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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erin Kelly Narrator: Patricia Connolly, Saskia Maarleveld, Samuel Roukin, Robert Ian MacKenzie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia.

But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home, a restored barn in the English countryside, years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan’s memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever.

The Burning Air is Erin Kelly’s most chilling novel yet­, one that fans of Sophie Hannah and Kate Atkinson will find spellbinding.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A heart-stopping tale of twisted obsession from the author who gives us everything we love in a thriller.”

    O, the Oprah Magazine

  • “Tension-filled…Skillfully drawn characters and masterful building of suspense, which reaches a literally searing climax.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Riveting…Readers will hang on pins and needles as it all plays out. The plotting is fast-paced with surprises galore, and characters literally come to life on the pages.”

    Suspense Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 2/14/2014

    " Oh boy this was a fun book! Nothing deep but a great psychological thriller that had me guessing from the first page. Lots of unexpected twists. "

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

    " Centred around the MacBride family, this starts with them all getting together on holiday and culminates with the revealing of a family secret. In between, a baby is stolen, there's a traitor in the midst and we see what happened to lead to this event from the points of view of different characters. I thought this was going to be kind of meh until the twist was revealed and then I couldn't wait to read more. It loses one star though for the big secret of the matriarch being pretty mundane and not all that terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Arlene | 2/10/2014

    " Really good psychological thriller and enjoyed the build up! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jess | 2/10/2014

    " I just couldn't get into the characters of this novel. I lost interest early on. "

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About the Narrator

Samuel Roukin is a British film and stage actor who is best known for his role as Snatcher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. He has also appeared in Bright Star and Miss Austin Regrets. Roukin currently resides in New York.