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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: February 2013 ISBN: 9781470335854
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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 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 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 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 Jess | 2/10/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lheff | 2/10/2014

    " The defined cause for the acts of revenge doesn't wash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gingerkat | 1/26/2014

    " I like the way this woman writes. She's good at emotional claustrophobia! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/18/2014

    " Another good mystery. I enjoy the hidden identities of the characters. Can't wait for the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay Delbosque | 12/17/2013

    " Halfway through this book I felt like the author had jerked the rug right out from under me. I held my breath through the rest of the book , just trying to keep up with the suspense. I don't get surprised by a book very often but this one was killer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 12/12/2013

    " So many wicked twists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Heiss | 11/20/2013

    " An engrossing suspense novel with a wonderful evolving plot and a glimpse into the destruction of a normal upscale family. I thouroughly enjoyed it and will go back and read her earlier books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Benzo | 9/2/2013

    " A very good story. I love how it starts in the present, takes you back to the lead up and brings you back to the current situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelaine Blades | 8/4/2013

    " Really good read! Not at all what you are expecting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 6/28/2013

    " Great read. This one kept up at 1am on a work night to finish it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/9/2013

    " Kelly's best yet! She's really evolving as an author. It's hard not to love and loathe each character at the same time. Impossible to put down! Can't wait to see what she comes up with next! "

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About the Author
Author Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly has worked as a freelance journalist for ten years. A regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Psychologies, Red, and Look, she has also written for Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Also the author of the acclaimed psychological thrillers Poison Tree and The Sick Rose, Kelly lives in north London with her husband and daughter.

About the Narrators

Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.

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.

Robert Ian Mackenzie became an actor after holding a wide variety of other jobs, including everything from London policeman to water ski instructor in Greece. Since then, his acting career has encompassed straight theater, musicals, opera, films, television, voice-overs, commercials, and recorded books.