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Author: Amy MacKinnon Narrator: Rebecca Lowman Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780739370568

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At times both haunting and thrilling, a woman is forced to reconcile with her own haunted past to save a child from an abusive household in this novel that explores the ties that bind us together Clara Marsh is an undertaker who doesn’t believe in God. She spends her solitary life among the dead, preparing their last baths and bidding them farewell with a bouquet from her own garden. Her carefully structured life shifts when she discovers a neglected little girl, Trecie, playing in the funeral parlor, desperate for a friend. It changes even more when Detective Mike Sullivan starts questioning her again about a body she prepared three years ago, an unidentified girl found murdered in a nearby strip of woods. Unclaimed by family, the community christened her Precious Doe. When Clara and Mike learn Trecie may be involved with the same people who killed Precious Doe, Clara must choose between the stead-fast existence of loneliness and the perils of binding one’s life to another.

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Absolutely loved it! Well written, great main character. At times a very intimate book... A must-read! "

    - Annick, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A small gem, written with a delicacy that belies its often horrific subject matter. Not a book that will be soon forgotten. "

    - Racquel, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I was so confused at times...I will read it again after the great discussion w/ the group! "

    - Shirley, 2/3/2014
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    " This book actually brought tears to my eyes. It did get off to a slow start but the ending was worth it. "

    - Carolyn, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was OK; something to read when you just need a quick "beach book" or waiting at the Dr.'s office "

    - Kathy, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am not usually into murder-mystery type books, but Tethered was a good, enjoyable read. After the story is set up, the second half of the book becomes tough to put down. "

    - Keightee, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was an enjoyable "read" but the plotline started to lose my interest. The primary setting, a mortuary, was more of a backdrop than a plot driver. "

    - Angela, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " looked like it was going to be a good read- turned out to be completely predictable. i knew who the killer was halfway through the book, so was totally bummed about it. the writer has great descriptive skills, but other than that it was pretty much a waste of time... "

    - Andrea, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very well written debut by local author. Learned much re: life of a mortician (always enjoy the learning new stuff part of books) -Not so much depth of character but good little mystery - slight spirituality intertwined. "

    - Jennifer, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " First person present tense. Handled well. "

    - Kae, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's got a great hook, if you enjoy reading about a mortician going about her job. Interesting characters, though I found the protagonist to be about as much fun as her job. "

    - Dave, 10/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always like a book with a good twist, and this one has one. "

    - Richelle, 9/17/2013
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    " captivating, short though "

    - Emilee, 7/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fairly well-written with an unusual heroine and a bit of mystery. I sometimes found it hard to distinguish reality, imagination and the supernatural. "

    - Donna, 1/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book kept me reading but there were a few plot issues. Obvious who was the villain. The end was bizarre and didn't fit. Weird. "

    - Beckie, 1/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this book because it was by a local author. I loved the geographical references and realistic characters. It was dark, twisted and mysterious....I did feel the ending was a bit far fetched but over all a great read! "

    - Kristen, 9/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting look at the undertaking business but a downer in that most female characters have dreadful lives, and the afterlife description is pretty corny "

    - RAMONA, 6/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Though I wish a certain subject matter wasn't in the book, I understand the need for it to acquire certain emotions in the book. I'm glad the author wasn't dubious with writing the ending as she did. "

    - Dale, 3/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A beautifully written book which tears at your heartstrings. Well worth reading. "

    - Sally, 12/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Plot convoluted, with threads that lead nowhere. "

    - Karen, 11/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Would love to discuss this book with someone else! "

    - Jen, 9/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Meh. I hada hard time connecting with the main character in this book. I liked how her past unfolded through the book, and the mystery in the book was compelling. Overall though, it was a so-so reading experience. "

    - Michelle, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " First person present tense. Handled well. "

    - Kae, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If I could, I think I'd give this book a 3.5 stars. It was an odd, very atmospheric book with a very interesting protagonist which was almost ruined for me by the last 5 pages. There was also a very unbelivable romance. But I was more willing to forgive that. "

    - Miriam, 2/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting book....it's about a mortican....everyone thinks she is crazy....they think she is seeing things...but she isn't....it's a story about a person with a very sad childhood....terrible teenage years...and misunderstod adulthood..... "

    - Jeanne, 12/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was very intriguing for me to read this book since the author is my sister's roommate from UMass Amherst. I also became really good friends with Amy. She has an unbelievable imagination and she kept me flipping the pages till the end. "

    - Donna, 10/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Kind of sad but a good summer read "

    - Liz, 10/6/2010

About the Narrator

Rebecca Lowman is an actress and audiobook narrator who has won numerous Earphones Awards. She has starred in numerous television shows, including Law & Order, Big Love, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy, among many others. She earned her MFA from Columbia University.