a lovely May-December marriage. It renewed his lease on life after a battle with cancer, and it rescued her from a bad first marriage. And then Vinny was found dead. Initially, the sheriff in Loomis County thinks that Vinny died when his car rolled over on a bad curve on Lookout Mountain. But then he finds a gunshot wound. Was it suicide, or was it murder? With a large insurance policy as her motive, Lara could have staged the death … or so it appears to the sheriff.

Barbara Holloway is a trial lawyer who tends to take on difficult cases, but in every previous case she has had some fragment with which she could build an argument. She finds herself drawn to the Oregon desert to take on this case, accompanied by her associates: her colleague Shelley with her Barbie-doll looks, the inimitable detective Bailey Novell, and her father Frank. But the case itself is as dead as the desert. Is there any defense at all?

Compelling and distinctive, this drama demonstrates anew why Kate Wilhelm is considered a master of the form.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Her carefully crafted approach to the legal thriller continues to separate Wilhelm from the competition.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Marguerite Gavin takes the listener through Barbara Holloway’s intricate task of sifting through facts, rumor, innuendo, and the tangled web of the past. Gavin’s steady narration slowly gains connection, momentum, and character as she fleshes out each person and event.”


  • “Wilhelm is a masterful storyteller whose novels have just the right blend of solid plot, compelling mystery, and great courtroom drama.”

    Library Journal

  • “Gavin’s gruff reading fully voices the text. She captures Barbara’s and Frank’s jaded brilliance and the loving supportive relationship they share. An unusually excellent legal thriller; a powerful audiobook.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 12/12/2013

    " Great company on a long car trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsay | 9/14/2013

    " When I started this book I though it was gonna be a 3-starer-- but she brought it out of a nosedive just in time. I do so enjoy me a good Barbara Holloway novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 9/12/2013

    " One of my favorites by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky | 8/24/2013

    " FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC!!!!! This whole Barbara Holloway series was Great! Kate Wilhelm "

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