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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phillip Margolin Narrator: Suzanne Houston Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed.

Six years earlier, life was much simpler for everyone involved, especially seventeen-year-old Ashley Spencer, a popular high school soccer star. Then one night an intruder entered Ashley's home and murdered her father and her best friend. Traumatized and suffering from a crippling sense of survivor guilt, Ashley is ready to give up on both soccer and life until help comes from an unexpected source -- a scholarship to an elite private school is extended to her by school dean Casey Van Meter. The school quickly becomes a haven for both Ashley and her mother, Terri. As Ashley regains her sense of self through the school's soccer program, Terri joins a writing group for adults led by Joshua Maxfield, a former literary wunderkind who has disappeared from the bestseller lists since his second book was panned by both critics and fans.

Then tragedy strikes again and Ashley has to run for her life, unaware that the key to her survival is in the one book she's afraid to read -- Sleeping Beauty.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills … Sleeping Beauty will keep you guessing until its shocking end.”

    Tess Gerritsen

  • Sleeping Beauty will keep you awake all night. Phillip Margolin has done it again!”

    Harlan Coben

  • “Phillip Margolin plays delicious tricks on his readers, dashing expectations, twisting the knife deeper, making the suspense really hurt.”

    Perri O’Shaughnessy, author of Presumption of Death

  • “Intricately plotted, tense and suspenseful . With unexpected twists and turns, the story moves to an explosive climax.”

    Toronto Sun

  • “Another sure winner…The twists and turns of the plot keep the suspense ratcheted up to an excruciating level”

    Library Journal (starred review) 

  • “Sends chills up the spine.”

    Orlando (FL) Sentinel

  • “Compelling…Thrills and chills in a satisfying way [that] keeps you awake and guessing.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

  • “Clever and diabolical…A must for suspense fans.”


  • “Even the most skeptical reader might be surprised to learn who is responsible for the mayhem.”

    Albany (NY) Times Union

  • “Margolin delivers a nifty sleight of hand…Don’t assume anything in this well-crafted chiller.”

    Fort Myers (FL) News-Press

  • “Skillfully plotted . maintains the suspense…one of [Margolin’s] best.”

    Memphis Commercial Appeal 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcy | 2/12/2014

    " Lots of murder suspects and many plot twists made this serial killer mystery a quick, enjoyable read. I erroneously pegged one character and didn't see the final evil-doer coming. It's nice to be surprised! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine Husom | 2/8/2014

    " A fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing and wide-awake reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angie | 2/6/2014

    " Again, totally predicable, but I did enjoy the whole author signing aspect of it. It was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lilly-Anne | 1/27/2014

    " Great murder mystery with lots of twists! A great job of slowly revealing new information would cause me to question my assumptions. Loved this book. "

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