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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: Margaret Whitton Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN:
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Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational best seller 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 17-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 best seller 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 2/5/2014

    " A five star opening, a three star middle, a two star ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lali Johnson | 2/3/2014

    " Wow! I read this book in one day (a true feat since I have four small children). I seriously couldn't put it down. Margolin keeps you hooked the entire time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/1/2014

    " The author leads you one way throughout the book and then changes direction at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GIZMO | 1/28/2014

    " unique story in its own way with some unforeseen twists and turns bound to keep you reading straight through...a true page turner "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 12/28/2013

    " Reviewed for PW. I was nice in the review, but the book is unspeakably bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 manNie | 12/25/2013

    " This is the first Phillip Margolin book i have ever read, chosen quite randomly from the bookstore shelf. I must say that I was truly impressed by his writing style in this particular book. He jumped back-and-forth from the present to the past without creating any confusion on my part as the reader. You could create a number of endings as you proceed with the book, and I must say that I was pretty pleased with how the story progressed and presented itself. I was easily absorbed in the story line and finished the book in record time. An absolute must-read for me that I told my husband to read it as soon as he finished his last book. I am sure to be on the look out for more of Mr. Margolin's book on my next trip to the bookstore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara | 12/8/2013

    " While the plot of Sleeping Beauty was intriguing the writing was flat. I could get lost in the plot but when I stepped back and really looked at the prose, it was just so...simple, I guess. The sentences were short and basic. The character development was bland and narrated instead of demonstrated. Again, the plot was interesting and moved it along. A true crime novel about a solved murder sparks a new investigation and more horrors against the heroine who survived the murders the first time. I am someone who always reads the ends of books first, I found this fun because the reader knows the ending. And now we have to figure out the journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 12/8/2013

    " I think this book is scary and exciting. People who can`t handle murder scenes though, STAY AWAY!! A really good book so far! I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 12/7/2013

    " Good twists and turns in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/30/2013

    " Very Good; teen escapes serial killer, only to have family members killed; she plays a key role in sending him to prison - but is it the right person? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 11/27/2013

    " I give a five. Was very interesting, has alot of movement in the book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jmrathbone | 5/19/2013

    " There wasn't much to this book. Except for PROOF POSITIVE I have found Margolin's books to be no better than average. I think I'll give up on him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 5/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 4/1/2013

    " pretty good read....lots of twists and turns to keep you thinking "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Weissel | 3/28/2013

    " Fast paced thriller with surprise ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/23/2013

    " I liked this book, however it was a little predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mcrown3 | 8/31/2012

    " Pretty good. I just didn't want to figure out whodunit before the author wanted me to. I'll definitely check out some more of Margolin's books. This was my first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 8/25/2012

    " Saw the end coming, but enjoyed it still. I always like a Philip Margolin novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Young | 8/20/2012

    " This was the first Phillip Margolin book I read. I didn't figure it out until almost the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macjest | 8/7/2012

    " Definitely full of twists and turns as well as some characters who you're supposed to feel sympathy for but can't because they're not very likeable. Had my suspicions as to the killers identity, but was half right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/15/2012

    " 17 year old Ashley has lived through a horrible crime to only relive it again later. Just who did murder her father and friend and why do they want her? Awesome book with many twists and turns! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 1/21/2012

    " I am sure I have read some of Margolin's books before and thought he was a pretty good author. I was disappointed in this book, his writing style seemed immature...I doubt I will read any more of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Zagzebski | 12/10/2011

    " excellent book. Well written and easy to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/6/2011

    " First book I figured out who the killer was, before it was revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenene | 9/28/2011

    " Lots of twists and turns and I was wrong about whodunit! Fast-paced, excellent mystery!! Highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 9/1/2011

    " This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, such a puzzle; I felt as if I was living this story when I was reading it, I could feel the emotions that the people were feeling. All the twists and turns were perfect. Would definitely recommend and read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.B. Shepherd | 8/4/2011

    " This book has lots of twists and turns. Just when you think you have figured out the murderer you find you were wrong. If you like murder mysteries you'll love this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carla | 5/18/2011

    " Excellent book. Keeps you guessing right till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/11/2011

    " There were lots of twists and I got a little confused with the time changes back and forth. I figured out who the real killer was about half way through but there were some other things thrown in at the end that I didn't expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 4/10/2011

    " I think this book is scary and exciting. People who can`t handle murder scenes though, STAY AWAY!! A really good book so far! I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 3/15/2011

    " excellent book. Well written and easy to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules | 1/23/2011

    " I read this while I was in 9th grade. I wasn't that into mystery books but this book kept me interested. I would totally read this again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/15/2010

    " This is not my genre... but it passed the time. It's an average mystery, and though it kept me reading - I had already guessed the killer mid-book... so I guess I found it formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 8/23/2010

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 7/30/2010

    " It was definitely suspenseful, everyone was a suspect to me, it made the ending satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 4/5/2010

    " Margolin has NOT disappointed me yet. Amazing author for this genre. LOVE IT! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 3/25/2010

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/26/2010

    " Very Good; teen escapes serial killer, only to have family members killed; she plays a key role in sending him to prison - but is it the right person?
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boni | 12/23/2009

    " Kept you in suspense throughout... did not give away the dramatic ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/1/2009

    " First book I figured out who the killer was, before it was revealed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breia | 9/14/2009

    " Loved this book. Interesting plot and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 9/7/2009

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

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About the Author
Author Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, but Not Forgotten; Executive Privilege; and Wild Justice. With Vanishing Acts, he achieved two new firsts—his first book for young readers and his first book with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.

About the Narrator

Margaret Whitton's performing career includes extensive work on and off Broadway, numerous television appearances, and roles in such films as Major League, The Man Without a Face, and Ironweed.