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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Heather Gudenkauf Narrator: Joyce Bean, Susan Ericksen, Laural Merlington, Kate Rudd, Buck Schirner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.

Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And 13-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.

As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Oaks | 2/12/2014

    " This was definatly a page turner! As a teacher myself, I couldn't help but put myself in Mrs. Oliver's position. This was an intense read, but one that I would recommend to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna Antonio | 2/4/2014

    " Maybe 3.5 stars, in the stylings of Jodi Picoult without her finesse - enjoyable and fast read but somewhat predictable ending if you follow along closely enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Nelson | 1/30/2014

    " This is the third book she has written and I have read all of them. Very interesting and well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 1/27/2014

    " I love Heather Gudenkauf's writing. She pulls me right into the story and keeps me there throughout the whole book. I highly recommend her books. The story is one that is unfortunately ripped from the headlines, Someone going into a classroom with a gun, but her character development is what griips you more than the plot itself. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue J | 1/24/2014

    " In light of the recent tragic events at Sandy Hook School in Newtown,CT, this book was riveting! I could not put it down. Well written from five character's point of view. "

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

    " Exciting and starts off well. A bit too predictable for my liking but overall, a good piece of brain candy. "

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

    " Intriguing story. A lot of characters to pay attention to ~ the book keeps you guessing as to who the gunman is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/24/2013

    " As most of you know Jodi Picoult is my favorite author. This author can get me sucked into her books just like Jodi. I have read one other book by her & can't wait to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Sweeney | 11/8/2013

    " Quite a gripping read, and I didn't guess who the culprit was until quite a bit through it! Enjoyable, looking forward to more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keely | 10/30/2013

    " Interesting read after what just happened in Newtown CT. book was really read written and fast paced-I read it in one sitting. Will def read more of the authors books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 10/7/2013

    " Wow! I could'nt put it down! Stayed up to 1 am to finsh it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Rahn | 9/27/2013

    " Couldn't put this down--read it in a day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Entwistle | 9/23/2013

    " A lot of characters in this story. I like how the author named each character first before writing about his/her particular situation. This went slow at the beginning but ended up being quite a nail-biter! I want to read more of Heather Gudenkauf's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa Koubek | 8/27/2013

    " It wasn't the best timing for this book to become available from the library so soon after Sandy Hook, but nonetheless, this was a great read. Interesting perspective on the different points of view in a town where this kind of tragedy occurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/24/2013

    " This Book is a Must Read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/24/2013

    " i loved this book. could not put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Williams | 10/16/2012

    " Would definitely recommend this book..it is a quick read with mystery involved that keeps you reading to find out who is terrorizing the school. Well written and I plan on reading additional books written by Heather Gudenkauf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/23/2012

    " This was a great book. However, I am very glad I read it before the school shooting in Newton. I don't think I could pick it up and read it today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi Welsch | 9/10/2012

    " A suspenseful story that hits close to home after the events of this past December. While it didn't trap my attention like her other books, I was compelled to keep reading, just to find out who was the " man with the gun". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/5/2012

    " Very fast paced story that I enjoyed. Writing was good and the characters were well developed. The ending didn't provide all of the closure that I would have preferred but still a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 8/18/2012

    " I like the way the story is told about each character and how your sucked in on the very first chapter. Great book, quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 8/6/2012

    " Couldn't put it down -- though I admit, I guessed the gunman well before the ending. Still. First book I've read in awhile that kept me up entirely too late! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Seaman | 8/4/2012

    " Another hit from a relatively new author . A page turner . "

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About the Author
Author Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf is the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence, These Things Hidden, One Breath Away and Little Mercies. She lives in Iowa with her husband and children.